Cat Chat Show 10
Drag Queen Big Cat Bingo
Big Cat Rescue raised $2,336 in 2 hours at Hamburger Mary’s Drag Queen Bingo on July 1, 2013. We completely sold out and they had to turn people away because the place was packed with Big Cat Rescue lovers. Our next event there will be July 30, 2013 and Nov 25, 2013 so be sure to make reservations so that you don’t miss out on all the fun! RSVP to 813 241-MARY
We launched Front Flip at Bingo night where people could scan a QR code to win an iPad or lots of other great prizes. No one won the iPad yet, because the odds are 1/5000 but the good news is that you still can try. Right now you can scan at the sanctuary, but soon we will have a FB app so that you can scan from anywhere in the world.
Prizes that people did win were a Leopard notebook, raffle tickets for the 50/50 drawing, free bingo cards and free passes to Big Cat Rescue. We will be bringing the Front Flip game to the event on July 30 at Hamburger Mary’s.
We gave the tigers 4 x 4 canvases to paint in Red, White and Blue for Independence Day. These are now on eBay for the next 9 days http://goo.gl/0idqT
Big Cat Rescue President Jamie Veronica and our vet, Dr. Justin Boorstein were asked to speak at a conference in Spain. They have been invited back to inspect enclosures as construction ends. The AAP are more of a halfway house. They take animals from horrible circus and pet situations and place them in accredited zoos. They plan is too get as many animals away from irresponsible pet homes and circuses and into better living conditions.
Tonga, the white serval, had to have his entire nose removed to save his life. It cost $5,000 but has given him an extra year to enjoy and he is still doing very well.
The tour app (see it at right) has been updated and submitted to the Android store. It should be live there very soon, and is available in the iTunes store already. Just search apps for Big Cat Rescue.
We have 17 interns and have to turn people away because we don’t have enough housing.
Ad agency Michael Schillig created these posters for us.
Italian Man Killed by Tigers
On Tuesday a 72 year old man was killed by tigers when he walked in the cage to feed them at a zoo that was shut down in 2009.
Foster kittens, Oscar and Bagheera go crazy in the Cool Cat Cave
LaWanna has been playing around in Photoshop to turn our big cat photos into very realistic looking “oil” paintings. She’s been posting them on FB at facebook.com/BigCatRescue and is turning them into free eCards you can send at BigCatFun.com
Bobcat bill is still bounding through its committees to protect bobcats from being trapped right outside of protected parks in CA.
PeTA began promoting the Big Cat Ban HR 1998 and we are very happy that their millions of supporters now know about this bill. It is the one that will just about end big cat abuse in America.
Adopt a Cat or Kitten
Yesterday I took Dutchess, a tortoiseshell short hair, back to the Humane Society to be fixed and adopted. She raised Baloo and Bagheera and both of them have found fur-ever homes, but now she needs one. She is friendly, talkative and loves to be right in the middle of everything you are doing. She has never met a stranger.
Next Event – Drag Queen Bingo
Hamburger Mary’s July 30 at 7:30 pm RSVP to 813 241-MARY It is at Centro Ybor near Tampa and we sold out on Monday, despite it raining all day and night, so I am sure we will sell out again. Be sure you don’t miss out by reserving now.
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