Tiger in a Shed, Bobcat in a Box
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A tiger has been kept in a shed, in a small concrete floored cage for more than 3 years. She interrupts her constant pacing, only to stand up and look out the small window at the world who has forgotten about her. Outside there is a tiny chain link box barely more than two feet wide and maybe eight feet long. Inside, on a gravel floor, paces a bobcat. No where to go and nothing to do, the pitiful bobcat paces back and forth, back and Read More
Florida Panther Week 2009
For some awesome photos and field stories, go to WWW.FLORIDAPANTHER.ORG and sign up to receive their Panther Tales Newsletters.
Though the panther historically was found throughout the southeastern United States, today it is restricted to less than 5% of its historic range in 1 breeding population of fewer than 100 animals, located in South Florida. The Florida panther, Florida's state animal, is one of the most endangered mammals on earth. Vehicle strikes and problems associated with Read More
Tiger Truck Stop Cat Fight
Watch Michael Sandlin's employees attack Advocates who came to speak up for Tony the Tiger. FreeTony.com for more info. You can safely speak up and ask that Tony be sent to Big Cat Rescue at CatLaws.com 2009
Help free Tony the tiger from the Tiger Truck Stop in Louisiana. Visit FreeTony.com to find free ways to help him retire to Big Cat Rescue. 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625 813 920-4130 BigCatRescue.org Addn'l photo credits: Julie Hanan and Jamie Read More
Black Leopards in Love
Adonnis and Bagheera came to Big Cat Rescue on 5/27/95 from Oklahoma. Adonnis was a pet leopard that had been declawed. His owners then moved and didn't have room for he or Bagheera in their new location. This is just one of so many reasons that leopards don't make good pets. People dont realize that they are making a 20 year commitment - at least when they acquire big cats like this. Some leopards have even lived past 29 in captivity.
Adonnis and Bagheera, his roommate, are now able to spend Read More
Working at Big Cat Rescue 2009
Jobs working with animals involve doing a variety of different things especially at Big Cat Rescue! We clean, feed, give tours, make enrichment, do admin work and of course do some landscaping on the property! We have over 140 big cats, which is alot of enclosures to maintain year round, watch as Big Cat Rescue staff and volunteers remove trees from two bobcat enclosures, one which fell over night and one which gets pulled down to prevent problems in the future. All the enclosures at Read More
BOBCAT HIT BY CAR! - Big Cat TV
When Big Cat Rescue received a call that a bobcat had been struck by a car and needed our help, Scott Lope and volunteer veterinarian Dr.Wynn were on the scene!
Watch as the female bobcat is sedated, assessed for injuries and weighed before being taken for an x-ray by Dr.Wynn.
Because of the human development in Florida bobcats are being forced out of their natural habitat more and more, this then results in bobcats being struck by cars and other interactions with people.
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Big Cat Rescue wins the People's Choice Award 2009
Big Cat Rescue wins the People's Choice Award for the 3rd year in a row! The People's Choice Award was likened to the American Idol of the Non Profit World by host Jack Harris at the WEDU event on Jan. 15, 2009. This was an online voting contest that resulted in more than 50,000 votes cast for 90 non profits in a 16 county viewing area. Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters, Big Cat Rescue was voted the People's Choice in 2006, 2007 and 2008!
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Big Cat Rescue Fur Ball 1999-2009
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The 2009 Fur Ball is less than a week away and Jamie and I were reminiscing on the Fur Ball days of old...
The very first big event that we had was a cookout at the sanctuary in 1999 and we called it the Safari Benefit. In those days children under the age of 10 were not allowed to visit the sanctuary. Our Education Department had not yet been launched so once a year we began something we called Family Day. At this writing I don't know how far back that practice went, Read More
Growing Up Bobcat a Rehab Story
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