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Canned Hunts by Jessica Janson

Who doesn’t love baby animals? Hands in the air if you don’t find baby animals to be the cutest darn things you have ever seen! Nobody? That’s not surprising. Most of us spend an amazing amount of time on the Internet watching videos or sharing pictures and articles on those tiny bundles of joy. Most of us are overjoyed when a zoo announces the birth of yet another healthy baby wild animal, especially the exotic cats! We are glued to the screen and happily share newly released videos of newborn cubs and kittens all over social media. What Read More

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What is a day like at Big Cat Rescue?

What is a day like at Big Cat Rescue? Some things happen EVERY day, some things happen a few times a week, some things happen once a month and some things happen once a year.  The problem with all of this structured order is that EVERY day there is some chaos introduced, so it is always a balancing act to take care of both the critically important, and the things that have to get done every day. To Set the Stage There are 100 exotic cats on 67 acres and about 80-100 volunteers and staff to care for them.  Some cats have more than one Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue April 6 2015

Now at Big Cat Rescue April 6 2015

Chelsea went ALL Easter Bunny on us and hid 170 prize filled eggs for the volunteers to find after working on Easter today.  Thanks Chelsea.

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Now at Big Cat Rescue April 5 2015

Now at Big Cat Rescue April 5 2015 https://youtu.be/7wDBFcLcHlk Sierra Bobcat hasn't been doing well in April of 2015.  We are trying some last ditch efforts to get her to eat.   Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue April 4 2015

Now at Big Cat Rescue April 4 2015   https://youtu.be/0HPup0OlNg8 Photos by Will Rhoades from 1996   Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 31 2015

Now at Big Cat Rescue March 31 2015

Baby Birds in my Golf Cart Glove Box 2015 03 30

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JoJo

JoJo Male DOB 1/1/03 Rescued 9/1/13 Caravel (Caracal / Lynx Hybrid)   http://youtu.be/92ao7chHllY   Meet Jo Jo the Caracal Serval Hybrid   I first met JoJo the Caracal / Serval hybrid at the South Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in 2005 after a hurricane had taken down the perimeter fencing and dumped piles of deadfall on the cages. The owner, Dirk Neugebohm, had ended up in the hospital with a heart attack from trying to clean the mess up by himself. He wrote from what he thought Read More

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Big Cat Rescue at HSUS Animal Care Expo

Big Cat Rescue at HSUS Animal Care Expo This year's HSUS Animal Care Expo officially wraps up tomorrow afternoon but Big Cat's participation ends tonight as Thursday is dedicated to workshops. It has been an exhausting yet thrilling week. I have never been so proud to represent my place of work, my professional home - my big cat family.   The week started on Sunday with Big Cat Rescue joining as the newest member of the National Council for Animal Protection [NCAP] at the Summit for the Animals, a meeting for leaders of the animal Read More

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Mickey

Mickey Male Cougar Born 6/25/2003 Rescued 8/18/2014 http://youtu.be/gsh2DQx-krM   http://youtu.be/0bndB9_8wBQ Mickey Cougar's story is so long and heartbreaking that it will be hard to tell in just a few minutes.  (Watch his rescue video to find out the whole story.) Animal House, in Moulton, AL, was a backyard zoo that operated with a USDA license up until 2006 when it was revoked.  At the time Alabama had no laws to regulate the private possession of wild animals, so once USDA washed their hands of the mess, Read More

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Max

Max Male Bobcat DOB:  8/1/10 Rescued: 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 of his life. "Sadly, Read More