What Happens When The Cats Pass Away? – FAQ Friday

What Happens When The Cats Pass Away? – FAQ Friday

Since the early 90s Big Cat Rescue has rescued hundreds of big cats. We specialize in the care of geriatric and impaired big cats that were left unwanted or were no longer profitable to their former owners. Most exotic cats live between ages 10 and 12 years but with exceptional care we have the capability of doubling their life expectancy. And with that being said the majority of our big cats are in their late teens and early 20s. Although we enjoy and love caring for these big cats that are unfit for the wild there comes a time we have to let them go and say goodbye. It is the saddest part of our jobs but it is something that is bound to occur with the aging population of our big cats. So what happens to the cats after they pass? Death is certain and final but we don’t want the suffering of these cats endured to be in vain. So we memorialize each one of them in stone. To ensure that none of our cat’s parts end up in the trade we have the cats cremated and their ashes are stored in these walls around the cemetery and grounds with a granite memorial plaque in their honor. Wild animals don’t belong in cages. The voices of these past cats still linger in our hearts and are what inspires us to end the trade of wild cats as pets props and for their parts. [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] EDITED-CRM-DQ

100 thoughts on “What Happens When The Cats Pass Away? – FAQ Friday

  1. So sad. Thank you for all you do for theses amazing creatures and thank you for explaining what happens to them. I know you miss them every day. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

  2. Hearing that mountain lion squeak made me cry… Even when these kitties live to a good old age, it's still sad to see them go.

  3. Don't cried…………don't……………….don't………………..

  4. Rip jumanji 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  5. Big Cat Rescue this is why I don't watch your cat memorial videos, they make me sad inside and your sad songs get stuck in my head I try to avoid these videos I know these videos are sad when a cat passes but I have total respect for you and your cats but I do watch some of your videos but not the sad ones (sometimes I do) but these videos of cats passing they make me sad inside but RIP to all of your cats that passed and crossed over the rainbow bridge

  6. I cried because of little Canyon, such a cute and sweet sand cat. I really wanna come down to BCR but it will take around 11 hrs. to get there from my house. We are near the meeting point of 3 states: TN (my home), VA, and NC. Right at the north-east corner of TN. I actually tried to raise money for BMP ((Bays Mountain Park)) in TN, but no money ever came through -_-

  7. Narla!!!! I didn't know…
    I'm surprised you didn''t make an "In memoriam", given how much the crew loved her…

  8. Be not sad that they are gone, be happy that they lived and were loved. Bless you all and keep up the good work. I pray a day comes when animal parts are no longer sold…til that day please keep doing what you do. Not for us and not for YouTube. But for these majestic creatures who need you as much as you need them.

    Thank you.

  9. Great job,CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE STAFF!!!!LOVE FROM GREECE!!!!πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜β€β€β€β€β€β€β€πŸ±πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  10. I'm crying. I had no idea half of these cats were dead!!! Canyon is dead! China doll is dead! Jumanji is dead! I'm so sad

  11. I know that you are not allowed to touch the cats unless it's a medical emergency, but, in the case of losing a big cat (or little cat), there has to be an exception, right? Miss Afton, you had the honor of being with your sweet Narla angel and holding her paws when she passed, and Jamie was there for sweet Anasazi when she passed as well. Even though it's a strict no-contact environment with the cats, at least when some cats are in their last moments, some of their favorite keepers have to be there for them, right? To know that they gave them a better life, and, in a way, to thank them for everything.

  12. I recently subscribe to this chanel after watching a lot of big cat rescue videos. The first video that I have watched was Shere Khan and China Doll and didn't know they were dead until this video. Im crying TT.

  13. God bless you guys for giving these wonderful creatures such an excellent and loving quality of life. I did cry. As a pet lover of dogs and cats, sadly the time comes as it does for all of us to pass on. They are our family, and whilst these big cats are not pets, I’m sure you love them all deeply.

    My last cat that passed was an old boy, it was 2 years ago and still the memory of that day brings me in floods of tears. He had had diabetes for years but had a very good quality of life, pretty much normal life with the right medical care. He was a special boy, as they all are of course 😊, very smart, kind and very sensitive.

    Out of the blue he started having seizures, and what turned out to be his lungs filling with fluid. It was extremely upsetting to watch. After speaking with the vets, I couldn’t bear for him to go through anymore and there was no hope of recovery. I had to pick him up as he was having a seizure to take to the vets. As I arrived, the wonderful staff did prioritise him. Just before they were going to sedate him (before the euthanasia) I held his box.

    As he was fitting, he lifted his head somehow to look at me (me crying my eyes out) … it was such a struggle and yet somehow he did it, the look he gave was of pure love, telling me it’s ok, it was like him trying to be brave and to comfort me. I don’t know how he fought the seizure to do it. We have always been blessed with fantastic, animals with such character and love.

    I had a boyfriend who was on combat deployment and had been missing for some days. Literally as I found out my boyfriend was actually alive, my cat started to die, within half an hour. It still has me in floods of tears and heartbroken. So much love for the animals I’ve been blessed to have in my life and as a part of my family. ❀️

  14. I am crying so muuuuch, to knowing the animals that I've seen from the older videos, and then this… Whyyyyy?!!

  15. So sad such beautiful animals love them all my favorite animals is the big cat family o would love that job so much to wake up an see such beauty everyday would make me HAPPY an feel good everyday of my life an give me some filament in my life, god bless them all an there caregivers!! AMEN!!!πŸ¦πŸ―πŸ…πŸ†πŸ±πŸΊ

  16. i'm anew on this channel, and i just found out that my favorite cats have died years before i watch here 😒

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  18. Say these words aloud: " what happens when that cats pass away?"

    Now read the title of your video.

    This is so sad because of how long this video has been in circulation without correction, as you are a large, professional organization.


  19. Wait, Canyon is dead? I just started watching and always looks for him in every video.
    Now I'm sad.

  20. as a multiple-time rescue cat mama who seems to have a magnetic draw for the ones needing some extra care, i've had to make that call for some of mine. i like that y'all both memorialize yours and cremate them so they're not going to be spare parts, because i think that's a little extra touch of respect.

  21. That’s beautiful it’s still sad knowing these beautiful creatures have to die but the way they are put into stone with there pictures and names it’s just beautiful

    I also really started catching up again I didn’t know jumanji sheer kahn China doll and canyon passed 😒 πŸ’• 🐱

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