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What is a day like at Big Cat Rescue?

What is a day like at Big Cat Rescue? Some things happen EVERY day, some things happen a few times a week, some things happen once a month and some things happen once a year.  The problem with all of this structured order is that EVERY day there is some chaos introduced, so it is always a balancing act to take care of both the critically important, and the things that have to get done every day. To Set the Stage There are 100 exotic cats on 67 acres and about 80-100 volunteers and staff to care for them.  Some cats have more than one Read More

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Narla

Narla Female Cougar DOB 1/1/97 Rescued 1/8/2010   Rescue of Narla the Cougar:   This is a letter from someone who knew the Loppi's.  This person below, wanted us to know that Rob was well intended and I post it here as an example of how even the best intentions usually end up bad for the exotic animal.   According to a number of emails I got after the fact, Rob's wife was looking to euthanize the cat, but Rob's friends, family and the media were on her case and she couldn't  do it without looking like Read More

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Skipper

Skipper Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13   Skipper's age is unknown. He had been purchased along with Gilligan at an auction. Skipper had the largest cage measuring about 5' x 30'. He had a small plastic dog house and a plastic shelf precariously attached to the side of his cage. A large rabbit carcass lay rotting in the corner of his cage and the entire cage was just as dirty as the others, feces lying everywhere and urine soaked straw. Big Cat Rescuers entered Skipper's cage with nets in hand and a large transport Read More

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Gilligan

Gilligan Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13   Gilligan's age is unknown. He was purchased along with Skipper at an auction. Gilligan had the tiniest cage measuring 5' x 7'. It was also the dirtiest of all of the cages. The mud floor was not mud, but feces covered with a sprinkling of straw. It appeared as though Gilligan had tried to keep much of his waste confined to one area on top of his plastic dog house. He had perched atop the house day after day to defecate. The large pile of feces cascaded out of the side of Read More

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Lovey

Lovey Female bobcat Appx. DOB 1/1/08 Rescued 5/5/13 Lovey is approximately five years old and was Mr. Howell's mate. She is declawed on all four paws and is missing her top right canine. The two of them shared a cramped cage about 5'x13'. Their only shelter was a small plastic dog house that they managed to cram themselves into to escape the cold weather. The also had a tiny child's play table to perch on. Lovey and Mr. Howell were both intact, so Lovey was spayed shortly after being rescued so that they can live together. Lovey Read More