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Nirvana

Female Ocelot DOB 6/20/94 Rescued 7/24/94   Nirvana came to Big Cat Rescue from a broker on 7/27/94. He had left her at the vet’s office for dead because she was so dehydrated. Ocelots were once in great demand as pets thanks to their striking coats and small size. However, as with most exotic cats, their unpredictable nature and propensity for spraying soon changes people’s minds.   Many of these once beloved pets end up abandoned, sold to canned hunts or ultimately euthanized. Nirvana was rescued and raised at Big Read More

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Joseph

Lion DOB 8/19/98 Rescued 10/21/07   Joseph the lion was rescued along with several other lions and tigers who had been bred to be used as photo and ego props.   Sponsor Joseph http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1001/Lion-Sponsorship/Detail   What do you do when a lion needs a vet?   http://youtu.be/OgcdfIN47Qc     http://youtu.be/aEkCSBdmegg   Call in a team of experts for a lion size house call.   Keepers reported that Joseph the lion wasn't eating Read More

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Why do people keep dead exotic cats in their freezers?

Frozen panther found in Loxahatchee home baffles law enforcement   One dead panther was buried in a garage freezer. Another was stuffed and mounted on a wall. The Oct. 16 discovery baffled law enforcement officers who were called to the 30-acre property in Loxahatchee that morning over a landlord-tenant dispute, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Offices. The deputy who answered that call found himself staring into the eyes of a frozen panther that reportedly had been shot. At first, he thought it was a lion. Then Read More

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research

Big Cat Rescue Research Sanctuary   Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida houses approximately 100 cats of 13 different species who are normally found in the wild (i.e. lions, tigers, leopards, bobcats etc.). The sanctuary is focused on using its exotic animal care facility to conduct and contribute to research that falls into two broad categories:   - Conservation of big cats and other species in the wild. This includes identifying the habitat range and travel patterns, identifying specific animals to estimate populations, efforts Read More

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Sassyfrass Cougar

Male Cougar DOB  1/1/1998 Rescued  11/17/2010 Sponsor Sassyfrass http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-998/Cougar-Sponsorship/Detail   If only they could speak to us in a language that we understand.  Then we might know the horrors they have survived and be more inclined to protect others from enduring their fate. I'll share with you what I do know and hope that will inspire you to help these cougars and to do all you can to end the trade in exotic cats. Back in the 90s, farmers Al and Kathy Abell, decided to start Read More

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Dying To Be Held

Dying To Be Held   If we were only $20.00 away from curing cancer, we would surely all clamor to be the one to complete the fundraising for the cure. Some of the ills of our society are that close to a cure. Ending the abuse of baby lions and tigers is one of them. In 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia's computer generated animation of Aslan the lion captivated the imagination of all who witnessed the fantasy. The notion of being so special that the creature known as the King of Beasts would allow us to touch him became irresistible to many Read More

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Feed Cats

Big Cat Rescue's Feeding Protocol WHAT BIG CAT RESCUE FEEDS   Big Cat Rescue feeds our 500 pounds of food per day and we use Triple A Brand Meat Company because it is the best and the cats LOVE it. Feline Complete Diet: Beef muscle meat, KanTech Feline Complete vitamin/mineral premix. Packaged in three 10 pound frozen bags per box Click here for complete nutritional information* Bones:Bovine leg shanks. Packaged in one 40 pound bag per box Choice of 4-5" small and 8-10" large Raw Hides: Beef Hides Approximately Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 8 2014

In Case You Are Wondering What the Fuss Was About   Last Friday (Oct 3, 2014) the Florida Wildlife Commission inspectors came out, based on a complaint filed by Vernon Yates and Kathy Stearns, of Dade City Wild Things.  The officers told us that the rules say you can't have leopards in an open top cage unless you get a prior, written, approval by the FWC. This was news to us, because in the past it was OK to have leopards in open top cages and back when we first built the sanctuary, a lot of our leopard cages were built that way and Read More

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How to build a strong brand on Facebook

How to build a strong brand on Facebook   "Organic reach of the content brands publish in Facebook is destined to hit zero. It’s only a matter of time." says Social@Ogilvy writer on March 6, 2014. Non profits, like Big Cat Rescue, are "brands" so that didn't bode well for us. Social@Ogilvy went on to say, "100 brand pages, organic reach hovered at 6 percent, a decline of 49 percent from peak levels in October. For large pages with more than 500,000 Likes, organic reach hit 2 percent in February. And Facebook sources were unofficially Read More

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AdvoCat 2014 09

Big Cat Rescue Honored as 2014 Top-Rated NonProfit by GreatNonprofits.org Award is based on Positive Online Reviews Keisha Tiger on her first "Vacation" in the Vacation Rotation enclosure   Thanks to YOU! Last month, after some animal exploiters posted some fake reviews to try and bring our scores down, we asked you to post reviews about Big Cat Rescue if you had been here to several sites and today it was announced that we won the prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about Read More