hear big catsMac

Male Cougar
9/2/96 – 9/13/18
Rescued 1/9/98


Mac was brought here by his owner to be boarded because of zoning laws changing in his owner’s home town, but that was many years ago. He now has a permanent home at Big Cat Rescue and enjoys a 1200 square foot lush Cat.a.tat with a large cave den.

Mac has a particular penchant for small children, as do most big cats. Big cats see children as potential prey and having a big cat as a pet is a recipe for disaster.

When a group comes by on a guided tour, Mac always picks out the smallest child (or person) in the group and you would think there was no one else on the tour if you judged from Mac’s perspective.

Exotic cats are opportunistic hunters and the weak and the small are the easiest targets.


Sad Goodbye to Mac Cougar

9/13/18 Mac Cougar was 22 and has been beleaguered with kidney disease and severe arthritis.  As long as we could manage his pain daily and he was eating we felt he had a good quality of life.  These last couple of days he would not eat.  He seemed to slide in and out of awareness of his surroundings.  He was leaving us.

A special word of thanks to Matt for keeping Mac clean, as kidney disease often attracts so many flies that the cat’s lives are made miserable to the point that we have to make the decision much sooner.  Today Mac got a ‘cicle and got to spend some time with Matt before drifting into that deep sleep where Dr. Wynn helped ease him out of his aging body into his next big adventure.  Thank you everyone who loved him and provided such excellent care.


  • Show Comments (8)

  • Frau Bergamote

    Sounds like a crow 😀

  • Frau Bergamote

    Sounds like a crow 😀

    • Meryle Bunnie

      stunning kitty

  • Lee Sides

    Big cats make terrible pets!
    They are wild & they stay wild. Love BCR! <3

  • Suzanne Kronenberger

    He is vocal. I didn't know the larger cats would hiss. He is a beautiful animal.

  • Leona Hosford

    what a chatter box. XD

  • Debra Fontaine

    Sounds like he's saying, "wow" to me…looking at some prey!

  • Pharoah Monk

    Thanks BCR for the patience and comfort you provided this gorgeous Puma.

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