Dec 6 2016

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Keeper's Notes

Kricket Serval didn't want her blood cicle yesterday.  That's a first.

All the cats who recently had procedures are doing fine.

Gabrielle Tiger will be spayed Monday.

Baby Bobcats A PURRfect Match?

We introduced Nabisco to Mrs. Claws. Watch and see if these two young bobcats will make perfect companions.



So happy to finally get some rain!

"Every failure will teach you something else about how to succeed."  Brit Morin

To touch someone with kindness is to change someone forever.  Because for everyone you touch, you also reach everyone they will ever know. And everyone they will ever know. And everyone they will ever know. And so, for the rest of all time, your kindness will be felt, in waves that will spread, long after you move on.

Muchas gracias, The Universe



Dear Sir/Madam:

Ms Claws Bobcat 2016I am writing to request a name change, as the name “Mrs. Claws” hasn’t applied to me for some time now. And really, I don’t care to be associated with that food-aggressive bully that I spent some time with when I arrived at BCR. The memories are too painful.

After we were divorced, all my explore fans took to calling me Miss Claws or Miss C or Ms. C for short.  As you can imagine, this can prove to be a little confusing.

Therefore, I am requesting a name change to something much more simple: Missy. This pretty much combines all my names, and should make it much easier.

Now that I have a new home, and a new playmate, I think I need a new name, too. A fresh start, so to speak. And this will also put a stop to the embarrassing question that will inevitably pop up: “Where is MR. Claws?” I can only imagine how that will affect my reputation; you know society does not take well to a married woman living with a much younger man.

Imagine how cute the sign for “Missy and Biscuit” or “Missy and Nabisco” will be. Max and Mary Anne won’t have nothin’ on us – we are going to be the new bobcat power couple at BCR. People will come from all over the world just to see us! Of course, I have to put Biscuit in his place every once in a while, but he seems to be an okay guy and someone I think I might have fun with eventually.

Please take my request under consideration. Thank you.


Missy Bobcat
(formerly Mrs. Claws)

(Sent via Lori D., Secretary to the Cats)


Global Big Cat News

Over the past two decades circus attendance in the United States has dropped an estimated 30% to 50%, according to David Lewis Hammarstrom, author of Fall of the Big Top: The Vanishing American Circus. Gross revenue from circuses in the U.S. fell almost 9% between 2007 and 2012, according to the National Endowment for the Arts. Feld is tight-lipped about Ringling's numbers, insisting as he has for years that annual attendance has remained at about 10 million. But the little data that does get reported tells a very different story. According to the trade publication Venues Today, 56,000 people attended 12 shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the premiere of Ringling Bros.' "Out of This World" this year, a 35% drop from a comparable weekend in July 2011. FORBES estimates that the Ringling Bros.' annual attendance numbers today are closer to 5 million.  Only an estimated 15% of Feld Entertainment revenue is derived from the circus.  The circus still uses 80 animals, including lions and tigers but Kenneth Feld is quoted as saying "We'll continue to evolve.  That's the future."


Dr. Conrad's Paw Project Widens Out Its Mission To Better Voice Anti-Declaw Message And Help Pass Statewide Legislation.  Duncan's guest Dec. 7 on "Talking Animals"--airing 10am to 11am ET on Tampa NPR affiliate WMNF (88.5 FM) and streaming live online here--will be Dr. Jennifer Conrad, the veterinarian and founder of The Paw Project.



Dear Sir/Madam:

Give Day Tampa Bay 2016I have become the latest internet p*rn star and it’s all your fault.

You bring in women, I begin to moo them, but then you tell me I can’t have them. What’s a normal, red-blooded tiger to do? My body responded appropriately. Next thing I know, I’m in the transport cage being carted off to “Hospital,” my tummy is shaved, I’m given a Brazilian, my manly bits are removed (while I’m lying on a PINK towel, I might add), and the whole procedure is broadcast for the world to see. I’ve heard of someone getting a shave and a haircut, but this was to the extreme.

The shaming on the Windsong chat was relentless: comments about my paws needed to be sanded because they were so rough, how I would be singing at a higher pitch as a falsetto, and calling my manly bits jungle scallops, prairie oysters, grapes, plums, and walNUTS, just to name a few.

Further tiger shaming came from someone who shall remain nameless (TOM) who made remarks about pink umbrellas, and went so far as to post a well-known song by AC/DC just to taunt me.

Then to make matters worse, while I was sleeping after the surgery, right in the middle of a terrific dream about Priya someone started shaking the transport cage and poking at me trying to wake me up.

I demand an apology at the very least – and treats, lots of treats - to make up for this. And from now on, I wish to be fed on a stick.


(Sent via Lori D., Secretary to the Cats)


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Please Ask the City of Venice to Stop Exploiting Big Cats

Big Cat Rescue is very concerned to learn that the city of Venice, Florida promoted and supported the exploitation of big cats from the notorious roadside zoo and circus called Big Cat Habitat at their November 26th Holiday parade.  Please ask them to stop at:



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