Lots of new Cat News
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Highlights re: exotic cats:
Direct contact with dangerous animals (eg, nonhuman primates, certain carnivores, other species that may serve as reservoirs for rabies, and venomous reptiles (more completely described in the Animal Care and Management section) should be completely prohibited.
Animals Not Recommended in School or Child-Care Settings
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Audio version of Cat Chat 26
In Cat Chat 26 Carole Baskin talks with Rebecca, Maria, Monica, Cecelia and tried to include Luanne and Rich, but did not manage the technical issues to get them on the show. Monica talked about the history of how the SkipAHolics got their name and others chatted about how becoming part of the Big Cat Rescue family changed their lives for the better. It is an hour long show where you can get to know a few of the people, behind the scenes, who volunteer for Big Cat Rescue from Read More
Big Cat Walkabout Oct 2013
Come along with Carole Baskin as I show you our recently completed Kitten Cabana for foster kittens, see Vern, Chuck and Scott talk about finishing the Vacation Rotation "curtain" that makes the 2.5 enclosure cat safe for just about any species of exotic cat.
See Babbs planting some beautiful plants around the property with volunteers.
Watch Gale lead a project building a rehab cage for Fencer along w/ interns and volunteers. See Jen doing enrichment with some of Read More
Big Cat Rescue Right This Minute
Just gave a tour this morning to a news station here from Vietnam, thanks to an invitation by the U.S. State Department.
Yesterday the press was here to view cats vs pumpkins.
Tampa Bay Times - print edition had color photo of Ben on the front page of the Local section.
Tampa Bay Times online (3 photos of the cats) -- http://lifetimes.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/big-cat-rescues-big-cats-get-pumpkins-pinatas-as-a-halloween-treat/2147837
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South Dakota Sets its 2014 Lion Hunting Quotas
Despite arguments by conservationists that South Dakota's local mountain population was struggling from years of over hunting, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission set the 2014 lion hunting quota Thursday at 50 females or 75 total lions for the Black Hills hunting region. More here:
Tomorrow is National Feral Cat Day
Tomorrow’s the big day! How are you going to celebrate National Feral Cat Day®?
With Read More
Precious Bobcat Stands Up!
This photo was from circa 2009 when Precious could get up in her tree. She's had a stroke, at the age of 21, but has been working hard to get back on her feet and managed to do so recently. The photo below is Levi bobcat during a recent vet check up.
Food Prep Photos
The building was built by friends of Big Cat Rescue in 2003-2004 for $40,000. The lion's share of the money raised to build it came from Jamie Veronica's college fund, supplied by Read More
Freckles the Liger
DOB 1/1/93 -7/5/2011
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 12/19/2008
Most ligers suffer from a condition called Giganticism where they grow to over a 1,000 lbs in the first couple years of life.
Since it is un natural for lions and tigers to cross breed (being that they are typically not on the same continent) the cubs are usually too large for the mother to deliver without a c-section and they die very young from a multitude of birth defects and due to the rapid growth.
Freckles only weighs about the same as a lion and Read More
Sign Petition to Protect Big Cats
U.S. residents can send this one too: https://www.votervoice.net/BCR/Petitions/271/Respond
Louisiana Supreme Court Allows Victory for Tiger to Stand
Last Friday, the Louisiana Supreme Court denied a petition to review the decision of the Court of Appeal in the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund’s (ALDF) ongoing case to protect Tony, the Siberian-Bengal tiger confined at Grosse Tete, Louisiana’s Tiger Truck Stop by Michael Sandlin. In 2011, ALDF sued the Louisiana Read More
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
Get the audio version of Cat Chat 22 here.
See previous episodes of Cat Chat
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