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.

Breezy

Breezy

Female Bobcat4/14/96 – 5/8/2021 Breezy has a very lush enclosure with many hiding places to make her feel safe and comfortable. She comes out to enjoy enrichment items put in her cat-a-tat, or watches the ducks, peacocks, and swans as they wander by.  When she does, it is the perfect opportunity for everyone to get a…

Sheena

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sheena Female Serval 2/1/2003 – 11/11/2021 Rescued 6/26/14 Funny Serval Sounds Sheena’s owner was unwilling to meet the standards required to keep her so she was surrendered to the state of Ohio. Will you help Sheena? https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/collections/sponsor-a-cat In 2003 John Babb of Berea, Kentucky shipped an 8 week old serval kitten to a woman in…

Hoover

Hoover

Hoover Tiger DOB 4/23/2004 Rescued 4/23/2016 Died 10/7/19  Euthanized after squamous cell carcinoma (cancer) returned repeatedly.   THE SAD STORY OF HOOVER THE CIRCUS TIGER HAS A FAIRYTALE ENDING… Hoover Tiger arrived at Big Cat Rescue on Saturday, April 23rd, which was his 12th Birthday!! #HooverHome We are very excited to let everyone know that Big…

Apollo

Apollo

Apollo Male Siberian Lynx 5/1/97 – 8/25/19 Rescued 6/24/97 When Apollo arrived at Big Cat Rescue, he had severe parasite issues. With veterinary care, a nutritionally balanced diet, and a little time, he was able to make significant improvements very quickly. He was rescued with another male Siberian Lynx named Zeus. He and Apollo had…

Zabu

Zabu

White Female Siberian/Bengal Hybrid 5/15/00 – 3/25/19Rescued 5/3/04 About one month after losing her lifelong companion, Cameron, Zabu’s kidneys shut down as she gave up the will to live.  Now they are together forever. Zabu was born at a circus and roadside zoo in New England that has since closed. Zabu was raised and housed…

Seth

Tiger 8/1/06 – 2/28/19  Seth was a neutered male tiger who was rescued in 2016. 2/28/19:  I am sad to report that the heroic efforts of all involved were not enough to save Seth Tiger’s life. Since all of his symptoms point to some brain issue we are trying to arrange for a full necropsy…

Cameron

Cameron

Cameron the Lion 10/1/00 – 2/19/19 Rescued 5/3/04 Cameron the 18 year old lion was euthanized on 2/19/19. His necropsy seems to indicate liver cancer and samples have been sent out for testing. Zabu Tiger slept in her hammock through the entire ordeal, but we will be giving her extra attention over the coming days…

Reise

Reise

Reise Female Cougar DOB appx. 1/1/1995 Died 1/20/2019 She was 24  Rescued 9/22/13 Her name is pronounced RYE-zuh and is German for Journey and it certainly is appropriate for a cougar who was born into the pet trade in 1995 in Texas, was shipped to New York and then traveled to a rescue center in South Florida…

Maya

Maya

Maya Cougar 3/19/1999 – 12/3/2018 Arrived 12/9/17 A Forever Home for the Holidays December 8, 2017 We are excited to share with you that a team of Big Cat Rescuers is right now driving from Ohio back to our sanctuary in Tampa with a female cougar named Mya! She is 18 years old (which equates…

Babycakes

Babycakes

Babycakes the African Genet Babycakes arrived in 2000 and was thought to be about 5 years old at the time.  He died 10/28/18 after having lived roughly three times longer than genet’s usually do. Approx Date of Birth: 4/1/1995 Rescued November 1, 2000 Babycakes, the Genet Arrives November 1, 2000 the SPCA in Largo called…