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Alexandra Montiel

How Alexander Bobcat Got His Name When I met the Reverend Alexandra Montiel in 1994, she was 55 and I was 33.  At the time I thought how hard this wealthy woman was working to preserve her youth and wondered if I would fight the signs of aging so fiercely.  She had just undergone a chemical peel on her face to remove any traces of wrinkles and the skin looked so fragile that I feared the sun would just cause it to melt from her bones.  I was soon to learn that "fragile" was not a term consistent with any part of this handsome woman's makeup. I Read More

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What should I do with an old fur coat

Just about every day I am giving a tour, or overhearing a tour, or responding to a reporter and discussing the way that Big Cat Rescue started; which was in buying all of the cats off U.S. fur farms to end that trade. Since I am thinking about cats being killed for their coats almost every day, I forget sometimes that there are people out there who don't realize the cruelty involved in all fur products, until I hear from someone like Leigh. She wrote to me recently and said, "In going through many belongings, I came across something I’d almost Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Jan 3 2015

Texas Tigers go on "vacation" in the 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation enclosure at Big Cat Rescue   Arthur Tiger checks out the new addition of a culvert to play in on his tour of the Vacation Rotation enclosure   Kali Tiger bites into a pumpkin during enrichment time at Big Cat Rescue Kali Tiger is focused on fun during enrichment time at Big Cat Rescue   Kali Tiger carving her own Jack-O-Lantern during enrichment time at Big Cat Rescue   Kali Tiger wants to make it just Purr-fect during Read More

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Skipper

Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13   Skipper's age is unknown. He had been purchased along with Gilligan at an auction. Skipper had the largest cage measuring about 5' x 30'. He had a small plastic dog house and a plastic shelf precariously attached to the side of his cage. A large rabbit carcass lay rotting in the corner of his cage and the entire cage was just as dirty as the others, feces lying everywhere and urine soaked straw. Big Cat Rescuers entered Skipper's cage with nets in hand and a large transport crate. Read More

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Gilligan

Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13   Gilligan's age is unknown. He was purchased along with Skipper at an auction. Gilligan had the tiniest cage measuring 5' x 7'. It was also the dirtiest of all of the cages. The mud floor was not mud, but feces covered with a sprinkling of straw. It appeared as though Gilligan had tried to keep much of his waste confined to one area on top of his plastic dog house. He had perched atop the house day after day to defecate. The large pile of feces cascaded out of the side of his cage. Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Dec 11 2014

Arizona the Serval is 25 years old but had to be spayed today due to a tumor in her uterus. Reisa Cougar welcomes back her neighbor, Natasha the Siberian Lynx, after her chemotherapy. Natasha the Siberian Lynx is glad to be back home after her chemotherapy for a tumor in her throat. Skipper the Canada Lynx gets sub q fluids to help him pass a blockage. Skipper the Canada Lynx gets sub q fluids to help him pass a blockage.   Skipper the Canada Lynx gets sub q fluids to help him pass a blockage.   Thurston Read More

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Big Cat Rescue Wants to be the Only Big Cat Sanctuary

That is the lie that animal abusers tell everyone to try and change the subject from protecting exotic cats to a message of mere competition.   They trot out their modified version of our 20 year plan to back up their ridiculous claims, but they leave out the most important part of the plan, which is that there no longer be big cats suffering in captivity, and thus no longer a need for sanctuaries, including Big Cat Rescue's sanctuary. As the public becomes better educated about why it is so wrong to breed wild cats for life in Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 3 2014

Genie the Sandcat is rushed to the vet when her keepers note that she is acting weird. Genie Sandcat was sedated in a glass box used for domestic cats.   This was to make sedation easier on her since she is only 3.3 pounds and 14 years old.   Dr. Wynn keeps a close eye on her vitals.   The monitors are just all over the place, so she has to rely on feel, sound and instincts.   For such an old and tiny cat, Genie Sandcat has some fearsome teeth!   The tiniest mask straps Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue July 10 2014

Moving Tigers Leopards and Combing Bobcats   http://youtu.be/MeFuWPM72kk   Jade the leopard grooms herself. A first peek at an new serval rescue named Sheena. Nik the tiger is moved next door to Joseph the lion. Sundari the leopard is moved in the rain. Raindance and Anasazie the bobcats like the bear claw back scratcher, but Gilligan the Canada Lynx does not. Lovey and Thurston the bobcats wake from a nap at the sound of approaching food carts. Levi the bobcat is still looking good. Narla Cougar takes a bath. Sabre the black Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue May 3 2014

Wildcat Walkabout 2014 05 03   http://youtu.be/H2mNXNF07_4   If a tree falls in the woods and there is only a tiger to hear it, did it make a sound?  Ask Shere Khan. Reisa, Ares and Narla Cougars say "Hello." A kitten goes to the vet after chewing the nipple off his bottle and Jamie has to dig through the poo to find it. Great Canada Lynx vocalizations in this video by Gilligan at dinner time and we check in with Skipper who is feeling better. Jungle Cat vocalizations too, by Rambo. Some rare video of Nico the Geoffroy Read More