Florida Panther Sighting News 2014
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Public sightings of Florida panthers, bears going strong, helping FWC biologists
When someone catches sight of a panther or black bear and reports it to the Florida Read More
You Never Know
I couldn't help but notice his dreadlocks, gold chains and blaring rap music as I parked my car at the convenience store where he was detailing cars. I could feel him watching me as I got out a plastic bag and donned gloves before walking past him and down the road to where I had just seen the crumpled body of a small, black cat along side the 4 lane road.
Many years ago, in a hurry to a court date, I had passed a cat alongside the road. In that split second of passing at 45 MPH, I had seen what appeared to be the cat's innards Read More
Joe has been all over Facebook saying that Finlay is just taking some family time off, but at the same time this story was in the local papers. It appears that Schreibvogel filed a police report and told reporters that Finlay attacked him and was fired. Past employees have told us that when they tried to leave the cult of Joe Exotic that he filed false police reports against them and even accused them of stealing their own belongings. Click the link to see the news report.
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Jumanji the Leopard Vet Emergency
When we found Jumanji Leopard "down" and unresponsive we had to make a quick decision; go in and wrangle him into a transport to go to the vet, or sedate him in this weakened state. It looked like heat stroke or maybe a bad encounter with a cane toad, but he didn't have a temperature and wasn't drooling as much as a toad usually causes.
News About Cub Handling Ban Goes Global
...Wildlife advocates say the trend is not only potentially hazardous to humans but encourages mistreatment of endangered animals that are often taken from their mothers as cubs, poorly cared for and then neglected or discarded when they grow up.
"They breed the cubs, use them for photo-ops, and then when they can't use them they breed more," said Carole Baskin, founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue, a Tampa, Florida, sanctuary that has more than 100 big cats. "Taking the cub away is a misery to the Read More
Stop Bobcat Fur Farming
North Dakota fur farm moves to Montana
Posted: 09 Aug 2014 01:55 PM PDT
The Shultz wildcat farm relocates after oil drilling noise forces move.
One of the only known bobcat fur farms in the state has applied to relocate west, in central Montana.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park is taking comments on the 150-foot-by-140-foot animal facility, proposed by owner Larry Schultz, where bobcats would be housed in separate pens.
According to the permit application, the location of the farm (if approved) will Read More
Pet FREAKIN' Tigers!
Did you know it’s legal to own tigers and lions in over half of the USA? … These cats are born into a life of misery and many of them end up in the black market where they are killed for their body parts!
Please help us stop this abuse by visiting: https://www.votervoice.net/BCR/Campaigns/30111/Respond
The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act has been reintroduced as HR 1998 in the House and S 1381 in the Senate. Please ask your member of Congress to sign Read More
Volunteers at Big Cat Rescue
Most animal organizations our size have 30 paid staff, but we are able to maintain excellent care with about a third of that in paid staff because none of our paid staff are paid to work with animals. There are so many people who love big cats that they will do all of the cleaning, feeding, enrichment, operant conditioning and vet care for free. Our paid staff do the things animal lovers don't enjoy like managing the gift shop, managing the data base, paying attention to donors, writing newsletters and managing Read More
Cougar VS Armadillo
The cougar "cubs", Ares, Artemis and Orion get an armadillo and Gale has to save him. Jamie & Vern plan some big cat cages and moves. Tommie Girl is up on her new platform made by Jen & Darren Holley. The kittens escape! Nakita Lion gets enrichment made by summer campers. Joseph Lion gets a watermelon. Nikita Tiger goes on "vacation." A rare conversation with the family matriarch, Barbara. Jamie & Carole Read More