Please leave wildlife alone! A baby bobcat was euthanized by the Health Department in South FL on Friday because a person picked the kitten up, thinking it an orphan, and she and her neighbor were both bitten. They called Animal Control, who was closed all weekend, so we couldn't reach them until today. They said that since there is no quarantine time known for rabies in bobcats, the Health Department made them euthanize the kitten so the head could be cut off and tested for rabies. Bobcats almost never contract rabies, and the women
Vacation Rotation Enclosure Grand Opening
We are so pleased to announce that the Vacation Rotation Enclosure has been completed and Big Cat Rescues celebrated the grand opening of the new space with dozens of volunteers, donors, and the media. Everyone gathered early in the morning on July 30th to watch as Bengali the tiger was the first to explore the 2.5 acre enclosure.
After 11 longs months of hard work and $200,000 in cost the super sized enclosure inspired awe in the 18 year old tiger. Bengali made his way through a long tunnel
Bobcat Rehab and Release
Big Cat Rescue does bobcat rehab and release of native, Florida bobcats. The video playlist below shows the great lengths we will go to in order to save bobcats and give them a second chance at living free. Search our site for the word "rehab" to see more.
Stories about some other rescued bobcats: http://bigcatrescue.org/a-boatload-of-bobcats-turns-big-cat-rescue-into-modern-day-ark/
A Baby Bobcat Named Faith
Gets a Second
Thurston Bobcat Hybrid Gets First Spice Bag
Thurston, AKA, Mr Howell, the bobcat hybrid that we just rescued from KS is enjoying his first spice bag. Video by Willow. at Big Cat Rescue Tampa FL.
The Plan's Approved. Now What?
ACT Needs Your Help to Make the County's Life-Saving Plan a Reality
ACT, The Humane Society and countless other organizations have been trying for years to persuade Hillsborough County Animal Services to reduce the euthanasia rate and develop
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