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
Carole Baskin Discusses Some Recent Rescues
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Here are 2 of the videos that played in Cat Chat 22
Fencer Bobcat Rescue
Reise Cougar Rescue Slideshow
This folder of images will be updated as they come in from the Big Cat Rescue team. Read Reise' s story here. Read More
Caught in a fence and hanging from his back toe
this poor little bobcat must have thought he was doomed.
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
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.
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The bobcat photos below are Maggie at Carolina Tiger Rescue. We had been asked to take her a few years ago, but CTR was closer and she went there instead. A recent visitor tells us she has a 1,220 sf enclosure that is very nice and that Maggie is doing well.
We hear about how toxoplasmosis affects humans, but have you ever wondered how it affects cats? Would you even know if your cat became infected? Can infection with the parasite have health consequences? Find out in Dr Guillermo Díaz's Read More
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Even Rednecks Know You Shouldn't Pet Tiger Cubs
I had originally asked this couple to pretend that they were going to go pet tigers at the fair, but they were so appalled that anyone would do that, they asked to make the video in their own way to show that even rednecks know better than to pay to pay with tiger Read More
Bobcat Rehab and Release
Big Cat Rescue does bobcat rehab and release of native, Florida bobcats. The video playlist below shows the great lengths we will go to in order to save bobcats and give them a second chance at living free. Search our site for the word "rehab" to see more.
Stories about some other rescued bobcats: http://bigcatrescue.org/a-boatload-of-bobcats-turns-big-cat-rescue-into-modern-day-ark/
A Baby Bobcat Named Faith
Gets a Second Read More
Angie bobcat was taken to Ehrlich Animal Hospital.
She had been making a weird chewing sound and keepers thought she may have a broken tooth.
Her teeth seemed ok, however there were some ulcers in the back of her mouth that a few of her back molars were rubbing. Those molars may have caused the ulcers and so they were removed.
Her ulcers could have also been caused by her advanced kidney disease.
Her blood results came back far worse than they had Read More
Khaleesi the Rehab Bobcat Kitten Goes Outside
Meet Khaleesi the bobcat kitten, she arrived at Big Cat Rescue on June 24th from another rehab facility. She will remain at Big Cat Rescue until she is ready to be released back into the wild where she belongs! Follow her progress online by subscribing to our Youtube channel and "liking" us on Facebook.
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