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Jack Talman Helps with Bobcat Foster

Watch the release of baby bobcat Hope in this 14th episode of her life. Find out more about our rehab work at BigCatRescue.org

For more info about BIG CAT RESCUE visit: http://www.bigcatrescue.org

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Posted by on January 2, 2012 in Videos

 

Spay N Play Spay a Cat and See Big Cats for FREE

Kitten Rescue!

There’s an estimated 50 million stray cats in America! So when Big Cat Rescue staff spotted a stray kitten on Christmas Eve we decided to rescue the kitten and help make a difference!

SPAY & PLAY: http://bigcatrescue.org/2011/spay-and-play
Humane Society of Tampa Bay: http://humanesocietytampa.org/

WEBSITE: http://www.bigcatrescue.org
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/bigcatrescue
GOOGLE+: https://plus.google.com/115333849859181638977/posts
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/BigCatRescue
DONATE: http://www.bigcatrescue.org/donate.htm
BIG CAT SHOP: http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/StoreFront

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2011 in Videos

 

Brooklyn Animal Foster Network Video

This video is an excellent example of how you can change the world by opening your heart and home to an animal in need.

Contact Jack to get started jtalman@ij.net

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2011 in Videos

 

Momma Cat Adopts Bobcat Kittens

3 Very CUTE bobcat KITTENS are given a second chance at life after being adopted by a domestic cat !!

With a gun in one hand and a sack of bobcat kittens in the other, an Alabama hunter proudly plopped the newborns down on the counter and asked the veterinary assistant to raise them up for him so he could give them to his kids as pets.

The vet tech was stunned, but quickly recomposed herself to tell the hunter she would do it for him so as to rescue the babies from such an awful fate. She immediately began scouring the Internet for an expert in rehab and release. When she called Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue it was agreed that the kittens would come to Florida, be raised for re-release back to the wild and the paperwork began.

It took three days to secure the Florida import permit and time was of the essence. The only kitten formula available to the clinic was one that often causes serious dehydration in bobcat kittens. The second more critical factor was that their eyes would be opening any day and if they were to ever live free it was imperative that they not bond to humans. They never make good pets, but the bonding that takes place during the nursing stage could make them fearless of people and that would get them into trouble as adults.

While Big Cat Rescue President and resident Rehabber, Jamie Veronica, hit the road to begin a 24 hour road trip to rescue the baby bobcats, Big Cat Rescue put out a call to all of the Tampa animal based charities and on all of their social networks that they needed a nursing mother cat who had kittens of her own. Jack Talman of FosteringIsCool.com found a mother cat but her kittens were too old and she was going into heat so there was concern that she may not have milk nor interest for new babies.

Big Cat Rescuer, Merrill Kramer, called on Rick Chaboudy, CEO of Suncoast Animal League in Palm Harbor, FL and he said he thought he had a good candidate. Her name was Bobbi because of her half tail and she had given birth to 6 kittens of her own and then adopted two more. He found foster parents for all but two of the kittens and brought Bobbi and her brood over to see what she thought of diversifying her family.

Introductions like these can be very scary because the mother cat can be overly protective of her own kittens and fatally strike out at the new comers. President, Jamie Veronica, has had a considerable amount of experience in this area though and had taken every precaution to make sure it went as well as it possibly could. Bobbi turned out to be a dream come true for three little orphaned bobcats though. She immediately pulled them in close to nurse and began to bathe them. The little bobcat babies were so startled that they hissed at her!
She ignored their resistance and just kept on loving on them. Once they figured out that this strange smelling “bobcat” mom had the real deal to offer at her breasts, they were in love too.

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2011 in Videos

 

Foster an Animal Video

Fostering is Cool

Call Jack at 813-247-3021

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2011 in Videos

 

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