Thurston Bobcat Hybrid Gets First Spice Bag
Thurston, AKA, Mr Howell, the bobcat hybrid that we just rescued from KS is enjoying his first spice bag. Video by Willow. at Big Cat Rescue Tampa FL.
The Plan's Approved. Now What?
ACT Needs Your Help to Make the County's Life-Saving Plan a Reality
ACT, The Humane Society and countless other organizations have been trying for years to persuade Hillsborough County Animal Services to reduce the euthanasia rate and develop Read More
Lion on the Menu
Every few months some bonehead thinks it might get them some publicity to offer up lions on the menu. This month it is Taco Fusion offering Lion tacos. News at 11 on most Tampabay channels. The reporter I just talked to said the taco joint's owner says the lions are raised on a farm in Ft Lauderdale, FL and then sent to CA to be packaged. I told the reporter he will never find such a farm because it doesn't exist. The lions who are butchered are more likely the castoffs from the pay to play trade. I suggested he talk to Read More
National Geographic Moment
I was talking to a reporter about the new arrivals and noticed that a baby Cardinal had fallen out of the tree and onto Mary Ann the bobcat's jungle gym perch. The mother and father Cardinals were working desperately to lure Mary Ann away from the baby, so it could hop down to the ground outside her cage, but the baby was confused.
The baby wanted to watch the show from his perch on Mary Ann's platform. Mary Ann was so intrigued with these crazy Cardinals, who were just taunting her Read More
Big Cats Do What Little Cats Do
Check in on Flavio and SARMOTI the old tigers, and then check out dinner time for Amanda, Andre and Arthur the tigers. Spy on Doodles and Zouletta, the servals in love and then see a long and extremely rare few minutes of Tommie Girl the bobcat. Watch Pharaoh the white serval rub around "table" legs, and Anasazie bobcat pounce after a lizard, see cougars stalking, pouncing and then rubbing their cheeks against the wall, as if to say, "Just kidding." See our Read More
Feral Cats Spared in Hillsborough County
YOU DID IT!
Thanks to Your Help!
Thanks to your unwavering support, and our "Sea of Green," the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners voted 6-1 to approve Hillsborough County Animal Services' "Be The Way Home" plan to reduce euthanasia in our community!
We couldn't have done it WITHOUT YOU!
Click here to read the entire: "Be the Way Home" Plan "
Bobcat trapping under scrutiny: Read More
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue: 5/31/2011
TAMPA - Big Cat Rescue staffers flew into town Tuesday with a 9-month-old bobcat kitten rescued from Rhode Island.
The kitten was at the center of a months-long legal battle that touched off after a Rhode Island vet seized him from someone who bought him from a backyard breeder.
It is illegal to have bobcats as pets in Rhode Island.
The cat's owner went to court to get the cat back, but the state won. Now the bobcat will live at Big Cat Rescue for the rest Read More
Just Another Day at Big Cat Rescue
It is just another day at Big Cat Rescue, but it is pretty exciting, no matter what. Come along with Meredith, BethAnn, Gale, Matt, Jamie, Chris, Honey and the Interns as they plan their day, give meds to tigers, savannah cats, lions, bobcats and leopards. Come along with Howard and Carole on Lobby day. See us catching cats to go to the vets and some great footage of a black leopard making biscuits. Lots of cute kittens too!
SMITHTOWN, NEW YORK – (April 15, 2013) – According to the American Veterinarian Medical Association, 36.5% of households own dogs and 30% own cats. An estimated 40,000 dogs are subject to dog-fighting each year. Thousands of cases of animal cruelty are reported each year with thousands estimated to go unreported. Approximately 5 to 7 million animals are euthanized annually nationwide. One-third of cats are strays. Animal advocates fight for the rights of animals to prevent suffering and the right to not be viewed as property, entertainment, Read More