Nikita the tiger had been on the Observation chart recently because his eye was tearing. Today eye specialist Dr. Tammy Miller, accompanied by Dr. Stein, Dr. Wynn and Dr. Boorstein and Vanessa Czelaya did surgery to repair the eye. Jamie Veronica sedated the 600+ lb tiger with Gale's help as a distraction. Then a whole troupe of Big Cat Rescuers carried him out to the new flatbed golf cart and rushed him into the onsite West Boensch Cat Hospital. The surgery went great and in no time Nikita tiger was back in a transport cage on his way back Read More
Viral Video Award for Do Big Cats Purr
by Big Cat Rescue
No More "Florida Panther Cub" Exploitation at Florida Panther Games
One of our AdvoCats named Denise contacted us last week because she was distressed that some back yard breeder type was taking a cougar cub (trying to pass it off as a Florida Panther) to a Florida Panther hockey game. The people with the cougar cub were treating her as if she were a pet and letting some people pet her at their booth. That is only legal between the ages of 8-12 weeks, but it is nearly impossible Read More
caretaker Rick Armstrong kneels next to an African civet as it stalks around the interior of its enclosure.
/ Matthew Berry, The Advocate
JOHNSTOWN -- For years, Evelyn Shaw has volunteered at Butternut Farms Wildcat Sanctuary in Johnstown and cared for large cats of her own, including a mountain lion.
But after then-Gov. Ted Strickland issued an emergency executive order Jan. 6 making it illegal to possess, sell or transfer "dangerous wild animals," the Pataskala woman is anxious to learn how the new ban will affect Read More
There are many people who come to Denver to get a new start to life.Now, 25 lions are getting that chance as well.In what is being labeled an “historic and record-breaking animal rescue”, 25 circus lions will be airlifted to the Denver area as part of a rescue operation by Animal Defenders International (ADI).The former circus lions have been seized by ADI from circuses throughout Bolivia where they lived in “shocking” conditions, the group said. They were removed from the country in December of 2010 and flown to a temporary holding area Read More