Feb 18 2017

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Big Cat Updates

2/17/2017 Looks who’s outside in the new rehab enclosure! Nova!  ~Jamie

Each of the new rehab enclosures are 4,600 square feet (almost 4x bigger than our old rehab enclosures) Nova only has access to the first part of this enclosure that is customized for kittens or injured bobcats that require time to heal. It also has a lower roof so if the bobcats climb they can not get too high up. This introductory section is 10′ long by 20′ wide so 200 square feet.

Baby rehab bobcats, Nova's on her First Day Outside



2/16/2017 – We are closed on Thursdays which is a great day of the week to get a lot of projects done. Today interns and volunteers helped remove old Christmas trees and Valentine’s enrichment from the enclosures. We also put a new toy ball in Priya’s enclosure as a surprise for when she comes home from vacation. ~Jamie


 Facebook Live Video Replays

VIDEO:  2/17/2017 Afternoon Enrichment

This was aired Live on The Dodo Impact


VIDEO:  Quiz Jewelry, & Big Cats

Running low on battery, but just enough time for the FB quiz for prizes, a plug for the new jewelry and accessories at CatRescue.biz a close up w/ Amanda and Andre Tigers, before watching Joseph Lion get fed, then we are off to spend some time watching Hoover Tiger lick everything in his cage, Sassy Caracal and Gabrielle Tiger.

 Announcing Facebook Live Winner

Each day that Carole does a Facebook Live video she asks a question and someone who answers it correctly wins a prize. So, go to Facebook and Like our Facebook Page and choose to get notifications of our live videos. Then participate in the contests, join in conversations in the comments area, too. Be sure to book mark BigCatRescue.org/win which is where you will post your answer to qualify for a future prize if you are the first one to get the correct answer.

2/17/2017 Contest

Question:  What link on our website will get you to the archive every past copy of our Big Cat Times quarterly magazine?

Winner:  Jo Ann Wray

Answer:  http://bigcatrescue.org/category/big-cat-times/

Winner’s Chosen Prize:


 Big Cat Times

Each quarter Jamie puts together lots of information and lots of full color photos of the cats.  This used to be an newspaper form but the last several editions has been full color magazine format.  You can get past issues in PDF form at http://bigcatrescue.org/category/big-cat-times/  If you want to sign up to get the magazine go to BigCatRescue.org/join and BE SURE in the notes area of that form tell us you want to receive the Big Cat Times magazine in the mail.  We send these out to YOU FREE of charge however, they are not free for us.  We have to pay for the printing and postage so if you are able to and would like to help with that expense you can make a donation at bigcatrescue.org/donate any amount will help cover the expense of creating, printing, and mailing those beautiful magazines.

If you’d like to see the 2016 issues you missed here are the covers and PDF links.  

Note To Viewers:  These are large PDF files so they might take just a bit to load if your device has a slow connection.


 Foster Kittens Update

Our domestic cat/kitten fostering program has had over 400 cats/kittens saved so far.

Bently, Tyler, Dean and Jade have all passed their SNAP tests and can go to the Kitten Cabana!  It will be scary for them, kind of like the first day of school, so interns will arrange time to make them feel comfortable.

They will need to know where the food, water and litter pans are, as well as the toys.  They will soon discover it’s a fun place to be. They will need to be checked in on several times during the day to make sure they are settling in alright and have plenty of food and water.

YOU CAN watch the kittens on the live web cam at:  http://explore.org/live-cams/player/big-cat-rescue-kitten-cabana Note To Viewers: If you lose this link to the Kitten Cabana web cam you can always find it again at BigCatCams.com

Thank you and have fun!

 Keeper Fun Photos & Notes

Sharing a smile with this special boy, Zeus Tiger.  Keeper Rebecca W.

PURR-sonally, I am always so touched by just how deeply these amazing keepers truly love the cats in their care.  Remember, these keepers work for free, totally free!  Many of them have been coming year after year no matter how hot and humid, or how hard it is raining.  They show up when it is cold or when it is crazy windy.  They always work with a big smile on their faces even when they are digging through some cat’s poop looking for clues, or when they are carrying heavy buckets, or whatever the task at hand it.

Gale has been working on a special place for the keepers to take breaks and grab a cup of tea or coffee and a quick snack.  She is hoping to have it finished next week.  One you YOU Totally Pawsome Viewers used Smile.Amazon.com and gave the keepers a wonderful gift of snacks, coffee, and tea!  Thank you! THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!!!!! for acknowledging the keepers with such a thoughtful gift.  They are going to REALLY ENJOY it!!!!


2/14/2017 Moses Bobcat getting snacks.  You can see he is keeping to cone on.

(Sorry these should have been posted a few days ago for you)

Moses being fed breakfast on the morning following his surgery.

Moses ate very well.

Moses uses his ecollar to catch crumbs that fall from the operant stick. Smart boy.


Hoover sent a special valentine over to Keisha the girl next door.  ~Jamie

 VoteCats.com Update

The cats now have 17, 234 votes!!

WAY TO GO, Everyone!!!

Please keep sharing and asking at least one friend per day to go to VoteCats.com and vote for Big Cat Rescue’s Robert McGivney

 **NEW** Big Cat Gift Shop

We have opened a second online gift shop.  BigCatRescue.biz will always be our main online gift shop where you can find shirts, mugs and all kinds of goodies.  However, we have opened a second gift shop for photos and jewelry. Check it out, we are just getting it setup.  The new store is CatRescue.biz

Show your love of all cats, kittens and cubs and remind others why they should never be used as pets, ego props or for their parts.

Live Love Rescue Cat Rescue

Are you a rescuer in real life or at heart?  If so you will want to show the world how to be good to animals with this Live, Love, Rescue pendant necklace.  At Big Cat Rescue we consider all of our supporters to be Big Cat Rescuers and this is your way to proclaim that dedication to protecting big cats to everyone.  It’s a conversation starter.  Pendant Size: 3*3CM  CLICK HERE to go to the store.

 Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue

There are some GREAT videos recorded by viewers at explore.org/bigcatrescue that you will really enjoy watching.

Here is a list of YouTube channels that feature videos of the cats here:

Kitten clipart, cat art Cole & Marmalade’s Corner

 Quick Links  **NEW**

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

If you find links on our website you think should be added on the Quick Links page, email lawanna.mitchell@bigcatrscue.org and let me know.


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