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Big Cat Updates

Coordinator Report for Monday 7/31/17

  • Rainy Morning, Cats were locked into roofed sections for tropical storm warning.
  • Comfortis given out at feeding for flea treatment – Thanks to Afton for coming in to help!
  • Picky cats ate ok
  • Rain cleared up for the afternoon.
  • Small cat lockouts and tunnels were weeded and dirt added.
  • Sticks and branches from the rain picked up. Branches from the tree cut down by intern housing picked up.
  • Letter worked on.
  • Enrichment and Operant sign offs for volunteers and Interns.

That’s it for me.



Calling all big cat advocates in the Portland, OR and Ridgefield, WA areas – Join us for a peaceful protest against cub petting this Saturday!

Big Cat Rescue supports a peaceful protest that will be taking place outside the Clark County Fair on SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 — from noon to 3:00 pm. The organizers are protesting A Walk on the Wild Side’s cub petting exhibit at the fair taking place from August 4-15. This Portland-area roadside zoo has a long history of exploitation of big cats and serious violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

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We hope you can join us! Bring your own signs or hold the ones that we will have on hand! Questions? Please email


PLEASE post the above Action Alert on your social media pages like Facebook etc and share it will all you friends and family who live in those areas.

International Tiger Day Winner

We are happy to announce that Maria Canseco Lease has won our International Tiger Day random drawing and will receive this lovely original piece of art by our tigress princess Priya!

If anyone would still like to purrchase our ITD merchandise, you can at

Facebook Live Video Replays

Live Video 5:00pm July 30, 2017

Keeper Corner

Keeper 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.

Keeper Afton: Most people think they can tell the difference between a bobcat and a lynx because of their ear tufts, but bobcats like Tiger Lily can have ear tufts as well.

Keeper Afton: These two lion boys have a special place in my heart. They do not seem to like very many people, but they chose to like me, and that really brightens my world!!
-Photos by former intern Tory

Keeper Afton: Feeding Zeus while the Texas clan begs for treats.
-Picture by former intern Tory

Keeper Afton: Mickey was hot, so I brought him a sicle!

Keeper Regina Rinaldi: Beautiful Keisha. She reminds me of Bella so much.

The four tigers rescued last winter from Colorado, Priya, Gabrielle, Andy, and Seth, are experiencing their first hot summer in Florida. Watch as they get a refreshing shower from the hose.

How Big Cat Rescue got started:  WARNING: Graphic images! When I was asked to do a presentation about how Big Cat Rescue got started and how we used entrepreneurial tactics to build and grow, I created a Power Point presentation. We’ve talked about our history and growth in text before, but never a video, so I thought you might want to see it. The presentation was being done to MBA students and at the end I would hand off to Howie to talk about running a non profit like a for profit, and his presentation doesn’t have a Power Point or video yet, so that part is To Be Continued…

More about our history and evolution here

Viewer Pix

Viewer Lee got a cute candid shot”  LOL…Just love watching this guy sleep….

Viewer Rachel C.:  Good morning. I created this for Seth’s birthday. I wanted to share with you.

Here at Big Cat Rescue, we just LOVE the chat area at!

Viewer Robin sent in these funny screenshots of Nikita, the Queen, addressing her subjects.

THANK YOU Robin for sending these screenshots in.  I encourage EVERYONE to go to and scroll down the page to purr-ticipate in the chat.

News & Articles

ONE: Irregularities surrounding the death of Xanda, son of Cecil the lion. Humane Society International calls on Zimbabwe to investigate Xanda’s death.

TWO: Randy Stearns, who runs a roadside zoo with his mother, Kathy Stearns, is facing sexual misconduct charges involving children. Randy Stearns calls himself “The Tiger Man.”
He is listed on the web as President and Head Trainer for Dade City’s Wild Things. He is facing disturbing charges in St. Charles County, Missouri. According to a grand jury indictment, Stearns exposed himself to three girls under the age of 15 on June 25th, 2016.

More about that facility:

 BCR Website Updates

Big Cat Rescue’s website has well over 10,000 pages.  From time to time pages get updated and new pages are always being added.

Updated Pages:

 Viewer Videos From

Wait for it…. Watch the left side of the screen! How to Exit the lake, tiger style!

Listen….. wait… Listen….. Yep that is little Cooper letting everyone know how he feels!

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

 Quick Links

As per viewer suggestions, Quick Links now has it’s very own page

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

 Big Cat Fan Art

Adorable art from Viewer Fennekate:  Sabre Memorial Art

 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


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