Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 13 2015

Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 13 2015

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Fun Photos on Friday the 13th

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Andi Bobcat up in her tree at Big Cat Rescue

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Vernon Stairs posts new tour sign at Big Cat Rescue

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Little Dove Bobcat peeks out of her den at Big Cat Rescue

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Natasha Lynx enjoys a spice bag a few weeks ago at Big Cat w

Aspen Echo Cougar strikes a pose at Big Cat Rescue

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Aspen Echo looks so regal in front of her cave den at Big Cat Rescue

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Do you look at your cat, with half closed eye, to show your love?

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Tonga the White Serval still doing well, years after cancer was removed from his nose.

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Tonga the White Serval gets ready for his role as the Easter Bunny

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Mickey the cougar, who had torn ACLs in both back legs will get second surgery soon.

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Mickey the cougar has improved in his ability to use the knee repaired by Dr. Callum Hay.

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A big shout out from Mickey Cougar to everyone who helped him get the first surgery.

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…and a plea, from Mickey Cougar to help fund the second ACL surgery.

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Angelica Bobcat caught just before breaking into a huge yawn.

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Thurston and Lovey napping in their tree house at Big Cat Rescue.

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Genie Sandcat sees no reason to leave her heated Skippy Bed for the photographer.

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Narla Cougar regrets the cat nip binge from last night at Big Cat Rescue.

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Gale Ingham shows a painting of Windsong Bobcat by Intern Julia Doane.

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Canvas prints of our cats were donated by Vanessa Fernandez & family for sale in our gift shop.

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The gorgeous canvas prints hang in the office as they sell one at a time in the gift shop.

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The eyes over the door are not for sale, but the beautiful leopard on the right is.

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See which ones are still available at www.BigCatRescue.biz

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This is the staff meeting room at Big Cat Rescue.

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Our Keepers all wear radios while on property and these radio speakers are in & on the buildings.

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Jennifer Leon and our Legislative Interns keep this area looking nice where guests are able to speak out for the cats.

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Ariel Bobcat has been moved from rehab to her permanent cage, but is still a little shy.

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Moms and kittens enjoy the expert care by our Interns in the FosteringIsCool.com program.

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Vern uses a drill, found by Dr. Justin and Jamie, to tie on the 9 gauge wires.

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Doing that by hand would just wring your wrists off!

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Vern attaches the sign to the front of the Windsong Memorial Hospital.

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Andi Bobcat does her best hoot owl im-purr-sonation.

Now at Big Cat Rescue Dec 11 2014

Now at Big Cat Rescue Dec 11 2014

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Arizona the Serval is 25 years old but had to be spayed today due to a tumor in her uterus.

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Reisa Cougar welcomes back her neighbor, Natasha the Siberian Lynx, after her chemotherapy.

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Natasha the Siberian Lynx is glad to be back home after her chemotherapy for a tumor in her throat.

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Skipper the Canada Lynx gets sub q fluids to help him pass a blockage.

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Skipper the Canada Lynx gets sub q fluids to help him pass a blockage.

 

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Skipper the Canada Lynx gets sub q fluids to help him pass a blockage.

 

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Thurston the Bobcat gets a log cabin made of cardboard by the Enrichment Committee.

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Bengali used to perform in a circus.  Now he is the master of his own domain.

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Bengali Tiger basks in a sunny spot in the Vacation Rotation enclosure.

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Bengali Tiger catchs a sun ray.

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This monitor was donated to help us track our cats under anesthesia.  Thanks!!!

Big Cat Rescue Wants to be the Only Big Cat Sanctuary

Big Cat Rescue Wants to be the Only Big Cat Sanctuary

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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.

Lion vs Tiger

 

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 cages, they will cease to support industries that breed them as pay to play props, for circuses and other abusive purposes.  There will temporarily be an increased need for real sanctuaries, which are those who meet the following standards.

1.  Real sanctuaries do not breed exotic cats for life in cages.

2.  Real sanctuaries do not buy wild cats.

3.  Real sanctuaries do not sell their wildlife.

4.  Real sanctuaries do not let the public, nor their staff or volunteers handle the big cats, other than for veterinary purposes.

5.  Real sanctuaries do not endanger the public and the big cats by taking them off site for exhibition.

 

Big Cat Rescue LOVES real sanctuaries and helps them by:

 

1.  Providing guidance on best practices to help the sanctuary qualify for and obtain accreditation through the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.

2. Hosting workshops and conferences for those who want to do the right thing for wild animals.

3.  Training volunteers and international interns in understanding that each animal is an individual who is to be respected and treated with dignity.

4.  Sending work groups of our own volunteers out to help after disasters and when other sanctuaries are short handed.

5.  Sharing the secrets of our success with those who demonstrate clearly that they are putting the animals first.

 

Those who exploit wild animals for their own gain hate us because they don’t want the public to know that:

 

1.  There is no reason to breed big cats in cages, as none of them in private hands can ever be set free.

2.  There is no captive breeding program that benefits conservation, other than AZA administered SSP programs.

3.  Paying to play with a cub or see one on display actually harms conservation efforts.

4.  Tigers could disappear from the wild because of the smoke screen caused by their legal breeding of generic tigers.

5.  A ban on private possession is the first step toward saving tigers in the wild.

Exploiters claim that if the Big Cats & Public Safety Act were to pass that they would be put out of business and wouldn’t be able to help “rescue” lions, tigers, leopards, ligers and other exotic cats, but that isn’t true.  Big Cat Rescue is one of the most successful sanctuaries in the world and we do it by being open, honest and treating the cats with kindness and respect.  We want sanctuaries to thrive, and they can do that if they employ the same attitudes and behaviors that we have in being a real sanctuary.

Any real sanctuary, who is doing their work for the animals and not their own sense of satisfaction, will share our goal of a world where all wild cats live free.

Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 3 2014

Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 3 2014

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Genie the Sandcat is rushed to the vet when her keepers note that she is acting weird.

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Genie Sandcat was sedated in a glass box used for domestic cats.

 

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This was to make sedation easier on her since she is only 3.3 pounds and 14 years old.

 

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Dr. Wynn keeps a close eye on her vitals.

 

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The monitors are just all over the place, so she has to rely on feel, sound and instincts.

 

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For such an old and tiny cat, Genie Sandcat has some fearsome teeth!

 

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The tiniest mask straps are too big, so Carole holds the gas mask in place.

 

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Sandcats are the softest of the exotic cat species.

 

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No spinal issues and her lungs don’t look terrible, but she has a case of bronchitis.

 

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This is good news, because Genie Sandcat is given a long lasting antibiotic shot and has a good chance at recovery.

 

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Dr. Wynn gives her fluids, steroids and antibiotics to help tiny little Genie fight off her symptoms.

 

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Genie Sandcat’s paw is the size of the tip of Jamie Veronica’s finger.

 

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Sandcat paws are fully furred on the bottom for running on desert sands.

 

Violations at Big Cat Facilities 2011-2014

 

The USDA site doesn’t work most of the time and when it does it is so slow that most browsers will time out and quit before you can download the information you are looking for.  This information is current as of Oct. 3, 2014.

USDA Facilities with big cats who have had citations

USDA Facilities with big cats who have had repeat violations

USDA Facilities with repeat violations for all animal species

 

 

Now at Big Cat Rescue Sept 22 2014

Now at Big Cat Rescue Sept 22 2014

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Daily Big Cat 2014 09 22

Simba Leopard gets treats on a stick from Angie, Ginger Serval catches something in the ferns, Gale, Cody and Meredith remove a rotten limb and ants from Narla Cougar’s cage, check in on Mickey Cougar, and Vern talks about room addition for Jumanji Leopard.

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Angie Gabor and Simba Leopard

Now at Big Cat Rescue July 10 2014

Now at Big Cat Rescue July 10 2014

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Moving Tigers Leopards and Combing Bobcats

 

 

Jade the leopard grooms herself. A first peek at an new serval rescue named Sheena. Nik the tiger is moved next door to Joseph the lion. Sundari the leopard is moved in the rain. Raindance and Anasazie the bobcats like the bear claw back scratcher, but Gilligan the Canada Lynx does not. Lovey and Thurston the bobcats wake from a nap at the sound of approaching food carts. Levi the bobcat is still looking good. Narla Cougar takes a bath. Sabre the black leopard looks great just a few days after his surgery. More kittens rescued for fostering and then adoption. Volunteers clear out an area with some clever landscaping. Jamie, Gale and Chelsea discuss ways to improve the Intern program.

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Cody the Intern is giving the opportunity to lure Nik the tiger into a transport wagon.

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As Cody lures Nik in, Gale shuts the door.

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Interns watch and learn and one day may be able to move a tiger, if they progress through the program.

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Interns help push Nik the tiger into position at his new Cat-a-Tat next to Joseph the lion.

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The Texas tigers, in the back ground, come check out the new tiger in town.

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Jamie is the person who usually steers the transports as she has to be able to think backward and push hard.

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Serendipity the domestic cat gets spayed and will soon go to her new forever home.

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No sooner had we caught Sundari the leopard to move her, it began to pour down rain.

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Nik the tiger gets to go for a ride on his way to the reunion with his old buddy Joseph the lion.