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When to Euthanize a Tiger

When to Euthanize a Tiger   http://youtu.be/zFvjkR4HpNQ   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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AdvoCat 2014 06

The June AdvoCat   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

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Cameron

CAMERON Lion DOB 10/1/00 Rescued 5/3/04   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

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Cat Chat 58

Cat Chat 58 Jenny Schlueter   http://youtu.be/asEl96fn_Ic Jenny Schlueter, Development Director & Feral Friends TNR Program Manager, has consistently increased revenue for Tree House while at the same time greatly expanding shelter outreach activities using a grass roots approach which includes weekly adoption events and partnerships with local businesses and other nonprofits. An avid TNR activist, Jenny first practiced TNR in 1998 in Madrid, Spain, and she continued her work with feral cats here in Chicago by starting Tree House’s Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue June 16 2014

How Your Money is Being Spent // TAMPA, Fla. - ...The best three out of 62 bay area agencies evaluated by the respected and independent Charity Navigator are Big Cat Rescue, Special Operations Warrior Foundation and Homeless Emergency Project. Big Cat Rescue got top marks for spending 87 percent of its revenue on programs and less than six percent on fundraising. But a big part of the rating is accountability and transparency, which includes listing board members, key staff and making their IRS form 990 available to anyone. "They want Read More

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How To Introduce New Cats

How To Introduce New Cats

 

 

How Marmalade Met Cole the Cat.  Note that this is NOT how we introduce big cats, but is similar in theory.

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/cat-behavior/introducing-your-cat-new-cat

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Now at Big Cat Rescue June 11 2014

Kimba Tiger Update On June 8, 2014 both of our vets came out to re evaluate Kimba the tigress, as she just isn't eating as well as Zeus and Keisha.  They were deliberating over what would be the best and safest course of action for Kimba because she is 20 years old and extremely frail.  We didn't think she would even make it through the rescue and transport to FL as she was so starved and depleted.  Kimba would only eat a few morsels of food and then stop, so they decided to try and feed her several times a day to try and build her strength Read More

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Cat Chat 57

Cat Chat 57 Kat Albrecht   http://youtu.be/CHcdUUORf2A Low Res Version Want to be a pet detective, or need one to find your lost pet, check out Kat Albrecht's interview about her work with Missing Pet Partnership and get involved. www.MissingPetPartnership.org www.KatAlbrect.com Buy Dog Detectives and train your dog to find lost pets. Big Cat Rescue wants to bring Kat to the sanctuary for an all day workshop.  Would you be interested in coming?  What day works best for you?  Let us know in the comments.  We are thinking Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue June 10 2014

Through Glass Kimba Sedation and New Tiger Updates   http://youtu.be/Sqf5FlGM0E8   If you want to hear Big Cat Rescue founder and CEO (me) scream like a little girl, you will want to watch the first 3 minutes of this video.  It was a serious situation; sedating Kimba the tiger, but we try to keep ourselves from crying by joking around.  It is a stress reliever and there is plenty of stress involved in sedating a 20 year old tigress who is so thin it just breaks your heart.  More about her recent rescue here: http://bigcatrescue.org/jnk/ The Read More