Memorials

When cats die we move them off the /catbio page to this category because many of our supporters want to still access the pages and leave tributes to the cats in the comments.

Winter

Winter Bobcat Female Bobcat Rescued 1/22/2022 Approx date of birth 7/2021 Date of death 1/31/2024 Became a permanent resident: May 16, 2022-deemed non releasable by Dr. Boorstein and the FWC Winter Bobcat was rescued 1/22/2022 in New Tampa after a caller reported a very skinny, disoriented, shaking, wobbling bobcat in their driveway.  Watch her rescue…

Desiree

Des (FKA Desiree) Male ServalDOB unknownRescued  10/11/2009 Died June 26, 2023 Serval Rescue! An African Serval was limping along in the Arizona desert until he collapsed alongside a road. He had almost completely given up the will to live. He was probably a pet or perhaps used in the hybrid breeding scheme that has become all…

Jinx

Jinx

Jinx, Male Black LeopardExact DOB Unknown estimated 1999Arrived August 2015 Died 12 24 2022 Christmas Eve 2022:  Jinx hasn’t been himself the past few weeks. He had been suffering from a resistant UTI, and once that seemed to have cleared up, we thought he would bounce back. He hasn’t been interested in food or his…

Moses
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Moses

Male bobcat Born 4/22/2001 (Earth Day)Rescued 5/14/2001 – Died 1/18/2024 Moved to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on December 29, 2023 Moses was abandoned here at Big Cat Rescue with no note and no one to tell us what his story was. He was approximately four weeks old and near death when his carrier was discovered…

Priya

Priya Tiger DOB 12/20/03 Female Arrived at Big Cat Rescue on 11/17/16 Crossed Rainbow Bridge April 17, 2023 Priya was born at Big Cats of Serenity Springs on 12/20/03 and had 4 cubs by Charaka Tiger on 3/14/10 while still at Serenity Springs.  Charaka was neutered a year later and it is unknown how many…

Gilligan

Gilligan Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13 Gilligan’s age is unknown. We were told 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…

King Tut

King Tut

Male Savannah Cat 1/1/2009 – 5/3/2022 Arrived 10/16/2012 King Tut has long dealt with a neurological condition that we were never able to treat fully.  In the end, his lab reports showed a thyroid condition that we tried to treat, but by May of 2022 he had lost his will to fight the underlying issues…

Running Bear

Running Bear

Male Bobcat 6/2/1997 – 3/7/2022 Running Bear is now with Little White Dove 3/7/2022 “Now they’ll always be together in that happy hunting ground,” as their song goes. He was 24 years old and the last of the cats to be born at the sanctuary before we learned better and stopped breeding in 1997. You…