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
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:
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
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