Ace sat down slowly on the concrete because her frail old body had lost the padding of well muscled flesh. She was old and her sight was failing, but still she stared out toward the bay and remembered…
She had lived here her entire life. Ace had a family once, a long time ago, but now they were all gone. She used to have friends and spend time enjoying the great open spaces of the land that had been handed down to her generation after generation, but those friends were long gone as well. Her grandmother and her grandmother’s Read More
WINDSONG Female Bobcat
DOB 4/30/92 - 6/11/2010
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 11/5/92
Windsong is the bobcat who started Big Cat Rescue. Windsong was at the Woods and Waters Auction on November 5 1992 where we went to buy Llamas to greenbelt some of our property. She was six months old, on a leash, and being held by her owner in a room full of noisy people and animals. She was obviously terrified. Her owner said she had been his wife's pet that she didn't Read More
SELENA Female Bobcat
DOB 4/24/95 DOD 8/24/12
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 6/6/95
Selena came to Big Cat Rescue in June, 1995 with her brother, Levi, and nine other Bobcats who had been destined to become fur coats. These kittens were the best of the sixty kits that had been produced that year and were going to be skinned and the pelts exhibited at a trade show. Selena is very shy despite the influence of her outgoing roommates; Divinity, Apache, and Takoma.
Here tribute page is here: https://sites.google.com/site/bigcattributes/home/selena
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Skip the Bobcat
Skip's injuries made it impossible for him to be released back into the wild because his pelvis canal healed too narrowly to pass fur and bones. He has to be kept on a soft diet and have constant monitoring to make sure he doesn't get blocked up. Skip has gathered a huge fan club called the SkipAHolics and they check in on him via web cam videos and photos taken by our Keepers below. They have set up a donation page to gather some things for the Big Cat Rescue Wishlist here:
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DOB 4/17/95 - 6/1/12
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 6/6/95
Crazy Horse came to live at Big Cat Rescue along with Levi, Two Toes, and eight other Bobcats in June 1995. They had all originally been destined to become part of a fur coat harvest. Instead of being hand-raised, he was raised by his mother, therefore Crazy Horse has never been very trustworthy of humans. He will usually hiss and run away when approached. He does participate in the operant conditioning program with his roommates and as a result his Read More
CLEO-CAT-TRA Female Bobcat
DOB 4/14/96 DOD 8/24/12
Cleo-cat-tra is very shy and secretive. She is also very possessive of her territory, so much so that when Keepers are cleaning her Cat.a.tat, she will quickly run over and try to protect her leftover food or feces which she buries in large piles of leaves.
She challenges the Keepers each day with a steady growl and menacing glare. In order to clean her enclosure, Keepers must speak softly to her and never appear threatening.
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BOBBY BLUE ROSE Female Bobcat
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 5/27/93
Bobby Rose came to Big Cat Rescue with the original group of 56 kittens in 1992 who were rescued from a fur farm. Bobby Rose is a very shy bobcat and likes to keep to herself. She has a very light colored coat and her spots are faded. Bobby loves enrichment time and will quickly destroy a cardboard tube stuffed with little mice and chicks.
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Most of our bobcats were rescues from fur farms. The deal Our Co-Founder Read More
CATERA Male Bobcat
DOB 7/24/97- 8/10/10
His parents, Shiloh and Indian Summer had been a bonded pair for seven years before coming to live on Easy Street. They had never reproduced, so we left them together and of course a littler of three resulted in just a few short months. The mother, on the third day, began killing the kittens and by the time the Founder could get to her, two were dead and she was biting the last one on the chest and abdomen. She snatched the bleeding kitten away from her and took it to medicate and bottle raise. Read More
Female Bobcat DOB 1989
Indian Summer and Shiloh had lived together for seven years and never produced kittens so when they arrived here we left them together since they had shared a cage their entire lives. Their former owner was a cat breeder in Davie, Florida who decided that she wanted to re-do her garden and the cats were in the way. They have never been friendly to anyone here, but apparently got too friendly with each other and produced a litter of kittens on 7/24/97. Catera was Read More
Skip the Bobcat Rescue
I was right in the middle of sending an email to LaWanna about some promotions she was dreaming up for the ChatBigCats.com site when Honey Wayton, our gift shop manager called and relayed an urgent message.
A woman had called to say they had found a bobcat alongside the highway and had it loose in their SUV and wanted to know what to do next because it was getting pretty mad.
Obviously this was their first bobcat rescue, because no one makes that mistake twice. I called the woman Read More