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Howard Baskin

HOWARD BASKIN SECRETARY, TREASURER, ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRMAN AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Howard Baskin is a retired management consultant who worked with early stage and fast growing companies in the areas of strategic planning, finance and operations.  He spent 11 years at Citicorp in various assignments, most recently as Director of Strategic Planning for the Commercial Real Estate Division.  After leaving Citicorp in 1991 he was an equity participant and general manager in three companies, one of which he co-founded.  He now devotes full time Read More

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Jamie Veronica

JAMIE VERONICA BOORSTEIN PRESIDENT, VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE, BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jamie Veronica is President of Big Cat Rescue, a member of the Board of Directors, and Chair of the Volunteer Committee.  She has served in these capacities for well over ten years. She spent many years developing a sponsorship program whose financial success continues to contribute largely toward meeting our annual budget. Jamie runs everything involved with the administrative side of the volunteer program including processing promotion applications, running Read More

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Actress’ tiger that mauled caretaker came from notorious Colton

Actress' tiger that mauled caretaker came from notorious Colton 10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 By SANDRA STOKLEY The Press-Enterprise The tiger that mauled a caretaker this week at actress Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve in Acton was one of the exotic cats relocated from Tiger Rescue, a notorious Colton sanctuary shut by state authorities in 2003.Hedren, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock's classic film "The Birds," made the announcement Wednesday in an interview on KFI Radio. Harlan Boll, a Hedren spokesman, confirmed it. Tiger Read More

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Wildcats Find New Sanctuary at Shambala

Wildcats Find New Sanctuary   Shambala founder says people who buy wild animals as pets are selfish. 6/29/2006 Signal Staff ACTON — Wildcats — such as lions, tigers and bobcats — are not pets, emphasizes Tippi Hedren, founder and president of the Roar Foundation and the Shambala Preserve located near Acton, a sanctuary that currently houses endangered exotic cats, many of which have been mistreated in the past. “Don’t ever consider a wild animal a pet,” Hedren said. “It doesn’t matter whether it is a little squirrel Read More

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Operant Conditioning at Big Cat Rescue

http://youtu.be/eH5iTBMh_O8   Operant Conditioning with Jennifer Ruszczyk and Dr. Kevin Murdock   Written in 2007. Based in Tampa, Florida, Big Cat Rescue is one of the world's largest wild cat sanctuaries. It houses nearly 150 lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, servals, caracals, and sand cats. 16 of the 35 species of exotic cat are represented at the sanctuary. The 55-acre sanctuary is a permanent home to many cats that have "retired" from the animal entertainment industry. Many other wild cats have been rescued from death, Read More