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Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 14 2013

Consider Making a Year End Tax Deductible Donation to Big Cat Rescue   Dear Friends,   As the clock winds down on 2013 and you count your blessings, please consider making a year-end, tax-deductible donation to Big Cat Rescue.   Your donation will allow us to continue to rescue abused and abandoned exotic cats, provide them with excellent nutrition and medical care, and live out their lives in dignity and peace at our sanctuary.   We are so grateful for your amazing support of our sanctuary and cats Read More

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Bobcat Facts

Bobcat   Common Name: Bobcat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Lynx) Species: rufus Sub-Species: L.r. escuinapae Mexican bobcat Misc: This cat is named for its short tail.   Size and Appearance: The Bobcat is a medium sized cat with a ruff of fur around the sides of the face. They weigh between 13-30 pounds, stand 21 inches high and are 30-50 inches long. The bobcats in the North tend to be larger than those in the south. Their coat color Read More

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Cat Chat 29

Meet the Interns & Volunteers of Big Cat Rescue   Today Carole Baskin will pop in on the Interns and Volunteers at lunch time to talk with them about their experiences here including the recent Halloween Party, and the release of Khaleesi the bobcat.   http://youtu.be/yB0cuKTWMRY   Get the audio version here or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Join us at noon, EST here:  https://plus.google.com/+bigcatrescue See previous episodes of Cat Chat       Read More

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Cat Chat 26

http://youtu.be/ehsJdCM_GZc   Audio version of Cat Chat 26 In Cat Chat 26 Carole Baskin talks with Rebecca, Maria, Monica, Cecelia and tried to include Luanne and Rich, but did not manage the technical issues to get them on the show. Monica talked about the history of how the SkipAHolics got their name and others chatted about how becoming part of the Big Cat Rescue family changed their lives for the better. It is an hour long show where you can get to know a few of the people, behind the scenes, who volunteer for Big Cat Rescue from Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 21 2013

Big Cat Walkabout Oct 2013   http://youtu.be/HFS-Zi8y4QE   Come along with Carole Baskin as I show you our recently completed Kitten Cabana for foster kittens, see Vern, Chuck and Scott talk about finishing the Vacation Rotation "curtain" that makes the 2.5 enclosure cat safe for just about any species of exotic cat. See Babbs planting some beautiful plants around the property with volunteers. Watch Gale lead a project building a rehab cage for Fencer along w/ interns and volunteers. See Jen doing enrichment with some of Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 12 2013

Precious Bobcat Stands Up!   http://youtu.be/ZY3IQuKAWwM   This photo was from circa 2009 when Precious could get up in her tree.  She's had a stroke, at the age of 21, but has been working hard to get back on her feet and managed to do so recently.  The photo below is Levi bobcat during a recent vet check up.   Food Prep Photos The building was built by friends of Big Cat Rescue in 2003-2004 for $40,000.  The lion's share of the money raised to build it came from Jamie Veronica's college fund, supplied by Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 30 2013

  Please leave wildlife alone! A baby bobcat was euthanized by the Health Department in South FL on Friday because a person picked the kitten up, thinking it an orphan, and she and her neighbor were both bitten. They called Animal Control, who was closed all weekend, so we couldn't reach them until today. They said that since there is no quarantine time known for rabies in bobcats, the Health Department made them euthanize the kitten so the head could be cut off and tested for rabies. Bobcats almost never contract rabies, and the women Read More

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Cat Chat 22

Carole Baskin Discusses Some Recent Rescues http://youtu.be/plh32ner9y4 Get the audio version of Cat Chat 22 here. See previous episodes of Cat Chat Here are 2 of the videos that played in Cat Chat 22   Fencer Bobcat Rescue   http://youtu.be/atTS5j7t0iI   http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bigcathospital   Reise Cougar Rescue Slideshow   http://youtu.be/2NIJnqWACfg   This folder of images will be updated as they come in from the Big Cat Rescue team.  Read Reise' s story here. Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 24 2013

Bobcat Rescue! Caught in a fence and hanging from his back toe this poor little bobcat must have thought he was doomed. http://youtu.be/atTS5j7t0iI See the photos from the rescue today in our DropBox folder.   This morning a man who lives in the Enclave in Land O Lakes Florida got his morning cup of coffee and opened the blinds to his back yard to enjoy the natural view that he has since his cul-de-sac home backs up to a long corridor of power lines.  A four foot high fence, made of a material often referred to as hog fencing, Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 30 2013

Flavio Takes a Trip Our day starts at 4:46 am because Flavio had to go to Gainesville to be seen by his vet. I wish his vet made house calls like ours do, but we have no choice.    Echo Age Parties Raise $1,337.78 for Big Cat Rescue   Levi Bobcat's X-ray looks amazingly good for an 18 year old bobcat.   Read More