Big Cat Updates
Des Serval was seen by Dr. Wynn today. He woke up well and is recovering in the Recovery Hospital overnight. See the video below.
Maya Cougar‘s page has been updated with photos and details.
Alexa Flash Briefing
December 4, 2018
December 3, 2018
Find all of the previous daily Alexa Flash News Briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw
Saying Goodbye to Our Beloved Maya Cougar
Maya Cougar has died. 12/3/18 6 PM Dr. Justin came out and said it looked very bleak for Maya but we decided to give her pain meds for her bitten tongue and steroids to see if that helped at all.
Keepers, Kathryn, Afton, and Aleesa stayed with Maya until about 7:30 PM. Since she was sleeping peacefully, they alerted Carole to take the first of the night shifts on the Nest Cam.
12/3/18 7:47 PM Maya stopped breathing. Keepers were called back to the hospital where Jamie joined them, but Maya was gone. She was such an amazing cat and will be greatly missed.
You can put your tributes to Maya Cougar in the comments at the bottom of her page. http://bigcatrescue.org/maya/
Coordinator Report – Dec 4 – Kathryn Stapleton
Its been a couple heartbreaking days. In spite of that everyone pulled together and got everything done. All the cats got fed, cleaned, and enriched even though we were stretched thin with Kids Tours and a really sick cat. I appreciate everyone’s help and understanding that myself and the other coordinators and staff were preoccupied with taking care of Maya Cougar.
Today was no exception and we had a lot of great help. Megan, Pam Rodriguez, Melinda Berkley-Coats, Candy Couser, and Mazz took care of the Kids Tour. Tanya, Victoria DiGiacomo, MaryLou Geis, Sharon Henry, Mary Jerome, and Elle took care of the cleaning.
Food prep was done just after lunch by the Interns. During tours, Mary J., Megan Myers, Candy, and Susana Zhong cleaned up. Des Serval was examined and mats were shaved. He will be in the recovery hospital overnight. All the picky cats ate well today!
I am on vacation starting tomorrow till December 10th.
That’s it for me!
Photos from Kathryn’s report will be in tomorrow’s Alexa Flash Briefing video.
Coordinator Report – Dec 3 – Jennifer Ruszczyk
Some days are tougher than others. Yesterday was a tough day. We started out with a few but mighty volunteers and interns. We had just enough people to cover all of the tours and animal care.
Our very observant volunteers noted that Maya Cougar had not come up to eat and Kathyrn Stapleton quickly identified she was not acting normal. She was brought to the hospital and observed overnight. Big thanks to the staff and vets that came to help. Huge thanks to the interns and volunteers for getting everything covered while we took care of Maya.
Super Great News
Environmental Crimes Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police announced at its recent annual conference, a Resolution drafted by the Committee. Please see attached.
This is the first occasion upon which the Association has formally recognized the seriousness of environmental crimes, with something of an emphasis on wildlife crime. It also recognizes the risks faced by those tasked with protecting our environment and its species.
The greatest significance is that this international Police body is calling upon the law enforcement community as a whole to support efforts to combat environmental crime. This, in itself, will hopefully help raise the profile of environmental crime, particularly among Police agencies.
Check out the 2 page PDF and read it yourself at IACP ECC 2018 Resolution
Videos of the Day
Des Serval was seen by Dr. Wynn today. He needed some mats removed and we wanted to check his back leg and do bloodwork. He woke up well and is recovering in the Recovery Hospital overnight
Afternoon Q & A at Big Cat Rescue
Cougar Siblings Ares, Orion, & Artemis were featured in a streaming LIVE earlier today on The Dodo Impact.
Cat Photos of the Day
Kali Tiger likes to test the water with one paw before getting in.
Beautiful little Kewlona Bobcat is getting bolder and bolder.
Hoover Tiger laughing at his keepers. He likes to make them call and call before he slowly ambles over to take his meds.
Handsome Zucari Serval says it is a catnap kinda day. There is so much prowling to do at night so a fellow simply must get enough catnaps in during the day.
Sheen Serval, “Where is my extra Tuna Sicle?”
One of Cyrus Caracal‘s favorite things to do is stalking a squirrel.
Good morning Big Cat Rescue Friends! ☀️
Happy Tongue Out Tuesday from beautiful Miss Gabrielle Tiger! ??
Ginger Serval is such a silly girl. She really LOVES her Coolaroo as do all the little cats. These Coolaroos were gifts to ALL the little cats from the various viewers who love these amazing cats.
Running Bear Bobcat on top of his favorite den watching the keepers clean.
Big Cat Merchandise to Support Big Cats
Purr-fect gifts for the Cat Lovers in your life! Shop Amazon.com/BigCatRescue and don’t forget to make the Big Cats SMILE!
You can donate to the cats at NO COST TO YOU when you select BCR as your charity on Amazon Smile and shop Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com. It is exactly the same as regular Amazon EXCEPT when you use the Smile URL Amazon donates .5% of your purchase to BCR. It’s added up to over $100,000 for the cats!
Past Christmas Video
Holiday Gifts For The Big Cats – Published on Dec 20, 2016 – The holidays are here! We celebrated by giving the big cats trees and gifts to enjoy the holiday season. Check out all of the fun!
You can help us give the cats special treats for Christmas at BigCatRescue.org/turkey
More Big Cat Rescue Gear
Cameron Lion Paw Print Shirts and Cameron Lion “I am lion, hear me roar!” Shirts feature his actual paw print. Available in many styles and colors on Amazon.com/bigcatrescue
Our Designs here:
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