August 30 2017

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Big Cat Updates

Coordinator Devin Saari’s Report for Sunday, August 28, 2017

Today was a very rainy and wet day! But luckily we had lots of volunteers that were happy to help feed and clean through the rain.

There was a meat delivery today.

Seth was having an amazing time in the rain storm running and rolling around!

Antonio came over form the gift shop to help Honey and Pierina with food prep.

Steve, Vicky, Victoria, and Romina worked on a project in the rain. They were able to get the sticks off the roof, pull some vines, and make a dirt slope in the cage next to Riese.


THANK YOU to Everyone who cared enough to take the time to comment on the recent Action Alert.  THANK YOU to EVERYONE who shared our posts about that Action Alert!!

LOOK at what YOUR SHARES made happen!  BCR supporters submitted 3,649 comments! Thank you for joining the fight and speaking up for the Florida panther!  That is a LOT of voices!

clipart lynx leaping Bobcat Rehab August 30, 2017

Big Cat Friend Deb Quimby submitted this photo taken by Big Cat Friend, Robin Gable.  This is Keeper Karma in a Ghille suit doing keeper tasks for little rehab bobcat kitten, Cooper. Notice the tongs in Keeper Karma’s hand. She is in there cleaning the cage and collecting poop. Cooper is safely locked out of this section while the cleaning is being done.

One of these trees is not like the other. ?
One of these trees is not like the other. ?

Note from Keeper Karma:  Cooper is really not happy about being locked out of his large section while work is being done on it. He was sitting on one of his shelves in the small section barking and growling at me the whole time. Today I made him a special enrichment tube stuffed with small bags of catnip and cinnamon. They rattle when the tube is moved. I’m not sure if the camera is working on the small end, but I’m anxious to see if he pays any attention to it.

A walking tree called Karma!

Bobcat poledancing

Casually strolling past the rat tubes

Cooper has his own page at: You can get his whole story and follow his progress in photos, text, and video from the day he was caught raiding a chicken coop until today.  Bookmark his page as we will be adding to it clear up until the day he gets released back in the wild.  After that we will posts updates on him as we get them.

If anyone gets pix or video of him playing with it, please post it on or, in the official Big Cat Rescue Facebook group, or on, or email it to

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. 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.  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. Make the Call of the Wild at If you do not know what the Call of the Wild is check out the info at:   Recent Winners: August 28th Elizabeth E., August 29th Thomas C., August 30th will be posted soon.

YOUR CALLS Are Making A Difference!! 8 NEW Co-sponsors for HR 1818, The Big Cat Public Safety Act as of 8/29/17, for a new total of 81!!!!!!! See if your House Representative is on the list of new Co-sponsors and Thank them for the support!

  • Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 08/29/2017
  • Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 08/29/2017
  • Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 08/29/2017
  • Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 08/29/2017
  • Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] 08/29/2017
  • Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 08/29/2017
  • Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 08/29/2017
  • Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 08/29/2017

 Upcoming Labor Day Shopping

If anyone is going to be doing any Labor Day shopping on Amazon, did YOU KNOW if you sign up for Amazon’s Smile program you are shopping the exact same Amazon, same products, same everything except, Amazon lets you choose a charity and then when you go to your Amazon account through this link the cats will get a donation from Amazon.  It won’t cost you a single penny extra.

Learn about the Amazon Smile program and even see screenshots.

Be sure to save this link and go to Amazon through that link so Amazon will make a donation from your Labor Day Amazon purr-chases to the cats at Big Cat Rescue.

ClipArt Cub in a cape Keeper Corner

Look how long some of these amazing big cat heroes have been volunteering their time to care for the cats.

Volunteer By Years of Service

Keeper Afton:  Happy Wednesday from Big Cat Rescue’s power couple, CAMBU!!

Keeper Afton:  This is what Cameron thinks of all the rain we have been getting.

Keeper Afton posted this yesterday:  Last night: When the cats are spoiled so you push their plate of food and meds all the way to their den so they don’t have to get wet because it is raining.  -24 year old Little Dove

Keeper Brittany Mira (from Caturday): Happy #caturday from Reise girl ❤️ everyone just loves this chatty goofy sweet cougar girl ?


 Big Cat Fan Art

There is am amazing artist, Cindy Arthur, who does line art drawings of people’s domestic pets.  She spread her wings and opened her heart and began drawing the cats of Big Cat Rescue.  She generously gave Carole permission to use them in to help raise funds to save big cats.  We will be featuring a different drawing each day.

Today’s BEAUTIFUL drawing is CAMBU!

Here are some of the items Cindy’s beautiful drawing is featured on.

 BCR Website Updates is well over 10,000 pages and growing all the time.  From time to time things need updated.  If you find pages that are out of date, let us know.  Email and I’ll get it to the appropriate person if it is one I cannot update.

Some recent updates:

Pages you might find interesting, if you have not read them before.

Viewer Pix

Big Cat Friend, Racheal C.: Kali ‘fishing’ in a puddle.

Kali fishing in the puddle

 Viewer Videos From

Andy’s breakfast kabobs

Seth was too late for the swim date with Andy

A morning swim and a splash

Kali chasing a golf cart

Ginger having her breakfast and a good stretch

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:

 FREE Cookies Cookbook

FREE Cookbook Cookies

This is a FREE downloadable PDF so you get it instantly.  22 recipes and 27 photos.  These are some of the best recipes from Big Cat Rescue fans.  Get yours now at

 Quick Links – These links will come in handy as you beginf teaching other about big cat issues.  Let us know if something needs to be added.  Are there questions you are having trouble finding answers for?

  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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