Usually, people are either dreamers or doers. Not both.
That’s why I feel so blessed to be surrounded every day by Big Cat Rescuers – volunteers, interns, staff and our fantastic donors – who are the magical and rare combination of both!
It is because of our generous donors that we can dream big dreams for our cats and then take the actions to make those dreams a reality. I hope you enjoy reading this annual update/appeal letter and viewing the video. Both outline just Read More
Big Cat Rescue's Feeding Protocol
WHAT BIG CAT RESCUE FEEDS
Big Cat Rescue feeds our 500 pounds of food per day and we use Triple A Brand Meat Company because it is the best and the cats LOVE it.
Feline Complete Diet: Beef muscle meat, KanTech Feline Complete vitamin/mineral premix.
Packaged in three 10 pound frozen bags per box
Click here for complete nutritional information*
Bones:Bovine leg shanks.
Packaged in one 40 pound bag per box
Choice of 4-5" small and 8-10" large
Raw Hides: Beef Hides
Approximately Read More
Meet Carol Childs, founder of the National Humane Society and the Florida Humane Society. See about 50 cats and kittens who are being spayed and neutered today and are ready for your loving arms.
Carol states in her interview that probably no one at the Florida Humane Society in Deerfield Beach would even know who she is, but a quick Internet search shows her involvement in this thriving, no kill shelter. She would like to pass on her Tampa based National Humane Society to someone who is ready to take it to Read More
Tiger Toys Calling Senators from Walmart Brandy Singalong
Michael and Joey at Octane One donated some Tigerific tubes for the cats, so I pick up the last two, then go get some paint at WalMart, but call my Senators while waiting for the paint tech, to ask them to NOT vote for the ridiculously named Sportsman Act, then kitten check ups, all #ThroughGlass 2014 07 07
Jamie, Gale and Carole at Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls with Jamie and Gale on May 26, 2014. Read More
Operant Conditioning Video
Operant Conditioning: Big Cat Rescue’s Animal Training Program is based on operant conditioning and clicker training techniques. Operant conditioning is a type of learning in which behaviors are altered by the consequences that follow them. The behaviors are not forced, but “caught”, reinforced and therefore trained. We train only natural behaviors, no entertainment types of behaviors.
Clicker Training: Clicker training is a positive-reinforcement training system. It is Read More
Through Glass Video Thru July 4 2014
I love Google Glass because it can give YOU a view of what it is like to run a big cat sanctuary from my purr-spective; up close and purr-sonal. But it doesn't record in HD, so if I try to edit video captured with Glass and video captured from my iPhone, which is high def, it produces a finished product that is not high def.
Maybe that is because I use iMovie. I need to learn Final Cut Pro, but it makes sense that you can't record in 720 and produce Read More
Kitten Cuteness Silly Leopard
Siamese Momma Cat
This Daily Big Cat is full of Kitten Cuteness, Silly Leopard, Siamese Momma Cat and newborn kittens, white tiger and lion getting access to their larger enclosure, feeding big cats in the rain...again! A quick peek at our booth #TAFA14, Howie and Carole laughing at their attempt at a selfie in front of the Capitol and manatees.
Big Cat Rescue Offers Home for Tony
Big Cat Rescue gets more complaints about Tony the tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop than all other complaints combined. In 2009 the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries had called Big Cat Rescue to come get Tony during their planned seizure of the tiger, but before we could take Tony, Sandlin filed for an injunction and the long legal battles began.
That same year Big Cat Rescue was the first organization to hire an attorney to represent a tiger. David Nance, Esq. exhausted his ability to fight Read More
Timeline of the Big Cat Coalition
If it seems rather late to be discussing these coalitions, it is because we have to be as stealthy as the cats we are protecting, so that those who abuse wild cats cannot thwart our mission. There are LOTS of exciting things going on behind the scenes right now that we can't talk about, for that very reason, but now that we have achieved many of our goals, it's time to give credit where credit is due.
The timeline of the Big Cat Coalition starts with the
Timeline Read More