April 20 2017

Big Cat Updates

Sundari Leopard is now on FunCation

Joseph is supposed to go home from Vacation later in the day, so keep an eye on Facebook.com/BigCatRescue to catch that streaming live.

Facebook Live Video Replays

This was live on The Dodo – Lots of Seth Up Close

Pizza Enrichment for Big Cats


Moving Sundari Leopard

Give Day Tampa 2017


Give Day Tampa Bay is an online giving event in our community taking place May 2. For the first time Give Day Tampa Bay is accepting early donations –beginning TODAY April 18!

Your much-appreciated online donation to Big Cat Rescue from April 18 to May 2 will help us reach our goal of $61,000 for our cats – AND help us win up to $12,000 in cash prizes!

PLUS this year Big Cat Rescue is thrilled to announce that, thanks to an amazing donor, we have a $39,000 match! So, every dollar you donate to our cats between April 18 and May 2 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $39,000.


We will use your generous gifts this year for two very important purposes:

  • The first is to purchase and renovate a building to be used as the recovery area for injured rehab bobcats so they can quietly recuperate after surgery. It will have four rooms and can also serve as an overflow recovery area for our other cats. This building will be located near our new state-of-the-art bobcat rehab area and will cost approximately $31,000.
  • The second purpose will be to purchase new transport cages for our biggest cats. We desperately need new cages to bring rescued tigers, lions, leopards and cougars to our sanctuary. Our old ones can no longer be repaired after years of wear and tear. We will also use the new cages to transport the big cats within the sanctuary and to/from our Windsong Memorial hospital when they need medical attention. The cost to purchase four new transports is $30,000.

Can our cats count on you again this year to reach our goal of $61,000?

Make your tax-deductible gift of $5 or more to Big Cat Rescue by credit or debit card here:  https://www.razoo.com/story/B9u50f

Thank you for supporting Big Cat Rescue so generously and for making Give Day Tampa Bay such a GRRREAT success for our cats!!

Prefer to send Big Cat Rescue a check rather than donating online? The Give Day Tampa Bay rules say we MUST receive your check at our sanctuary by April 30. Please make your check out to Big Cat Rescue, make sure to write “Give Day Tampa Bay” on the memo line, and mail your donation to Howard Baskin, Big Cat Rescue, 12802 Easy Street, Tampa, FL 33625.

People Often Ask

People Often Ask:  How do you give a pill to a big cat?

Big Cat Times – Online

Several of you have asked for the link to the Spring Big Cat Times magazine.  So, thought maybe it should be posted, again.

Click on the photo and then wait a little bit for the online (PDF) version to open on your screen.

2017 Spring Issue

The four issues of 2016


Find more back issues at: http://bigcatrescue.org/big-cat-times/

Viewer Pix

Viewer Kathryn Caswell:
Seth:Hey TJ?
TJ: What Seth?
Seth: Come play splash face with me!
TJ: Later I’m taking my nap..
Seth:But I have been practicing like you showed me!
TJ: practice more while I take my nap…
TJ: Tattle Tail! Snores..


Viewer Scotti Cohn:
Stealthy kitteh is stealthy… disguised as shrubbery…
My photos taken using web cam at http://explore.org/tigerlake

Keeper Corner

Keeper Brittany Mira:  I think Nala Serval is the prettiest serval we have… and the most adventurous! She was hunting a bird right before I took these shots.

I think Nala Serval is the prettiest serval we have... and the most adventurous! She was hunting a bird right before I took these shots.

Keeper Brittany Mira:  Moses Bobcat is doing very well after his recent surgery.  He has recovered nicely and Bailey is sure happy to have him back to normal.

Keeper Brittany Mira: Moses Bobcat is doing very well after his recent surgery. He has recovered nicely and Bailey is sure happy to have him back to normal.

Andy Tiger has such a pretty face and he is always watching everything.

Andy Tiger has such a pretty face and he is always watching EVERYTHING

 Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue

A Hear Shaped Lion Butt

Saying goodbye to Jazzy, Jester and Jordan

Seth cooling off in the lake

Seth getting a shower

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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