Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Baby Bobcat and Fawn Take Refuge Together from Fire

Baby Bobcat and Fawn Take Refuge Together from Fire 

Baby bobcat and fawn photoThe Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara, CA caused these two to take shelter together. The fawn is 3 days old and the bobcat about 3 weeks. The fawn came from somewhere in the fire and the bobcat from Carpinteria. They immediately bonded and snuggled together under a desk in the Santa Barbara County Dispatch Office for several hours.

Animal Planet is reporting the bobcat kitten was rescued near Arnold Schwarzenegger's ranch, where it was dehydrated and near death.

They rescued the fawn during last weeks wildfire. Although wild animals, especially of separate species, are never placed together due to regulations, in this emergency situation, they had no choice. During the mayhem of the fire, they were forced to put animals anywhere they could, since they had run out of crates large enough for the fawn. The kitten ran to the fawn, and it was instant bonding.

Lets hope these two get a second chance at living free by going to a legitimate rehabber like Big Cat Rescue.

Big Cat Vote Worth Big Bucks

Vote Scott Lope of Big Cat Rescue on Animal PlanetYour votes could mean $60,000 for the lions, tigers and other big cats of Big Cat Rescue and a vacation for Scott.

Your votes could mean $60,000 to the lions, tigers and other exotic wild cats at Big Cat Rescue!  The economy has hit us all very hard, but the big cats have big appetites and we have to keep feeding them.  There are two contests right now that have a combined prize of $60,000 in cash and advertising and we have a very good chance of winning with your help.
Until Sept. 27, 2009 you can vote once a day for Scott Lope, our Operations's manager, to win Animal Planet's Hero of the Year Award.  As many of you already know, Scott had a career in medicine, but gave it up to be a full time volunteer and then staff at Big Cat Rescue.  You can see a video of him in action rescuing all kinds of animals in addition to the care he provides the big cats at Big Cat Rescue on our web site at
Please help him win as this is great publicity for the plight of big cats and it will provide $10,000 in cash to feed the cats at Big Cat Rescue as well as a much needed vacation for Scott.  Your DAILY vote can win this for us here:
Until Sept. 20, 2009 you can vote daily for Big Cat Rescue in facebook's contest where your votes have gotten us into the last round of top 4 charities to win $50,000 in co branded advertising.  Please vote DAILY here and ask your friends to do the same:
Thanks, Carole Baskin CEO of Big Cat Rescue


Join us at the 2009 Fur Ball Mask-Grrr-Ade Party!

Fur Ball Tampa FLJoin in our annual celebration and fund raiser.  It's a party, it's an auction (including for international travel to see exotic cats in their true habitat!), it's a Rolex watch raffle…So, whether you are in Tampa, FL and can attend or are more distant and must support from afar, we have something for you!

Brief podium time will focus on details of the rescue of Freckles the liger and her two tiger companions Cookie and Alex after they were abandoned in Mississippi.  Learn more about the heartbreaking story of their lives before being rescued. The great news is that proceeds from this event will provide a safe home for these exotic cats for rest of their days. 


Reserve Your "Spots" At The Fur Ball Today!

Learn more about the Big Cat Rescue 10th Annual Fur Ball.
Buy your ticket now for the must-attend charity event coming this fall to Tampa, Florida.
Participate in the Pre-Ball Silent Auction.

For the cats,

Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL  33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457

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