August 23 2017
Big Cat Updates
Gift Shop – The new gift shop floors are done!!! Victor, Jamie, Josh and several interns have made this possible. Everything looks all shiny and new and that means that we can start to transfer some of the storage items and supplies into the new gift shop. The easiest time to do this is on Thursdays when there are no guests here. We will start moving some stuff over during the week and sorting through closets to make the move easier and streamlined. We will be moving items out of the ecenter first. The new counters will be coming sometime between the 25th and the 29th so we will need to put those together.
Facebook Shows – Carole has been working hard getting boat loads of our older videos posted on our three new Facebook Show pages. She will continue this tedious task when she returns. Drop by the pages and give her a little encouragement.
Big Cat Rescue’s Facebook Group – Your moderators on the new group are Keeper Monica, CamOp Kristine, & BCR Facebook page Editor Tanja. LaWanna will be on hand as needed. Your group moderators have been planning some fun things and will be including many of you as well.Kristine is working on a project to showcase Big Cat Friend, Cindy’s beautiful artwork. Tanja Has begun adding pages from BCR website into the files section of the group. Monica is working on some stuff about BCR’s recycling program that she heads up. If you haven’t joined the group yet, pounce on over and join the fun. https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigcatrescue/
Safari Days – Keepers and Staff have been busy ironing out all the details for the conservation programs that proceeds will be donated to. They have arranged for the food vendors, etc. Jamie Veronica has made cool graphics for it and added a lot of Wildcat Walkabout 2017 gear in the online gift shop. Check it out: http://bigcatrescue.org/safari-days/
Project Request – LaWanna needs three of four of our regular online viewers who would be willing to each give about 30 minutes, three times per day, one or two days a week. You probably need to do the needed task from a computer instead of a phone or tablet. If you are willing to do a computer task and can commit to 30 minutes, three times a day, one or two days week. Email LaWanna for details and let me which day or days of the week you can do this.
Tank – 2017 Wildcat Walkabout Slim Fit Racerback
Celebrate Big Cat Rescue’s 25th anniversary and help support conservation projects aimed at saving tigers, ocelots, cougars, bobcats, and lions in the wild with the purchase of this awesome 2017 Wildcat Walkabout tank. Front of the tank features the Wildcat Walkabout logo silhouettes of tiger, ocelot, cougar, bobcat, and lion and the text “Wildcat Walkabout – Big Cat Rescue – 25 Saving Big Cats for 25 Years – End Exploitation, Support Conservation. Back of tank features Wildcat Walkabout logo, event sponsors, and BigCatRescue.org
Proceeds from the sale of these tanks go towards; Primorskii Regional Non-commercial Organization in Russia, S.P.E.C.I.E.S. in Trinidad, The Mountain Lion Foundation and the Felidae Conservation Fund in California, and Working Dogs for Conservation in Africa.
This triblend tank is soft and breathable, and the racerback style gives it a sporty feel. Made of 50% polyester, 25% combed ringspun cotton, 25% rayon, satin label, racerback. This tank runs small and is fitted, it is recommended to purchase a size or two larger if you want a looser fit.
WOW, you all are truly AMAZING!!
The cats just received $13,231.94 from Facebook which was raised between July 16th and July 31st. That is from commercials and donations on Carole’s Walkabout video and Facebook Fundraisers.
YOU ALL are making that happen!!!!! When you Like, Comment, Share Share Share, Welcome newcomers, Answer questions, do Facebook fundraisers, etc. YOU are creating this income for the cats. YOU ARE DOING IT!!!! YOUR purr-ticipation on our Facebook page is truly TRULY making this happen!!
THANK YOU from all of 2 legged and four-legged beings at Big Cat Rescue!!!
Explore CamOp Nancy B: Cooper Close Ups & Breakfast 8/23/2017
Win A Big Cat Rescue Supporter Band
Show the world that you support Big Cat Rescue by wearing one a Big Cat Rescue awareness bracelet. Band is black with the BCR tiger, paw prints, and the words Big Cat Rescue in white.
How to Win: Make the Call of the Wild at https://BigCatAct.com Each day that you make the Call of the Wild Carole is notified and at the end of every day, Carole will run a randomizer to pick one winner every day. It is important that when you make the Call of the Wild that you use you accurate address because that is the address that Keeper Lauren will then mail a Big Cat Rescue Supporter Wrist Band to the daily winner.
Note about Security: When you input your name and address at https://BigCatAct.com it is a secure system. The system uses your address to connect you with the lawmaker for your area. We NEVER share your information with any third parties, ever!
- August 20, 2017 Diana N.
- August 21, 2017 Charu L.
- August 22, 2017 Laura C.
- August 23, 2017 Susan B.
If you do not know what the Call of the Wild is check out the info at: http://bigcatrescue.org/cta-call-wild/
Make the Call of the Wild at http://BigCatAct.com
Note of Clarification: Every day that YOU make the Call of the Wild your name is added to the drawing pool. Each day one name is drawn from that pool. The more days you make the call, the more times your name is in the drawing pool.
Jamie Veronica: Evening chats with pharaoh
Donate Unwanted Gift Cards to Save Big Cats!
You probably have a wallet full of gift cards you are never going to use, or finish using. Donate any unwanted gift cards and they will go directly to helping Big Cat Rescue. Your gift card donations are greatly appreciated! Donate them here: Nonprofitgiftcard.com/bcr
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
- Jaime T: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsY_oF0NhXc5OS8CcTaUi2A/videos
We are trying to raise awareness on Amazon by creating a store there. Your reviews help us reach more people. These bracelets are an inexpensive way to help and to spark the conversation with other cat lovers:
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