See more photos and explanation of Big Cat Cages
Since all exotic cats, no matter how early they are neutered or spayed, spray bucket loads of urine all day you will want to provide an outdoor cage. Because we have so many cats we have many varieties of cages depending on the cats’ needs. We will begin with our favorite cages and proceed down to our minimum cages. USDA only requires that the animal be able to stand up and turn around in the pen and that it be clean. Some states have minimum size standards but they, like Read More
Video of a month at Big Cat Rescue
After being gone for a few weeks while Howard Baskin had open heart surgery, I was visiting the cats and helping with their K-Laser treatments. The cats love blood, tuna and liver cicles. Jamie removed Jumanji's stitches. Dr. Jim Sanderson visited and saw some Operant Conditioning w/ small cats. Vern, Barbara and Chuck worked on cages and grounds.
How Can I Film a Rescue?
Before you contact Big Cat Rescue and ask if you can film a rescue, or film a few days of yourself working here, please consider the following:
Wild cats are as emotionally complex as humans; maybe even more so. A mother cat will kill her young rather than let them suffer, if they are born into a situation that is too unfavorable to their happy existence.
Yet we use the term "tiger mom" to convey the fact that a tiger will fight to the death and sacrifice herself to protect her young, as will any other cat. Read More
Meet Scott Haller
Scott Haller came to work for Carole Baskin, doing repairs and maintenance to her properties and those owned by Big Cat Rescue, somewhere around 2009 or 2010.
People tell us he looks a lot like Sam Elliott.
What do you think?
Scott had been in the construction business building commercial stores and houses in Hudson Beach.
Hear an impromptu interview with Scott as he was working on the Windsong Memorial Hospital in 2015.
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Hear this page:
Where do Ligers Come From?
Irresponsible breeders is the short answer.
A liger is the result of breeding a male lion to a tigress. A tigon is the result of breeding a male tiger to a lioness. Since lions and tigers do not exist in the same areas, this is not something that happens in the wild. It is done in captivity by disreputable carnies to produce a freak that ignorant people will pay to see. These cats suffer from many birth defects and usually die young. Because ligers are usually Read More
Find out more about current snow leopard work. Big Cat Rescue supports the Snow Leopard Trust by selling Erbis Enterprises items in our gift shop. These items fund villagers in snow leopard regions as long as no snow leopard is killed in their area. That makes everyone a snow leopard protector.
Snow Leopard Trust
Snow Leopard Conservancy
Save the Snow Leopard From Extinction
Field Update 2009:
TERICH VALLEY: SNOW LEOPARD SURVIVAL ISSUES,IN THE HIGH HINDU KUSH REGION OF CHITRAL.
The district of Chitral, Read More
Karma started out as an Intern but began working part time as staff in 2015.
Two days a week she helps manage the Gift Shop and one day a week is devoted to keeping all of our cats' records updated in ZIMS.
She is also the Kitten Monitor to ensure our Foster Kittens are growing and thriving.
Meet the Big Cat Rescue Team. See a typical day at the sanctuary.
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Gale worked her way up to Senior Keeper twice. The first time around she ended up as Den Mother to our interns, but family issues required her to move away for a while. When she returned, she started over again and quickly worked her way back up to Senior Keeper.
Gale is a By-The-Book kind of person and Big Cat Rescue has a LOT of rules on its books that keep our cats well cared for and our people safe. When our Operations Manager, Scott Lope decided to resign in order to pursue his film career Gale was Read More
Chelsea Feeny first arrived at Big Cat Rescue in early 2009 as an intern. Before the completing of her internship she was hired as Project Manager.
She currently is responsible for database management, donations processing and acknowledgement, and Intern intake/screening.
This is no small feat with a support fan base of more than 80,000 people.
She aims to share her passion and excitement for this magnificent sanctuary with all of the guests, donors, and volunteers that help to make Big Cat Rescue Read More