Desiree drank more water than normal
Sassy Caracal acting a little odd – 22 years old
Gabrielle refused to eat her mush but did eat her red meat – 19 years old
Dec 29 AM/PM Hoover ate 10 lbs of pork and Dec 30 AM ate 2 lbs 7 oz of red meat and pork so more food will be offered – 12 years old
Charaka left some mush – 15 years old
Joseph ate 6 lbs 7.4 oz of cut up red meat and chicken and some thighs, more will be offered – 18 years old
Zeus ate 3 lbs 7 oz of red meat and pork at breakfast then ate another 1 lb 3 oz of cut up red meat with his eye drops, more food will be offered – 20 years old
Nirvana ate her mush and red meat, GOOD GIRL – age 22 years old
Priya had to be coaxed and fed from a feeding stick. She seemed afraid of Charaka, who is living next door. She kept growling at him while she was eating. We pay close attention to whether a cat likes their neighbors or not. If this does not change, as we stated in a live video previously, we will have to consider a change of neighbors. Priya is 13 years old
Angie Bobcat ate her mush and red meat. GOOD GIRL – 23 years old
Dr Justin came and checked on Frosty Serval because we haven’t been able to find signs of him pooping, but he’s eating great and acting fine, otherwise, so we will continue to monitor. https://video.nest.com/live/t4lK7YHYzt Frosty is 21 years old.
Foster Momma Cat, Meredith, found her PURR-ever home in time for the New Year!
Did You Know? YOU CAN watch the foster kittens playing every day streaming live on the Kitten Cabana web cam!! Find the link at BigCatCams.com
Since we do not do educational tours on Thursday we use that day to move cats around and to do larger projects.
Sabre Leopard went home from FunCation
Cheetaro Leopard is now on FunCation
Jasmine went home from Vacation
Andy Tiger is now on Vacation
Should sanctuaries be open to the public?
Every once in a while a facility that proclaims themselves to be a sanctuary will attack Big Cat Rescue and tell their fans to post fake, one star reviews, or make accusatory posts on our social sites, to try and convince others that sanctuaries are not open to the public. We think you should have all the facts and make up your own mind. More here: https://bigcatrescue.org/sanctuary/
NOTE To Viewers: After you read the info on that link and have questions or thoughts, please feel free to use the comments section as we are happy to answer questions.
VIDEO ONE: Moving Day & Project Day & Sabre Goes Home
We are closed on Thursdays so it is a day we move a lot of cats around, do large projects, etc.
VIDEO TWO: Cheetaro Goes On FunCation
Cheetaro Leopard goes on vacation in the 22,000 sf FunCation
VIDEO THREE: Jasmine Tiger Goes Home
VIDEO FOUR: Andy Tiger Goes On Vacation
Andy Tiger goes on his first “vacation” at Big Cat Rescue in the Vacation Rotation enclosure. Jaime and Carole were racing across the sanctuary to catch up with him. He was just having too much fun in the tunnel. You can watch him LIVE 24/7 in this 2.5 acre space at explore.org/bigcatrescue
THANK YOU to the Body Shop!!!!
This is a special thank you to the Body Shop for your ongoing support, and for coming out to lend all of your helping hands!
PLEASE JOIN US in thanking them by shopping with them!!!
This year we have 12 new reasons to ask you to please consider making a year-end, tax-deductible donation to Big Cat Rescue. And your gift will be matched dollar for dollar for the first $38,000 in donations, so it will go twice as far for the cats!
Our precious cats can’t speak for themselves, so we are appealing to you on their behalf during this season of peace, love and giving.
As 2016 comes to a close, we are so thankful for your donations, which allowed us to rescue and become the permanent home for 12 more exotic cats! In April we rescued Hoover, a former circus tiger from Peru. Kept in a tiny circus cage for most of his life, Hoover has really blossomed at our sanctuary and loves swimming in his lake.
Then in October, we took in bobcats Dryden, Kewlona, Nabisco and Smalls along with cougars Josie and Sassy from a troubled sanctuary in South Dakota that lost its USDA license. Sassy, the oldest of the group, will be 18 in January (over 100 in human years). During her difficult life, she has been bounced around to at least 4 different facilities. At some point the tips of her ears froze off. But her suffering is behind her now and we plan to spoil her for the rest of her life!
In November we rescued five tigers – Andy, Charaka, Gabrielle, Priya and Seth – from a failed sanctuary in Colorado. Four of the tigers settled in nicely, but almost immediately we knew something was very wrong with 13-year-old tigress Priya.
She wouldn’t eat and her belly was distended. We rushed her into surgery and discovered an infected uterus and 20-pound mass that needed to be removed. Had our skilled vets not realized she needed emergency surgery, she would have died. Thanks to your donations, our amazing vet team saved Priya’s life and she can now enjoy her life in good health at Big Cat Rescue.
As you are making your year-end, tax-deductible donations, we hope you will consider Big Cat Rescue. We are so very grateful for your support of our sanctuary and cats! This year, thanks to The SHARE Foundation, Fields Galley Private Foundation and an anonymous donor, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar for the first $38,000 in donations, so it will go twice as far for the cats!
Best wishes from everyone at Big Cat Rescue for a purr-fectly healthy and happy New Year.
To securely donate online, click here: https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51389/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=12026
Or mail your check by December 31st to Big Cat Rescue at 12802 Easy Street, Tampa, Florida 33625
If you already gave, THANK YOU, and please forgive this reminder post.
Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue
VIDEO ONE: Nikita’s Breakfast Recorded by Susann on Dec 30, 2016
VIDEO TWO: Andy’s 1st Dip in the Pond Recorded by Ruxandra
VIDEO THREE: Nikita Having a Ball with Her Ball Recorded by Susann on Dec 30, 2016
VIDEO FOUR: Andy Goes On His 1st Vacation
I recorded Andy yesterday in VR, some moments when he just get in. ~Ruxandra
VIDEO FIVE: Jazy Vacation Compilation December 2016
Compilation and video clips by Ruxandra
VIDEO SIX: Andy, TJ, Nikita, Spirit Feather, & Hoover
Andy in VR, TJ doing a cute roll, Nikita rolling and yawning, Spirit Feather being way too cute and Hoover swimming 🙂 Recorded 12/29/2016 by Susann
VIDEO SEVEN: Andy’s Slow Mud Bath
xxx by Shawna
VIDEO EIGHT: Andy’s 1st Swim
xxx by Shawna
ONE: This is an excellent article about why African servals should not be pets. They are wild cats and should be respected as such.
These two coloring pages are from a very special coloring book made specifically for us for an even called “March For Lions” a few years back by Pawstels artist, Melissa from Pawstels.com
Click on the small picture below to get the full size page to save and print.
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