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Happy Holidays from Big Cat Rescue

 

We have so much to be thankful for; wonderful people like you who help ensure that our big cats stay fed, our AdvoCats all around the world who work for laws to end the abuse of big cats, our Big Cat Rescuers who donate their time to caring for the cats, running the sanctuary and educating our guests, and to live in paradise.  This issue is our gift to you!

 

Holiday Goody Gifts for YOU!

Big Cat Rescue has teamed up with Explore.org who is hosting LIVE STREAMING video of the cats. See tigers playing, swimming, sleeping, and eating.  Watch Nikita lioness as she plays and sleeps.  Watch adorable funny kittens playing.

FIRST: Go to http://Explore.org/BigCatRescue to see the live streaming videos and use the “Snapshot” feature there to take your own photos of the lions, tigers, and kittens.

EVERY photo submission gets YOUR NAME placed in a drawing for a free t-shirt.

SECOND: Submit your photos to us before midnight on Christmas Eve.  The T-Shirt Winner will be announced on Christmas Day.  We will pick 30 photos to include in a special edition screensaver that we will give away Christmas Day.  Find out how to submit your photos here, where it says, Win A FREE Big Cat Rescue T-Shirt http://chatbigcats.com/newsletter-gifts-december-2015/

Video Updates Since the Last Mews Letter

Bobcat Release Site Needed in Highlands County FL

State law requires that bobcats be released back to the same county where they were picked up for rehab.  Rain and Dancer came from Highlands County, so we need a release site that is in excess of 40 acres (the more land the better) where the owner will give us written permission to release them.  If you have land, or know a land baron, please email Cat@BigCatRescue.org and let us know.

 

Can’t Get Enough of the Big Cats?

Now you can watch them LIVE on explore.org/bigcatrescue  Check out each of the webcams below:

Nikita Lioness

Vacation Rotation

Feeding Station

Kitten Cabana

Windsong Memorial Cat Hospital

Bobcat Rehab

AdvoCats Come in All Sizes

Our AdvoCats come in all ages, from all over the US and the world. Eleven year-old Alexander P. proves that anyone who cares about big cats can make a difference. For the past two years Alexander has supported Big Cat Rescue through our Buy a Brick program by collecting donations rather than gifts for his birthday. This school year, he and his fellow classmate are organizing a school fundraiser to sponsor one of our very own bobcats in honor of their school mascot.

Alexander_BigCat_2

Just this week, Alexander’s family surprised him with an early Christmas gift – a trip from Maryland to our sanctuary in Tampa, FL! During his visit Alexander learned more about the issues of private ownership and about our federal bill, the Big Cat Public Safety Act. Wanting to voice his support for big cats, Alexander plans on visiting the Capital next year to meet with legislators and tell them just how important this bill is to him.  Thank you for all that you do for the cats, Alexander!

Jennifer Leon, MPA Director of Outreach

 

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Happy Thanksgiving from Big Cat Rescue

Our hearts are full of thankfulness for all of you who have helped us in our rescue and advocacy efforts.  We are truly blessed to have friends who care enough to provide the food, housing and vet care for our resident cats.  We are even more grateful for those who see the big picture and are helping us end the trade in exotic cats as pets, props and for their parts.  For all of you who have contacted your member of congress, a HUGE THANK YOU but please don’t stop there. Make sure they know that you want them to push the bill through by getting their colleagues to sign on as cosponsors as well.  I send them a post card EVERY week, so don’t be shy about being the squeaky wheel.  Your efforts can give big cats everywhere something for which to truly be thankful.  Here is the link again:  BigCatAct.com

Click to feed a big cat a turkey

 

Two More Bobcat Kittens Rescued

The Claws VideoYes, that makes SIX!!!

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Claws:  http://bigcatrescue.org/the-claws/  There is just too much cuteness overload for this page.

 

Worried about Alex the Tiger

 

On Oct. 19, 2015 Alex Tiger had three bad canines removed. Because of significant periodontal disease they had to be extracted instead of a root canal.  TJ Tiger had root canals done the same day.  Dr. Wade Gingerich and technicians, Jennifer Dupre-Welsh and Denise Rollings, of the Pet Dental Center joined our own vets, Dr. Liz Wynn and Dr. Justin Boorstein to do the surgeries back to back.  TJ recovered, and rebounded immediately and now has new spring in his step. Alex began to recover, but then seemed to relapse this past week. He stopped eating, so we knew we had to do something.

On Nov. 17, 2015 Dr. Wynn and Dr. Boorstein examined him again.  The sites where his teeth were removed was mostly healed. They were flushed out and sutured closed. The draining tract in his chin was also cleaned up and sutured mostly closed leaving a small hole for drainage.  His blood work was rechecked and his kidney values have increased significantly which could be the cause of him not being interested in food.  His meds were changed and we rolled him back out to his enclosure at about 10PM.

Vet-Alex-Tiger

The next day Big Cat Rescuers spent all day trying to wake him up.  He was still in the transport because he couldn’t stand up yet.  He was virtually non responsive and we feared the worst.  At least we knew that we had done everything for him, that we possibly could have done for a 19 year old tiger.  If we had to euthanize him now, it would be with a clear conscience that there was nothing more we could do.  And then a miracle happened…

As I was walking out to check on him, one more time at the close of day, I thought to myself that at least his nearby companions had something to sing about.  In a duet, that I’ve never heard before, Amanda Tiger and Joseph Lion, who live near Alex, were roaring back and forth.  It was haunting and yet exhilarating to hear the power in their calls.  My heart was so heavy over Alex, but their song was comforting.  Amanda was in the cage closest to Alex and when I arrived she saw me and stopped her song.  I looked to Alex and saw him struggle to upright himself, for the first time since being sedated the day before.  It was as if he had been enjoying the melody and wanted to see why it had stopped.

Alex Tiger Wakes Up

Overjoyed I ran to him to help rock him into a sternal (upright) position.  I texted the photo of him sitting up to our vet team who were equally elated. They gave him more fluids, to help flush out his kidneys.  As of this morning, he’s eating again. Hopefully he will have many more good years with us.  Our oldest tiger lived to be 25.

Donate to big cats

Videos Since the Last AdvoCat Mews-letter

See 8 new videos since last month including our big cats getting enrichment, rescue videos, birthday vids and kittens.  Big Cat Rescue’s foster program, in partnership with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay just surpassed 275 cats and kittens who have been rescued, fostered and found their forever homes.

 

Top Shocking Incidents of Big Cat Exploitation

 

We hope by sharing a new list with you each month that you will join us in speaking out for the big cats and cubs that are exploited across this country every day. We encourage you to take one small action today and contact one or more of the offenders below to politely express your concern. Together we can be the voice for the voiceless…together we can make a difference. If you learn of exotic cats or cubs being exploited in your area, please contact Susan Bass at Susan.Bass@BigCatRescue.org.

 

Tiger Cub Russian Night ClubNo. 1 Tiger Cub Abuse at Casino in Russia

The Tigre de Crystal Hotel and Casino in Russia had a lavish grand opening earlier this month that included parading a heavily drugged tiger cub on the casino floor as the “star” of the opening. Amazingly, the casino’s representatives freely admitted that the 5-month-old cub was drugged! Media reports state that the bleary-eyed cub was purchased for $6800 from a zoo located thousands of miles away and forced to participate in the casino’s grand opening. She is now residing at a local private zoo and will reportedly be “available for the casino to parade out on demand for future themed parties.”

A local animal-loving blogger summed it up best when she said it was disappointing that “the casino began with a crime…animal abuse.”

Please urge Tigre de Crystal Casino to NOT continue to use and exploit this tiger cub as entertainment for their casino. Ask them to place the cub in a proper sanctuary where she can live in peace.

Post comments on the casino’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/tigredecristal/?fref=ts

 

Louis Hamilton Behaving Badly With JaguarNo. 2  Formula One driver Louis Hamilton

Formula One driver Louis Hamilton recently visited the pseudo-sanctuary called Black Jaguar White Tiger in Mexico and interacted with a large jaguar cub, even putting his arm in the cat’s mouth. This photo is from Hamilton’s Facebook page on November 4th. He also posted pictures of him that week posing with lion and tiger cubs and an ocelot. Please help us educate Hamilton that REAL rescues do not allow visitors to have direct contact with big cats and that it sends the wrong message to his millions of fans when he posts pictures of himself holding cubs. The pictures can easily make his fans think petting and holding cubs is cool and cute when in reality it is abusive and exploitative.

Learn more about why Big Cat Rescue has serious issues with Black Jaguar White Tiger here: http://911animalabuse.com/black-jaguar-white-tiger/

Post polite comments on Hamilton’s Facebook page under any of the many pictures of him with cubs here: https://www.facebook.com/LewisHamilton/?fref=ts

 

No. 3 White Tigers at Houston Downtown Aquarium

This picture is just one of the white tigers kept at the Houston Downtown Aquarium in Texas. Yes, an AQUARIUM is exploiting tigers! A supporter tells us they live inside these tiny cement-floored cages and NEVER see the light of day. We believe this is absolutely abuse of these tigers! A supporter who is trying to right this wrong contacted Texas House of Representatives member Carol Alvarado about the tigers. Her aide responded that there was nothing they could do because “they would be interfering with someone (the aquarium) that is doing business legally.”

Houston Downtown Aquarium White Tiger Abuse

It’s tragic that it is legal to keep white tigers in tiny cages for the public’s amusement just because it is legal. It certainly is not right! It’s even more tragic that Alvarado won’t interfere just because it’s legal. Please politely call and email Rep. Alvarado’s office and let her know animal lovers want her to take action for these poor cats!

The Houston Downtown Aquarium is owned and operated by the Landry’s restaurant conglomerate, which is run by President and CEO Tilman J. Fertitta. In 2005 Fertitta applied for an exotic animal ordinance with the Houston City Council to bring the tigers to the aquarium. Fertitta also owns and keeps tigers at the Denver Aquarium.

Keep that in mind the next time you are thinking about dining at a Landry’s Inc. restaurant or visiting one of their casinos. Here is a list of Landry’s Inc. restaurants to avoid:  http://www.landrysinc.com/concepts/default.asp

Contact Rep. Carol Alvarado at 713-861-2244 and repalvarado145@hotmail.com.

Contact Landry’s Inc. at 713-850-1010 and ask for President and CEO Tilman J. Fertitta.

 

TatianaFANTASTIC NEWS!!!!

Last month we told you about the Tatiana Restaurant and Nightclub in Hallandale, Florida, which was exploiting live tigers as entertainment in their nightclub shows.

We are thrilled to report that the nightclub has agreed to never again use big cats in their shows!

THANK YOU to everyone who emailed the nightclub and USDA about these big cats!  

 

 

 

 

Savings to be Thankful For

Gift Shop Coupon

Gifts for all of the cat lovers in your life and a fabulous savings, just for our readers.  Shop at BigCatRescue.biz

 

Ways We Want to Thank YOU

Thanksgiving CatEach month we bring you free things to use, download and share.  This month is full of Thanksgiving and holiday themed goodies.  Check them out at:  http://chatbigcats.com/newsletter-gifts-november-2015/

 

 

Tigers 4 Tigers Success

We just got this exciting news from our friends at Tigers 4 Tigers:

Hi Carole,

I hope you’re well! Thank you so much for your support during Tiger Awareness Week. We thought it was a huge success! Here are a few highlights:

– our hash-tag #saveourmascot reached 360,000 people last week
– we partnered with athletic departments at Towson, RIT, Clemson, LSU and Auburn
– Judy Mills gave a presentation at Clemson University in which 300 people attended
– Towson T4T raised their first $1,000
– Clemson T4T produced a video asset with the university showcasing their efforts

Thank you and Go tigers,

Sean Carnell
National Spirit Campaign Manager
Tigers for Tigers Coalition
www.t4tcoalition.org
@T4T_Coalition
facebook.com/t4tcoalition

There is so much happening that we can’t possibly contain it all in these newsletters, so be sure join us on our social channels.  We have been involved in helping jaguars, fishing cats, and rusty spotted cats in the wild.  We’ve been assisting others with rehab and release.  Big Cat Rescuers have been assisting other sanctuaries, around the world, to ensure the best care possible for exotic cats.  We have been greatly blessed and want to share that good fortune with cats everywhere.

 

Please share this newsletter with your friends!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Halloween from Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescuers Have Rescued a 13-Year-Old Tiger Named Teisha from Ohio

DONATE HERE TO HELP US CONTINUE TO RESCUE CATS LIKE TEISHA
On Monday, October 5, 2015, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office took possession of 5 tigers from Mike Stapleton, owner of Paws & Claws Animal Sanctuary near Columbus.

Teisha TigerStapleton has been battling state officials to keep his tigers ever since Ohio legislators enacted an exotic animal law that went into effect almost two years ago. Authorities arrived prepared to seize Stapleton’s cats after he had vowed to never give up his cats, but in the end Stapleton peacefully surrendered his cats. All 5 cats will be placed in approved sanctuaries outside of Ohio.

When we learned that Teisha – a 13-year-old tiger, in such bad shape that she was unable to walk, and didn’t move even during the chaos and darting when authorities took possession of her two weeks ago – we immediately offered to bring Teisha to Big Cat Rescue where we can provide her with the best possible medical and dental care and nutrition.

It is our understanding that Stapleton told people on the scene Teisha had been injured by the other tigers in the cage, who constantly picked on her. It’s doubtful that a vet ever examined Teisha before ODA rescued her.

Four Big Cat Rescuers left Tampa on Wednesday, October 21, for the 15-hour drive up to Ohio with our transport carrier. They drove straight through and met with Ohio authorities and took possession of Teisha.

For the first week after Teisha was rescued by ODA, she did not stand and just peed and defecated while laying down. The ODA vets put her on pain medication and she has begun getting up and walking a little bit. It’s heartbreaking to speculate how long Teisha has been in pain but not receiving any medication while owned by Stapleton.

Although Teisha had a hard time standing when she first arrived, she is doing better every day.  Walking more, chuffing more and coming to enjoy life more, thanks to you, and proper vet care.

We will post updates about Teisha and her prognosis as we can. It is only because of our amazing donors like YOU that Big Cat Rescue can save these cats!

THANK YOU for your continuing support of our work and our sanctuary!

Rescue Photos as They Roll In

Teisha Tiger Walking

See all of the photos of Teisha the tiger as we get them here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153390842851919.1073741904.595786918&type=1&l=33a4b86167

 

Video of Teisha’s Rescue

Coming soon!

 

Video update on Teisha

 

WHY Change Name from Keisha to Teisha?

We always try to keep a cat’s name, but at Big Cat Rescue we have protocols that demand every Keeper post observations to a database that shares the info with the CEO, President, Ops Mgr, maintenance crew and the Vets if it is a medical related post. Each cat has to have a unique name in the database.

We have had cats with the same name before, like Cleo Cougar, Cleo Serval and Cleo Bobcat, but we already had a Keisha Tiger. Calling the new cat Teisha Tiger makes sure that her observations records are unique to her and sounds similar enough to her that we hope she will just pass it off as a regional accent.

Cats are masters at hiding symptoms when they are ill. Daily observations are crucially important to managing health. That observations database is vital part of the daily care so a unique name is a must.

Teisha is an Arabic name that means Alive and Well, which is our goal for her.
October 25, 2015 Teisha got her first perfume tube and she certainly enjoyed sinking her claws and teeth into it.

 

Top Shocking Incidents of Big Cat Exploitation

 

We hope by sharing a new list with you each month that you will join us in speaking out for the big cats and cubs that are exploited across this country every day. We encourage you to take one small action today and contact one or more of the offenders below to politely express your concern. Together we can be the voice for the voiceless…together we can make a difference. If you learn of exotic cats or cubs being exploited in your area, please contact Susan Bass at Susan.Bass@BigCatRescue.org.

 

 

No. 1  The Tatiana Restaurant and Nightclub in Hallandale, Florida

Tatianahas featured live tigers in their nightclub shows. This photo from Tatiana’s Facebook page shows a woman performing last month with an adult tiger that does not appear to even be restrained. This is a public safety issue as well as animal exploitation.

Other photos taken by guests show a tiger in a tiny transport cage on stage at the nightclub. Imagine the noise the tiger must endure and the fear he must be experiencing! A loud nightclub is no place for a magnificent wild cat. Please ask Tatiana to STOP exploiting tigers and ask USDA to inspect the facility.

Ask USDA to inspect this nightclub: aceast@aphis.usda.gov

Contact Tatiana Nightclub at Tatiana_restaurant@yahoo.com and at 954-454-1222.

Comment on posts on Tatiana’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TatianaLounge?fref=ts

Sign a petition here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/489/824/799/?z00m=27029688&redirectID=1847553235

 

No. 2 The Alachua County Fair in Gainesville, Florida

Alachuathis week features the notorious Amazing Rainforest Experience circus show with big cats. You may recall seeing photos of emaciated tigers in August at the Missouri State Fair (one photo at right).

Those cats are also owned by Amazing Rainforest Experience, so it is very likely these same cats are now being forced to perform at the Alachua County Fair. Please email the fair and let them know animal lovers do NOT want to see big cats exploited as entertainment. Also ask the FWC to inspect the cats at the fair.

Contact the fair at alachuafair@gmail.com

Ask the Florida Wildlife Commission to inspect the Amazing Rainforest Experience cats at the fair: http://myfwc.com/contact/fwc-staff/senior-staff/commissioners/

 

No. 3 Ustad, a wild tiger in India, needs your voice!

UstadTigerPlease add your ROAR to the global effort to return Ustad (T24) to the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve where he belongs!

Big Cat Rescue was contacted by a group of big cat advocates requesting our help to increase international awareness regarding the false accusation that a tiger named Ustad killed a local forest guide in the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in May 2015.

Witnesses said it was a different tiger that attacked the forest guide, yet Ustad was subsequently seized and illegally moved to a zoo more than 250 miles away from the only home he has ever known. Secretly capturing a wild tiger and moving him to a glorified zoo is against all of India’s standard operating procedures. Locals believe the move was orchestrated for purely political reasons.

Even more concerning is that the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), which is responsible for wild animal conservation in India, was not informed of the capture and move, against all of the country’s normal protocols. NTCA sent a team to the tiger reserve following the death of the forest guide and determined that Ustad was not guilty, acted as a normal tiger, and should be returned to the wild instead of locked up and exhibited at a glorified zoo for the rest of his life.

Please let India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the NTCA know that the world is watching and wants Ustad to be returned to the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve where he belongs.

Suggested Wording for your Email:

I wish to add my voice to the global ROAR that T24 Ustad be freed from captivity and immediately returned to the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve where he belongs!

NTCA has already determined that Ustad is not guilty of the attack and death of the forest guide in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in May 2015. NTCA found that Ustad acted as a normal tiger and should be returned to the wild. Please do not sentence Ustad to a life locked up and on exhibit for the rest of his life. He is a wild tiger and should be allowed the dignity to live out the rest of his life in the wild. The world is watching.

Please send your email to each of these email addresses. THANK YOU FOR ROARING FOR USTAD!!

bonalbishan@gmail.com

ms-ntca@nic.in

dirpt-r@nic.in

singlag12@yahoo.co.in

dgfindia@nic.in

motgov2119@gmail.com

secy-moef@nic.in

pjavadekar@gmail.com

ig-ntca@nic.in

 

October’s Featured FREE Treats

It’s no trick!

Featured Cat’s Story (Alex Tiger)
Short video of Alex playing with his Spice bag
Keeper Comments about Alex
How to Sponsor Alex Tiger
Tiger Fun Facts
NEW Magazine Style format unveiled for the Big Cat Times Fall Edition
World Animal Day Screensaver featuring 32 close-up photos of various cats at Big Cat Rescue
Big Cats and Pumpkins screensaver featuring 19 photos of big cats playing with pumpkins
Big Cat Wallpaper for your computer, tablet and phone
World Animal Day Video
FREE Big Cat Books
Halloween Jokes
Social Media Fun Shares

Get them all here:  http://chatbigcats.com/newsletter-gifts-october-2015/

 

Videos Since the Last AdvoCat Mews-letter

 

 

SpookTacular Savings!

Take advantage of this hauntingly good deal in our online gift shop www.bigcatrescue.biz All purr-chases help the cats like Andre and Arthur here!

SpookSavings

Small Cat Fun Area Gets a Roof

Our Small Cat Fun area has been under construction for about a year now.  It has been complicated by the fact that it is so huge and yet will require a roof.  Vernon Stairs and his son, Vern Stairs (his sister calls him Chuck) and Scott Haller have been working, in between record rain storms, to get this play area done.  More than 50 of the 5 x 15 foot roof panels are in place now…just 100’s to go.  This turned out to be a much more expensive and difficult project than we had planned, but the cats are going to love it!

Small-Cat-Fun-Vern-Chuck-2015-10

 

Halloween Haunted House

 

hauntedtrailcatpumpkin2014Murder House will be offering terrifying experiences for those who love the thrill of haunted houses, and they are doing it to benefit Big Cat Rescue!

Right now they are having a contest here:  http://www.murderhousetampa.com/contests/

Big Cat Rescue will NOT be hosting a haunted trail this year, but instead is asking all of our supporters to go to the Murder House in Tampa to get your chills and thrills, as they will be donating proceeds to our cats.

Be sure to sign up for our mews-letter so that you get all the latest details about this scary event.

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween and be sure to keep your pets safe too.  Bring them inside!

 

 

 

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Share YOUR Pet Photos With Our Fans!

 

The Internet was just made for sharing cat photos (and other animals).  Please help us fill our grid (and our cats’ bellies) by posting your beautiful photos for all the world to see.  Find out more at https://www.givinggrid.com/bigcatrescue/

 

Three Tigers and a Black Leopard Find Shelter

 

The news posted this story about the Kenny Hetrick / Tiger Ridge Cats being sent to sanctuaries pending the conclusion of the State of Ohio’s lawsuit against the owner for refusal to comply with state law.

The “cat is out of the bag” and everyone knows the three tigers (1 white and 2 golden) and one black leopard are living at Big Cat Rescue due to the court filings by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Our contract with law enforcement usually prohibits us from talking about the cats in specifics, or posting any photos or videos of them during the litigation.  We can’t say much yet, but they are doing great.

Find out more about how we assist law enforcement here:  http://bigcatrescue.org/law-enforcement/

Be sure to wear blue this week to celebrate law enforcement!

 

Great News for Circus Cats!

 

Thanks to people like you, who take action to protect big cats, the largest supplier of wild animal acts calls it quits.  Shriner and head of “Fun Time Shows” Bill Cunningham joined forces with PETA to stop using wild animals at the Shrine Circus. http://cw33.com/2015/09/01/shriners-peta-heated-battle-over-animals-in-shrine-circus/ Cunningham said the trailers that had been used to haul wild animals to shows will now emptied and covered in banners to advocate against the use of wild animals in performances.

More great news in September:  The Netherlands became the tenth country to officially ban the use of wild animals in the circus! The ban, which was drafted back in 2014, went into effect this week and includes big cats, elephants, giraffes, zebras, sea lions and primates.

Please help us put an end to big cats being held (and abused) in private possession here.  The Big Cat Public Safety Act has been reintroduced and needs your voice now:  http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51389/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16017

 

Top Shocking Incidents of Big Cat Exploitation – September 2015

We hope by sharing a new list with you each month that you will join us in speaking out for the big cats and cubs that are exploited across this country every day. We encourage you to take one small action today and contact one or more of the offenders below to politely express your concern. Together we can be the voice for the voiceless…together we can make a difference. If you learn of exotic cats or cubs being exploited in your area, please contact Susan Bass at Susan.Bass@BigCatRescue.org.

UstadTigerNo. 1 Ustad, a wild tiger in India, needs your voice! Please add your ROAR to the global effort to return Ustad (T24) to the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve where he belongs!

Big Cat Rescue was contacted by a group of big cat advocates requesting our help to increase international awareness regarding the seemingly false accusation that a tiger named Ustad killed a local forest guide in the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in May 2015.

Witnesses said it was a different tiger that attacked the forest guide, yet Ustad was subsequently seized and illegally moved to a zoo more than 250 miles away from the only home he has ever known. Secretly capturing a wild tiger and moving him to a glorified zoo is against all of India’s standard operating procedures. Locals believe the move was orchestrated for purely political reasons.

Even more concerning is that the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), which is responsible for wild animal conservation in India, was not informed of the capture and move, against all of the country’s normal protocols. NTCA sent a team to the tiger reserve following the death of the forest guide and determined that Ustad was not guilty, acted as a normal tiger, and should be returned to the wild instead of locked up and exhibited at a glorified zoo for the rest of his life.

Please let India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the NTCA know that the world is watching and wants Ustad to be returned to the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve where he belongs.

Suggested Wording for your Email:

I wish to add my voice to the global ROAR that T24 Ustad be freed from captivity and immediately returned to the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve where he belongs!

NTCA has already determined that Ustad is not guilty of the attack and death of the forest guide in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in May 2015. NTCA found that Ustad acted as a normal tiger and should be returned to the wild. Please do not sentence Ustad to a life locked up and on exhibit for the rest of his life. He is a wild tiger and should be allowed the dignity to live out the rest of his life in the wild. The world is watching.

Please send your email to each of these email addresses. THANK YOU FOR ROARING FOR USTAD!!

 

Please send your email to each of these email addresses. THANK YOU FOR ROARING FOR USTAD!!

 

bonalbishan@gmail.com

ms-ntca@nic.in

dirpt-r@nic.in

singlag12@yahoo.co.in

dgfindia@nic.in

motgov2119@gmail.com

secy-moef@nic.in

pjavadekar@gmail.com

ig-ntca@nic.in

#FreeT24  
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) | Twitter

PMO India (@PMOIndia) | Twitter

 

SigfriedRoyTabbyTiger

 

No. 2 We are disgusted and heartbroken that Siegfried and Roy — longtime exploiters of big cats in Las Vegas — are exploiting and displaying 4 baby tiger cubs at the Mirage Hotel. The cubs are about 6 weeks old and were taken away from their mother at just 3 weeks old! The Mirage says the cubs will spend their entire lives on display there. How incredibly sad.

Please join us in politely letting the Mirage Hotel and its owner MGM Resorts International know animal lovers do NOT want to see captive big cats bred and used as entertainment in hotels! Please speak up for these cubs and do not patronize the Mirage Hotel or other MGM International properties. Send polite emails to:

Mirage VP of Operations Franz Kallao at fkallao@mirage.com

Mirage President and COO Trevor Scherrer at tscherrer@mirage.com

Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts Intl James Murren at jmurren@mgmresorts.com

Read The Dodo article here: https://www.thedodo.com/siegfried-roy-tiger-cubs-1351747175.html

 

WhiteTigerDiscovery

No. 3 The Genesee County Fair in Michigan hosted the White Tiger Discovery exhibit last month. The exhibit also had tiny white tiger cubs that people could pay to hold. Please join us in educating the fair’s management about white tigers and cub petting schemes. Ask them to NOT have the tiger exhibit and cubs back again next year. Let them know animal lovers don’t want to see white tigers –which are not a species and not endangered but are the result of severe inbreeding — or any big cats at fairs. Learn more about these issues here:

White Tigers   http://bigcatrescue.org/abuse-issues/issues/white-tigers/

Cub Handling   bigcatrescue.org/cubs

Contact the Genesee County Fair:  http://www.gcf.org/contact.html

 

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We love Facebook because it enables us to connect with you quickly whenever their is a big cat emergency that needs your voice.  We are also frustrated that Facebook keeps changing things, and usually that means that you see fewer brands or companies in your feeds and more of other people’s baby pics.  If you want to be sure and see us when you log in, be sure to do the following:  Like our page and then click See First.  Note that you might not want to click Get Notifications because thousands of people comment on our posts each day and that might be more cat news than you want.  Just click See First so our posts show up in your news feed.

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Big Cat Rescue Speaks Out to Protect Florida Panthers

 

It is frustrating to deal with government agencies that are more interested in killing wild animals than protecting them, but we won’t stand down.  As more of you add your voices we expect to change the status quo.  Read more about what we are doing to protect the Florida Panther here:  http://bigcatrescue.org/speaking-out-for-the-florida-panther-against-fwc-panther-policy/

 

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How Many Tigers are in the U.S.?

 

That’s a tough question, but you can take a look at the intelligence we have gathered at this link and maybe add to it yourself.  http://bigcatrescue.org/how-many-tigers-are-in-the-us/

 

Halloween Haunted House

 

hauntedtrailcatpumpkin2014Murder House will be offering terrifying experiences for those who love the thrill of haunted houses, and they are doing it to benefit Big Cat Rescue!

Right now they are having a contest here:  http://www.murderhousetampa.com/contests/

Big Cat Rescue will NOT be hosting a haunted trail this year, but instead is asking all of our supporters to go to the Murder House in Tampa to get your chills and thrills, as they will be donating proceeds to our cats.

Be sure to sign up for our mews-letter so that you get all the latest details about this scary event.

 

Federal Employees Combined Federal Campaign

 

Our thanks to the hundreds of Federal Employees and Military Personnel who donated to the cats through the CFC.  Our CFC Number is 10766  Please consider the cats as you are making your donation decisions.

Free Goodies For You

 

Each month LaWanna tries to make sure you get NEW goodies on our Chat Big Cats site.  Ready for you now are:

New Screen Savers

New Wallpapers Two wallpapers each in four different sizes

Cambu the digital book

http://chatbigcats.com/newsletter-gifts-september-2015/

 

Thank You for Helping Us Win 2015 Top Rated Non Profit by Great NonProfits

 

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Cecil the Lion

Cecil the lion has touched the lives of everyone who cares about big cats.  Here are three articles that detail some of his impact on the rest of the world:

http://bigcatrescue.org/cecil-lion/

http://bigcatrescue.org/cecil-the-lion-an-agent-of-change/

http://bigcatrescue.org/delta/

If you are looking for a way to help protect big cats like Cecil, please take the Tiger Selfie Challenge below.  While Cecil was not a cub that was used for pay to play and then turned out into a canned hunt, most of his kind do start out that way.

 

Take the Tiger Selfie Challenge!

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You remember the Ice Bucket Challenge, don’t you?  It was a crazy, popular way to raise awareness about  Lou Gherig’s Disease, that started in 2014 and has already raised more than 100,000 million dollars for ALS research.  Just yesterday Boston Mayor Marty Walsh took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge—and challenged Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to do the same. A full year later this form of public activism is still grabbing headlines.

What if the cats had such a successful campaign to raise awareness about the suffering they endure for tiger selfies, lion selfies and liger selfies?

You KNOW we could end the pay to play schemes, once and for all, if everyone knew that posing with tiger cubs was Cruel NOT Cool!  Find out how here:  http://bigcatrescue.org/selfie/

New Big Cat Videos

 

Never miss a video starring your big cat friends!  Subscribe to both channels:

Main channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/BigCatRescue

Daily Big Cat channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/DailyBigCat

 

Free Lion Screen Savers and Wallpapers

 

In honor of Cecil the lion we have created free screen savers and wallpapers for Macs and PCs at our newly launched ChatBigCats.com site!  LaWanna and Ysabel have been working for months to convert our old BigCatFun.com site to a kid safe, mobile responsive, interactive site where you can play games, puzzles and find all kinds of fun things to do.  This site is still in Beta, so some links may be broken, but this link will take you to an area that is ready, where you can download the screen savers and wallpapers.  http://chatbigcats.com/newsletter-gifts-august-2015/

 

Your voice is saving big cats!

 

Last month we asked you to speak out against the cruel use of cubs, in a pay to play Swim-With-Tigers scheme at Dade City Wild Things and USDA has finally sued them for severe violations of the Animal Welfare Act saying, “The gravity of the violations alleged in this complaint is great, involving multiple failures to handle animals carefully and to provide access for inspection.”  Find out more at TigerCubAbuse2.com

Because you take action, whenever we point out big cat abuse, the USDA has also sued Doug Terranova who runs a circus and shows up at fairs with Joe Schreibvogel and his pay to play cubs, and Gregg & Karen Woody who also drag cubs out to parking lots and fairs.  We can end the abuse of lions, tigers, ligers and other wild animal cubs if we all speak out together.  Thank you for taking action on our alerts, and please be sure to do so on the following:

 

Top Shocking Incidents

of Big Cat Exploitation – August 2015

 

We hope by sharing a new list with you each month that you will join us in speaking out for the big cats and cubs that are exploited across this country every day. We encourage you to take one small action today and contact one or more of the offenders below to politely express your concern. Together we can be the voice for the voiceless…together we can make a difference. If you learn of exotic cats or cubs being exploited in your area, please contact Susan Bass at Susan.Bass@BigCatRescue.org.

Walk On The Wild SideNo. 1      The Benton County Fair in Oregon recently hosted A Walk on the Wild Side’s exotic animal exhibit. An article in the local Corvallis Gazette-Times quoted one fairgoer saying the cages were small and the animals were pacing and showed signs of stress. A Walk on the Wild Side, also located in Oregon, has been closed to the public since March 2015 due to code violations but still subjects exotic cats to fairs and shows.

Benton County Fair Manager Lonny Wunder said he receives two or three complaints a year about the wild animal exhibit, but he will reconsider having them back if he receives more than that. SO we are asking you to please urge Wunder to do the humane thing and not allow exotic animals to be displayed at the fair next year.

Read the Corvallis Gazette-Times article here: http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/exotic-animal-show-raises-questions/article_c81dab3e-f5be-5858-a04f-6f6852bf5f49.html

Contact Fair Manager Lonny Wunder at 541-766-6090 and email him at this link http://www.bentoncountyfair.net/contact-us/email-inquiry/
No. 2      The Midland County Fair in Michigan just hosted a circus act called Wambold’s Amazing Animals. The act featured several tigers and even included a liger – the result of the unnatural mating of a tiger and a lion. Local paper Midland Daily News covered the tiger show in at least two articles but never mentioned the true issues involved with big cats in traveling acts in their reporting. Fair manager Trish Steele is quoted gushing over the circus act, “They provide a lot of educational information to people who are in the free entertainment area. It’s not just a show.” Hmmm.

The owner of the tiger is also quoted in the article saying white tigers are “very, very rare in the wild because they have no camouflage.” It’s true they don’t have camouflage, but white tigers are not found in the wild because they are not a species!

There is nothing educational about seeing majestic big cats forced to perform in front of crowds and travel in small transport wagons. Please help us educate Steele and the Midland Daily News that exotic cats and other animals at fairs and in circus acts should be a thing of the past. Urge the fair to NOT have the cats back next year.

Read an article here: http://www.ourmidland.com/news/wambolds-brings-amazing-animals-to-fair/article_f5a7d9d2-4752-5fc9-90a4-00c324382234.html

Email the Midland Count Fair at midlandfair@midlandfair.net
Email Midland Daily News reporter John Kennett at jkennett@mdn.net and reporter Kelly Dame at kdame@mdn.net
Tiger Encounter

 

No. 3      The Kutztown Fair in Pennsylvania recently hosted a circus act with tigers called Tiger Encounter, run by the notorious Frisco circus family.

We’re told children were allowed to feed the cats with a long stick. That sends the wrong message that big cats are ours to use how we want. Please kindly let the Kutztown Fair that animal lovers do not want to see big cats used as entertainment.

Email the fair at info@kutztownfairgrounds.com.

 

No.4      The West End Fair in Pennsylvania is going on right now until August 29. The fair features Bruno Blaszak’s Royal Bengal Tiger circus show. However, there is no such thing as a “royal” Bengal tiger. The fair’s website says Bruno is “devoted to preserving these magnificent tigers for many generations to come.”

Breeding them to live lives of misery in circus acts and traveling the country in tiny transport cages? That is no life at all for big cats.

Politely email the fair at   secwefa@ptd.net

Comment on the fair’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-West-End-Fair/587611944615207?sk=timeline
Vincenta White Tiger Circus

 

No. 5      The Showhegen State Fair in Maine recently included the Vicenta White Tigers circus act. In a local newspaper article, owner Vicenta Pages actually told a reporter – presumably with a straight face – that “there are no longer any white Bengal tigers left in the wild of their homeland in India, having been hunted and poached to extinction.” HUH?

White tigers do not exist in the wild and could not survive even if they did because they would not be able to sneak up on prey or hide from predators. Big Cat Rescue believes it is tragic that fair managers and even journalists fall for these lies over and over again. Would you speak out for these tigers?

Learn more about white tigers here: http://bigcatrescue.org/abuse-issues/issues/white-tigers/

Contact the Showhegen Fair at  office@skowheganstatefair.com

You can also help us to politely educate the reporter at CentralMaine.com who wrote an article glamorizing the white tigers at the fair, seemingly without researching or reporting the facts about white tigers. Read the article here: https://www.centralmaine.com/2015/08/16/bengal-tigers-earn-their-keep-at-skowhegan-state-fair/

Email reporter Doug Harlow at dharlow@centralmaine.com

Want to Help Big Cats in a More Purr-sonal Way?

 

Join our intern program here:  http://bigcatrescue.org/get-involved/volunteer/intern/

 

Why is the FWC Giving Up on the Florida Panther?

 

Background

You may recall that in June Big Cat Rescue joined various national conservation groups in speaking out against the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission’s [FWC] policy proposal for the Florida panther. You may read our response to the FWC’s proposal at http://bigcatrescue.org/why-is-the-fwc-giving-up-on-the-florida-panther/.

Mountain Lion Cub Stolen From The WildMany of you responded to our action alert, contacting the FWC and asking them to not give up on the FL panther. Big Cat Rescue attended the meeting in Sarasota to speak up for panthers (and bears). We also participated in a news conference with the Sierra Club, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, and the Humane Society of the United States. Our combined actions resulted in the FWC taking note of the public’s comments and sending the proposal back to their staff for
revision.

Earlier this month (August 2015) the FWC posted their revised​ policy proposal. As the Tampa Bay Times put it in their editorial on August 17th, the revised proposal is a “win for open government over secrecy” but the policy still has “some weasel language” and that overall, this is a reminder of the “need for public oversight of this critical agency.”

Big Cat Rescue opposes the revised policy proposal Although we were pleased to read that the overall tone of the proposal had softened with the removal of some of the most contentious terms and language, Big Cat Rescue found the “weasel language” to be far more extensive and subtle than the TBT let on.

First, the good.

The revision includes welcomed recommendations to restore panther habitat in the Everglades, coordinate with the Florida Department of Transportation on the installation wildlife crossings, and support for strategic conservation easements. But much like the FWC’s response to request for more habitat be protected for wildlife – the FWC has little to no say in these matters. These recommendations are just that, recommendations.

Second, the bad.

The original proposal repeated brash assertions that the FWC would no longer support panther recovery outside of southwest Florida and insisted that one population of an estimated 100 to 180 panthers in southwest Florida after 34 years “should be ample scientific evidence to warrant reconsideration of the status of panthers under the Endangered Species Act.”

The federal government has maintained that for panthers to be taken off of the endangered species list their needs to be three separate populations, each with 240 panthers. Conservation groups, wildlife organizations, and a wide array of Floridians were quick to call out what was an attempt to force the federal government to reconsider the criteria for taking panthers off the endangered species list. (Big Cat Rescue believes that lowering the panther’s federal protective status, and ultimately delisting the big cat from the Endangered Species Act, are steps towards allowing a panther hunt.)

This revision, in addition to the softer tone and recommendations, includes language stating that the FWC does not intend to change the panther’s protected status. But the core statements brashly asserted in the original proposal are still there – polished and smoothed over, but none the wiser.

Third, the ugly.

The FWC is still abandoning their obligation to federal recovery efforts outside of the small population of 100 to 180 panthers in southwest Florida. The policy proposal still calls for federal officials to lessen their criteria for taking panthers off the endangered species list. It also leaves the door wide open for the FWC to take lethal action against panthers.

Be a voice for the Florida panther!

Three Mountain Lion CubsTell the FWC Commissioners to oppose the policy proposal. Attend the upcoming FWC meeting in Ft. Lauderdale on September 2nd​, 2015 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. The FWC will be voting on the revised policy proposal as well as finalizing​​ rules for the impending bear hunt.

More information about the meeting including the address, ​start time, agenda, and a ​link to ​the revised draft FL panther position proposal​​ may be found online at http://myfwc.com/about/commission/commission-meetings/2015/september/02/agenda/

 

Take Action Here!

http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51389/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=15098

 

 

 

 

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Top Shocking Incidents

of Big Cat Exploitation – July 2015

 

We hope by sharing a new list with you each month that you will join us in speaking out for the big cats and cubs that are exploited across this country every day. We encourage you to take one small action today and contact one or more of the offenders below to politely express your concern. Together we can be the voice for the voiceless…together we can make a difference. If you learn of exotic cats or cubs being exploited in your area, please contact Susan Bass at Susan.Bass@BigCatRescue.org

DCWT tiger cub swim with cubs

No. 1 WFLA News Channel 8, the NBC affiliate in Tampa, Florida, is ONCE AGAIN promoting the exploitation of tiger cubs at a nearby roadside zoo called Dade City’s Wild Things. The television station’s Facebook post (pictured here) and the piece that aired repeatedly on their news programs are basically advertisements for this deplorable backyard zoo with numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act going back years! How in the world can this station consider this “news?”

Please politely reach out to WFLA’s management and ask them to STOP promoting and encouraging tiger and lion cub exploitation at Dade City’s Wild Things. Email management and the news desk here:

General Manager Andy Alford aalford@wfla.com

Vice President of News William Berra bberra@wfla.com

Digital Content Manager Jason Clough jclough@wfla.com

News Desk news@wfla.com

Call the station at (813) 221-5788

 

cheetah in church

No. 2 The United Methodist Church in Sanger, California recently brought in an adult cheetah to “entertain” the children attending their vacation bible school. According to a newspaper article in the Sanger Herald, “the theme of the church’s summer program was “Circus of Faith.” I swear we didn’t make that up. The article also claims the cheetah “was a little stressed” being in a church surrounded by over 100 people. Big Cat Rescue believes both the newspaper reporter and the church would benefit from becoming educated about big cats and learning that they should NOT be used and exploited for entertainment. Would you please politely reach out to the church and also the Sanger Herald?

Read the article in the Sanger Herald:

http://thesangerherald.com/articles/2015/07/23/lifestyles/doc55b0ecc0e584a095834459.txt

Email the church at sangermethodist@verizon.net

Post a comment on the church’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sanger.church

Email the Sanger Herald at sangerherald@gmail.com

 

lions at Alabama U

No. 3 The University of North Alabama has two adult lions living on campus. The school has kept lions for over 40 years! The current “mascot” lions have lived at the college since 2002. It’s time that the school – which has just hired Dr. Ken Kitts as its new president — becomes more forward thinking and commits to ending this ridiculous “tradition” when these two lions pass. A recent local newspaper article claims the lions “inspire school spirit.” We believe the lions inspire impressionable college students to incorrectly believe big cats can be used for entertainment, exploited by humans and make good pets. Please politely contact the school and let President Kitts know animal lovers would like to see this tradition end. Ask him to not acquire new lions once the current 13-year-old pair pass on.

Contact UNA President Dr. Ken Kitts via email at kkitts@una.edu or via Twitter at @ken_kitts

 

Anasazi the bobcat at Big Cat Rescue

No.4 Wild bobcats in California need your help! Most people don’t realize it is still legal in California to hunt bobcats. The California Fish & Game Commission will be voting on August 5 on a bill that would BAN bobcat trapping state-wide. Right now, trappers set up their traps on private property and stalk the Internet for people posting where bobcats were seen in California. Trappers get $600-$1000 for bobcat pelts.

California bobcats, once trapped, are shot in the head and skinned for their fur, which is then sold and sent to China, Russia and Europe, where demand has sadly increased. Please help bobcats by contacting the Fish & Game Commission. Say you Support Option #2 – a “Complete Ban” on bobcat trapping!!

Email: fgc@fgc.ca.gov

Twitter: @CaliforniaDFW @JerryBrownGov

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No. 5 Domestic cats and kittens need your help! USDA is currently accepting comments regarding a petition asking USDA to require laboratories that experiment and conduct “research” on cats and other animals to provide specific information about how they are using the animals. Big Cat Rescue believes if more people become aware of the horrific abuse and torture cats are enduring, the public will no longer support such labs.

Please submit your comments IN FAVOR of AMENDING THE ANIMAL WELFARE REGULATIONS TO REQUIRE LABS TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC INFO ABOUT HOW THEY ARE USING ANIMALS here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2015-0033

The deadline to submit a comment is Aug. 24, 2015.

No. 6  Cecil the lion was allegedly lured out of the refuge where he had been a celebrity, of sorts, with tourist to be shot with a bow and arrow and then killed after languishing for 40 hours.  You can read more about this tragedy here:  http://blog.humanesociety.org/wayne/2015/07/cecil-lion-killed-by-trophy-hunter.html?credit=blog_post_072915_idhome-page

But What Can YOU Do About It?

You can ask the USFWS to list the lion as endangered.  They have been disregarding our proposal from 2011 for 4 years now and it cost Cecil his life.  https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6653&s_src=blog_post_072915_idhome-page

Happy International Tiger Day

 

Feel free to use our banners on your Facebook page to show your love of tigers on their special day.

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Big Cat Videos Since Last Month

 

Four Bobcat Kittens at Big Cat Rescue

Have you “met” Phoenix, Captiva, Rain and Dancer the tiny bobcat kittens yet?  The cuteness factor is almost too much to bear.  Their stories started off sad, but they are well on their way to living free, the way bobcats are meant to live.  Check in on their progress here…

 

Saving Jaguars in Belize

Two wild jaguars, named Lady Hill and Mistletoe, were deemed nuisance cats because they came into very close proximity to where people reside.  In order to spare their lives they were trapped and taken to the Belize Zoo which is a sanctuary for native wildlife that can not be released back into the wild. This zoo does not buy, breed or sell their cats.  Had these two jaguars not been removed, they would have been terminated by the government.  Find out more at SAVEJAGS

 

Small Cat Fun Area Starts to Take Shape

We now have the bottom row of wire up on the East and most of the North sides of the cage, but there will be two more rows of wire atop this one, as this is only 5 feet high. It is the basis of setting the shape of the cage to be sure we have enough curves to keep it strong in a hurricane. It rains every day, but we do strive to make progress on the Small Cat Fun cage every day. Most of the work up until now has been the sort of thing that hasn’t been very interesting, for the purpose of follow up stories, but now you can actually see the progress.  See how it is coming along…

 

Our work is hard, but helping us do it shouldn’t be

GoodWorld is the first donation solution to work seamlessly on Facebook.  It also works on Twitter.

Big Cat Rescue signed up with GoodWorld so that when we need the help of our social supporters we can just ask them to go to the comments section, in Facebook and write #donate and the dollar amount they want to give.  See how easy it is here…

 

NEW BOOK – The Dunking

 

The DunkingMany of you still mention to events of the day that Shere Khan dunked China Doll and she punished him by not letting him get out of the lake. You have
asked us to make it into a book and FINALLY it is done.

The book has the full story illustrated by 140 color photos of that funny afternoon.

Book Description: Two tigers, plus two big red balls, plus a lake equals one tiger dunking another, getting in trouble and being banished from land. Will the tiger friends make-up?

Beautifully illustrated with over 140 color photographs of two tigers named China Doll and Shere Khan.

Book Links:
1)n iBook on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-dunking/id1023689842?ls=1&mt=11

2) Kindle Book on Amazon: Coming soon

3) PDF If you prefer to view the storybook as a PDF email
lawanna.mitchell@BigCatRescue.org for the download link.