August 27 2017
Big Cat Updates
Angie’s Coordinator Report for Saturday, August 26, 2017
Great Day today…Lots of good things got done
Many sign offs were done for Feeding, cleaning, feeding tour, Enrichment and Operant for 6 different volunteers.
We had volunteers come in to work on the project at Mac’s future enclosure. They cleared the roof, removed vines and added dirt. Will be completed tomorrow.
We fixed Ginger’s platform and removed a large tree from Seth enclosure.
Picky cats did very well today.
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!
Facebook Video Replays
Seth Tiger takes a bath on this lazy Sunday. Watch more at http://explore.org/tigerlake
Get outdoors and take a play break with the big cats. Watch more at http://explore.org/bigcatrescue
Big Cat Evening Walkabout
What Can You Do to Save the Florida Panther?
Posting this again today because YOU NEED TO SEE IT.
BCR Website Updates
- Will Bobcat
- Safari Days
- Divinity Bobcat
- Copper Rehab Bobcat
- Little Dove Bobcat
- Joseph’s Lakeside Platforms
- Fishes Helping Big Cats
- Big Cat Birthdays
- Big Cat Bans Enacted
- Brand Protection
- Watch Facebook Shows
- White Tiger Lesson Plan
- Big Cat Attacks
- How to Do a Facebook Fundraiser / Birthday Fundraiser
- Cameron Lion
- Desiree Serval
- Servals are not pets
- Big Cat Coalition
- Telling Them Apart: Amanda, Andre, & Arthur
- Cyrus & Chaos Reunited
- Khary Payton
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
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.
- August 26, 2017 Michele P.
- August 27, 2017 Jenna N.
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