April 17 2017

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4/16/17 Sunday

We had a glorious Easter Sunday, today. Volunteers answered the call and showed up today so we had good coverage.

The Easter Bunny paid BCR a visit at 1:30pm and left a slew of hidden eggs behind the E-Center for us to find. Some had special gifts in them.  The Easter Bunny and his assistant (aka Chelsea) did a great job. All the interns, keepers, and gift shop volunteers, got to participate before heading home.

The Holleys were here and repaired the platforms in the open Outback cages. They finished early and wanted to stay so they helped with food prep doing all the Tiger/Lion buckets.

The red meat in the cooler was re-organized.

TJ had a great day, today!!   He loved his red meat and turkey breast. Cameron seems to be off his turkey kick and now prefers chicken thighs that Becky brought.

Rebecca and I installed the special nozzle a Facebook fan sent in for Zeus so he could be sprayed/misted. We added a longer hose so it can reach him in the back bubble. He loved it. Rebecca will send pictures to LaWanna so viewer can know we (and the cats) appreciate their donations.

That’s all for me.

Keeper Lynda

Gift Shop Manager, Keeper, or Shade Tree?

Honey says “I’m a shade tree. Get it? I’m a shade tree” this is how the Keepers take care of the Rehab Bobcats.

Honey says "I'm a shade tree. Get it? I'm a shade tree" this is how the Keepers take care of the Rehab Bobcats.



Facebook Live Video Replays

We survived Spring Break at Big Cat Rescue! HUGE shout out to all of the volunteers who put in overtime to make sure the cats were cared for and all of the tours were covered. It was our best March ever (with exception of the year that we did March for Lions) thanks to all of you who visited, donated and bought big cat themed merchandise at BigCatRescue.biz and CatRescue.biz Now for some foster kitten action to celebrate!

Evening meds w Becky at Big Cat Rescue

Volunteer Easter Fun

Keeper Corner

Rebecca Williams:   Zeus is such a lucky boy.  One of amazing supporters sent us a new nozzle for Zeus after seeing how much he enjoys getting a shower on one of Carole’s Facebook Live videos. Zeus absolutely loves it.  He tried to drink from the hose and then came out of his den to cool off.

This is such a great help for him and makes him so happy. Thank you to everyone who follows us and cares about our cats.  The new nozzle has a mist setting on it. Now he gets to cool down on hot days and he is very happy about it ❤?

Note to Viewers:  LOL, I think, the keepers are having as much fun giving Zeus a shower and he is having getting the shower!!

Keeper Lynda, Zeus, and his new shower nozzle

Zeus has a new shower nozzle

Keeper Lynda:  The look of true love and understanding. Rebecca and Zeus.

Viewer Edith Eckert:  THANK YOU!!!  As you can see, Zeus LOVES your thoughtful gift and so do his keepers!


Keeper Honey:   The sign we put on the gate for the waster egg hunt.  Be sure to checkout the video above of the Volunteer Easter Egg Hunt!


Note To Viewers:  Have YOU asked a friend to make the Call of the Wild, today?  BigCatAct.com



 People Often Ask

These numbers just in for 2016:

2016 Finances

 Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue

Here is a list of YouTube channels that feature videos of the cats here:

  WANTED – Graphic Artists

Carole is looking for a graphic artist who really gets what we are all about and would would like to help us with some graphics for shirts.  If that is you or if you know someone like that, please have them email Carole at cat@bigcatrescue.org

 Quick Links

As per viewer suggestions, Quick Links now has it’s very own page http://bigcatrescue.org/quick-links/

Bookmarking it will help you find things quickly.  That will come in handy for:

  • Helping us answer questions on social media
  • Finding answers to some of Carole’s Facebook Live questions

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