Big Cat Updates
TJ is enjoying watching the girl tigers and they are enjoying checking him out, too.
Hoover is loving vacation.
Joseph finally has everything in his home enclosure re-marked after those ornery tigers’ mini vacation in HIS HOME. That was a lot of work because Amanda, Andre, & Arthur had left their ‘marks’ everywhere.
Andre, Arthur, and Amanda finally got their home enclosure re-marked just the way they want it after those silly keepers went in, rearranged everything, raked and cleaned everything up.
Raked and seeded the middle empty tiger cages on tiger row.
Lots of Operant and Enrichment sign offs
Picky cats did ok: Zeus ate well, TJ ate well back to only wanting turkey, Cameron likes his feathered chickens. Joseph ate ok wants more chicken than turkey.
Gabby only ate half her diet in the am, but ate more in pm
I just ordered one of these for myself and you can see the review I gave it at the link above. I really love it! – Carole
HELP US BAN BIG CATS AND OTHER WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES IN NEW YORK CITY!
We need your help to end cruel animal acts in NYC by getting Intro 1233 passed into law! This bill would ban the use of wild animals in circuses in NYC!
HERE ARE TWO WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
1) MAKE A 45 SECOND CALL to the office of your City Council Member and simply say “I am a constituent of Council Member ___________and I urge them to co-sponsor Intro 1233, the bill to ban wild animals in circuses.”
Find your council member and their phone number here: www.council.nyc.gov/districts
2) ATTEND THE NYC ACTIVIST MEETING: Passing the NYC Wild Animal Circus Ban into Law
Hosted by The Humane Society of the United States and Empire State Humane Voters in NYC
on May 2nd from 7 – 9 PM!
You will learn about specific action items you can take to help move this bill over the finish line and end the use of wild animals for our mere entertainment in NYC once and for all! Snacks provided!
WHEN: Tuesday, May 2nd 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE: The Drama League Theater Center Room: Studio Lab
32 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue)
(near A, C, E, N, Q, R subways lines at Canal Street station and 1 line at Franklin St)
RSVP at: https://eshv.org/may2circus
Also check out the Facebook event page for the meeting:
Please ask your friends and family to also call their council member and to RSVP for the meeting!
When you purr-ticipate in Carole’s Facebook Live contest you need to put your answers in the special form at BigCatRescue.org/win
Question: How far can leopards leap, according to the sign on the tour path at Big Cat Rescue?
Answer: 20 feet
Prize chosen by winner:
I am having a Seth kind of day. I am working on a video featuring this big boy for tomorrow. ~Keeper Afton
Seth is such a cute boy!! ~Keeper Afton
Ares giving his sister Artemis a bath. Too sweet!! ~Keeper Afton
Devin, Gale, Kathryn, Carole and the interns worked on raking cages and giving tours yesterday afternoon. We have been very short handed in the afternoons, so it’s taking a while, and a lot of staff effort, to get all of the cages raked to keep our cats flea free.
Cute beyond words
Evening bath before a nap in the den
Hoover’s evening stroll around the lake
Sneaking and playing
Seth loves the keepers
Can I have my breakfast faster, please? Turn up the volume! Seth TL April 26
You can watch me all today, I am gorgeous! Hoovie in VR April 26
Here is a list of YouTube channels that feature videos of the cats here:
- Jamie Veronica: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsY6X3rUv8UlIUbrxNeu-Aw
- Susann https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUFOZiTvzKRvj-oVbzdByvg
- Ruxandra https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCsjKptd1gM9BhfDkGQGNg
- Donna P: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcFbhMc8Sqr-8MreWuYr4Bg
- Shawna https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfl9S-vDPJIgjl8QpM6Aypw
- Cathy S https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ynHBFLKj0BVnK5jo2gTnw
- Janie M https://www.youtube.com/user/donutgirl100
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 email@example.com
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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