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JnK

New York JnK Tiger Rescue http://youtu.be/1TK4MTqnG7E http://youtu.be/CRuyvdIYWJk DejaVu is all I can say. It happens over and over, like a recurring nightmare for the wild animals suffering through it; only the names and places change. Someone wants to “rescue” wild animals because that seems like glamorous work, so they buy animals (and just prolong the problem) until the really bad guys find out there is a new place to dump last year’s photo cubs, and then the “rescues” become more legitimate, in the eyes of the “rescuer” Read More

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Sheena

Sheena     Sheena's owner was unwilling to meet the standards required to keep her so she was surrendered to the state of Ohio. Will you help Sheena? http://www.razoo.com/story/Sheena-Serval-Rescue In 2003 John Babb of Berea, Kentucky shipped an 8 week old serval kitten to a woman in Ohio, who named her Sheena. (The breeder's website boasts that he is still selling serval kittens to pet owners in the U.S. for $6,000 and abroad for $9,000.) Fast forward 11 years... After Terry Thompson released 56 lions, tigers Read More

Posted in itunes, Leopards, Rescues, Videos | 6 comments

Sabre

  Sabre Male Leopard DOB 3/1/92 Rescued 7/20/95 Sabre was 3 years old when he arrived at Big Cat Rescue on 7/20/95. Though he was only supposed to be here temporarily, his former owner moved and left no forwarding address. This could have been another sad ending as most are in the exotic pet world. Luckily, we had taken Sabre in and he will have a home here for life. He is very playful and fun loving and always has a mischievous look on his face. He loves to act very silly, running about his cat-a-tat and jumping on top Read More

Posted in Lions, Rescues, Videos | 11 comments

Cameron

CAMERON Lion DOB 10/1/00 Rescued 5/3/04   Cameron the Lion and Zabu the White Tiger are Big Cat Rescue's odd couple. They were both born at a run down roadside zoo in 2000 and were rescued in 2004. At the New Hampshire zoo, Cameron had been raised with Zabu, the white tigress, with the hopes of cross breeding them and selling the resulting Liger cubs. People often hybridize lions and tigers because they are either trying to create a novelty that people will pay to come see or trying to avoid the law. Until recently, Read More

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JnK Rescue Photos via IFAW

JnK Rescue Photos via IFAW When we rescued Kimba, Zeus and Keisha from JnK's Call of the Wild in Sinclairville, NY we were not allowed to film but IFAW did and shared these photos of the rescue with us to share with you. Kimba   Kimba the tiger had been almost entirely unresponsive to the rescue efforts going on around her, and had been sleeping in her den, but when we tried to shut her in it, she came out and refused to go back in.  There were no safety entrances on the cages, so there was no way to hook up our transport unless Read More

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Rescue of Sophia the Cougar

Sophia Female Cougar DOB 1/1/91 Rescued on 1/22/09 Died 7/24/10 "Will anyone give me $200 for this fine breeding age puma?" the auctioneer's voice blasts over the loud speakers in the livestock barn during an animal auction in Louisiana. A red neck raises his number, thinking to himself, that he can mount her head and that of the male cougar he just bought over the T. V. in his trailer. The gavel slams down and Sophia's life has just taken a perilous change for the worse. She and her mate had been ripped from their mothers when they were cubs, Read More

Posted in Canadian Lynx, Rescues, Videos | 3 comments

Skipper

Skipper Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13   Skipper's age is unknown. He had been purchased along with Gilligan at an auction. Skipper had the largest cage measuring about 5' x 30'. He had a small plastic dog house and a plastic shelf precariously attached to the side of his cage. A large rabbit carcass lay rotting in the corner of his cage and the entire cage was just as dirty as the others, feces lying everywhere and urine soaked straw. Big Cat Rescuers entered Skipper's cage with nets in hand and a large transport Read More

Posted in Bobcats, Rescues, Videos | 1 comment

Levi

LEVI Male Bobcat DOB 4/30/95 Rescued 6/6/95   Levi came to live at Big Cat Rescue in 1995 along with 10 other Bobcats who were destined to be the next year’s fur coat harvest. Our Co-Founder had stumbled upon a facility in Omaha Nebraska that was raising Bobcats and Canadian Lynx for the purpose of harvesting the cats for their fur.   In order to spare these cats, all of them were purchased from the breeder and brought to live at the sanctuary.   Levi was neutered and now lives with Tiger Lilly.   Levi Read More

Posted in Memorials, Rescues, Tigers, Videos | 6 comments

China Doll

  CHINA DOLL Female Siberian/Bengal Tiger DOB 11/94 Rescued 4/25/95 DOD 12/12/2013 Read tributes to China Doll here:  https://sites.google.com/site/bigcattributes/home/china-doll-tiger When China Doll's owners discovered that they were going to have a baby and be dealing with terminal illness in their family, they asked Big Cat Rescue to take their tiger and 8 cougars and we did. Even people who could afford to give proper care to these cats in large cages, good food and vitamins and love, were not prepared to Read More

Posted in Jungle Cats, Rescues, Videos | 4 comments

Rambo

RAMBO Male Jungle Cat DOB 2/22/99 Rescued 12/5/99   Rambo came to Big Cat Rescue on 12/5/99. He was bred for the pet trade. His owner had sent him to live with her daughter who died unexpectedly and his primary caregiver became the 12 year old grand daughter. She and her relatives agreed that they did not want to see Rambo exploited as part of a hybridization breeding plan for profit and asked if he could come live at Big Cat Rescue. He is very talkative and loves to carry on conversations with his keepers. Most Jungle Read More
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