What do YOU want in a volunteer program?
During my presentation at Taking Action for Animals on volunteerism, my co panelist, Hilary Hagar from HSUS asked the audience what their ideal volunteer opportunity would look like. These were some of the answers from the audience
1. Flexible schedules
2. An organized program3. Similar belief system4. Good communication
5. Hands on type work
Then she asked what makes it hard for you to volunteer and got these responses:
1. Lack of centralized Read More
Big Cat Rescuers in Washington, DC
Taking Action for Animals runs for four days in our nation's capitol and more than 1,100 animal lovers fly in from all over the country to learn about animal issues and take action to alleviate suffering and abuse. Big Cat Rescue was the Diamond sponsor of the 2012 Taking Action for Animals conference because we believe that this is the best way to create a more humane society.
Interns carry Tommie Girl the bobcat to her permanent Cat-a-Tat next to Shaniqua Jungle Cat. Read More
Solar Powered Cats!
Big Cat Rescue recently installed a solar power system thanks to the generous support of The Body Shop Foundation, C1 Bank, TECO-Tampa Electrical and Solar Energy Management. We're so happy that the sanctuary was given the opportunity to help save the planet by utilizing green energy sources and we hope to expand in the future!Check in on our solar power system here: http://bigcatrescue.org/2012/solar
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MONROE, Wash. (AP) — An animal that appears to be a bobcat has found its way inside a Washington state prison, and state wildlife officers are at the scene trying to remove it.
Lt. Jose Briones (bree-owns) says a staffer spotted the animal at about 2 a.m. Tuesday on the roof of the special offenders unit of the Monroe Corrections Complex. He says the animal must have climbed a fence or pushed in through some gap in the fence. The prison called state Fish and Wildlife officers, who are trying to remove the animal, possibly with Read More
Monday July 16, 2012 8:23 pm, I have collapsed on the couch after eating the remains from my lunch, and am thinking that it would be great to go to bed early. A week or more in a row of being up until 11:30 or so and then having to be at the sanctuary for early morning surgeries and enrichment, and I am just worn out. Several days in a row of working in the rain and ruining my contacts had caused me to leave them out all day and try to deal with glasses. I just want to put ice on my eyes and fall asleep. Then the phone rings. A Gibsonton Read More
Came across this bobcat today living in the back yard of an unoccupied home in Plano. Has been seen in the area and appears to be doing a nice job reducing the rabbit population. The collar suggests she may have an owner she got away from. She is raising a litter under the tool shed in the yard. Questions to Jeff Box, 214 796 4098
Just in Time for Mother's Day
Volunteers Give Trading Post Gift Shop an Extreme Makeover
Be sure to check out all of our free Mother's Day Cards, eCards, Games, Puzzles and more!
"I just wanted to say thank you to some volunteers who were able to help with the gift shop remodel: JVs Shelley, Nicole, Julie and Andrew; Babs, Merrill, Diana and Mohan, Jen and Darren, Pam R., Kim D., Chelsea and her husband Linn, Honey, Roxanna, Daniela, and interns Courtney and Brandon. These guys did a great job and gobbled up some pizza too!! Read More
If you live in Ohio today is the day to speak up in SUPPORT of HR 483, a bill to ban the trade in big cats. We make it easy here: http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=61246691