Feb 21 2017

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Big Cat Updates


 Wyeth, The Wild Bobcat

The day before Valentine’s Day, a young bobcat was hit by a car. Learn the rescue story of this bobcat, Wyeth.

Learn more about our wild bobcat rehab and release program at:  bigcatrescue.org/bobcat-rehab/

 People Often Ask

People often ask:  How can I get a job at Big Cat Rescue?

Here is a video on that subject.  It is less that 2 minutes, long.

 Big Cat Gift Shop

Hoover Pendant: Silver finish fancy oval setting features stunning image of Hoover the tiger under glass tile.  Pendant is 1 1/8″ x 1 1/2″ and comes with a 24″ – 1.5mm diameter silver chain necklace.


Hoover Mug:  This sturdy white, glossy ceramic 15 oz mug is an essential to your cupboard. This brawny version of ceramic mugs shows it’s true colors with quality assurance to withstand heat in the microwave and put it through the dishwasher as many times as you like, the quality will not be altered. Dishwasher and microwave safe.



THANK YOU, Everyone who helped Big Cat Rescue reach 202,000 followers on Twitter.


 Keeper Fun Photos & Notes

Keeper Notes From Afton

I feel like having a Hoover Day!! I am sure you don’t mind!

How is Hoover doing? Hoover is doing fine and has not had anymore “man” issues. He’s back to being is stubborn silly self, and he loves to check out his pretty neighbor, Gabrielle.


Afton’s update on Seth from yesterday:  Seth is back in his enclosure and doing just fine. He is still a little out of it, but he should feel more like himself in the morning.

 Letter To Management


Dear Sir/Madam:

I wanted to write and say thank you for rescuing me. At first I didn’t know what happened. And when I woke up I hurt so bad I didn’t know if I would live. But you saved me and took such good care of me! I had such a nice home, with automatic food delivery every day. I didn’t understand why nobody would talk to me, until I got a neighbor named Spirit Feather, who said it was because we were being trained to be ferocious bobcats so we could survive when you took us to our new homes.

Spirit was really nice, but she was a little weird. I mean, she made friends with her food! I tried and tried to tell her that white thing was food, but she just wouldn’t listen. When I saw her playing with it, I rolled my eyes almost into the back of my head! She eventually did catch on after her friend disappeared one day. I must say, I did enjoy watching her climb like a monkey, but sometimes she drove me crazy watching me. It was like living next door to a peeping tomcat. I heard that she has a nice, big new home to roam around in now and hope she’s doing well.

I am quite happy with my new home, too. And with my new roommate! Unlike the last one, he is very kind and gentle and playful, although sometimes he can be a PITT (Pain In my Twitchy Tail) and I have to bop him to get him back in line. I wasn’t too sure about him at first, but now I can’t imagine being without him. And the food, oh the food … it’s like a gourmet meal every morning! And then room service comes to clean our enclosure (he’s the messy one). And we get toys to play with, and the keepers come and talk to me and bring us treats and toys! Life could not be better.

I just wanted you to know how grateful I am for all you’ve done for me. I’d write more, but I have to go keep an eye on Biscuit before he gets into trouble. Males. Sigh.


Mrs. Claws (a/k/a Missy, Miss C, Ms. C)
(Sent via Lori D., Secretary to the Cats)

 Valspar Contest Update:

The cats have 17,566 votes so far.  That means the cats got 113 votes, yesterday.  

WOW, that is more than the day before!!  THANK YOU!!!

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 up 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.


You asked for it, so here they are.

 Congratulations Marishka!!!

Marishka’s mom contacted up to let us know that Marishka had completed ZooCollege.com and received her shirt.  I am purr-sonally very impressed with this youngster.  She has a big heart and a big love for animals.

Marishka thoughts about ZooCollege.com:  Hello, my name is Marishka, I am 11 years old.  I loved zoo college and everything about it.  My favorite course was kitten play time,  The kittens are so cute.  What my favorite things about the site itself is that they have videos so you just don’t have to read you can watch too, because some people like me need something to watch to understand it more.  I also like that they have badges and certificates.  As I said earlier I do like everything about zoo college.

This for you, Marishka.  CONGRATULATIONS! and THANK YOU!!


Note To Viewers:  If you have not checked out ZooCollege.com yet, it is worth looking at. There are three free video lessons you can take.  This is a website we set up to share our keeper training program with all of you.

 Viewer Bloggged About Visit

THANK YOU, for your visit and for sharing about your visit in your blog.  Your photos are GRRREAT!

QUOTE from Mark Smith Photography: This time last year I found myself at the bottom of a 250 foot gorge watching women ascend massive chunks of ice at the Ouray Ice Park in Colorado. If you were to tell me that a year later I would find myself in Tampa Florida at Big Cat Rescue taking pictures of lions, tigers, leopards, bobcats and more, I would have said, “That’s not gonna happen.” This just proves that I have no psychic powers whatsoever. No wonder I never seem to win the Lotto.


 Viewer Photo

Thought you all might enjoy this screen capture from PJ of Seth’s big tiger paws.

 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 cute one from Katie.

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

Kitten clipart, cat art Cole & Marmalade’s Corner

Do you live with office supurrrvisors?

Cole & Marmalade regularly check in on their humans when they’re working from home to make sure purroductivity levels are at their highest! 🙂

 Quick Links

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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