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Quarantine

Big Cat Rescue's Quarantine Protocol   To prevent the introduction of disease to animals already established in the Sanctuary, new animal arrivals are quarantined on arrival in the Sanctuary's Quarantine Facility. Occasionally new arrivals will be quarantined elsewhere on site. To control certain health problems or outbreaks of disease, quarantine restrictions are sometimes placed on a certain Sanctuary area. The quarantine period is thirty days unless specified by the vet. The quarantine period may be extended indefinitely if the new Read More

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Cat Chat 59

Cat Chat 59 Madi Hawkins   She is the Director of the Habersham County Animal Care & Control in Georgia talks about how TNR is saving thousands of cats from being killed in her shelter. http://youtu.be/04N0lXk8soQ http://www.habershamga.com/animalcontrol.cfm?lid=268   Podcast   Image below of Madi Hawkins     Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue June 22 2014

Now at Big Cat Rescue June 22 2014 Daily Big Cat June 21 2014   http://youtu.be/JbQZj9kuHfc   Becky comes to get Gale because Little Feather Bobcat is squinting her eye. Gale the Geek takes on routers and Internet hookups. Natasha Siberian Lynx shows her full belly after dinner. Jamie hands out treats to Jade & Armani Leopards, Raindance Bobcat, and tricks Moses into getting his meds in a chick. TJ Tiger gets a home brewed treat. Joseph Lion goes on vacation. Vern looks like he's ready to win a jousting Read More

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Amazing Grace

AMAZING GRACE Female Ocelot DOB 5/1/92 -6/11/2014 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 9/27/96   Amazing Grace was reported to be a three-year-old female ocelot when she arrived on 9/27/96, but appears to be much older. Her ears were very tattered because the place where she lived before had cats with common walls; meaning that one wall of the cage was shared between adjoining cats. When Amazing Grace would rub against the wire, the cat next to her would bite off pieces of her ears trying to get a grip on her. She is safe from harm Read More

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OMG It’s Furiday!! :) #tgif #friday #serval #happy #cat

Feeding Big Cats in the Rain   http://youtu.be/DW8aPE9AOr8 Keisha Tiger chats w/ Operations Manager, Gale, while she works.  You can hear our neighbors shooting non stop next door on a Sunday afternoon while we try to shift tigers.  Zeus and Keisha the tigers get fed, then Alex Tiger is fed in the rain. Nirvana the ocelot loves the rain. We rescue 5 more domestic kittens as part of our Foster Kitten Program with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Raindance has been acting finicky at dinner time, so Jamie sets up a trail cam to see if Read More

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When to Euthanize a Tiger

When to Euthanize a Tiger   http://youtu.be/zFvjkR4HpNQ   At Big Cat Rescue we have a general  decision tree that we and our vets use to determine when it is time to euthanize a big cat, but every situation is different. The vast majority of the time we just aren't sure that it is the right decision until we do the necropsy, which is the animal version of an autopsy.  The reason it is so hard to know, if we are doing the right thing, is because cats are hard wired to live the mantra of the wild; "Survival of the fittest." They Read More

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AdvoCat 2014 06

The June AdvoCat   When to Euthanize a Tiger   At Big Cat Rescue we have a general  decision tree that we and our vets use to determine when it is time to euthanize a big cat, but every situation is different. The vast majority of the time we just aren't sure that it is the right decision until we do the necropsy, which is the animal version of an autopsy.  The reason it is so hard to know, if we are doing the right thing, is because cats are hard wired to live the mantra of the wild; "Survival of the fittest."  They just will Read More

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Cameron

Lion DOB 10/1/00 Rescued 5/3/04   Cameron the Lion and Zabu the White Tiger are Big Cat Rescue's odd couple. They were both born at a run down roadside zoo in 2000 and were rescued in 2004. At the New Hampshire zoo, Cameron had been raised with Zabu, the white tigress, with the hopes of cross breeding them and selling the resulting Liger cubs. People often hybridize lions and tigers because they are either trying to create a novelty that people will pay to come see or trying to avoid the law. Until recently, some Read More

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Cat Chat 58

Cat Chat 58 Jenny Schlueter   http://youtu.be/asEl96fn_Ic Jenny Schlueter, Development Director & Feral Friends TNR Program Manager, has consistently increased revenue for Tree House while at the same time greatly expanding shelter outreach activities using a grass roots approach which includes weekly adoption events and partnerships with local businesses and other nonprofits. An avid TNR activist, Jenny first practiced TNR in 1998 in Madrid, Spain, and she continued her work with feral cats here in Chicago by starting Tree House’s Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue June 16 2014

How Your Money is Being Spent // TAMPA, Fla. - ...The best three out of 62 bay area agencies evaluated by the respected and independent Charity Navigator are Big Cat Rescue, Special Operations Warrior Foundation and Homeless Emergency Project. Big Cat Rescue got top marks for spending 87 percent of its revenue on programs and less than six percent on fundraising. But a big part of the rating is accountability and transparency, which includes listing board members, key staff and making their IRS form 990 available to anyone. "They want Read More