Today at Big Cat Rescue Jan 11

So much happened today!

A person we had assisted with a bobcat rescue contacted us saying he knows a man who breeds Lynx and wants to get out of the business.  The man is trying to sell the cat or says he will kill her and make a pelt out of her.  We are trying to convince him to let the cat go to a sanctuary.  So often these private owners claim to love their cats, but when they no longer can profit from them or can no longer handle them and show off, then they do awful things to the poor animals.

Meanwhile it was raining today so the new winter rye grass seed got off to a good start. ¬†Offered our assistance with a huge rescue going down soon. ¬†We can’t talk about it yet, but will when we can. ¬†Had to turn away another 3 tigers who ended up in a bad spot.

Gale worked on making sure that tomorrow’s work group have the tools they need and I saw that a lot of people showed up to do Enrichment tonight.

USDA had a phone conference with “stakeholders” who are concerned about how they handle complaints. ¬†They said they can only handle about 1,000 complaints each year and started 2012 with a back log already of over 2,000 complaints. ¬†Their answer to that was that they will just toss out 1,000 or more of them and not follow up on the investigations. ¬†They said each investigation averages 600 days and longer if it actually goes to trial.

So often the bad guys will brag that they haven’t had citations, or that they haven’t been convicted, but now you can see why.

Yukon Lynx Danger Of Being A Pelt
Yukon Lynx Danger Of Being A Pelt
A keeper notices flecks of blood in Diablo's eye so he was taken to vet
A keeper notices flecks of blood in Diablo's eye so he was taken to vet
Jennifer Flatt and Gale Ingham catch the Savannah Cat and load him
Jennifer Flatt and Gale Ingham catch the Savannah Cat and load him
He is thought to be about 7 years old.  Had been found by the dog catcher
He is thought to be about 7 years old. Had been found by the dog catcher
Diablo the Savannah Cat is asleep in these photos at the vet's office
Diablo the Savannah Cat is asleep in these photos at the vet's office
Dr. Wynn takes photos of the eye to share w/ Dr. Tammy Miller
Dr. Wynn takes photos of the eye to share w/ Dr. Tammy Miller
Diablo the Savannah cat was really hard to sedate.  Just wouldn't go to sleep!
Diablo the Savannah cat was really hard to sedate. Just wouldn't go to sleep!
Diablo the Savannah cat gets xrays, blood work and overall exam
Diablo the Savannah cat gets xrays, blood work and overall exam
You can just barely see the blood in the dark part of the pupil.
You can just barely see the blood in the dark part of the pupil.
I was impressed that our volunteers caught it since he isn't one to look you in the eye
I was impressed that our volunteers caught it since he isn't one to look you in the eye
He was taken inside until he was fully awake and then released back to his enclosure
He was taken inside until he was fully awake and then released back to his enclosure
We will keep you posted on his blood work and progress
We will keep you posted on his blood work and progress
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