Purr-sonality

Purr-sonality

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Female Serval
1/1/95 – 8/29/16 (usually a DOB of 1/1 means we don’t know exactly, but it truly was her birthdate)

As with many of the servals we have at Big Cat Rescue, PURRsonality seems to enjoy the daily attention she gets from her volunteer keepers. She eagerly plays with any enrichment items that are given to her to break up the monotony of life in captivity. She can be seen batting spice bags around and rubbing and rubbing them until the scent has completely disappeared.

As with most of our servals, this is the type of playful, non-threatening behavior you’ll see from them during the daytime. But, feeding time is a whole different story. The minute food is involved; these diminutive little cats become dangerous carnivores. PURRsonality is no exception.

Though servals are often touted as great exotic pets, nothing could be farther from the truth. Ask many of our keepers and they will all say the same thing: they’d much prefer feeding the larger tigers than these little wildcats like PURRsonality. Looks can be very deceiving!

 

A month after the dental work and she never did go back to eating enough.  As her appetite continued to wain we decided to sedate her again, run blood work again and do an exploratory surgery.  We had seen something suspicious looking in her ultrasound a month ago, but weren’t sure, so we figured at the age of 21 there wasn’t much hope, but maybe we’d find something that could be fixed.

We didn’t.  Her blood work showed that her kidneys were done, as did the exploratory, and so we made the sad decision to euthanize her.

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Her tribute page is here:  https://sites.google.com/site/bigcattributes/home/purr-sonality-serval

 

See More About PurrSonality:

See a video of PurrSonality shredding toilet paper – https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=agVnhrFD3ww

Most of our servals were rescued from people who got them as pets and were not prepared for the fact that male or female, altered or not, they all spray buckets of urine when they become adults. Some were being sold at auction where taxidermists would buy them and club them to death in the parking lot, but a few were born here in the early days when we were ignorant of the truth and were being told by the breeders and dealers that these cats should be bred for “conservation.” Once we learned that there are NO captive breeding programs that actually contribute to conservation in the wild we began neutering and spaying our cats in the mid 1990’s.  Knowing what we do about the intelligence and magnificence of these creatures we do not believe that exotic cats should be bred for lives in cages. Read more about our Evolution of Thought HERE

Spirit Feather

Spirit Feather

Meet the 2 lb Rehab Rescue Bobcat named Spirit Feather

July 20, 2016: Another 2am success story! When this little bobcat was separated from her mom, and found in the middle of the road, good samaritans turned her in at a clinic in the middle of the state. Who are you going to call at 10:30 pm when you have a bobcat in a box taped shut? Big Cat Rescue, of course.

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One look at that defiant little face and you know you are going to have your hands full!

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Despite her tiny size Spirit Feather inspires her new name with her ferocity.  Feather was a tribute to our blessed Little Feather, but this little bobcat showed us that Spirit just had to be part of her new name.

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Dr. Justin Boorstein, DVM and Jamie Veronica Boorstein, have their hands full while trying to do a SNAP test and give the first set of kitten shots to Spirit Feather.  Even though handling her is difficult, it’s exactly what we want for her.  She needs to see humans as the enemy if she is going to survive in the wild one day.

Watch her LIVE at https://video.nest.com/live/2zgUFP

Find out more about our bobcat rehab and release program here: http://bigcatrescue.org/bobcat-rehab/

Help fund bigger, better and more rehab facilities to enable us to help more bobcats get back to the wild, where they belong.

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She came with ringworm, so that means two weeks more inside so that we don’t contaminate the ground in the rehab area.  Ringworm can live for years in the soil.  Her bedding is bleached daily.

Meanwhile, she’s entertaining herself.

 

Nirvana

Nirvana

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Female Ocelot
DOB 6/20/94
Rescued 7/24/94

 

Nirvana came to Big Cat Rescue from a broker on 7/27/94. He had left her at the vet’s office for dead because she was so dehydrated. Ocelots were once in great demand as pets thanks to their striking coats and small size. However, as with most exotic cats, their unpredictable nature and propensity for spraying soon changes people’s minds.

Many of these once beloved pets end up abandoned, sold to canned hunts or ultimately euthanized. Nirvana was rescued and raised at Big Cat Rescue where she now passes the time climbing trees, catnapping in her man-made cave and spraying the unsuspecting passersby. Nirvana also participates in the operant training program and is one of the specially selected cats that BCR Interns work with each week.

 

 

 

 

Sponsor Nirvana http://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/collections/sponsor-a-cat

Nirvana Ocelot on 360 Fly camera in 2016

 More About Nirvana

** Today at Big Cat Rescue, October 16th are two photos of Nirvana as well as photos of other cats here. http://bigcatrescue.org/today-at-big-cat-rescue-oct-16/

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** Today at Big Cat Rescue, November 5th are a couple photos of nosey Nirvana checking out a coffee cup as well as photo of other cats here.  http://bigcatrescue.org/today-at-big-cat-rescue-nov-5/

**  Stealing images become harder… Thankfully.   Someone asked us on Facebook what kind of cat this was; we knew it was an altered photo of Nirvana our ocelot. See the altered image and the original image and learn how to find your photos through Google.  http://bigcatrescue.org/now-big-cat-rescue-march-30-2014/

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**  Today at Big Cat Rescue, January 25th See a photo of Nirvana on her ramp.  There are also photos of feeding cats on this page.  http://bigcatrescue.org/today-at-big-cat-rescue-jan-25/

** Today at Big Cat Rescue, September 8th.  See a photo of Nirvana that looks like an Elvis impersonation pose.  There are also some fun photos of other cats and volunteers doing what they do. http://bigcatrescue.org/today-at-big-cat-rescue-sept-8/

** Walkabout Video from May 3rd, 2014 has a little footage of Nirvana and Amazing grace. http://bigcatrescue.org/now-big-cat-rescue-may-3-2014/

** Walkabout Video of October 21, 2013 also has a little footage of Nirvana. http://bigcatrescue.org/today-big-cat-rescue-oct-21-2013/

** (about ocelots in general) 5 Defendants Illegally Sold and Purchased Ocelots and Lied To Cover Up The Sales http://bigcatrescue.org/operation-cat-tale-exposes-illegal-sales-ocelots-calling-donation/

** Nirvana is mentioned in the Keeper Walkabout (January 2009) as are many of the other cats. http://bigcatrescue.org/keeper-walkabout-at-big-cat-rescue-jan-2009/

** Nirvana is in the quarterly newsletter, “The Big Cat Times” Nirvana the ocelot had a swollen cheek. Turns out she had a few bad teeth. She was taken to Ehrlich. Animal Hospital where volunteer vet. Dr. Wynn extracted … http://bigcatrescue.org/000news/Advocat/2011-1.pdf

** On this page find out about ear rings that have photos of Raindance or Nirvana on them. http://bigcatrescue.org/cat-chat-show-notes-july-31-2013/

** Nirvana was mentioned and photoed in a magazine article http://bigcatrescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/CEOMagazineCaroleBaskinShesATiger.pdf

**  Nirvana made “The Big Cat Times” in 2011.  Nirvana was moved to a different enclosure. Since her previous home was in a location that did not lend itself to expansion it was connected to the Crazy Bobs … http://bigcatrescue.org/000news/Advocat/2011-2.pdf

 

 

Windstar

Windstar

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Male Bobcat
5/11/98 – 8/19/16

 

Windstar was an unexpected surprise to Windsong and Alexander. Because Alex was a Hybrid we assumed he was infertile after four years of watching him breed with no success. We had neutered all of our male Bobcats except for the hybrids as we were so sure they could not reproduce. Windstar was proof to the contrary and his birth resulted in his father and uncle, Des-Purr-ado being immediately neutered. Windstar is affectionately called “Bobcat” and has a wonderful purrsonality. Windstar loves the water. Every year for his birthday he gets a kiddie pool for a week to play in. In 2004 for his birthday he got a rock pool with waterfall like the tigers have.

Windstar wants you to know that there is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.  There was a time, in our recent history when we believed in slavery and we believed that women should not be allowed to vote. Anyone who thought otherwise was ridiculed and cast out of society.  Now we look back and wonder how we ever could have believed that all men were not created equal. You are witnessing a shift in the way people perceive animals because science has taught us that they experience fear, joy, shame, love and they dream just like we do.  As we become better informed we cannot turn a blind eye to the abuses they suffer and some brave souls are speaking out.  Accepting that all life is precious is an idea whose time has come and nothing can stop an idea whose time has come.

8/18/16 Windstar Bobcat was netted to see vet after being found “down” in his den. He seemed fine the day before, but when he didn’t come out to eat, Jamie knew something was wrong. We netted him to take him in the hospital and called the vet. We found vomited mushrooms, but both varieties turned out to be non toxic.

 

We found a mass near his kidney and a biopsy was sent out.

Watching over him through the night on a Nest cam, Jamie reported that he was awake and looking around at 5 am, so she felt he was out of the woods. About a half hour later though he passed peacefully in his sleep.

https://sites.google.com/site/bigcattributes/home/windstar

A necropsy will be done to determine the cause of death.

Please help us end the trade in all wild cats as pets, props and parts by sending this easy email and making a call to your US Senators and Representatives at BigCatAct.com  Windstar would tell you, “the time has come.”

 

Sponsor Windstar Bobcat here:  http://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/collections/sponsor-a-cat

 

Most of our bobcats were rescued from fur farms where they were being raised to slaughter for their fur.  Some were being sold at auction where taxidermists would buy them and club them to death in the parking lot, but a few were born here in the early days when we were ignorant of the truth and were being told by the breeders and dealers that these cats should be bred for “conservation.” Once we learned that there are NO captive breeding programs that actually contribute to conservation in the wild we began neutering and spaying our cats in the mid 1990’s.  Knowing what we do about the intelligence and magnificence of these creatures we do not believe that exotic cats should be bred for lives in cages. Read more about our Evolution of Thought HERE

More About Windstar Bobcat

Windstar Bobcat loves his tree house.

Windstar Bobcat loves his tree house.

 

** See photos of Windstar getting a new room addition on his enclosure.   (also photos of tigers and more) Today At Big Cat Rescue November 22  http://bigcatrescue.org/today-at-big-cat-rescue-nov-22/

** When a swelling was noticed on the ear of one of our bobcats, we decided to sedate Windstar in order to drain the fluid from his ear. We then stitched the incisions open so no further problems would occur. See more here:  http://bigcatrescue.org/bobcat-surgeryhome-makeover-big-cat-tv/

** Another photos of Windstar and other cats, too. Today At Big Cat Rescue February 23rd http://bigcatrescue.org/today-at-big-cat-rescue-feb-23/

** Today At Big Cat Rescue on December 29th see another photo of  Windstar the bobcat being playful on a crisp winter day ad other photos, too. http://bigcatrescue.org/today-at-big-cat-rescue-dec-29/

bobcat_Windstar** Today at Big Cat Rescue February 21st – more photos: http://bigcatrescue.org/today-at-big-cat-rescue-feb-21/

** Video –  Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 21 2012 Watch lions in love, Max and Windstar bobcats pouncing and meet a lovely volunteer named Phyl http://bigcatrescue.org/today-at-big-cat-rescue-oct-21-2012/

** Walkabout Video – Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 29 2013 – In this hour long walk about you will see Flavio Tiger in the Vacation Rotation cage and being loaded into a wagon for diagnostics.  You will see Bella Tiger making the long walk to the Vacation Rotation cage and enjoying it.  You will see the new Kitten Cabana construction, Tommie Girl Bobcat, Tobi Cougar, Gilligan Canada Lynx, Lovey, Thurston, Mary Ann, Moses, Bailey, Anazasie, Windstar,Max and Levi the bobcats.  Also rare glimpses at Genie Sandcat, Nico Geoffroy Cat, Pharaoh and Tonga the white servals, Mr E the Leopard cat, Jade and Armani the leopards, Joseph and Sasha the lions and Cameron and Zabu the white tiger.  Lots of cats, lots of rain, lots of interesting behavior. http://bigcatrescue.org/today-big-cat-rescue-aug-29-2013/

** December 2011 Advocat Newsletter – A few of the most recent projects included an enclosure addition for Purr-sistance the ocelot and Windstar the bobcat.  Not only do they have lots of extra space, but we are now able to shift them easily from one side of their enclosure to the other making maintenance a breeze. http://bigcatrescue.org/advocat-news-2011-12-2/

** One of the early Keeper Walkabouts: http://bigcatrescue.org/keeper-walkabout/ It is a fun read.

** Bobcat Facts – http://bigcatrescue.org/bobcat-facts/

** Advocat Newsletter August 2012 – Vide of the cats cooling off in a fun way. http://bigcatrescue.org/advocat-2012-08

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Bobcat Rehab

Bobcat Rehab

Big Cat Rescue Rehabilitates Bobcats

for Release Back to the Wild

Watch our Rehab Bobcats LIVE on this explore.org web cam: http://explore.org/live-cams/player/big-cat-rescue-bobcat-rehab-and-release

See who is in rehab now:

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New Bobcat Kitten rescued July 2016

He’s in the hospital until we get a clean fecal sample from him.  If he doesn’t have hookworms he will be cleared to go out in the 1200 sf enclosure next to Ms Claws.   For now you can check in on him here, but be very, very quiet:  https://video.nest.com/live/2zgUFP

He’s so tiny!

My Bobcat is in Rehab TEE BlackMs Claws http://bigcatrescue.org/the-claws

Find out more about some of our recent bobcat rescues, rehab and their release:

Thor http://bigcatrescue.org/thor

 

Rain and Dancer http://bigcatrescue.org/release-of-rain-and-dancer-bobcats/

Phoenix and Captiva:  http://bigcatrescue.org/phoenix-rehab/ and here:  http://bigcatrescue.org/4-bobcat-kittens/

Mr Claws http://bigcatrescue.org/the-claws

 

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Donate to make this bobcat rehab work possible.

 

What Do Rehab Bobcats Do All Day?

How to Care for Rehab Bobcat

 

 

Cage rest sounds pretty peaceful for the cat, but it’s a real challenge for the caregivers.

 

See 2 playlists of some of our rehab 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 captured. They must be released on at least 40 acres and we must get written permission from the owner of the property. They may not be released into state owned parks (strangely) but rather must be released on privately owned land with the land owner’s consent.

Big Cat Rescue has decades of experience rehabbing and releasing bobcats back to the wild where they belong. We provide huge, naturalistic enclosures where these cats can learn or perfect their hunting skills before being released back to the wild. We have trained staff who are experts at capturing an injured bobcat or hand rearing orphaned bobcats until a surrogate can be found.

We go to great lengths to keep these wild cats from imprinting on humans and monitor their care via surveillance cameras to make sure they are thriving. When they are healed, or old enough for release (about 18 months of age) we find the best habitat possible for sustaining them and set them free to live out the life that nature intended.

If you have a bobcat emergency in a state other than Florida, we can help you find a rehabber or will be a resource to wildlife rehabilitators who need help with bobcats, lynx or cougars. When you are searching for a bobcat rehabber ask the following questions:

1. Do they have experience with bobcats?

2. How big are their rehab enclosures? (Ours start at 1200 square feet and some are double that)

3. Do they feed a live diet of prey to insure that the cats will be able to hunt for themselves?

4. Do they keep people, including themselves to the extent possible, away from the bobcat so that they do not imprint on people and end up approaching humans after release?

5. Do they have a vet on staff or on call 24/7 for emergencies?

Rehabbing and releasing bobcats is much more difficult that the rehabilitation of most wildlife. These magnificent little wildcats need every opportunity to fulfill their role in nature and Big Cat Rescue is here to give them that second chance.

Donate to make this bobcat rehab work possible.

No one is allowed to trap and relocate bobcats so anyone who tells you that they will do that is probably trapping them to use as bait for training dogs.

Read more about why relocating wildcats doesn’t work:  http://bigcatrescue.org/relocating-bobcats-and-cougars/

Get the flier to share with your neighbors about Living With Bobcats http://bigcatrescue.org/000news/pdf/2009/BCR_FLBobcat_Brochure_Web.pdf

More Bobcat Rehab Success Stories

 

2003-2016 Big Cat Rescue has had 29 cats come through the rehab program. In addition we have gone on 2 calls where we have seen the injured bobcat, but were unable to catch it.

2003 – 1

Faith – Orphaned juvenile, rehabbed til grown and released (1st attempt at rehabbing and releasing a weaning kitten)

2007 – 4

Chance – Injured & birth defects, surgery to repair hernia, rehabbed, released

Will – Brain damaged juvenile, not releasable, permanent resident

Kennedy – Brain damaged juvenile, not releasable, permanent resident, died from seizure

Ace – Emaciated adult, FIV positive, not permitted to release, permanent resident, died from FIV

2008 – 1

Hope – Orphaned nursing kitten, utilized foster domestic mom and kittens, rehabbed til grown and released (1st attempt at rehabbing and releasing a nursing kitten)

2009 – 4

Dante – Hit by car, broken jaw, rehabbed, released

Bellona – Hit by car, broken leg & tail, plate surgery at Blue Pearl, follow up knee surgery at Blue
Pearl, rehabbed released

Flash – Injured, no vet care needed, rehabbed, released

Christmas – Hit by car, injuries too severe, euthanized

2010 – 4

Skip – Hit by car, broken pelvis, surgery w/ Dr. Hay, rehabbed, pelvis healed too narrow, permanent resident, died from seizure

Midnight – Orphaned kitten, died of feline distemper

Rain – Orphaned kitten, died of feline distemper

Storm – Orphaned kitten, died of feline distemper and congenital heart disease

2012 – 2

Gator – Orphaned juvenile, rehabbed til grown and released

Copter – Orphaned juvenile, rehabbed til grown and released

2013 – 2

Khaleesi – Orphaned juvenile, rehabbed til grown and released

Fencer – Caught in fence, broken toe, rehabbed, released

2014 – 2

Cypress – Broken pelvis, FHO surgery at Blue Pearl, pelvis did not heal, euthanized

Ivan – Both front legs amputated, suspected trap, euthanized

2015 – 7

Journey – Orphaned kitten, died of feline distemper

Phoenix – Orphaned kitten, burned in brush fire, rehabbed, released

Captiva – Orphaned kitten, rehabbed, released

Rain – Orphaned kitten, rehabbed, released

Dancer – Orphaned kitten, rehabbed, released

Mr. Claws – Orphaned juvenile, broken leg, plate surgery at Humane Society, rehabbed, released

Mrs. Claws – Orphaned kitten, injury to head, stunted growth, still in rehab

2016 – 2

Poseidon – Severe parasite and mange infestation, died as a result

Thor – Broken jaw, eye socket, and shoulder blade, jaw surgery at Humane Society, rehabbed released

http://bigcatrescue.org/a-baby-bobcat-named-faith/

http://bigcatrescue.org/a-boatload-of-bobcats-turns-big-cat-rescue-into-modern-day-ark/

 

Hope the Bobcat

Episode 1 https://youtu.be/BcNZVF4ayDc

Episode 2 https://youtu.be/3afjaPdvJ38

Episode 3 https://youtu.be/68GjuVogId8

Episode 4 https://youtu.be/jKVDhfVtgao

Episode 5 https://youtu.be/PNPO5iCeU54

Episode 6 https://youtu.be/xtvIxx6dEe8

Episode 7 https://youtu.be/GJa-NqeJG14

Episode 8 https://youtu.be/3sbsRoAdfsU

Episode 9 https://youtu.be/ZMrki7Jy3Fk

Episode 10 https://youtu.be/Sfl_T3aF_ZA

Episode 11 https://youtu.be/noiygWDCo5o

Episode 12 https://youtu.be/CHnz3w7YQVo

Episode 13 https://youtu.be/oW7pmvv_Dmo

Episode 14 https://youtu.be/iXPjBTpZx1U

Help Expand Bobcat Rehab Capacity

We are thinking the bobcat rehab rebuild is going to run $345,000.00

The area that would be most suitable on our property would allow a foot print of about 200 feet by 800 feet and would give us about 1/3 of that in thick woods and 2/3 in grassy runs. The woods are a blessing and a curse when we are talking chain link boxes.

Bobcat Rehab Site

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The pink areas are our permanent big cat residents. The green shaded area is where we want to move our bobcat rehab facilities. It will be the opposite end of our property from the new hotel that is going in on Easy Street.

The 18 acre lake was dug out by the previous owner and then he was filling it in, starting w/ the green shaded area, with concrete and construction materials from demolition sites. He dug the lake down to 30 feet in places, so we could have that much concrete to drill through.

Wild bobcats DO dig, so we have to have a floor. That’s why I was thinking that a big chain link box, complete with roof and floor, might actually work there. It would have to be 1 in mesh and at least 11.5 gauge to meet state standards and keep their live rats from escaping. We would put dirt, grass and shrubs over the flooring after install.

This year we had 7 bobcats in rehab, which is the most we’ve had at one time, but as our reputation for successful releases grows, more cats seem to end up here, so we need to be ready for that growing demand.

We are confident that we can end the practice of private ownership of big cats, so the wildlife rehab work will expand as the need for big cat sanctuaries decreases with our legislative wins.

We own the three houses and two barns that are south of the green shaded area, so there is water, power and Internet nearby. The main house and the two barns have a life estate by the elderly owner though, so I’d have to build something for indoor care of injured cats, but it wouldn’t have to be huge because of the opportunity to take over the existing structures soon.

Currently the intensive care is done in our on site Cat Hospitals, but it would really be nice to have the wild bobcats totally away from the hubbub of the sanctuary, in their own recovery facilities adjoining the outdoor runs.

What I envision here are 8 long, narrow runs, maybe 20 by 230 each, that could be opened up into 4 that are 20 x 470 when there are 4 or fewer cats. Still puzzling about how to make the space expandable, without shared walls, which are just a tragedy waiting to happen.

Whether a bobcat comes to us injured or orphaned, they usually go through these stages:

Give to Big Cat Rescue1. Inside intensive care
2. Outside, small (low) cages so they don’t climb and fall.
3. 1000 -2500 square feet of space to perfect their hunting, climbing, hiding skills.

Another factor that I haven’t quite figured out yet, is how to mount cameras so that we can make sure the cats are doing well, and to engage the public. Our Bobcat Rehab camera is very popular at http://explore.org/live-cams/player/big-cat-rescue-bobcat-rehab-and-release and a great way to engage people in caring about wildlife, so I want to build it with a goal of it being a good virtual visual experience.

Plans-Bobcat Rehab Center

Each cage will require 27,120 sf of 1 in chain link mesh.  Or roughly 64,750 linear feet of 8 foot high chain link mesh.

Below are mockups by Kenni Pedersen of what the bobcat rehab runs will look like.

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Kittens

Kittens

Vote to Help Our Kittens

It’s easy to vote and could mean $5,000 to help us care for orphaned kittens.  https://www.petpartners.com/animaltarian/2016/entry/big-cat-rescue

LIVE kitten cam

Live Kitten Cams

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These web cams are usually on domestic cat kittens that we are fostering for adoption, but are sometimes on the exotic cats in our on site Cat Hospital so that we can monitor their progress when they are recovering.  We do not breed exotic cats.  Find out why no legitimate sanctuary breeds animals.

 

We took in our first foster kittens on 4/5/2013. We take in kittens that the Humane Society cannot yet put on the floor for adoption. This is usually moms with babies, bottle feeder kittens, kittens under 2 lbs (the legal weight to spay & neuter them), and feral kittens that need socialized. Interns keep and care for them at their housing.

When the kittens are old enough to have their first vaccines and have been SNAP tested (for Feline Aids and Feline Leukemia), they can spend their days in the Kitten Cabana while the interns are working at the sanctuary. While there, volunteers who have had the Kitten Playtime Class can go in to play with, and socialize them.

Friendly kittens have a much better chance of being adopted. The Kitten Cabana can also be viewed on http://explore.org/live-cams/player/big-cat-rescue-kitten-cabana

People can help by donating to the foster program. It can be in the form of money, Purina Kitten Chow, plain clay litter (no clumping), wet food, soft blankets, towels, toys, beds, heating pads and kitten nursing supplies.

If people are interested in adopting, they can adopt through the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

You can also help by spreading the word to adopt, not buy, and please spay and neuter pets.

You can help support our foster program by feeding all of our big cats.

 

Give to Big Cat Rescue
One of the best ways to help is through general donations that can be used however it is most needed at the time.To make a general donation just click the Donate Now button below.  This is the best way to give as it has the lowest credit card processing fees and is immediate help for the cats.

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Sample Video from 24/7 Live Kitten Cam

How old is that kitten?

Download this great pictorial chart to determine the age of your kitten.

Want to link to this page with a cute kitten button?  Use the one below and link to http://bigcatrescue.org/kittens/

 

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