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AdvoCat 2014 06

The June AdvoCat   When to Euthanize a Tiger   At Big Cat Rescue we have a general  decision tree that we and our vets use to determine when it is time to euthanize a big cat, but every situation is different. The vast majority of the time we just aren't sure that it is the right decision until we do the necropsy, which is the animal version of an autopsy.  The reason it is so hard to know, if we are doing the right thing, is because cats are hard wired to live the mantra of the wild; "Survival of the fittest."  They just will Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 30 2014

Stealing Images Becomes Harder...Thankfully Someone asked us on Facebook what kind of cat this was: We knew it was an altered photo of Nirvana our ocelot.  See the original photo below: Google makes it easy to find out who is stealing your images, or where images originate.  Just go to: http://www.google.com/imghp Click the camera icon in the search bar Click the Upload image tab Upload the image and Google will show you what they have that looks like it. Usually the largest version could be considered to be the original, Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue June 21 2013 Ocelot Enrichment

Tiger Mauls Caregiver   June 21, 2013 Anderson, IN: A 21 year old female employee named Marissa Dub was attacked by tiger at Joe Taft's Exotic Feline Rescue Center. For cleaning purposes, the tiger was moved into a holding area. Officials report that the door to the holding area did not get shut all the way, allowing the tiger to bite and latch onto her head. Co workers distracted the tiger with food and retrieved Dub who was airlifted in critical condition to Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis.   Helping Wild Cats All Read More