In all our years of sending out a monthly AdvoCat newsletter, this is the closest I have ever come to not getting one out to our supporters. It is because of all of the trouble we are having with our website, which is still down. Until it is back up at BigCatRescue.org you can check for news at BigCatRescue.com. We are working, literally around the clock, to get it back up and operational for you.
Keep Up To Date at Facebook & YouTube
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Code of Honor
1. I will focus on what works best to achieve our mission of caring for cats & ending the trade.
2. I will speak my truth to the best of my ability & listen attentively as others speak theirs, with an end goal of finding solutions that work for all.
3. I will support my fellow Rescuers early, often & unconditionally.
4. I will be truthful & responsible for my actions, accepting my role with grace and performing to the best of my ability.
5. I will deal with complete transparency Read More
Handling and Disposal of Toxic Materials
Leaded and Unleaded Gasoline: (clear colored liquid; gasoline hydrocarbon odor)
flush with clear water for 15 minutes or until irritation subsides. If irritation persists, call a physician.
remove any contaminated clothing and wash skin with soap and water.
if overcome from exposure, remove from exposure and call a physician immediately. If breathing is irregular or has stopped, start resuscitation, administer oxygen if available.
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BIG CAT RESCUE'S ANIMAL RESTRAINT
AND HANDLING INTRODUCTION
Restraint is the restriction of movement of any Sanctuary animal and may vary from simply confining the animal in an enclosure, small space, box, or crate, to completely restricting its muscular activity (immobilization). Where at all possible handling should be avoided by using shifts.
Restraint and handling may be used interchangeably but better refer to specific situations. Most mammals require restraining, holding them immobile so that they can't injure the Keeper.
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Minimum Qualifications Or Standards Required To Perform Essential Job Functions For All Paid Positions at Big Cat Rescue.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including a tractor, lawn mower, weed eater, edger, tiller, chain saw, battery charger, two-way radio, bobcat, gas powered blower, copy machine, computer, engraving equipment, etc. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 25 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly Read More
Animal Escape Protocol
In the event of a dangerous animal escape, the immediate goals are 1.) Insure public safety, 2.) Insure staff safety, 3.) Insure animal safety and 4.) Recapture the animal. All four goals should be accomplished simultaneously. It is of utmost importance that everyone involved in the recapture remain calm and not try to be a hero.
In the event of an animal escape;
1. If an animal escapes within the walkway or the perimeter of the security fence, secure all perimeter gates.
2. Leave cage Read More
Conservation and Protecting Habitat
We have known this since the dawn of man, but apathy towards this great truth will be the downfall of man. Throughout time man has conquered and destroyed islands and peninsulas and then vanished from these lands for years until the land could recover from the abuse. Extinction has played itself out within the limits of these isolated areas and is a revelation of the future.
History always repeats itself and we must learn from the mistakes of our ancestors. The Greek philosopher wrote of Atlantis Read More
Big Cat Rescue Whistleblower Policy
Big Cat Rescue is committed to maintaining a workplace where employees are free to raise good faith concerns regarding the sanctuary's business practices, specifically: (1) reporting suspected violations of law on the part of the sanctuary, including but not limited to federal laws and regulations; (2) providing truthful information in connection with an inquiry or investigation by a court, agency, law enforcement, or other governmental body; and (3) identifying potential violations of sanctuary policy.
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Big Cat Rescue Anti-Discrimination Policy
Big Cat Rescue Corp. shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and provision of services.
Big Cat Rescue's Document Retention and Destruction Policy
In accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which makes it a crime to alter, cover up, falsify, or destroy any document with the intent of impeding or obstructing any official proceeding, this policy provides for the systematic review, retention and destruction of documents received or created by Big Cat Rescue in connection with the transaction of organization business. This policy covers all records and documents, regardless of physical form, contains guidelines for how long certain documents Read More