(Deceased Canadian Lynx)
Saskwatch was purchased from fur farmer Tom Kavan for $500 on 9-19-1993, 4 months after Carole claims she "rescued" 56 bobcat kittens from Tom. Most of these bobcat kittens were then sold as pets. On the same day she bought Saskwatch she also purchased a Canadian Lynx named Montana for $450 which was then sold for $1,000 and three Siberian Lynx, Katmandu for $1000, Stalker for $750, and Natasha for $500. This Natasha must have been sold because a year later on 5-15-94 Carole again did business with fur farmer Tom Kavan, purchasing another 10 day old Siberian Lynx for $1200 which she also named Natasha. Unless you believe that you buy cats from fur farmers to sell or make pets or breeders of them and then call them rescued for the purpose of donations, these 6 cats, Saskwatch, Montana, Katmandu, Stalker, Natasha #1, and Natasha #2, were not rescued.
Wildlife On Easy Street 1997
"a female Canadian Lynx born 1988 was rescued from a fur farm on 9/19/93. She had been sold as a pet kitten, but at nine months was too large for her elderly caretaker, who returned her to the fur farm. Saskwatch lived in a small, dirty cage, just big enough to turn around in for five years making babies for the fur trade. Being an unreliable breeder we were able to buy her and bring her home to live out the rest of her life in peace, with no danger of her becoming a collar on someone's coat. When we got her home she waltzed out of the carrier as tame as any cat we have. She has her claws and the only danger she presents is when we try to leave her cage, she hangs on to keep us with her. She suddenly became ill in November 1995 and underwent intensive treatment for several weeks, during which time she refused to eat on her own. Every bite of food had to be forced upon her and she was receiving subcutaneous fluids several times a day for weeks. Finally in the last week of December she began eating on her own and taking interest in life again. She has had many visitors come and sit with her to help her through."
Big Cat Rescue (present)
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