AdvoCat 2005 08

Greetings

We may have escaped the wrath of Katrina at the sanctuary, but our hearts go out to the people and animals affected. Saturday 9/17 at 1:30 we are offering a $10.00 tour for all ages with the proceeds to go to HSUS’ DART and UAN’s EARS teams in their rescue efforts. Come help us, help them. More HERE.

We are forging ahead into Fall with enthusiam about our upcoming Fur Ball and many promising opportunities concerning the big cats. We invite you to read on, enjoy, and support us in the ways that your talents and resources allow. Many thanks!

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Carole Baskin, Founder

 

 

Fur Ball Update

TWO GREAT TRIPS DONATED . The Fur Ball is taking off, literally. The live auction now includes a $4000 Hawaii vacation donated by Williamsburg Travel and Classic Custom Vacations and $1600 tickets to Dusseldorf donated by LTU Airlines! The first 300 tickets purchased will be entered into a drawing to win a $300 Overnight and All Day Expedition for two at the sanctuary! Getting your tickets early helps us plan and gets you and your guests into the drawing. Why wait? To check out the updated details on the auction, entertainment, sponsors, and purchase tickets, click HERE .

PREVIEW AUCTION ITEMS . For those of you who’s curiosity just can’t wait, this is for you. Get a sneak peak at the premier of the enticing silent auction items to date. Now, you can arrive ready to bid! This is your link to check them out. Click HERE.

MAJOR PRINT MEDIA BECOME SPONSORS . In addition to our traditional radio media support for the Fur Ball from Cox Radio, we are fortunate this year to have the participation and support of two major print publications, The Tampa Tribune and the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Both will be running ads for the Fur Ball to support Big Cat Rescue. We welcome this wonderful new support for our fundraiser and heartily thank both publications for their participation. To view the ad, designed by the Teasdale Worldwide marketing firm, click HERE.

 

Big Cats Love These Birdies

30% MATCH FOR DONATIONS THROUGH OCTOBER 27

The Chrysler Championship golf tournament, held at the beautiful Innisbrook Resort near us, has a wonderful program to support Tampa based nonprofits. For every dollar you donate to Big Cat Rescue through their program, they will match your donation with an extra 30%. So your donation of $10 brings us $13. Plus you can win a $1000 shopping spree at Kash N’ Karry. If you are thinking about year end tax planning, or just have $10 you could spare, please consider taking advantage of this as a way to maximize your donation. For details and pledge form click HERE.

Girl Scout PSA

Kelly Murphy learned from her older sister Megan that big cats aren’t kitties. Kelly earned her Girl Scout Gold Award along with help from her friend Amber by raising $5000.00 at Big Cat Rescue’s Tee Up For Tigers golf tournament. The money raised will go into creating an educational program and distribution to local schools teaching children about the exotic cats, their plight and what they can do to stop the suffering and abuse. This PSA about Kelly’s experience was produced by Sherry Sacino, President of Youth Empowerment Alliance, Inc. and will be aired on local stations in the Tampa Bay area.

View the PSA now …

Enriching Lives

At Big Cat Rescue, the volunteers formed a committee to focus on the development of appropriate enrichment for the animals in our care. When using different enrichment techniques, the animals can be stimulated to investigate and explore their surroundings. This can be accomplished by presenting novel food items (or presenting food in different ways), as well as novel objects and smells. The presentation of new items and scents can help relieve boredom and improve the overall welfare of the animals. View one of our volunteer’s collection of playful animated shots of the joy and meaning that enrichment brings to the cats’ lives in the form of a beautiful slideshow.

see the show…

Wrist Reminders

Lance Armstrong started a craze across the world with his “Live Strong” bracelet. Now, you can show your passion for the big cats by wearing a “I SUPPORT BIG CAT RESCUE ” bracelet.The bracelet is tan with spotting all around. It’s indented on the top and features a tiger jumping. These wristbands are flying off the shelves and orders are buzzing. They would be great as a gift for a friend or for yourself. Order yours!.

Big Cat Travel

Announcing our newest partnership. Big Cat Rescue has implemented a Priceline.com powered service where you can book your flights, hotel rooms, cruises, rental cars and more through our convenient site.  You get the best prices and your business and vacation travel benefits the big cats of Big Cat Rescue.  It doesn’t cost you anything extra and is a great way to help the cats!

 

 

Check out this program…

Focus for Prizes

Do you have an inner shutterbug? You will want to join the ranks of the best of the best in competing for prizes in Big Cat Rescue’s Photo Contest. Last year, we had over 40 entries. One of the winners is featured in this breathtaking photo. Check out these fun prizes.

Grand Prize:  Cabin Rental, 2 hour Photo Safari, and Internet exposure at our Official web site:bigcatrescue.org

3 First Prizes:  1 hour Photo Safari, and Internet exposure.

3 Second Prizes:  Big Cat Rescue T-shirt, and Internet exposure

Three subject categories to submit to:  Wildlife, Pets & Landscape

Judging will be in January 2006 so all entries must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2005.  Get clicking!

3 Third Prizes:  Tour Pass for Big Cat Rescue and Inter

See Details…

 

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