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Cat Chat 69

Meet Olga Bellon on Cat Chat Show 69 http://youtu.be/8EhvAIHIRQQ Olga Bellon gets a crash course in big cat care at Big Cat Rescue to implement in the new big cat facility being built in Spain as part of AAP.  Download the  Lower Res Podcast File here. More about Big Cat Rescue's work with AAP Primadomus Big Cat Rescue was recruited to offer our expertise and guidance in the development of a rescue center in Spain that will be broadening their focus from primates to now include big cats.  AAP Primadomus is located on more than 400 acres Read More

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Film a Rescue

How Can I Film a Rescue? Before you contact Big Cat Rescue and ask if you can film a rescue, or film a few days of yourself working here, please consider the following: Wild cats are as emotionally complex as humans; maybe even more so. A mother cat will kill her young rather than let them suffer, if they are born into a situation that is too unfavorable to their happy existence. Yet we use the term "tiger mom" to convey the fact that a tiger will fight to the death and sacrifice herself to protect her young, as will any other cat. Read More

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Kathryn Quaas

Kathryn Quaas Kathryn Quaas has achieved her Green Level Keeper status and now serves on the Volunteer Committee. She is frequently the person making sure the cats all get their meds.  She handles a lot of the paper work involved in making sure volunteers can get their promotions in a timely manner. Meet the Big Cat Rescue Team. See a typical day at the sanctuary. Read More

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Edith Parker

EDITH PARKER VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE Edith is originally from New Jersey but considers herself a Floridian after being a resident for over thirty years. She is a retired Executive Secretary in a local company and resides in Lutz. She has a BS Degree from Nova Southeastern University in business. Edith enjoys volunteering, besides BCR she does work with Hospice, Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels throughout the year.  You can usually find Edith working in the gift shop or making sure the volunteers get their pins for years served or volunteer Read More

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Lynda Licht

LYNDA LICHT VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE Lynda began volunteering at Big Cat Rescue in April 2010 and is now a Senior Keeper and Volunteer Coordinator on the weekends. She serves on the volunteer committee as well as assisting with new volunteer orientation. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. She was a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey, working for both large and small public accounting firms for 15 years, even after moving to Tampa in 1991. Read More

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Dr Justin Boorstein

Dr Justin Boorstein Dr. Justin Boorstein started out at Big Cat Rescue in December 2005 as an Intern who was studying veterinary medicine.  He became licensed to practice in Florida in 2012 and Dr. Wynn has been showing him the ropes at the sanctuary. Dr. Wynn typically visits the sanctuary twice a week and when needed. Dr. Boorstein has been spending his free time teaching volunteers and interns how to check fecals and has been helpful in our vaccinating schedules as well as emergency care. Dr. Justin Boorstein works at the Humane Society Read More

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Dr Liz Wynn

Dr. Liz Wynn Dr. Liz Wynn began in October of 2003 at Big Cat Rescue as a volunteer, cleaning cages, until we discovered that she was a veterinarian.  At the time our primary vet was Dr. Stacie Wadsworth, but she was getting ready to retire so it gave us a wonderful opportunity to have both vets work together for the last couple of years before Dr. Wadsworth moved to N.C. Dr. Wynn visits twice a week and makes it her responsibility to personally flea treat all 100 cats every month.  She has cultivated great relationships with other vets in Read More

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Guest Vets

A number of wonderful vets have helped Big Cat Rescue, including:

Vet-GuestDr. Callum Hay

Dr. Kane

Dr. Tammy Miller

Dr. Peak

and more.

Meet the Big Cat Rescue Team. See a typical day at the sanctuary.

 

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Afton Tasler

Afton Tasler MEDIA PRODUCER Afton has been a Green Level Keeper at Big Cat Rescue for years, and has a terrific sense of humor.  You can hear her laughing all across the sanctuary with an infectious laugh. When our Media Producer moved to California, Afton was a natural choice.  Check out her funny cat videos on our YouTube site. Meet the Big Cat Rescue Team. See a typical day at the sanctuary.   Read More

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Karma Hurworth

Karma Hurworth REGISTRAR Karma started out as an Intern but began working part time as staff in 2015. Two days a week she helps manage the Gift Shop and one day a week is devoted to keeping all of our cats' records updated in ZIMS. She is also the Kitten Monitor to ensure our Foster Kittens are growing and thriving. Meet the Big Cat Rescue Team. See a typical day at the sanctuary. http://youtu.be/rrb7SIAps7Q Read More