Big Cat Updates
Dr Justin is coming to see if there is anything we can do for Divinity Bobcat today, but she's 22 and has been in kidney failure for a long time. We give supportive care until the cats decide to stop eating on their own. Her appetite has diminished to almost nothing over the past three days, so it is probably time to let her go, but we want to see what the vet thinks.
LaWanna was sent by her doctor to the ER because what she thought was a persistent case of poison ivy may be much more serious. I'll let her fill you in on that.
You guys raised 805.00 for Mosquito Guppies. I have arranged to go LIVE when I pick them up next Friday. Thanks for helping to protect our cats from nasty bites.
Meanwhile, have you heard of these for fly management? https://www.spalding-labs.com/products/fly_control_products/fly_control_for_horses/p/what_are_fly_predators.aspx#!
Take Action for Big Cats and Pet Cats
USDA asks for public comments about whether or not licenses should be issued or renewed for those in violation of the Animal Welfare Act. Docket ID: APHIS-2017-0062 Comment period ends Oct. 23, 2017 Please comment here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=APHIS-2017-0062-0001
What Can You Do to Save the Florida Panther?
While Carole was away, someone tried to scam a staff member into wiring $9800.00 to their bank account. When that didn't work, they asked the staff member to mail a check to them. They cloaked their real email address of firstname.lastname@example.org to look like it was coming from Carole's email address and said:
Mail a check overnight in the amount of $9,800 using the below info and email me the tracking# when you have it
Name: Danny Hicks
Address: 2001 West Patterson Street ,Eastland, TX. 76448
Thankfully the staffer contacted Carole in time to stop the check from going out.
Since someone at email@example.com is cloaking his email to make it look like it's coming from Carole, be careful if you get an email, asking for any sensitive info, that appears to come from her email address or anyone else with an @bigcatrescue.org address.
Anyone can cloak an email to make it look like it came from you, even if they aren't able to hack your email account. More on how scammers do that.
Thanks and be careful!
Keeper Karma is so good with the kittens.
Keeper Brittany Mira: Cyrus loves to smile
Keeper Brittany Mira: Beautiful Divinity looking around to make sure I am alone. ~Keeper Brittany Mira
Keeper Brittany Mira: Silly Dryden is always chasing lizards. ~Keeper Brittany Mira
Keeper Brittany Mira: Tonga wants to know where the treats are. ~Keeper Brittany Mira
Wildcat Walkabout 2017 Gear
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 tote. Graphic 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.
Proceeds from the sale of these 2017 Wildcat Walkabout items 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.
Show your love for all of the big cats with this custom made tote. 100% spun polyester weather resistant fabric, dual handles 100% natural cotton bull denim, bag 15" x 15", made in America.
Big Cat Friend Matthew B has created Playlists of Video! Great Job, Matthew!
Get your tiger's eye bracelet to protect tigers at BigCatRescue.org/bracelet
Now that Carole is home, she will soon be adding more videos on our Facebook Show pages,
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.comit 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 24, 2017 Moira P.
- August 25, 2017 Rachel W.
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.
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
- Jaime T: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsY_oF0NhXc5OS8CcTaUi2A/videos
- Matthew B: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx1uGi59r4r9xA6ZTiUu65Q/videos?shelf_id=0&view=0&sort=dd
- Nancy B: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu7SJDnkunGtFgpU7N-PYoQ/videos?sort=dd&shelf_id=0&view=0
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org