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Tommie

Tommie Girl Female Bobcat DOB appx 10/1/11 Rescued 3/6/12   Sponsor Tommie Girl http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-995/Bobcat-Sponsorship/Detail   On Mar 5 we got a call from the Florida Wildlife Commission asking if we could help a blind bobcat that had been reported by the Manager of the Cemex Mine.  His name is Tommie and he loves the wildlife that calls his land a sanctuary.  He knew there was something desperately wrong with this little kitten from the first day he saw her, which was about two weeks before.   We Read More

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Raindance

Raindance Female Bobcat DOB 5/8/93 Rescued 5/27/93   Raindance came to Big Cat Rescue from a fur farm in Minnesota. We had ordered six Bobcat kittens by phone, but were told that we must pick them up in person. We traveled to Minnesota, and when we arrived, we saw a sign out front that said "Fur Farm". We thought that the sign probably only applied to the mink and foxes being raised there (although that is bad enough). We asked what they do with the Bobcats, Canadian, and Siberian Lynx kittens that aren't sold to pet homes, Read More

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Orion

Orion Male Cougar DOB 10/1/05   Orion is the goofy one in the group, he is always up to something and puts a smile on our faces with his silly antics. The three cubs can be hard to tell apart at times, but if you look in their eyes, you will be able to pick out his mischievous gaze and know right away which one is Orion. Orion loves dinner time and can change abruptly from cute goofball to serious cougar with an appetite. Orion also loves to climb the trees in his enclosures and is constantly testing the limits of the tinier branches. A Read More

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Narla

Narla Female Cougar DOB 1/1/97 Rescued 1/8/2010   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 like Read More

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The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender Male Bobcat DOB 4/30/92 Rescued 10/15/92 The Great Pretender came to Big Cat Rescue at the same time and as a litter mate to Precious. We named him the Great Pretender because he always pretended to be so "bad" when he was little. Unfortunately, once he was full grown he wasn’t just pretending anymore. He does not care for people much and actually grew to be quite aggressive especially at feeding time. This changed dramatically after he began to participate in operant conditioning sessions. He is much calmer when Read More

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Mac

Mac Male Cougar DOB 9/2/96 Rescued 1/9/98   Mac was brought here by his owner to be boarded because of zoning laws changing in his owner’s home town, but that was many years ago. He now has a permanent home at Big Cat Rescue and enjoys a 1200 square foot lush Cat.a.tat with a large cave den.   Mac has a particular penchant for small children, as do most big cats. Big cats see children as potential prey and having a big cat as a pet is a recipe for disaster. When a group comes by on a guided tour, Mac always picks out Read More

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Skipper

Skipper Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13   Skipper's age is unknown. He had been purchased along with Gilligan at an auction. Skipper had the largest cage measuring about 5' x 30'. He had a small plastic dog house and a plastic shelf precariously attached to the side of his cage. A large rabbit carcass lay rotting in the corner of his cage and the entire cage was just as dirty as the others, feces lying everywhere and urine soaked straw. Big Cat Rescuers entered Skipper's cage with nets in hand and a large transport Read More

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Gilligan

Gilligan Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13   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 of the side of Read More

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Lovey

Lovey Female bobcat Appx. DOB 1/1/08 Rescued 5/5/13 Lovey is approximately five years old and was Mr. Howell's mate. She is declawed on all four paws and is missing her top right canine. 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. Lovey and Mr. Howell were both intact, so Lovey was spayed shortly after being rescued so that they can live together. Lovey Read More

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Keisha

Keisha Tigress Born 6/25/2000 Rescued 9/6/2014   http://youtu.be/_qkXhZkZyKY   Keisha was the second generation of tigers born at that facility and some reports state than five generations were born there over the years. Keisha is missing a portion of her ear and her entire tail. JnK volunteers reported that she lost both to two lions that shared a common wall with her. It is unknown if she received veterinary care for these injuries or was left that way and luckily survived. All over the compound the bears and Read More