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Big Cat Rescue in Tampa received a new resident

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Big Cat Rescue in Tampa received a new resident last weekend. Reise (Rise-uh) the cougar came to Big Cat Rescue from Homestead.

Volunteers rescued Reise from the South Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The rehabilitation center's owner has terminal cancer and had to close down his facility.

Big Cat Rescue will address her medial issues, and give her a permanent home to live out the rest of her life.

Reise was originally from Texas, where she was declawed as a cub. Whoever declawed her botched the job and her nails continue to try to grow back, which is very painful for her. 

It is not clear how old she is.

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