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We would like to congratulate our former videographer Chris Poole and his little cats at home Cole & Marmalade for winning the GRAND PRIZE at the 2014 Friskies Awards! … The winning video “Dumpster Kitty” received the most votes online from members of the public which bagged Chris, Cole and Marmalade $25,000, plus a year’s supply of Friskies cat food! Friskies also donated 250,000 tins of cat food and $23,500 to local animal shelters! To keep up to date with Chris and his cats you can follow them on Youtube and Facebook http://ift.tt/1jjsZrO http://ift.tt/1dCW3Gt

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The large, wide-spreading feet of the Canadian Lynx are covered in fur, which act like snowshoes, and are effective in supporting the cat’s weight on the snow. They are often confused with their smaller feline cousins the Bobcat, but can be easily distinguished by their tail tips. The tail of the Lynx looks as though it was dipped in an inkwell being black all the way around, whereas the Bobcat’s tail appears to have been painted black on top and white on the bottom.

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Keisha Tiger’s vacation is over and she has been moved back to her own enclosure. She has been quite busy checking out all the new ‘scents’ that Zeus left in her ‘home’ while she was away on vacation. LOL, remember, while Zeus was on vacation Keisha got to enjoy having the tunnel opened between her enclosure and his. She had a blast checking out Zeus’ enclosure and marking it as hers. Poor Zeus had to spend his first couple days home from his vacation finding all of Keisha’s markings and re-marking over them. Well, while Keisha was on vacation he graciously returned the ‘kindness’ and ‘redecorated her ‘home’ just as she had his.

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Help out a big cat by participating in #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY at http://ift.tt/1mbaZoW or ship us items direct to the address below. 18oz heavy plastic cups, 13gal heavy duty kitchen trash bags, Scotch Brite heavy duty scrub sponges Shipping Address is: Big Cat Rescue 12802 Easy Street Tampa, Florida 33625 Like the Sand cats these things are “small but mighty”. We use supplies sparingly and wisely without wasting unnecessarily but we still go through a lot of these small items. *The cups are used to make the cats’ popsicles in *The trash bags are used in the buckets carried by the cleaning crews * Scotch Brite heavy duty scrub sponges are used for many things including cleaning up in the cats’ food prep areas.

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Meet Arizona Serval – Much like the big bad wolf in “Little Red Riding Hood” the Servals big ears are “the better to hear you with!” The serval’s sensitive hearing allows it to locate small mammals moving through the grass or underground, and to hunt its prey sometimes without seeing it until the final pounce. It also has the ability to leap vertically and catch prey such as birds, right out of the air. They do this by “clapping” with their front paws together and striking with a downward blow. Primary prey items for the Serval includes rodents, birds, reptiles, fish, frogs and insects. Servals have a hunting success rate that is higher that lions or tigers.

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