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
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
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
Male Amur Leopard Cat
DOB 4/15/01 DOD 7/27/14
Sponsor Trick E http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1002/Leopard-Cat-Sponsorship/Detail
Trick E is one of the only Amur Leopard Cats born in this hemisphere since the year 2000 according to ISIS. These cats have been recommended for phase out by the Felid TAG to make room for "more important cats". There were only 11 left on this side back in 2001.
Trick-E has been neutered and his father Draikko, who has since passed on, was neutered as well.
Common Name: Leopard Cat
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Prionailurus) P.b. euptilura Amur Leopard Cat
Misc.: This cat has been the subject of long debate as to its taxonomic status. There are numerous subspecies that some feel should be classified as individual species in their own right and other species that are felt should be classified as a subspecies of the Leopard Cat.
Subspecies: P.b. bengalensis
Male Leopard Cat
DOB 6/30/00 - 5/27/14
We quit breeding cats in 1997 when our Co-Founder disappeared. We spent the next 3 years building better Cat-A-Tats for our 200 residents. We neutered and spayed all of the bobcats, cougars and lynx first.
We had a pair of Amur Leopard Cats who had lived together since 1995. In the Spring of 2000 the Leopard Cats moved into their new 1000 square foot Cat-A-Tat with it’s bushes, trees and underground dens. It must have been very romantic.
Much to our amazement, Shalimar
Never a Boring Moment -
Escaped White Tiger "Sighting"
I was about nine years old and was perched in the highest branches of the pine tree next to our home on Knollwood Dr., in Charleston, WV, looking out toward the airport where my father was the private pilot for Gov. Arch Moore. It was my favorite spot. I could see for miles across the hills and valleys. I was watching planes take off and land at long intervals. I was bored out of my mind.
"God," I implored, "never let me be this bored again."
Well you have to be careful
Leopard Cats are Losing their Last Foothold in Taiwan
According to the Forestry Bureau, it's a class-one endangered animal in Taiwan, with fewer than 1,000 estimated remaining island-wide.
Recently there has been a on-going news in Taiwan concerning the threat to the survival of the Leopard Cats, an endangered species, and the conservation of their natural habitat.
It was revealed in the news that the authorities from Miaoli county hava approved a development plan for a massively sized death care facility and graveyards
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SARMOTI Tiger Goes to the Vet
How to DeWorm Big Cats
We also worm monthly with Ivermectin. More info here: http://bigcatrescue.org/2011/parasites
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