Tiger Mauls Caregiver
June 21, 2013 Anderson, IN: A 21 year old female employee named Marissa Dub was attacked by tiger at Joe Taft's Exotic Feline Rescue Center. For cleaning purposes, the tiger was moved into a holding area. Officials report that the door to the holding area did not get shut all the way, allowing the tiger to bite and latch onto her head. Co workers distracted the tiger with food and retrieved Dub who was airlifted in critical condition to Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis.
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Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 9/9/2000
Sarmoti is an acronym for Siegfried And Roy, Masters Of The Impossible. Despite the great name for a working cat, he was retired earlier than all of his buddies because he doesn't do tricks. He came here at the same time as Bengali, his brother. While Bengali is very social, playful, and loves to play pranks on all the keepers, Sarmoti is the more serious of the two. Sarmoti has developed quite an interest in Read More
Tigers For Tigers Coalition Update
The National T4T Coalition has been very productive since the conference in April. So far we have developed and sent letters to our congressmen asking for their support for H.R.1998. We also developed an informational sheet on the influence of crime syndicates on wildlife trade.
Last week, members of the coalition were in Washington DC with David Houghton of the National Wildlife Refuge Association and Tracy Coppola of the International Fund for Animal Welfare to meet with congress to discuss Read More
Just about everything
First of all, despite the lies that the breeder told you, those cubs were not "orphaned" or "rejected." That is just the terminology that exploiters use to make you feel good about them purposely breeding litter after litter of lions and tigers, ripping them from their mothers and pimping them out so you can have your picture made with a cub.
Using lion cubs and tiger cubs as photo props is bad enough, but some back yard breeders have figured out a way to make even more money: Swim with tiger cubs.
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Appx. DOB 1/1/08
Lovey is approximately five years old and was Mr. Howell's mate. She is declawed on all four paws and is missing her top right canine.
The two of them shared a cramped cage about 5'x13'. Their only shelter was a small plastic dog house that they managed to cram themselves into to escape the cold weather. The also had a tiny child's play table to perch on.
Lovey and Mr. Howell were both intact, so Lovey was spayed shortly after being rescued so that they can live together.
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Arthur, Andre and Amanda were born in 1996 in New Jersey to be used as pay-to-play photo props. It never makes sense to breed more cubs to raise money to feed last year's cats, and the New Jersey facility fell into disrepair and then was shut down after USDA revoked their license following a tiger escape.
In 2003, Wild Animal Orphanage took in the 24 tigers, but big cats have big appetites and by 2010 the Wild Animal Orphanage was in bankruptcy.
It took over a year to Read More
TAMPA - Big Cat Rescue staffers flew into town Tuesday with a 9-month-old bobcat kitten rescued from Rhode Island.
The kitten was at the center of a months-long legal battle that touched off after a Rhode Island vet seized him from someone who bought him from a backyard breeder.
It is illegal to have bobcats as pets in Rhode Island.
The cat's owner went to court to get the cat back, but the state won. Now the bobcat will live at Big Cat Rescue for the rest of his life.
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Female Jungle Cat
Died 10/3/13 Read her tributes here.
Shaniqua came from an exotic animal auction where all sorts of wild animals are sold to the highest bidder with no thought as to their well being. From the first day she arrived here it became apparent why Shaniqua or any Jungle Cat would never make a good pet.
She was so hyperactive she was bouncing off the walls, literally. She even jumped into a ceiling fan or two and did not seem to learn anything from the experience, Read More
Read about Florida Panthers http://bigcatrescue.org/florida-panther-facts/
Adult Florida Panthers have brown fur. Their eyes are golden in color. Males are usually bigger than females.
Baby Florida Panthers are called kittens. These cats have 1-3 babies in a litter. Kittens have spots on their fur. They have blue eyes. After they grow up they live alone.
1. What’s a baby Florida Panther called?
d. Fur baby
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