Interns Dive to Save Lives
Five Big Cat Rescue interns will be taking part in a skydiving event to help raise funds for construction of a new and larger cat hospital.
Five of the sanctuary’s interns will be jumping from 15,000 feet on 22nd August 2014 to raise money to help fund construction of this much needed new hospital.
The sanctuary is home to over 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, servals and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur Read More
These big cat attack stories are from 1919-2014. There are quite a few, so a search for keyword may be helpful.
For an Excel sheet of incidents by state, by year, by species and by country go HERE
Click to see the killings, maulings and escapes by big cats by total for each state for less detail, but numbers updated through 2013.
See a list of all of the known tigers in USDA facilities in America. Note that no one knows how many are in backyards and basements of private Read More
Jumanji the Leopard Vet Emergency
When we found Jumanji Leopard "down" and unresponsive we had to make a quick decision; go in and wrangle him into a transport to go to the vet, or sedate him in this weakened state. It looked like heat stroke or maybe a bad encounter with a cane toad, but he didn't have a temperature and wasn't drooling as much as a toad usually causes.
Zeus the tiger was born at a pseudo sanctuary in Sinclairville, NY called JnK's Call of the Wild in 1996. Zeus has limited vision and gets daily eye drops to manage the pain until he is strong enough for surgery.
He was saved by Big Cat Rescue in May 2014 when the NY state attorney’s office decided to send a message to all of the backyard breeders, dealers and pseudo sanctuaries that they would no longer turn a blind eye to the danger that these facilities pose to the public and launched the biggest seizure of wild animals Read More
Thurston AKA Mr. Howell
Mr. Howell is approximately five years old and was Lovey's mate. He is declawed on all four paws and his left ear is folded over most likely the result of a past injury.
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.
Mr. Howell was not neutered and it is most likely that Lovey Read More
Pet FREAKIN' Tigers!
Did you know it’s legal to own tigers and lions in over half of the USA? … These cats are born into a life of misery and many of them end up in the black market where they are killed for their body parts!
Please help us stop this abuse by visiting: https://www.votervoice.net/BCR/Campaigns/30111/Respond
The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act has been reintroduced as HR 1998 in the House and S 1381 in the Senate. Please ask your member of Congress to sign Read More