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Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 3 2014

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 Read More

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Fishing Cat Facts

Fishing Cat Common Name: Fishing Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Prionailurus) Species: viverrinus Misc.: This is yet another example of a cat that disproves the misconception that cats don’t like water. This cat received its Latin name from its civet-like appearance (the viverridae family) from Bennet (1833) who first described the Fishing Cat scientifically. Size and Appearance: A stock and powerfully built cat, with short legs, a big broad head Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 22

Thanksgiving Big Cat Love Story Take our poll here about what you love most about cats:     Mark your calendars! Fun Fur All Ball at Skipper’s Join us for a benefit concert at Skipper’s Smoke House in Tampa on Sunday December 11th. Enjoy musical entertainment from Juanjamon Band, Skull and Bone Band, The Human Condition, and Sunset Bridge while perusing the raffle and auction items, including original paintings created live during the show by Read More

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AQUARIUS Female Fishing Cat DOB 2/1/97 - 9/28/09 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 2/4/98 Aquarius came to Big Cat Rescue on 2/4/98 with Pisces from a broker. She had paper shell bones from improper nutrition and broke two legs jumping less than three feet. She was also immediately switched to a healthy diet and has now fully recovered, although she has been permanently stunted. We lost Pisces to kidney disease in 2007 so she now has the run of both of their Cat-a-tats, Read More