Out of curiousity, who has used the link in my signature to feed a big cat? It is free, clicking the link will take you to another bone to click on. When anyone clicks on this bone, the local Jaguar car company in Tampa, Fl will donate money to Big Cat Rescue. The money is used directly to feed all the cats at this sanctuary. This link works well with Firefox, and I wasn't sure if the link was working for anyone who uses Windows. Please let me know if it works for you. Here is the website to the sanctuary if anyone is curious. http://www.bigcatrescue.org/index.htm
If I might, I'd like to add the site that is dear to me. Wolf Haven rescues wolves and wolf hybrids from people that think it's COOL to have these animals but have NO clue as to how to keep them or how to deal with their special needs. I raised wolf hybids for close to 20 years, and had a great deal of sucess. Some of my "dogs" went to Special Olympics and gave cart and sled rides to the athletes and kids. I raised happy, healthy "dogs". But one day I realized that all my girls were old, and when I looked around the only lines I could find were nervous, schitzy and TOTALLY unsutable for what I did. As a result my line of hybrids is now extinct. I miss them terribly, but I would and will not breed a dangerous dog! So I ask that you take a look at Wolf Haven and find it in your heart to help these creatures that so desperately need it. Wolf Haven Thank you for looking!
Thank you guys so much for the websites. I love to hear about new honest organizations. And CS, I think I might like to intern at that place in NC it sounds great. I have been looking for a place that I can intern at recently. Have you ever been to this place before? Do their cats look well? Sorry, I'm excited. tee hee.
I haven't been there myself, but they have a really good reputation and seem to work very hard to ensure that their animals are well taken care of. They occaisionally make the local news for fund raisers and such. Have seen a couple reports about the place; all are positive.
They are within easy commuting distance of NC State which has a really good Vet program. And about a 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive from the NC Zoo in Ashboro (a "natural habitat" zoo). If you end up coming this way, let us know.
It's just mind-boggling, reading about how they acquired a few of those tigers, for example -- tied to a tree starving in the middle of a big city, or just walking loose down a highway. What in the world is on people's minds? Although I have to say, I have a copy of the tiger movie Disney made ("Two Brothers") and it seems to give the same wrong-headed message -- tiger cubs can be lifelong friends with humans, or at least remember them and not hurt them.
My brother, a vet, kept a Mountain Lion that a digestive problem and needed a special diet. The breeder was going to have it put down. My brother had no luck finding a zoo to take it so he kept it for 14 years till it died. It was a lot of laughs at times when it was playing but could never be trusted. Fortunately it only weighed about 80 lb but it was better equipped to fight than us. It was probably the best burglar alarm ever because he always left the impression it was loose in the building at night and on weekends. I know a young man here who keeps an adult male Bengal Tiger. He plays with it in the enclosure. It is a beautiful animal but you would not get me in that cage.
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