Thurston

Thurston

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hear big catsThurston AKA Mr. Howell

Male bobcat
Appx. 1/1/2008
Rescued 5/5/13

 

Mr. Howell is approximately five years old and was Lovey’s mate. He is declawed on all four paws and his left ear is folded over most likely the result of a past injury.

 

The two of them shared a cramped cage about 5’x13′. Their only shelter was a small plastic dog house that they managed to cram themselves into to escape the cold weather. The also had a tiny child’s play table to perch on.

Mr. Howell was not neutered and it is most likely that Lovey has not been spayed as their previous owner was a breeder. So the two of them were separated upon their arrival at Big Cat Rescue until they could be neutered and spayed.

Mr. Howell has a strange coat pattern and coloring, and had almost no fur on arrival, so it was believed that he may be some sort of bobcat wildcat hybrid, but now that he is healthy and fully furred he looks like a pure bobcat.

Mr. Howell loves his large rock cave and spends most of his time on top of this mountain observing his surroundings. Mr. Howell also loves spice bag enrichment! Big Cat Rescuers were in awe to see his reaction to the first enrichment he has probably ever received. Mr. Howell rolled around on the ground, rubbing his face on the bag, and pawing at the fun new toy.

 

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

 

 

Read more about the rescue and see photos and videos http://bigcatrescue.org/most-daring-rescue-ever/

See More About Thurston, AKA Mr. Howell

Thurston and Lovey Bobcats cuddle up in their tree house in this Wildcat Walkabout Video on May 1, 2014 – http://bigcatrescue.org/now-big-cat-rescue-may-2-2014/

 

 

 

Max

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Max the Bobcat

Male DOB 9/1/10 Rescued 5/31/11

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Max the Bobcat

Max the Bobcat

Max the bobcat 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 Max will live at Big Cat Rescue for the rest of his life!

We’re so glad we could step in and offer Max a permanent home, if you want to help put an end to the trade in wild animals as so called “pets” please visit this site to help give them a voice: http://bigcatrescue.org/get-involved/roar

Max loves his new fort!  Thanks everyone!

 

MaryAnn

MaryAnn

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MaryAnn

Female Bobcat
Appx. DOB 1/1/08
Rescued 5/5/13

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Mary Ann is approximately four years old and was bottle raised from a kitten. We were told that she may suffer from short range vision, however, this has not been confirmed.

Mary Ann was kept in a cage about 5′ x 10′. Her cage was absolutely filthy, feces and meat scraps had piled up for months. She had two small plastic dog houses, one of which was broken in half and filled with urine. The other which she used for shelter from the rain and snow was filled with small animal carcasses.

Mary Ann was the second cat at the Kansas property to be captured. After being netted and examined, Mary Ann managed to wiggle free from the net before she could be transferred to the transport crate. Big Cat Rescuers gave her space, turned the crate towards her and she leaped inside.

The very next day after her arrival at Big Cat Rescue Mary Ann has warmed up to her keepers. She chirps and bounces happily to the side of the enclosure to greet her visitors.

 

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

 

 

Mary Ann Gets Spayed

 

 

Max and Mary Ann on the Catwalk

 

 

 

Read more about the rescue and see photos and videos:  http://bigcatrescue.org/most-daring-rescue-ever/

 

Now at Big Cat Rescue Aug 08 2015

Now at Big Cat Rescue Aug 08 2015

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Big Cat Walkabout Video

This is a compilation of videos between June 30 and August 8 2015 at Big Cat Rescue.  It includes freshening up dens, a wedding staffed by volunteers, Kali Tiger, Sabre Leopard, Anasazi Bobcat, Cameron and Zabu the Lion and White Tiger, Little Feather Bobcat in slo-mo, Reise Cougar talking, JoJo the CaraVel, Joseph Lion ending his vacation, Jumanji Leopard getting a shot, Foster Kittens and ends with Amanda Tiger calling for her brothers.

Ban Bobcat Hunting

Ban Bobcat Hunting

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Kent Greene said we could share this letter he sent to the Illinois Governor. Please feel free to use in your efforts to ban bobcat hunting.

Please veto SB 106 / HB 352 a bill to allow over hunting of Illinois bobcats.

I photograph wildlife, including bobcats. Below video was shot in a SW Florida swamp while sitting on a bicycle. On another occasion, I talked quietly to a Bobcat and it fell asleep while I was filming.

I hunted in deep forests (PA/VA) 50 years and saw one bobcat. Killing these animals outdoors is no more difficult than shooting them in a petting zoo. Decide for yourself whether this is a sport.