April 22 2017

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Big Cat Updates


Best three minutes of Hoover swimming yesterday:

Rux is one of the camera operators.

 Pharoah had a pool party!


Pharaoh had a pool party for his birthday.  He was born 4/22/1999 making him 18 years old.

Pharaoh has a very interesting story.  Check it out at: http://bigcatrescue.org/pharaoh/

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.


URGENT! You may recall the 3 smuggled tiger cubs trapped in a tiny crate for 7 days at the Beirut airport a few weeks ago. They were covered in their own urine and feces, infested with maggots, dehydrated and hungry. Worst of all, they were headed to a zoo in Syria! The cubs were rescued by the wonderful group Animals Lebanon and have now recovered. But a judge in Lebanon has ruled that the cubs go back to their owner.

PLEASE help us put public pressure on this judge by SIGNING AND SHARING THIS PETITION! Animals Lebanon is appealing and needs signatures to show the judge on Monday.

Thank you!



Hoover Tiger Square Necklace


Facebook Live Video Replays

Meet Nikita Lioness, 500 pounds of frisky. Watch more at http://explore.org/bigcatrescue

Hoover Tiger is on vacation in the Vacation Rotation enclosure. Watch more at http://explore.org/bigcatrescue

Getting Ready for Hoover to go on vacation.

Calling Kathryn to see if Hoover will follow her to vacation.

Hoover taking his time going on vacation, he pauses in the shifting tunnel to watch Andy for a while.

Hoover Tiger is swimming. Watch more at http://explore.org/bigcatrescue

Carole is THRILLED, It Is RAINING!!!


Shop for your favorite tiger

Click to see all of Big Cat Rescue's tigers.

 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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