Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 3 2013 Flavio Tiger Goes Free

Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 3 2013 Flavio Tiger Goes Free

Flavio Tiger Goes “Free”

 

 

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Rabies case in a stray cat

 

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay was very concerned to learn of the recent case of rabies in a free-roaming cat. The effected stray cat was not part of our TNVR (Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return) program. Our database indicates that 51 cats have been sterilized, vaccinated and ear-tipped in that neighborhood since 2010. If the cat had been part of our TNVR program, it would have received a 3 year rabies vaccine, been ear-tipped and been protected from this deadly disease.

 

There are an estimated 200,000 stray or free roaming cats in Hillsborough County. 21,000 of those cats have been sterilized, vaccinated and ear-tipped through The Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s TNVR program. TNVR has proven to be the only effective way for communities to manage stray cat populations.

 

In addition to preventing the birth of more unwanted kittens, TNVR provides protection against deadly diseases thereby protecting the community. Also through the use of TNVR a cat colony is self-limiting in size, as cats are territorial and do not allow new cats to enter the area.

 

About The Humane Society of Tampa Bay

 

Dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay was originally founded in 1912 and is one of the oldest animal rescue organizations in Florida. The Humane Society relies solely on funds from program revenue, grants, special events and donations from individuals and groups in the Tampa Bay community. Visit www.humanesocietytampa.org or call (813) 876-7138 for more information.

Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 25

 

Moses Bobcat back when he was a younger kitten

Moses Bobcat back when he was a younger kitten

Can you guess who's paws?

Can you guess who’s paws?

Zabu the white tiger sneaks around and tries to catch the lawn crew by surprise

Zabu the white tiger sneaks around and tries to catch the lawn crew by surprise

Second Annual Florida Panther Festival!

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Free Admission!
At North Collier Regional Park
Naples, Florida

Find out more here

 

Field Trips to panther habitats conducted on Friday, November 9, 2012. Reservations are required, reserve your spot now. Register here

 

Paula Poundstone

“Wait Wait” Panelist,SingularComedian,

Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 13

Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 13

Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 13

Last Two Days to Vote and we REALLY need your help!

If you live in LA, TX, FL,AZ, CO, NM and Texarcana, AR and Salt Lake City, UT and at least 13 years of age or older we need you to vote 5 times a day for Big Cat Rescue to win $25,000.

Voting ends tomorrow!

You can do all 5 votes in a row each day.  http://www.albertsonscpchallenge.com/index.php

Our code number is 0063.  Here is a flyer to post:  Albertsons $25,000 Contest Flyer   An easy URL to remember is VoteCats.com  Please vote every day!

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Black leopard blisses out over enrichment at Big Cat Rescue

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Catnip Hangover in bobcat at Big Cat Rescue

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These hooks are why Keepers require 2 years training before getting near big cats

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China Doll the tiger retrieves pumpkins from the lake and then chases them

3 pumpkins, 2 tigers, a dozen volunteers and lots of laughs

3 pumpkins, 2 tigers, a dozen volunteers and lots of laughs

Tiger notices the ball while chasing pumpkins in the lake

Tiger notices the ball while chasing pumpkins in the lake

Tiger takes a minute to savor her reward for pumpkin bobbing

Tiger takes a minute to savor her reward for pumpkin bobbing

Jeff watches Jamie carve a pumpkin for the leopards

Jeff watches Jamie carve a pumpkin for the leopards

Tiger Says "Mine!  All mine!"

Tiger Says "Mine! All mine!"

Hard to swim with your mouth full of pumpkin

Hard to swim with your mouth full of pumpkin

Tigress tries to get 2 pumpkins at once; mouth and tail

Tigress tries to get 2 pumpkins at once; mouth and tail

Keeping the tiger pool pumps working is a daily chore

Keeping the tiger pool pumps working is a daily chore

A cat loving friend of ours recently asked if we would put the word out that there are 150 domestic cats in need of a new home.

There are over 150 cats of the 700 rescued here in Fl. from a terrible cat hoarding situation at Haven Acres. Some really nice cats and barn cats are left and will be euthanized by the end of the month if no takers.

All are spayed and neutered, all shots, all healthy, negative for disease.

Please consider giving one or two of these a home and a chance at life. They spent who knows how long in a terrible situation at Haven Acres and now have been in a warehouse for months getting healthy and hoping for a home. Please don’t let them all die.

Two large adoption events, participation by Best Friends and Humane Society has still left 160+ with no hope at the end of the month. Some are feral and need to go on someone’s farm..probably no hope for those. Some are just nice barn cats or could be house cats..they were the more shy ones. It is heart breaking that they have suffered so much.

Please spread the word.  Contact Christine if you can take any of them:  carsonsprings@aol.com  708 267-6250

 

Mexican zoo fears that feral cats will spread disease to zoo’s big cats

Pululan los gatos en el zoo de Neza

Reforma
27 de diciembre del 2009
Jonás López

NEZAHUALCÓYOTL.- Una colonia de gastos se ha convertido en el dolor de cabeza de las autoridades del Parque Zoológico del Pueblo de Nezahualcóyotl.

Desde hace varios años, unos 300 felinos sin dueño han invadido áreas verdes, tejados y jaulas del zoológico municipal y sus colindancias, en donde duermen, cazan, comen, defecan, orinan y se reproducen.

Adicionalmente, los gatos pueden transmitir a otros felinos del parque, como jaguares, leones, tigres y linces, hasta tres enfermedades mortales, informó Magda Cecilia García Trinidad, coordinadora del zoológico.

“Este riesgo provoca que tengamos que estar aplicando vacunas periódicamente para garantizar que nuestros felinos no sean contagiados por los gatos”, dijo.

Además, los felinos callejeros afectan a otros animales porque dejan restos de comida, heces y objetos extraños en las jaulas.

“Por lo regular, los gatos son una molestia para los vecinos, quienes intentan matarlos por medio de comida envenenada y, si este alimento llega a las jaulas de los animales y lo comen, pueden provocar un envenenamiento también en ellos”, señaló.

Los gatos formaron una comunidad que se multiplica sin control desde que los vecinos los abandonaron en los jardines del parque público cuando eran cachorros o hembras preñadas, explicó Óscar Corro Montero, administrador del zoológico.

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