Feb 19 2017

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Big Cat Updates



 Heads Up – Seth

Seth is going to be sedated on Monday morning. His ankle was noted as being swollen well before he came to BCR. He does not seem to be affected by the swelling but the vet team is going to examine him to determine the cause.  Seth’s procedure will stream live at http://facebook.com/bigcatrescue and at http://bigcatrescue.org/vet

Learn more about Seth at:  http://bigcatrescue.org/seth/

 Keeper Fun Notes & Photos

Many of you have asked about Keeper Kathryn after seeing her hand out evening meds to the cats on Carole’s Facebook live videos.  Kathryn was here for many years as a volunteer keeper.  A few months ago when our much loved Jeff retired Kathryn took over his position as staff in the office.  She works many hours a week in the office but then in her off time she still puts in quite a bit of time as a volunteer keeper handing out meds to the cats who need them and taking extra meals and snacks to the picky eaters and whatever else the cats need done.

Some of you asked who her favorite cats are.  The cats kind of choose who are their favorite keepers. Kathryn has been completely chosen by Cheetaro.  If we ever need Cheetaro to do something or shift enclosures, he will often ignore everyone until we radio for Kathryn to leave her office and come to Cheetaro’s enclosure.  That funny wild boy will follow Kathryn anywhere.  In his younger days, from outside the fence, Kathryn could even coax him to leap up into his tree to find whatever treats the keepers hid up there.

TJ has other favorite keepers, too, but he has definitely chosen Kathryn as one of his most loved, and for Kathryn the feeling is totally mutual.

Notes from Kathryn: I coordinate on Wednesdays so I’ll try to send you things about my keeper activities on Wednesdays.  This Wednesday the best thing was getting all the picky cats to eat especially TJ.  Got two great pix today of both my favorite cats.

Cheetaro has been my favorite cat since 2005 he is always stalking and sneaking up on me. I love to see how happy it makes him when he thinks he surprises me. He has a stare that seems to know what I’m thinking. Walking by and seeing him follow me from far away always amazes and humbles me. He is known for his sneaky behavior. He has all his claws and is considered one of the most dangerous cats on property. He has a cute side and often gets in his tree to get keepers attention. He loves cardboard and cinnamon is his favorite spice, but also likes catnip.

Learn more about Cheetaro at:  http://bigcatrescue.org/cheetaro/


TJ is very relaxed, but also has his moments of chasing golf carts. He is very picky about his food but recently has started eating more if keepers can guess correctly his favorite food of the day. He loves to lay in sunny spots and has been known to roll around playfully in the grass. He loves water and will splash around like a kid in puddles. My favorite thing about him is getting him to eat a full meal. Calling him and watching him walk across the cage to me and greet me with a chuff when he gets there makes any day better.

Learn more about TJ at:  http://bigcatrescue.org/tj/


Kathryn also says to THANK EVERYONE who has been helping with getting votes for the cats at VoteCats.com as it is something she has been working very hard on, as well.

 Valspar Contest Update:

The cats have 17,359 votes so far.  WOW!!  You guys are really knocking it out of the park on this contest!!  WAY TO GO!!!

We only have until March 11th to get as many votes as possible so that the cats stand a chance of winning big.  Words cannot express HOW MUCH we SINCERELY APPRECIATE your amazing efforts!!

Please keep us the great work!!  If all of you will purr-sonally keep asking even just one friend a day to got to VotCates.com to vote for Big Cat Rescue the cats could actually win this contest.


 Speaking Up For Circus Tigers

THANK YOU to everyone who made signs and took time out of their day to show up and be a voice for circus tigers.

We thought you’d like to see some of the posters used yesterday during a circus protest in Stuart, FL.

More than 40 people protested the tiger circus show at the Martin County Fair. At least one TV station covered it too.

Note to Viewers:  If there is ever a circus or traveling cat exhibit coming to your area and you’d like information on how to do something like this in your area, please feel welcome to contact our educational department at education@bigcatrescue.org or if you know of a cub petting or cub exhibit coming to your area, please contact susan.bass@bigcatrescue.org for ideas of how you can help get the word out in your area about why those kinds of exhibits are so harmful.  YOU are their voice!!  YOU CAN BE the Difference!

 Past Posts

“Kali’s heart shaped flashers”

 Cute Cat Jokes

Here is a cute joke that Christopher G. on Explore shared with this photo of TJ. (Some of us at explore call TJ’s head his noggin’ )
Knock, knock…
Who’s there??
Noggin’ who??
Noggin’ let you forget how cute I am! 🙂
He gave me permission to share it with you for the updates. Have a great day! ~Shawna

THANK YOU to viewer Shawna P for sending this snapshot of TJ and this cute joke.


Note To Viewers:  If YOU would like to see more of these, please feel free to email them to me at lawanna.mitchell@bigcatrescue.org just please be careful to send only jokes we can use that won’t violate someone’s copyrights.


 Big Cat Gift Shop

Crazy Cat Lady Band-Aids $6

Cat owners know that sometimes, accidentally, kitties can give you tiny little scratches or bite marks. These Crazy Cat Lady Bandages not only cover them up, but advertise how much you love your cats with an assortment of fantastic feline imagery.

3.75″ tall illustrated metal tin with 15 large (3″ x 1″) sterile strips, with latex-free adhesive, and a free mystery prize.


Large Photo Magnet $2

Large Photo Magnets feature residents past and present of Big Cat Rescue as well as the words Big Cat Rescue. Magnets are approximately 3″ x 5″ (You are their voice magnet is 3″ x 6″) There are several fun and funny photo magnets to choose from.  The magnet pictured here is TJ having a blast in one of the MANY concrete pools he broke!

Here is a video of TJ in 2009, the ending is funny because he is going wild in the pool.


 Viewer Photo – Where’s Waldo

Per viewer request:  Here is another one for the kids, (& the kids at heart 🙂

Priya is certainly enjoying her vacation.

Peek-A-Boo, Priya!  I See you!

She loves taking an afternoon nap in one of the big dens, too.  This is a snapshot taken by viewer R Lansaw from the Explore.org/bigcatrescue Vacation Rotation live streaming cam.

 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

Here’s your daily dose of cute 🙂
Yep, this is Cole in 2012


 Quick Links  **NEW**

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


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