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What is 911 Animal

A misleading website

Incorporating alarmist words into the website’s title such as 911, which creates a sense of urgency, and abuse, which by definition means (pertaining to animal care):

"to treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way"

I've found it necessary to shed some light on this incriminating blog and its rival, 911 Animal (the difference is in the org), since it paints the impression in the unsuspecting web dwellers mind that it is about real animal abuse such as in this website and not more opinionated animal rights content.

The 911 Animal website has the motto “find out who the bad guys really are”.

In essence, both of these sites are just trying to undermine each other due to the opinions of each site owner.

911 Animal abuse dot com is the project of Big Cat Rescue of Tampa Florida’s CEO, Carole Baskin. ( 911 Big cat Rescue is another 911 website that is more Big Cat Rescue-oriented).

911 Animal abuse dot org was secondary to come into existence (with an intentionally similar title) with content that attacks Carole Baskin's facility (and other well-known animal rights organizations such as The Humane Society and Peta) in retaliation via the same misleading presentation, albeit more childishly.

Not all of the organizations, entities, and people listed on Baskin's 911 Animal Abuse site have actually committed animal abuse; the site exists for pushing political animal rights beliefs about big cat captivity onto the unknowing public.



The Agenda

The objective of this website appears to be to attach the name “abuse” to names searched for on Google, creating the impression that any such facility or name is committing actual harm to animals, also known as animal cruelty.

There is positively no distinction or explanation made toward the listings that are included on the website. There are names of people who have actually been fined with or have proven to have committed animal cruelty, and some names of people who haven’t, all lumped together, again, with the website’s tagline. There are no categories in which the names are listed under. The site’s creator is obviously aware of this vague, misleading presentation.


The website is a clever attempt to discredit people and facilities that violate the specific beliefs of Carole Baskin in how animals (and mainly those of the exotic feline persuasion) should be treated in captivity.

Essentially, Big Cat Rescue does not believe that any big cats should be bred for life in a cage, no matter how well cared for that animal is. No matter what the extent of proof that the animal is thriving exists. This includes breeding for conservation purposes.

This criteria would include many top of the line zoos like the Bronx Zoo (they’ve recently had a delivery of tiger cubs), which, for the most part aren’t included because the ridiculousness of the website's claims would be too readily apparent. The website does not allow the reader a chance to use their brain. By not overtly stating the philosophy of the page and the ideology of Big Cat Rescue, the website pulls the reader into buying their concepts of what they believe constitutes 'animal abuse' by avoiding attacking more popular animal venues. They do not want readers to think, "hey, I visit zoos, the zoos I've been to appear to have happy animals and my kids love it. I don't agree with this stance. It seems radical".

Instead, some of the more controversial topics are highlighted: that of producing white tigers and lions, animals being produced for entertainment (such as circuses) and so-called ‘edu-tainment’, baby big cats being used for photo ops, and exotic cats being used as private pets (the easiest target of all, as the public is so ignorant to it).

Here’s the kicker, the website also lists the names of people who are simply friends with animal people of whom Carole Baskin disagrees with. Again, no distinction is made between those who have committed ‘an offense’ against animals and those who have offended Big Cat Rescue’s beliefs through who they have an allegiance toward. This presentation is profoundly deceitful and disingenuous.

What Google Yields

'Linda Sue Rabbit' search results

'Linda Sue Rabbit' search results

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Some Examples of Listed Persons on the Website

*note, updates to the site have been made. The examples listed here used to have separate pages dedicated to each 'animal abuser', but now they are listed in a blog-type format. You may need to scroll down to find the represented individual.

Rexano’s (Responsible Exotic Animal Ownership) Zuzana Kukol

She is a prominent owner of lions, tigers, and other exotics, which reside in respectable housing and are all in great health (mentally and physically). Keeping animals privately on your property that are thriving is not “animal abuse” or “animal cruelty”, no matter how strongly you disagree with it. Click here to see more information on her and Scott Shoemaker's facility that happens to be private.

Linda Sue (link)

An even more amusing addition: Linda Sue is a vegan and engages in rabbit rescue. She often attacks Big Cat Rescue’s rehabilitation practices for bobcats in which live domesticated rabbits are fed to the animals. She is listed under the site’s defamatory excerpts because she is friends with Joe Schreibvogel (owner of 911 Animal, whom displays baby tigers for the general public to take photos with. Malie’s listing is a lame retaliatory attempt by Carole Baskin to denounce the criticism against her facility.

Linda Sue -Animal Abuser?

The Toronto Zoo (link)

They are listed because they are displaying white lion cubs. When not naturally occurring in the wild, these animals are often inbred in captivity. Not necessarily something I even agree with, but detractors of the practice fail to see the same exact issue with some purebred domesticated dogs, and the obvious impaired health and physical ability that is forced upon dogs like pugs and bulldogs for the sake of aesthetics. Is that abuse?

Steve Higgs Toucans Exotic Animals (link)

This person is listed for bringing a monitor lizard, an albino Burmese python, and a lion cub on TV and to the Portland’s Rose Festival, just as Jack Hanna continues to do often, and he is not listed. Literally no other information is given.

Tiger owned by Zuzana Kukol

White tiger stretches in his enclosure

White tiger stretches in his enclosure

There are countless other examples. There is also a section on the website that touts “Big Cats Suffer in Captivity”. That is an amusing statement, because Carole Baskin does maintain an extremely large facility that houses numerous captive animals. Read more about this hypocritical stance. This is just one of many phony tactics utilized by the animal rights persuasion to mislead people into adopting unsubstantiated beliefs about animals in captivity and those who are affiliated with it.

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Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on January 03, 2015:

Ha, thanks for the info!

Debra on January 03, 2015:

P.S. The 'neighbor' letter you have linked to is the second one she sent out in 2009. It does not have the BBB logo as she is no longer permitted to use it.

Debra on January 03, 2015:

Melissa I can tell you exactly when and why many innocent people were added to Carole Baskin's 911animal abuse site. In 2007 Carole sent letters to the neighbors of about 1500 Florida owners of exotic animals. The letter asked if they knew they were living next door to dangerous wild animals that could escape, etc. Her letter bore the logo for the Better Business Bureau. Some of these owners complained to the BBB about Carole using the BBB to stir up trouble with their neighbors.. When the BBB confronted her she retaliated by listing owners who had registered a complaint against her as animal abusers and added links to their complaints. The BBB told her she could not publicly identify or criticize people who complained to them and when she refused to take their names off her site the BBB said she could no longer use the BBB logo. This can be confirmed by contacting COO Bennet Weiner of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Carole Baskin is so evil and vindictive that she would rather be dismissed from the BBB than pass up an opportunity to to destroy the reputation of fellow owners of exotics.

Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on May 05, 2014:

I don't think so, just this one.

Warhead77777 on May 05, 2014:

Am I to assume that all animal abuse sites are like this or like...most of them are?

Do you have an article on PETA?

xxJuanVsWildxx on January 06, 2014:

Thank you. I will try it tomorrow.

Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on January 06, 2014:

Click 'fan mail' on my profile and send Melissa A Smith a message

xxJuanVsWildxx on January 06, 2014:

How would I go about doing that?

Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on January 06, 2014:

xxJuanVsWildxx, please send me a private message.

xxJuanVsWildxx on January 06, 2014:

So who gives more trustworthy information on their site Joe Schreibvogel or Carole Baskin? I think I saw your comment on a bobcat youtube video and on a G.W. Exotic video I watched today. Are you Ebolaoutkast?

topsecretmoon on November 23, 2013:

Who cares who owns which website? The point of the matter is that one is pledged to fulled discredit and make out ALL exotic cat owners as "the bad guys" and even their known friends and associates can land on there by simple association! The other was formed in retaliation. The bottom line is the cats, and through this all that is what is most important. Survival of the species and put the egos aside. Without captive breeding programs MANY species would and will be lost

janeanonymous on November 23, 2013:

Thanks for setting Joe & straight on which website you were referring too.

I think you'll find this interesting.

It's a website to find out who the "owner" of a website is.

hope your readers who have visited will now realize what the person who owns that website is all about.

Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on November 22, 2013:

janeanonymous not that website, is his website. That's why it focuses on BCR, they are 'rivals' so to speak and they are trying to shut him down. He has a right to be mad about that, but his lies are unacceptable. I don't know what this other Florida sanctuary has to do with anything.

janeanonymous on November 22, 2013:


the tripadvisor website quoted by Joe is not operated by Joe Schreibvogel. Those pictures are posted by random visitors to the Sarasota Florida "sanctuary." and why shouldn't the public believe those pictures? has posted many misleading pictures of BCR in Tampa! I guess those photos are intentionally misleading and for the people who believe them I guess they're " incomprehensibly stupid" as well.

Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on November 22, 2013:

Joe anonymous, I think the website you're referring to is run by Joe Schreibvogel/ Joe Exotic and I do not support him. The photos are intentionally misleading and for the people who believe the caracals are really kept in those cages, they are either lying or incomprehensibly stupid.

joe anonymous on November 22, 2013:

In my opinion 911 animal is a terrible website that is targeting only one facility. The people who have posted articles on that website don't even have the guts to give their names or accept comments. Those photos are so deceiving. I mean, what the heck do the street mailboxes have to do with anything. BCR is located at the end of a street that is residential with houses, and those mailboxes have nothing to do with BCR. In addition, the pics of the caracals supposedly kept in small cages are totally wrong. The cage area shown connects to a big cage, the small area is only where the food and water dishes are. Maybe one should consider pictures that appear on of another facility in Sarasota Florida that keeps the big cats in cages with concrete floors (hard on the animals joints causing irritation) and the photo of the small cat in the very small wood very box. Another photo from Google maps shows a tiger in a cage with only a chain rapped around the gates and no lock. How safe is that for the public. In additon, that facility is basically a circus and is still continuing to train animals and also rents them out for income. That's not a sanctuary, the animals have to work for their keep.

Joe Exotic from West Hollywood, California on April 11, 2013:

BCR and Carole Baskin plan to have all cats out of zoos and private homes by 2025, She plans to own the only sanctuary left by than. She does exactly the same thing selling tours, parties, etc at her place as any zoo does but she does not call that exploiting. Would love to know where her husbands body is though.

Linda Sue on February 22, 2013:

Good Article Melissa. Lets review BCR -

TopCat on January 19, 2013:

I've know this woman literally for years...what a liar to promote her own agenda...I guess you could say she hasn't changed a bit...Her cause has changed but no much else. She still has no idea what she is doing and how badly the impact of what she has done has hurt the animals she claims to love. I believe Baskin's only cares about the money and if it stopped producing then we'd be searching for something else to do with the animals although I hear she is prepared for a 'Dead Museum' She's now aligned with Wayne Pacelle and HSUS and mingles with the Animal Rights Extremists...a new flow of money...yet the poor caging and conditions remain for those animals. How pathetic and sad!

Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on January 17, 2013:

Thank you Marygay and topsecretmoon for your comments. Carole Baskin certainly seems to be upsetting many people.

topsecretmoon on January 17, 2013:

Here is the bobcat that was released years before (I was incorrect in stating that the year before) but here is the proof that she did indeed vaccinate at one time and did so ONE DAY BEFORE release and also did NOT practice feeding of live prey as rehabbing protocol

topsecretmoon on January 17, 2013:

Thank you for this informative information. Those in the big cat industry well know what her sinister ways lead to.

Lets talk the three Alabama bobcats. Bobcats that in 2011 she went OUT OF THE STATE to get from a veterinary clinic. The story she gave was that the vets office took them because some guy came in and claimed to have killed the mother, and he wanted to keep the kittens for his kids to raise, but needed help. They supposedly called her then. The truth was later found to be that a farmer found them and simply brought them in as he did not know what to do with them.. but hey.. the murdering hunter wanting to steal three kittens sells it better eh?

She brings these 3 kittens back to Florida with the pretense of rehabbing and releasing. Yet has more contact than she should have (not silencing herself or others while around them, not making human contact alarming etc) and puts them in with a queen (a female cat that is or was lactating) that she adopted from the local shelter. Just so you know it is not practiced nor recommended to vaccinate a pregnant or lactating animal. So she puts this unvaccinated female in with the three UNVACCINATED BOBCAT KITTENS.

A Few weeks go by after she does this and the kittens start dying off. The first necropsy (in the animal world an autopsy is called a necropsy) shows the first kitten died of cardiomyopathy. She then tells her donors that it died from a congenital defect.

The second one's autopsy showed it died from a ruptured duodenum. She tells the donors the same story... congenital defect.

And finally the third dies and a veterinarian OTHER THAN HER OWN (Dr. Saleh was the vet that finally diagnosed this!) diagnosed from the necropsy that it was PANLEUKOPENIA (Feline parvo- that is VACCINATED against in small AND BIG CATS which she obviously did NOT)

She then tells the donors that they died from parvo. CANINE PARVO that they got because the vet clinic put the bobcat kittens with puppies to keep them warm. Well as a vet tech I can tell you that A. We use heating pads. B. No need to put more bodies in there from warmth with a litter of three C. Incubation period on any parvo is 3-9 days.. not WEEKS so it is not possible for them to manifest ANY disease such as this stemming from the clinic WEEKS LATER and D. CANINE PARVO IS SPECIES SPECIFIC. In other words, your dog cannot give canine parvo to your cat, nor can you cat give your dog feline parvo!

Cardiomyopathy is often found in cats with Panleukopenia ( damage to the heart muscles), Ruptured duodenum is often found in Panleukopenia due to the heavy vomiting and diarrhea that accompanies the disease.

Finally she admits that it is Panleuk and states that in hindsight they would have vaccinated, but they were in fear of the vaccination shedding in the wild. Well, anyone with ANY exotic cat knowledge knows that the panleuk vaccination is a KILLED vaccine. Killed vaccines cannot shed! She also states further that it has NEVER BEEN THEIR POLICY TO VACCINATE, but through investigation it was found that they did in fact release a female bobcat. They vaccinated her the DAY BEFORE (protocol for full protection is to vaccinate one week BEFORE possible exposure) release.

When I brought this to her attention, she not only blocked me, but now if you type in my name or my facility's name it tags back to a few people that are on there. Never states my name, but takes you to where you think I have done something wrong.. and I know personally a LOT of the people she has on there and they have done nothing wrong except call a spade a spade.. especially Linda.

Linda called her out on her bobcat rehabbing with Live feeds of rabbits.. which is not only barbaric it is detrimental to the bobcat as it is learning to go for rabbits in peoples back yards!! I work with all types of cats.. I KNOW

marygay chaples on January 17, 2013:

i want to thank you for this article, she needs to be exposed for what she is doing , she claims to be the largest exotic cat exhibit in captivity, SHE IS NOT., she has one of the highest death rates around for a facility that either buys or get given animals. [by her own stats in her paper] she goes threw more bob cats kittens in one year , they all die. but she begs for donations to save them , then when they die she pops up with another even if she has to go out of state to get it. It is a disgrace. BUT i have one question for her since she doesn't breed to continue her cats line , in 15yrs. or less she will be CATLESS. she has alined herself with all the animal rights groups that want NO EXOTIC IN CAPTIVITY IN AMERICA. SO if the take all the exotics away and kill them because that is what they would have to do , her supply would come to and end and zoos do not breed cats. She thinks she will be the last one standing and then she will breed to SAVE THE CATS. but what she fails to realize is they will turn on her and eat hear alive.

Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on January 17, 2013:

Hi TellFelids, I don't really know what you're talking about, but thanks for commenting.

TellFelids on January 17, 2013:

Freaking Baskins has me on her site falsely accusing me of killing a tiger cub, I have NEVER EVER been near a cub or even any cubs of any kind. AND if she is referring to the Mary Jean Williams case, her son let her tiger out of a flimsy transport and the authorities shot the cat and I was in NY when that happened. My ONLY guilt in that case was giving 2 mls of a sedation to calm the cat to load it into the trailer and I would do it again to save a big cat's life from someone such as what I delt with. The man trying to steal this cat was starving the animals and hoping they die and he sold tiger and lion as well as cougar and serval parts to the Indonesian black market in IL and WI.

BUT heck all she has done is make me more famous and MORE people ask me to do rescues of more adults because the last thing people want to do is turn to Baskins.

Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on November 25, 2012:

I'm not entirely sure what you mean, but thanks.

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on November 24, 2012:

Thank you for this. If you live in SF, contact the zoo, they will do the rest.

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