Robin Greenwood, President of Elmira's Wildlife Sanctuary joins Carole Baskin on Cat Chat 34 today. Robin is both the Founder of the sanctuary and the President and talks with us today about how Elmira's was started, their evolution and their future plans.
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Protecting Big Cats from Big Development
No cats (other than the cool cat, Howie) in this video. When we learned that a big developer was planning to build townhomes right up to our fence, we began trying to work with them to come up with a plan that would protect the cats, but they become unresponsive after our meeting four months ago, so we went to the zoning hearing to make sure that our concerns were heard by the zoning master.
Commercial Development Makes for Better Neighbors
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Film Wins at My Hero Contest
http://myhero.com/go/films/festival_winners.asp (Scroll to bottom of page)
There is a playlist of famous people in India speaking out for tigers at this link that will give you goosebumps. Very nicely done. http://www.kidsfortigers.org/
Recent House Votes
Budget Agreement passage - Vote Passed (332-94)
Before leaving for the rest of the year, the House passed legislation based on talks between House and Senate conferees that establishes Read More
Lions & Tigers & 2.5 Acres - Oh My!
Watch tigers and lions enjoy the new 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation! Many of our residents have had the opportunity to explore this spacious enclosure and run wild thanks to our generous supporters! The cats featured in this video are Andre, Arthur, Amanda, Cameron, Zabu, Alex and Bella.
We are now constructing a Vacation Rotation for our lesser cats! Leopards, Cougars and smaller species like bobcats, servals and lynx will be able to explore a new enclosure Read More
Consider Making a Year End Tax Deductible Donation to Big Cat Rescue
As the clock winds down on 2013 and you count your blessings, please consider making a year-end, tax-deductible donation to Big Cat Rescue.
Your donation will allow us to continue to rescue abused and abandoned exotic cats, provide them with excellent nutrition and medical care, and live out their lives in dignity and peace at our sanctuary.
We are so grateful for your amazing support of our sanctuary and cats Read More
Friday the 13th is Lucky for Big Cat Rescue
Today we closed on the 9 acres next door to the sanctuary. Woo Hoo!
Thank you everyone! We could not have done this without all of our wonderful supporters. The kids who keep shooting out there mostly shoot over the new property, so we may be able to deter that. Our main concern is development coming too close to the cats. We just found out that the developer to our west is trying to go from 9 homes per ac to 20, which means apartments. We Read More
Merry Christmas from Big Cat Rescue
Check out http://bigcatfun.com/christmas.html for free Christmas E-cards, Letter to Santa, free games, free puzzles and free things to make and give for the holidays. Everything is themed for Christmas and exotic cats and was designed for YOU, our loyal fan.
No Holiday for Tony the Truck Stop Tiger
The Louisiana Supreme Court denied a petition to overturn the decision in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s ongoing case to protect Tony, the tiger confined at Read More
Join the Global March for Lions Community Page and stand with us against this horrific "industry". You will find all the marches listed below (more cities/towns will be added as the events pages are put up and we are recruiting more as we go along). Please keep an eye on this post to find and join the march closest to you!
Big Cat Rescue will lead a march on March 15, 2014. De-tails to come, but I'm thinking a family day march through the sanctuary Read More
Shayla Scott is our guest today on Cat Chat. Shayla works at Chimps Inc., and will be talking with us about the lynx who live there.
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Male Canada lynx
Gilligan's age is unknown. He was purchased along with Skipper at an auction.
Gilligan had the tiniest cage measuring 5' x 7'. It was also the dirtiest of all of the cages. The mud floor was not mud, but feces covered with a sprinkling of straw. It appeared as though Gilligan had tried to keep much of his waste confined to one area on top of his plastic dog house. He had perched atop the house day after day to defecate. The large pile of feces cascaded out Read More