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Posted in Big Cat Attacks, Most Requested, Videos | 1 comment

Big Cat Attacks

These big cat attack stories are from 1919-2014.  There are quite a few, so a search for keyword may be helpful. For an Excel sheet of incidents by state, by year, by species and by country go HERE   http://youtu.be/tU9pkFsdYpg   Click to see the killings, maulings and escapes by big cats by total for each state  for  less detail, but numbers updated through 2013.   See a list of all of the known tigers in USDA facilities in America. Note that no one knows how many are in backyards and basements of private Read More

Posted in Most Requested, The Sanctuary Cats | 13 comments

CatBio

Meet the Cats of Big Cat Rescue or see general facts, photos and videos of all exotic cat species Click on the wild cats' Names to see their photos, bios and videos, or just click the Play buttons to hear their stories. Large Cats   Leopards   Armani    Cheetaro    Jade    Jumanji    Reno    Sabre    Simba    Sundari      Lions   Cameron    Joseph    Nikita      Tigers   Alex    Amanda has a forever sponsor    Andre  has Read More

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Wish List

Big Cats Wish List Amazon Wish List Look around your house and garage.  You may have something you don't want that could help us greatly.  Your donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Silent Auction items suitable for resale (animal themed preferred)  Here is your chance to find a good use for that gift you got and didn't want or the auction item you bought to support a good cause, but really didn't want.  Or donate your services if you are a vet, a dentist, a mechanic, etc.  It is great exposure for your business and Read More

Posted in Free Stuff, Most Requested | 0 comments

Animal Lover’s Dream Vacation

  Animal Lover's Dream Vacation Giveaway   You and a guest could win 4 Days/ 3 Nights at the Sirata Beach Resort, one of the most popular St. Pete Beach waterfront hotels, Airfare, Big Cat Rescue Keeper Tour, Dolphin Watch Cruise, and more! Print flier HERE Your Keeper Tour includes walking the 70 acre sanctuary and meeting many of the 100 exotic cats who call Big Cat Rescue home. Most were formerly bred to be coats, seized by police, abandoned or abused. You will be allowed to help our Keepers make treats to hand out and Read More

Posted in Cat Laws, Most Requested |

Big Cat Bans Enacted

  2014 Big Cat Bans Enacted   WVA:  Gov. Tomblin has signed a bill into law to prohibit the private possession of dangerous wild animals. Introduced by Del. Randy Swartzmiller (D-1), HB 4393 passed the House by a vote of 72 to 23, and the Senate by a 22 to 11 vote.  There remain only five states with little to no restrictions on the private possession of dangerous wild animals—Alabama, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin. CA:  Los Angeles bans bullhooks, which may only apply to elephants, but the circus can't Read More

Posted in Most Requested, Visit the Cats | 27 comments

All Big Cat Tours

Reservation & prepayment via Zerve is required for all visits to Big Cat Rescue.   All other tours do require advance ticketing. TourType Days Times Reserve & Prepay Cost @ Person Restrictions Day Tour M,T,W,F 3 pm Book Online or call 1-888-316-5875 $36.00 No children under 10 Day Tour Sat. & Sun. 10am & 1pm Book Online or call 1-888-316-5875 $36.00 No children under 10 Kids Tour Sat. & Sun. 9am ONLY Book Online or call 1-888-316-5875 $19.00 Kids under 10 Must have parent Read More

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Media 2013

Big Cat Rescue has been covered favorably in the media more than 1000 times! Below are the news stories from 2013. To see earlier years go to Media. 12/30/13 http://www.lsureveille.com/sports/football/things-to-do-in-tampa-other-than-the-game/article_6c0393aa-7034-11e3-acd8-0019bb30f31a.html - The Daily Reville includes Big Cat Rescue in the ten things to do in Tampa other than the football game. 12/30/13 http://www.eonline.com/news/494144/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-liliger-part-lion-part-tiger-and-very-controversial-in-the-big-cat-world Read More

Posted in Bobcats, Most Requested, Videos | 4 comments

Bobcat Rehab

Big Cat Rescue Rehabilitates Bobcats for Release Back to the Wild   http://youtu.be/JeoNeg764Pg   How to Care for Rehab Bobcat   http://youtu.be/S3DIAsJXk78   Cage rest sounds pretty peaceful for the cat, but it's a real challenge for the caregivers.   See a playlist of some of our successful rehab and release bobcats.     While we do bobcat rescue, rehab and release in Florida, we will not relocate bobcats as state law requires that they be released very near where they were Read More

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2013 Annual Report

A Video Report of 2013 at Big Cat Rescue   http://youtu.be/uvheKVjOivA   With your help we are winning in the battle for compassion! Up until 2003 the number of requests for rescues we had to turn down due to lack of space or funds had roughly doubled each year, to 312 that year. We feared it would double again to over 500 in 2004. Instead, it has steadily declined since then thanks to the passage of a federal bill and several state bills that restrict the ownership of exotic cats. This year there were “only” 37 big cats Read More
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