Update: 3/11/14: Thanks to our wonderful SkipAHolics, who keep a constant eye on our hospitalized cats, we were able to detect that Cypress the bobcat was straining to defecate again. She went in to Ehrlich Road Animal Hospital to be examined and it was clear that she is never going to heal properly and be able to pass food; not even the ground diet she's been getting. The only humane option was to euthanize her while she was asleep.
Tributes to her brief, but inspiring life, are here: https://sites.google.com/site/bigcattributes/home/cypress-bobcat
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Note from Big Cat Rescue President, Jamie Veronica, to the Interns:
Tonight I dropped off new foster kittens at the Modglin and Himalayan Houses.
It was a litter of 5 that were dumped at Animal Services and rescued by the Humane Society of Tampabay today. All about 10 days old.
The litter was split into two groups;
Modglin got Benson (black male), Eli (white tabby male with white back feet), and Carli (white tabby female with black spots on the bottoms of her back feet)
Himalayan got Abigail (black female) and Dee Dee (white tabby female)
Natasha the lynx was rescued from being turned into a fur coat 20 years ago. Since then she has lived in progressively larger cages, but has never had an unobstructed view of the sky. This may be her last year on this earth. Would you give her the chance to see the stars above and bask in the sun, in an enclosure that measures in acres rather than sq feet? Cougars, bobcats, servals, caracals and other exotic cats are in need of room to run too. We will be using the area that you see in the video, but it needs totally different walls to keep
Armani the Leopard Goes to the Vet
Armani the leopard has been on the observation chart four times in four months for choking on her food, but this time it's serious and she has to be rushed in to the vet. See what Big Cat Rescuers do to save her life. Unless you are a big cat vet, you will see something in this video that you have NEVER seen before!
We Need a Bigger Cat Hospital!
Cypress the rehab bobcat is doing great, but she still isn't scheduled to go outside until March 3, so she has half of the West - Boensch Cat Hospital to herself. You can watch Cypress the bobcat, LIVE on DropCam here: http://dropc.am/p/qYsjoW
Banjo the 23 year old bearcat was spotted limping last week and, upon physical examination, Dr. Wynn found a wound on his hip that was covered in fur and invisible to the casual observer. She said his X-rays showed spondylosis of the spine (fusing) and very
Happy Valentine's Day from Some Sweet Cats
Make a donation towards the care of Max and Mary Ann the bobcats and receive a downloadable 8x10 color photo collage documenting their very first day together. Makes a great gift! http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1393/Donation--dsh--Valentines-Max/Detail
Sad Farewell to Three Beloved Cats
2014 has been a hard year so far as we have lost three of our beloved cats. Flavio the tiger died at the record breaking age of 25 years. Sasha the lioness died during a rather
Jay Leno and Dave Salmoni with Screaming Lion Cubs
S22 E73 | Interview | Post Date: 02/01/14 | 5:06
As CEO of Big Cat Rescue, the world's largest accredited sanctuary that is dedicated entirely to exotic cats, I have more than 30 years experience with wild cats and believe the handling of the cubs in the aforementioned program is in violation of the Animal Welfare Act. It appears to me that these cubs were clearly being harassed and showed
DOB 4/1/92 DOD 1/27/14
Precious came to Easy Street from an auction when she was about six months old. She is a Texas Bobcat, which is the most dramatically spotted variety. She lived in the house for a while, but she was never house broken and never trusted people. She seems happiest to have people keep their distance and admire her from afar. She shared a 900 square foot Cat-A-Tat with Shiloh and Indian Summer for many years and then, one day, they decided they didn't like her anymore
On Jan 29 2014 Kate MacFall, the FL state director for HSUS and Carey Theil, Executive Director of GREY2K USA Worldwide presented at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay on how to get involved in the legislative process to help animals.
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Carey and Kate came out the next day to visit the cats
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