Feb 20 2017

Big Cat Updates

Seth Tiger was sedated, examined, ankle checked, eyes checked, etc.  See the live video replays below.  Updates will follow soon.

Moses Paw is looking good.  This photo is from 2/18/2017


 Facebook Live Video Replays

VIDEO 2/19/2017


VIDEO:  2/20/2017 at 8:20 AM – So, this didn’t work.  Plan B  

So, this didn’t work. Plan B: Seth has been sedated and will be coming into the hospital shortly. He arrived with a swollen ankle, and we want to see if it is from an old injury that didn’t heal right, or if it is cancer. The easy link for sharing the LIVE cam in the hospital is BigCatRescue.org/vet You can find out more about Seth Tiger at BigCatRescue.org/Seth Dr. Justin and Dr. Liz are here to see what they can do for this precious tiger.


VIDEO:  2/20/2017 at 9:20AM – Seth Tiger Goes to the Vet

Seth Tiger arrived with a swollen ankle, and we want to see if it is from an old injury that didn’t heal right, or if it is cancer. The easy link for sharing the LIVE cam in the hospital is BigCatRescue.org/vet You can find out more about Seth Tiger at BigCatRescue.org/Seth Dr. Justin and Dr. Liz are here to see what they can do for this precious tiger.

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



 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 then choose to get notifications of our live videos.  You can 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.

Winners get to choose a tour pass, or  any one item up to a $36 value at one of our two online gift shops.  1)  BigCatRescue.biz  2)  CatRescue.biz

2/20/2017 Contest

Question:  How much does Seth Tiger weigh?

Winner:  Carole (not the Carole at Big Cat Rescue)

Answer:  344 pounds

Winner’s Chosen Prize:  Carole M. chose a tour pass.  We look forward to showing her the cats and talking about issues facing big cats.

 Big Cat Challenge

Today, let’s just do something fun!

Go to Facebook.com/bigcatrescue and post a photo(s) of a cat (your cat or any cat) in a box on our page.

Tell us what YOUR theory is about why cats like boxes!

 **NEW** Foster Kittens

You can watch the foster kittens playing in the Kitten Cabana


 Big Cat Gift Shop **NEW**

New Big Cat Gift Shop at CatRescue.biz

Carole has worked tirelessly creating a secondary gift shop filled with cat goodies, we’d LOVE your feedback on the items Carole has chosen to put in this brand new store.



There is a FREE item in this new store.

Can YOU Find it?

 Big Cat Facts

Today’s Big Cat Fact is a “just for fun one.”

Big Cat Fact:  Big Cat Like Boxes, Too!

Note To Viewers:  If you want to see more of our “Big Cats Like Boxes” videos let me know and I’ll add more to another update page.  Use the comments below or email me at lawanna.mitchell@bigcatrescue.org

 Twitter @BigCatRescue

Big Cat Rescue now has 199,000 followers on Twitter.  If you have a twitter account drop by and say hello.


 Featured Big Cat – Kali Tiger

Kali tiger was born June 25, 2000.  She came to Big Cat Rescue September 6, 2014.


Kali (pronounced Kah-lee’) the tiger was born in a travel trailer in the year 2000 the day after her mother and a transport full of tigers, leopards, cougars, bears and wolves were dropped off at the Augusta Conservation Education in GA.  The founder of the organization rescued over 300 animals in the 20 years that he ran the facility, but by 2014 he could no longer afford it and began placing the remaining animals.  The International Fund for Animal Welfare asked if we could take Kali, the last cat on the site and we agreed.

The Hindu goddess Kali is the fierce destructive form of the wife of Shiva, but also considered the goddess of time and change.

Kali’s previous owner shared many of Big Cat Rescue’s ideals of a sanctuary including no breeding, buying, or selling, but he did believe in physical interaction with his animals.  Big Cat Rescue takes a hands off approach to working with the big cats. Even though these animals were born and raised in captivity they are still wild animals and having close physical interaction puts both the people and animals at risk of serious injury.

Overall Kali was well cared for. She had been fed a good diet and had a spacious although barren cage. Because Kali was so well fed she was very difficult to lure into a transport cage. Her owner did not want Kali to be sedated and so he spent weeks trying to get her accustomed to going in the transport cage to receive her food. His patience paid off and the day of the rescue Kali loaded up within seconds.

When Kali first arrived she was depressed. She would spend the entire day sulking from atop her platform. At dinner time she would come down to eat, but would then immediately go right back up to her perch. Perhaps she missed her owner and the interactions they shared.

Most of our cats were mistreated before their arrival and are happy to find a new home where they are loved and fed a good diet. Kali had a different experience in that she was cared for, and then suddenly was moved away from the only home she had ever known. A lot of people rescue animals with the best intentions, but when life happens they find themselves no longer able to provide for the animals that they have committed to.

This was the case with Kali’s owner. He was going through a bitter divorce and neither he nor his wife were able to provide sanctuary to the animals that they had rescued.

Thankfully for Kali, she will never have to worry about being moved from her home again. Big Cat Rescue will provide her with a stable and loving home for the rest of her life.

A few weeks after her arrival Kali made a complete turn around. She bounces up to keepers chuffing all the way, plays with her toys and enrichment, and loves lounging in the tall soft grass.

Big Cat Rescue will be her forever home because we operate this sanctuary in a responsible manner that ensures all of our cats will have a permanent home regardless of changes in the economy or even the leadership of the sanctuary.  We have done this by creating detailed strategic plans, setting aside money for reserves and training all of our staff and volunteers extensively.  People like you, who learn about the plight of these cats, and who donate to help, are the way we can continue to help cats like Kali.

VIDEO:  Gale introducing Kali

Photos of Kali that are not on her bio page.


Question to viewers:  Is this too many photos?


Kali LOVES Vacations, too.

Learn more about Kali Tiger and see more photos of her at:  https://bigcatrescue.org/kali/

You can sponsor / adopt Kali at:  http://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/tiger-sponsorship

 Valspar Contest Update:

The cats have 17,453 votes so far.  That means the cats got 94 votes, yesterday.

THANK YOU, to everyone who asked a friend to vote yesterday!!!

We only have until March 11th to get as many votes as possible so that the cats stand a chance of winning big.

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.

 Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue

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

VIDEO: The almost roll and the I think I can yaaay I did it roll Feb. 19/17 ~Donna P

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

Kitten clipart, cat art Cole & Marmalade’s Corner

Thank you Chris for this great video the the subject of Spay, Neuter, & Adopt.

 Quick Links

Quick Links now has it’s very own page https://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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