Big Cat Updates
- Super cute story about Smalls Bobcat from Afton.
- Kitten adopted
- Funny photo of Artemis Cougar lounging in the aftermath of her and her brothers' destruction efforts.
- AR Zoo & Cole & Marmalade news
- Rehab bobcat and kittens photos and news
- Upcoming medical procedures
- Weekly Phone2Action Report
- Will be LIVE at the sanctuary tomorrow for the BBQ Volunteer Appreciation Party.
HEADS UP Monday is the regular day the vets are at the sanctuary. This next Monday we will be sedating:
- Visiting cougar for a follow-up exam
- Loki Savannah for being extra finicky and chewing weird
- Pharaoh Serval due to his limp
May 18th plans are to do a root canal for Frankie Bobcat, a dental recheck on Alpha Bobcat, and a possible dental on a tiger.
King Tut’s biopsy results came back for his mass and it was a benign cyst.
Brittany said Amazon Smile has some new merchandise and new shirt styles she will be set up so watch for those.
BigCatRescue.biz - Mother's Day is quickly coming so Jamie Veronica set up a special Discount Code for 10% off merchandise (excludes custom made items) Sunday, April 28th - May 1st. The Discount Code is "BIGCATMOM19" Will you, PLEASE help is promote this? Sales at BigCatRescue.biz help support the sanctuary and promoting holiday shopping is crucial.
AR ZOO Updates
We are having a Cole & Marmalade grand opening event for kitten/cat adoptions for St. Francis Animal Hospital from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM. I believe Cole & Marmalade have some goodies to hand out and Big Cat Rescue's Denny Mitchell and or Bethany Smith will be there all decked out in the lion costume ready to have some fun. COME JOIN US!!!
Alexa Flash Briefing
In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw
YOUR Mother's Day Gifts from Amazon can help the cats at NO COST to you
Big Cats LOVE ENRICHMENT! Artemis Cougar is very proud of her and her brother’s destruction. This ship has sunk!! Reminder Mother's Day is coming!! When you shop Mother's Day gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3330495, AmazonSmile donates to Big Cat Rescue and NO COST to You.
The above photo goes along with Afton's recent Funny Enrichment Video
Cute story from Afton about Smalls Bobcat
Smalls the bobcat found a safe place in her tree to be mad at me after shutting her in one side of her enclosure for maintenance in the other side. Her suspicions came with many growls as to why she had to be in there. By Afton Tasler
Weekly Phone2Action Report
If you do not see your state or the legislators for your area it means we need lots more people in your state making the Calls of the Wild at BigCatAct.com. Will YOU help us achieve the goal of getting YOUR STATE listed on here next week? The abuse and exploitation will continue until enough of you decide enough is enough and start stepping up, consistently, to make those Calls of the Wild.
Coordinator Report -
Not posted at the time of this update's launch.
Foster Kittens Update
Chester, Chula, and Mama Patty have all been adopted!
Watch the kittens playing daily in the Kitten Cabana.
Videos of the Day
Rare White Serval in 360! Learn more about the rare white serval in this 360 virtual reality experience.
King Tut making biscuits in the hospital recovery cage!
Thank you, Afton, for giving us this view.
Bobcat Rehab Update
From Jamie Veronica: Sky seems irritated by Alphas presence, so we shut Alpha out of the small section and 1st medium section. Sky now has access to both small sections and her first medium section. Sky then carried one of the babies into the middle section and let it run around for a bit then they went back to the den.
CamOp Kristine Metzner's Bobcat Rehab Overnight Report: Good morning! It was a quiet night last night. Sky napped out on the grass in the left part of the BRIC area for a while, where she could still see the opening to the den. So sweet. Even when she is having some alone time, she still makes sure she can see and hear her babies. What a good Momma!
She wandered around the middle section, investigating everything and digging in the grass. She seemed much calmer overnight and didn't really try to find a way out and she also didn't pay much attention to Alpha.
Earlier in the day, she took a baby to the den in the middle section and he made his way back to the wood den. It was so cute!
The babies wandered around the area outside the den opening for a little bit, then made their way back into the den to nurse and nap after Sky went in to bathe them.
She napped with them for quite a while and as it is getting light out, she is now back out watching everything around her.
She was climbing up the enclosure walls a little bit ago, but not frantically or for very long. It was so good to see her enjoying her night a little! :-)
I wish you a fantastic Friday!
Warm wishes, Kristine Metzner
HAPPY FRIDAY from rehab bobcat, Sky and her babies, and all of us at Big Cat Rescue!
A couple of people asked me to repost the last promotions as they missed them. The Volunteer Committee is pleased to announce the following Promotions.
- Fred Pagan to Level 5 Intern
- Mariyam Amirat to Level 3 Intern
- Barbara Brooks to Senior Keeper
Please join us in congratulating them on their promotion.
Merchandise of the Day
WOW! So many NEW items are now available on our Teespring Store! Thanks to Artist and BCR Supporter Natalie Powell we have new designs featuring Dryden, Ginger, Chaos, and Beacher!! Shop Apparel, Home Items, and Accessories for all of these adorable designs!
Photos for the Day
Beautiful Armani is ready for another great day in Funcation! ?
Happy FURiday Friends! ?
~Today’s Spotlight Item~
Non-slip Mouse Pad