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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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Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 30

Every day from now till Christmas we will try to post new free Holiday items for you to use, download and share. The sharing is an important part of the season and is a great way to introduce your friends to your favorite animal charity. Let's start with some big cat screen savers. Big Cat Christmas Goodies For Your Family Free Big Cat Christmas Fun Stuff Here is the section of Big Cat Rescue's Big Cat Fun website that has free Christmas games, crafts and goodies for your family to enjoy. All of these big cats photos were taken of real cats Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 4

Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 4 Did you know that the US is the second largest exporter of cat skins. Find out where our native bobcats and Canada lynx end up   Snow Leopards Need Your Vote Too!   Snow leopards need your vote to win $20,000 for conservation, and media exposure to millions of people worldwide! This is an unprecedented opportunity for you to help protect the endangered snow leopard with just a few clicks! (Many thanks if you Read More

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Vote for the Snow Leopard Trust

Vote for the Snow Leopard Trust Founded in 1981, the Snow Leopard Trust is the world's leading authority on the study and protection of the endangered snow leopard. Experts estimate that there are only between 3500-7000 snow leopards left in the wild... Mongolia's Snow Leopard Enterprises is an income-generation project that helps people living in poverty increase their standard of living, and at the same time protect their local ecosystems. They provide women across Central Asia with the training and equipment necessary to produce hand-made Read More

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WORLD FIRST – Snow Leopard Lithotripsy

WORLD FIRST - Snow Leopard Lithotripsy   Cloe the snow leopard was diagnosed with a kidney infection and kidney stones in her left kidney. We decided the best option to help save her kidney function was to consider lithotripsy.   Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is a procedure used to shatter simple stones in the kidney or upper urinary tract. Ultrasonic waves are passed through the body until they strike the dense stones. Pulses of sonic waves pulverize the stones, which are then more easily Read More