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advocat 2014 09

Big Cat Rescue Honored as 2014 Top-Rated NonProfit by GreatNonprofits.org Award is based on Positive Online Reviews Keisha Tiger on her first "Vacation" in the Vacation Rotation enclosure   Thanks to YOU! Last month, after some animal exploiters posted some fake reviews to try and bring our scores down, we asked you to post reviews about Big Cat Rescue if you had been here to several sites and today it was announced that we won the prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about Read More

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Advocat 2014 08

Welcome Mickey the Cougar!   To everyone who donated and who shared Mickey's story, we offer our heartfelt appreciation.  Mickey is one trooper of a cougar and despite his debilitating condition he still rolls on the soft ground and plays with his toys, bowls and even his den.  We have to fatten him up a bit, so he can be sedated and evaluated by an orthopedic specialist, but we have the vet date scheduled and will keep you posted. This video is heartbreaking to watch. We recorded it to let the orthopedic specialist see how Mickey Read More

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AdvoCat 2014 04

  What's Up With Cameron's Mane?     If you've ever been on a tour of the sanctuary, you've probably heard about how we gave Cameron the lion a vasectomy when he arrived so that he and the love of his life, Zabu, would be able to live together without bringing more cubs into captivity.  It was a great launching point to talk about why it is so bad to cross breed animals, like ligers, and to educate our guests about how the lion's mane is a testosterone driven sign of his virility.   For a long time we all enjoyed the best Read More

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AdvoCat 2013 12

Merry Christmas from Big Cat Rescue   Check out http://bigcatfun.com/christmas.html for free Christmas E-cards, Letter to Santa, free games, free puzzles and free things to make and give for the holidays.  Everything is themed for Christmas and exotic cats and was designed for YOU, our loyal fan.     No Holiday for Tony the Truck Stop Tiger   The Louisiana Supreme Court denied a petition to overturn the decision in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s ongoing case to protect Tony, the tiger confined at Read More

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Cat Chat 31

  http://youtu.be/aSUAe65GVEQ   Justine Mikolaitis talks with Carole Baskin about about what “Animal Law” means to her.  We will discuss the very first case that she filed, currently pending in Miami-Dade Circuit Court which is a “gross negligence” case, seeking non-economic damages as a result of the loss of a companion canine (i.e., dog). We will discuss “why “gross negligence,” as opposed to “veterinary negligence”, what non economic damages are and the topic of property law and dogs.   We will also Read More