Cat Chat 59 Madi Hawkins
She is the Director of the Habersham County Animal Care & Control in Georgia talks about how TNR is saving thousands of cats from being killed in her shelter.
Image below of Madi Hawkins
Live Kitten Cams
These web cams are usually on domestic cat kittens that we are fostering for adoption, but are sometimes on the exotic cats in our on site Cat Hospital so that we can monitor their progress when they are recovering. We do not breed exotic cats. Find out why no legitimate sanctuary breeds animals.
Want to link to this page with a cute kitten button? Use the one below and link to http://bigcatrescue.org/kittens/
Now at Big Cat Rescue June 22 2014
Daily Big Cat June 21 2014
Becky comes to get Gale because Little Feather Bobcat is squinting her eye.
Gale the Geek takes on routers and Internet hookups.
Natasha Siberian Lynx shows her full belly after dinner.
Jamie hands out treats to Jade & Armani Leopards, Raindance Bobcat, and tricks Moses into getting his meds in a chick.
TJ Tiger gets a home brewed treat.
Joseph Lion goes on vacation.
Vern looks like he's ready to win a jousting Read More
Sabre was 3 years old when he arrived at Big Cat Rescue on 7/20/95. Though he was only supposed to be here temporarily, his former owner moved and left no forwarding address.
This could have been another sad ending as most are in the exotic pet world. Luckily, we had taken Sabre in and he will have a home here for life. He is very playful and fun loving and always has a mischievous look on his face. He loves to act very silly, running about his cat-a-tat and jumping on top Read More
DOB 5/1/92 -6/11/2014
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 9/27/96
Amazing Grace was reported to be a three-year-old female ocelot when she arrived on 9/27/96, but appears to be much older. Her ears were very tattered because the place where she lived before had cats with common walls; meaning that one wall of the cage was shared between adjoining cats. When Amazing Grace would rub against the wire, the cat next to her would bite off pieces of her ears trying to get a grip on her. She is safe from harm Read More
Enjoy the Kids Tour at Big Cat Rescue!
If you want to bring children under the age of ten, this is the only tour available for your family. This is a complete guided tour where children of all ages and their parents can get up-close and learn about exotic cats and other animals.
Tour Time is 9 AM on Saturdays and Sundays.
Geared toward children under 10 years old.
Privately guided small tour groups of 20 or less.
Tour is one hour long & children are expected to behave because this is a working sanctuary and Read More
Feeding Big Cats in the Rain
Keisha Tiger chats w/ Operations Manager, Gale, while she works. You can hear our neighbors shooting non stop next door on a Sunday afternoon while we try to shift tigers. Zeus and Keisha the tigers get fed, then Alex Tiger is fed in the rain.
Nirvana the ocelot loves the rain.
We rescue 5 more domestic kittens as part of our Foster Kitten Program with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
Raindance has been acting finicky at dinner time, so Jamie sets up a trail cam to see if Read More
When to Euthanize a Tiger
At Big Cat Rescue we have a general decision tree that we and our vets use to determine when it is time to euthanize a big cat, but every situation is different. The vast majority of the time we just aren't sure that it is the right decision until we do the necropsy, which is the animal version of an autopsy. The reason it is so hard to know, if we are doing the right thing, is because cats are hard wired to live the mantra of the wild; "Survival of the fittest."
They Read More
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When to Euthanize a Tiger
At Big Cat Rescue we have a general decision tree that we and our vets use to determine when it is time to euthanize a big cat, but every situation is different. The vast majority of the time we just aren't sure that it is the right decision until we do the necropsy, which is the animal version of an autopsy. The reason it is so hard to know, if we are doing the right thing, is because cats are hard wired to live the mantra of the wild; "Survival of the fittest." They just will Read More
Cameron the Lion and Zabu the White Tiger are Big Cat Rescue's odd couple.
They were both born at a run down roadside zoo in 2000 and were rescued in 2004.
At the New Hampshire zoo, Cameron had been raised with Zabu, the white tigress, with the hopes of cross breeding them and selling the resulting Liger cubs.
People often hybridize lions and tigers because they are either trying to create a novelty that people will pay to come see or trying to avoid the law. Until recently, Read More