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Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 9

Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 9 Vote for Big Cat Rescue to Win $25,000! If you live in LA, TX, FL,AZ, CO, NM and Texarcana, AR and Salt Lake City, UT and at least 13 years of age or older we need you to vote 5 times a day for Big Cat Rescue to win $25,000. Voting ends Oct 15. You can do all 5 votes in a row each day. Our code number is 0063. Here is a flyer to post: Albertsons $25,000 Contest Flyer An easy URL to remember is Please vote every day! Esmerelda the serval has been a Read More

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5 Servals Kept in Basement for 12 years

Back in the 1990s it was legal to own Servals, a Cheetah like cat who is built for speed and can leap 12 up in pursuit of birds, as pets.  Thanks to those who have spoken out to protect exotic cats, it is no longer legal, but anyone who had such cats prior to the ban were allowed to keep them until they died of old age.  Chris bought five cute little serval kittens from the now defunct Latham pet store and took them home with the intentions of providing them with life long care. She loved her pets, but quickly learned that they would escape at Read More

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Where to find an exotic pet

December 14, 2009 3:23 PM ETDivineCarolineGrowing up, the only pet I wanted to own was a Mogwai.The adorable singing, baby-squawking, furry little star of Gremlins had everything I could want in a pet -- a cuddly and unique alternative to the average cat or dog that I was sure I could manage, even with all those pesky rules to keep my little guy from birthing or turning into, literally, a monster.Of course, my dream wasn't a reality, but it fell in line with the concept of owning a pet monkey or playing with tigers and even alligators. Movies and Read More

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Tenn. animal shelter gets servals, other exotics

Knowsy Knoxville: Young-Williams Animal CenterBy Merrie Long Posted December 2, 2009 at midnight Opened in 2001 and named for prominent Knoxville lawyers Lindsay Young and Mark Williams, Young-Williams Animal Center's executive director, Tim Adams says that the center utilizes 40 employees, 100 volunteers, 25,000 pounds of food, 25,500 gallons of Trifectant, and thousands of chew toys for the roughly 18,000 animals per year.Upon arrival, all information known about each animal is entered into the computer, they are scanned for a microchip, and checked Read More

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Escaped serval is recaptured in Texas

Missing African wildcat is recaptured A missing exotic animal, an African wildcat, that escaped from its owner in the St. Paul-Lucas area last week was found Monday about a quarter-mile away from its home. The missing serval was spotted in a wooded area and reported to authorities around 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to a Collin County news release. It was then captured without incident by animal control and taken to a local veterinarian for examination. The 40-pound animal, which has a heart problem, is privately owned. Authorities have said it is Read More