August 24 2017

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Big Cat Updates

Just letting you know that Thursday and or Friday Cooper may be locked out of the big section so Jamie can mow in there.

Will Bobcat is in the cat hospital for observation, food intake monitoring, and getting fluids.  He has advanced kidney disease, in addition to a lot of other neurological issues. For him, every day has been a gift.

Find all the web cams at and watch big cats or cute little kittens whenever you want to.


HAVE YOU SHOWN YOUR CLAWS? The Florida Panther is in a heated cat fight and needs your help by August 29th!

Last month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that they would conduct a review the Florida panther’s protective status. This iconic species is currently listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act but developers, ranchers, and hunters are challenging federal officials to down list or completely remove the panther’s protective status – potentially setting the stage for a panther trophy hunt in the near future!

Road kills, habitat loss, and development in panther range continue to be threats. Dozens of applications for developments, mines, and other projects are currently being considered in panther habitat. In fact, a development plan that would build a city the size of Washington D.C. in the heart of panther territory in currently under review! With as little as 120 cats left in the state, the Florida panther must stay protected!

This is a serious threat to the future of the Florida panther and the results of this review will have far reaching implications. Tell wildlife officials to keep their paws off the Florida panther’s protective status and to not mess with their recovery goals. This is a battle for one of Florida’s most beloved species and we still need you to join the fight!


ClipArt film Facebook Live Video Replays

THANK YOU to Keepers Afton & Karma for doing live videos while Carole is away.

Wednesday afternoon walkabout with Afton our media producer!

Notes from Afton’s Walkabout Video!

Little Dove spends almost every day on her Coolaroo.   She does not just like her Coolaroo, SHE LOVES LOVE LOVES IT!!  This past Monday 24 year old Little Dove had matts shave off her face and neck.

Tonga enjoys his platform.  Tonga is the white serval missing his nose.  Pharaoh still has his nose.  The are white servals but are not albino. Both are now elderly.

Sioux and Lakota still have not forgiven Keeper Afton for the times she had to net them.  They let he know it with their piercing looks and hisses every time she goes to observe them.

Chaos and Cyrus have four sections to their cage.  Each section has a den and water bowls.

Cats who cannot go free are never fed live prey.

Sundari is in FunCation.

Afton got to see Gabrielle in her tub.

Priya’s cage set has two pools and she loves them both.  We move the tigers around so they all get turns in cages with pools.

The cats have three kinds of enrichment:  Daily, Seasonal, Permanent.

Lauren’s & MC’s Foster Kitten’s

Test Negative!

Keeper Corner

HAPPY NEWS!!!  Afton has been promoted from Senior Keeper to Master Keeper.  It takes four years as a senior keeper to be able to apply for master keeper.  This has been my journey at Big Cat Rescue. Through several years of hard work and long hours, I have managed to go from trainee to now master keeper, and of course staff. The sanctuary has changed my life in many ways, but all for the best! I’m so happy to be a part of such a wonderful place surrounded by amazing people and animals!

Keeper Bonnie Farago: I snatched a pic of these two cuties today! Every so often you get a quiet moment to bond with really shy cats, and it is beautiful. Meet Dryden (In front) and Kewlona.

Dr. Justin: People wonder why the cats don’t like me! Vaccine time!

2018 Big Cat Rescue Calendar – Afton has been working away on our 2018 Big Cat Calendar.  She has picked some of the coolest ever photos!  She will have it ready to send off to the printer very soon.  Our annual calendar sales is major annual fundraiser.  THANK YOU after for the hours and hours you spent on this.

Afton’s Fact Friday Videos – Afton is working on a Fact Friday video that will explain the different shirt colors / keeper levels.

Big Cat Rescue Facebook Group News – Big Cat Friend Matthew B is going back through the 2017 Big Cat Updates to find all of the Where’s Waldo style photos and is putting them all onto one page for us.   This will be fun.  If you missed any, they will now all be on one page. The group is open to all Big Cat Rescue supporters who have liked our new Facebook Show Pages.


Big Cat Rescue’s Facebook Group Link:

Kitten clipart, cat art Foster Kitten Update

The following kittens will be returning to the Humane Society tomorrow afternoon:

  • Dory
  • Meeko
  • Kristen

Modglin House is getting ready for four 5-week old kitten that Keeper Karma will be bring tomorrow.

Big Cat Friend Shawndi Lynn’s photo from the Kitten Cabana web cam is so cuuuuute!

Big Cat Friend Susann says, Karma is a kitten wrangler, not a lizard wrangler.”

clipart lynx leaping Bobcat Rehab

Today’s bobcat rehab update is just some fun photos and videos taken by our big cat friends online using Cooper’s amazing webcam.  Find the Bobcat Rehab cam link at

Big Cat Friend Donna Morefield:  Even though Cooper is already in rebab, this pic made the perfect Wanted poster, so I couldn’t resist!

Big Cat Friend Shawndi Lynn got some cute snapshots and a video clip this morning from Cooper’s web cam.

Big Cat Friend Matthew B got a cute clip of Cooper wandering around.

Big Cat Friend Wolfgang Endlicher got some cute snapshots of Precious little Cooper as well.

Big Cat Friend Susann caught some really adoable Cooper Cuteness as well:

Cooper playing on top of the den

Hello and good morning Cooper

Oh Cooper…

Investigating whatever is outside the fence

Cooper enjoying some breakfast ( Graphic Content Warning!!! )

tiger clipart View Pix

Barb Colvin: From Joseph birthday. He loves his ice cream. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSEPH. LOVE YA
From Joseph birthday. He loves his ice cream. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSEPH. LOVE YA

Big Cat Friend Robin Frye:  Nikita is one stunning Girl!

Big Cat Friend Wolfgang Endlicher:  Andy Zzzzzzzz

Big Cat Friend Lee Durbin:  Don’t you just want to reach in and push that tongue back in so it won’t get dirt on it???!! LOL 

Big Cat Friend Wolfgang Endlicher:  Seth taking a bath, relaxing

Big Cat Friend Wolfgang Endlicher:  Kali Tigress on vacation

Big Cat Friend Robin Frye:  Seth has the cutest face!!

 Viewer Videos From

Big Cat Friend Matthew B:  Is it just me, or is Seth adorable when he swims?

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

 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

 Global Big Cat News

Published on 22nd of August 2017, in Virginia Beach there seems to be a hybrid cat on the loose. Another escaped pet, no doubt.


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