Rescue of Narla the Cougar:
This is a letter from someone who knew the Loppi's. This person below, wanted us to know that Rob was well intended and I post it here as an example of how even the best intentions usually end up bad for the exotic animal.
According to a number of emails I got after the fact, Rob's wife was looking to euthanize the cat, but Rob's friends, family and the media were on her case and she couldn't do it without looking Read More
Bailey's mother was possibly a native Florida Bobcat who was killed in Odessa. That or she was a pet that was abandoned. Lost and alone little Bailey wandered out in search of the mother who would never return and was discovered by a local woman about the same time as she was being discovered by a hawk. The woman rushed to her rescue and thinking she was a feral cat, she called the animal shelter. The woman called Big Cat Rescue to see if there was anything we could Read More
Joseph the lion was rescued along with several other lions and tigers who had been bred to be used as photo and ego props.
Sponsor Joseph http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1001/Lion-Sponsorship/Detail
What do you do when a lion needs a vet?
Call in a team of experts for a lion size house call.
Keepers reported that Joseph the lion wasn't eating and was wobbling when he walked.
It was a Sunday afternoon 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
Small Cat Halloween Enrichment II
Our servals and bobcats get to celebrate the season, too! One very hissy serval, pulverized pumpkin and camera hog bobcat show off for you for Halloween!
Media Comes to Film Cats Getting Halloween Treats at Big Cat Rescue
Watch for us on all the local Tampa channels tonight. Big cats and pumpkins on 8, 10 & 13
via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152610733286919&set=a.10151220219636919.432193.595786918&type=1
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Keisha Tiger Pumpkin Pool
Keisha the tiger was just recently rescued from NY and acts like this is her first Halloween pumpkin. She what she does to it!
Cody Cougar in Memoriam
Cody cougar was a much beloved resident of Big Cat Rescue. His life was a long and happy one at BCR and now he has now crossed the rainbow bridge to be with his old mate Missouri. He has brought many of us here great joy and we hope he has to you, too. Farewell, Cody Read More
Sponsor Sassyfrass http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-998/Cougar-Sponsorship/Detail
If only they could speak to us in a language that we understand. Then we might know the horrors they have survived and be more inclined to protect others from enduring their fate.
I'll share with you what I do know and hope that will inspire you to help these cougars and to do all you can to end the trade in exotic cats.
Back in the 90s, farmers Al and Read More
Whiskey Joe's Supports Big Cat Rescue
Whiskey Joe's restaurant and Bar recently had it's grand opening in Tampa. They are very generously donating a portion of each customers bill to Big Cat Rescue to help take care of these cats, Whiskey Joe's also offer customers the opportunity to donate directly to Big Cat Rescue when paying for their meal and stocks our brochures at the front desk. Big Cat Rescue staff, volunteers and interns were invited to the grand opening where we were treated to free food and drink all night (which was ggrrrreeat!)
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Happy Halloween from Big Cat Rescue!
Most of this month's AdvoCat news can be found in the Big Cat Times online edition here: BCT-2014-4
It is there that you will find out about our most recent tiger rescue, an update on Mickey Cougar, see our Windsong Memorial Hospital rising from the ground, get an update on Ariel the most recent bobcat rescue, bid a sad farewell to some of our beloved big cats, check out some great photos of recent rescues, Zeus and Keisha Tigers, going on vacation, see some fun new Halloween photos, Read More
Mickey Cougar's story is so long and heartbreaking that it will be hard to tell in just a few minutes. (Watch his rescue video to find out the whole story.)
Animal House, in Moulton, AL, was a backyard zoo that operated with a USDA license up until 2006 when it was revoked. At the time Alabama had no laws to regulate the private possession of wild animals, so once USDA washed their Read More