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Today at Big Cat Rescue Feb 4 2013

USDA Cracks Down on Traveling Acts Here's the great part about the following article: If cub petting displays have to identify their cubs by name, sex, age, species and identifying markings AND has to reveal who the real owners of the cubs are, then it will be easier for USDA to catch them when cubs disappear and it will be easier for USDA to see that they are using the cubs too young (under 8 weeks according to the USDA Big Cat FAQ) and too old (according to USDA court cases where they found 12 weeks to be the oldest allowed.)   USDA Publishes Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Feb 2 2013

Big Cats Need a Vacation!   http://youtu.be/qHblMsi--sM Tigers, Lions, Leopards and more are all waiting to go on vacation! Please donate here: http://www.razoo.com/story/Bigcatvacation You may be wondering: How will Big Cat Rescue's cats be able to go on vacation? Well, we have recently received zoning approval to build a huge 2.5 acre enclosure on the Southwest end of our 55-acre property. It's been our dream for years to be able to construct a special enclosure that can be used to rotate cats in and out of their permanent enclosures. Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Jan 31 2013

Servals need your voice!   The Osceola County Fair in Kissimmee, FL will run from Feb. 8-17. The fair is scheduled to have an "exotic petting zoo" where visitors can pet animals, include servals. There is also a "Great Little Bear Show" during which an adult bear is forced to perform. Would you please contact the fair's General Manager, Dawn Rowe, to let her know that animal lovers do NOT want to see exotic cats and bears exploited as entertainment and used to make money!   Dawn Rowe 321-697-3050 kvls@osceolacountyfair.com   You Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Jan 28 2013

Putting an E-collar on Santino Serval

 

 

Dr Justin, Jamie and Gale Putting an ecollar on Santino Serval at Big Cat Rescue to keep him from licking at the injection site on his back where he was treated for liver inflammation.  Today at Big Cat Rescue Jan 28 2013

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Jan 27 2013

  Santino Serval Goes to Vet   http://youtu.be/arN0Cr2g8ac   Santino Serval has been on Marin for the past year and eagerly takes his meds in meat each night, so when he didn't want to get up for Angie last night, she called Gale, who called Dr Wynn, resulting in a request to bring him in to Ehrlich Animal Hospital. Gale easily netted him as he felt to bad to put up a fight and she and Chris scooted him into the squeeze cage. Upon arrival, Santino was sedated by Dr Danielson so that all would be ready to roll as Dr Wynn Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Jan 25 2013

Gerrard Larriett Announces Partnership with Charles the Monarch to Raise Funds for Big Cat Rescue New York, NY (January 24, 2013), Gerrard Larriett Aromatherapy Pet Care announces their partnership with Charles the Monarch to raise funds for Big Cat Rescue. The partnership aims to raise $10,000 for Big Cat Rescue by donating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of Gerrard Larriett products. In addition, customers will receive 25% off of the purchase of Gerrard Larriett grooming products from their website www.gerrardlarriett.com with promo code “Charles.”  “We Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Jan 20 2013

Today we had a grrreat work group from USF come out and do some major brush clearing so that the cats on the tour path can see all the way out to the new Vacation Rotation cage. The weather was spectacular and the visitors all seemed to enjoy the tours, the cats and are purr-fectly wonderful crew. Read More

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Florida Panther Facts

Protect the Florida Panther or Lose Her Forever What is the Species? Puma concolor coryi. The Florida Panther is a subspecies of cougar that has adapted to the subtropical environment of Florida. How Many Panthers Are Left? Only 80 to 100 panthers still remain in Florida, making this one of the most rare and endangered mammals in the world. Where is their Habitat? Florida Panthers are usually found in pinelands, hardwood hammocks, and mixed swamp forests. Adult males may range over an area of 200 square miles, while females range Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Jan 15 2013

Save the Lion!   https://www.votervoice.net/Groups/BCR/Advocacy/?IssueID=30341&SiteID=-1 What is a "typical" day at Big Cat Rescue like?   1. How many people work on an average day? The Full Time staff work 5 day weeks and volunteer on their days off to keep up their privileges to work with the cats.  Our volunteer program requires a minimum of 4 hrs per week for Red, 6 hours per week for Yellow and 8 hours per week for Green.  Only Green can take care of the lions, tigers and leopards.  All of our staff currently keep Read More