1. crazedhatter
    March 13, 2014 @ 8:30 am

    Hopefully Cypress will be okay, it’s always sad to think of euthanizing one of those beautiful cats. That being said, it’s worse to keep them alive and in misery, so I think you guys will do what is best.

    I’m also hoping Shere Khan will be okay, but there is no getting around the fact that he is an old kitty at this point. Thanks for keeping us informed about the goings on, and here is to hoping no bad news comes back on Armani!

  2. Carrie Garrelts
    March 2, 2014 @ 4:18 pm

    Thank you for the update! It is most appreciated and hope all the big cats are on the road to better health and know they are well taken care of there at Big Cat Rescue!

  3. Kathy McDaniel
    March 2, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

    It's amazing that a country that is largely responsible for providing a market for poached wildlife for their medicine & aphrodisiac markets is now marketing faux fur. Perhaps there is hope after all.

  4. Diana Ramadani
    March 2, 2014 @ 7:31 am

    I have to admit that with the scleral wound you saw, and the other wounds on her head, I'm concerned that she has a head injury. I've seen in other cats (both an acquaintances domestic cat and a bobcat at ISE) that seizures will manifest about 6 months later and they'll need lifelong treatment. So it honestly may be best for Cypress if she stays with you, as much as I know that's not the outcome you wanted.

    Don't ever feel like you did the wrong thing. That poor animal was in a great deal of pain and scared out of her mind and in all likelihood would have died a very painful and very protracted death, which she most certainly did NOT deserve. Thanks to the Strouses and to you, she *AT LEAST* has a chance to survive. And if she stays with you, when she does eventually die, whether that's in two months or twenty five years, she will have dignity and compassion and not be in miserable, excruciating pain and scared half to death.

  5. Else Berner
    March 2, 2014 @ 7:24 am

    Thank you for the update on Cypress. I hope you can save her, if anyone can it will be you. May her pelvis be operated again?

    • BCR
      March 2, 2014 @ 8:29 am

      There is just not enough bone there to pin anything.

  6. Gennie Fasanella
    March 2, 2014 @ 7:17 am

    wouldn't faux fur just drive up the demand for real fur? Like how farmed tigers parts drives up the demand for wild tiger parts?

    • BCR
      March 2, 2014 @ 8:31 am

      So far, history has shown that faux fur has driven down the demand for real fur because it is softer, easier to clean and keep, prettier and cheaper. The big difference between real fur and faux, is that no animals die for faux, whereas when you are talking about killing captive tigers or wild tigers; tigers are being killed in both situations.

  7. Dyanne Dudley
    March 2, 2014 @ 3:47 am

    Sorry about the problems Cypress has. I'm feeling sad that a time may come when Cypress may have to be euthanized. Hope the way you're taking of Cypress will work for long time. You guys are very special. Thanks for all you do for the large cats…

  8. Regina Rinaldi
    February 26, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

    This is good. If all will convert to faux fur, that would be even better

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