Feb 7 2017

Big Cat Updates

29 of the 76 cats here are over the age of 20.

Hoover: Just wanted to share my reading time with Hoover. On our first day together he spun around in his den waiting to hear more of ‘A Hot Glue Gun Mess’ (funny girl dishing on her Beverly Hills lifestyle and the crafts that she thinks we should all enjoy doing). Next up was ‘Beds in Heads’ (hospitality industry gossip) which got me a good stretch, a paw lick and a yawn. Stay tuned:) ~Keeper Lisa A

Nova has hookworms. She is already scheduled on the meds chart to get panacur again in 2 weeks. She will have to stay in the cat hospital until she is cleared so will need a bigger cage as she is so active.

Nala Serval:  Those of you who have asked about Nala’s recovery, THANK YOU for caring and for remembering her.  Nala has fully recovered.  She is back to chasing frogs, lizards, birds, and squirrels.  From watching her current wild antics you’d never know she had been in the hospital.  Keeper Afton got a cute photo of Nala, taking a break from being ornery long enough to rest in the shade.

 


 Cat Lab Report Results

Reposting from Feb 4, 2017

Moses: He was recently sedated for the first time (since he was a kitten) in 16 years.  He is notorious for chewing on his plants and getting palm frond sticks stuck across the roof of his mouth. We are usually able to get them out with an operant stick, but this recent one would not budge.  Upon his exam we found that his upper molars on both sides had sustained damage from another stick some time ago as the dental disease had progressed.  The stick was removed and two upper molars on both sides as well as one lower molar were bad and so they were extracted.  Now Moses has no chewing teeth.  He must be on a soft food diet forever and any meats that are given to him must be pieces small enough to swallow as he can not chew them up.  In addition to the dental issues, we found a mass on his right rear foot.  Samples were sent to the lab for testing.  He and Bailey are now back together.

Angie: She was a little bit anemic and her kidney values have increased, although, not a whole lot since she was last sedated in April.  She had one rear molar removed and was shaved.  We have scheduled her to get shaved every 4-5 months depending on how quickly her fur grows in.  For those of you who do not know she has very bad arthritis in her spine that makes it very difficult for her to groom herself.  Because we need to be able to catch her in lockout when it is time to sedate her for a shave we need to feed her in the lock out and do operant with her in the lock out to get her used to being in there and not being afraid.

Nirvana: She was recently sedated to check out her thyroid levels as she is on medication for thyroid issues and in order to give her the correct dose she required follow up bloodwork.  Her thyroid disease is under control now, but now that it is, her kidney values are reading more accurately.  She has significant kidney disease.  Her thyroid medication has been adjusted and she is being kept in the cat hospital for the time being as the ulcer on her eye returned and she requires eye drops 4 times a day.

 


 ACTION ALERT

If you care about the way big cats are being treated behind closed doors, then sending a letter to praise the Washington Post for their coverage would be greatly appreciated.

It is an important article to respond to, not just because the Washington Post is such a widely distributed and influential paper, but also because our legislators look to its letters pages as a barometer of public opinion.

The Washington Post takes letters at letters@WashPost.com .

The paper deserves some appreciation for its consistently good animal coverage.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/02/03/the-usda-abruptly-removes-animal-welfare-information-from-its-website/?utm_term=.99d0cfd82e57

 


 BigCatTV.com

BRAND NEW VIDEO

Afton has done it again!!  Another wonderful video has been posted on BigCatTV.com today.  It is an overview & introduction of the new baby rehab bobcat, Nova.  Find out where she came from and check out her first doctor visit.  She is certainly a little spitfire!!


 Facebook Live Video Replays

VIDEO:  Seth After Breakfast, this morning 2/7/2017

 

VIDEO:  Evening Meds w/ Afton 2/6/2017


 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.

2/6/2017 Contest

Question:  Name our oldest AND youngest cat over at BigCatRescue.org/win

Winner:  Kelly Tebbutt

Answer:  Sabre & Nova

Winner’s Chosen Prize:  When a prize is chosen we will come back to this page and post it.


 Wild Bobcat Rehab & Release Program

This is the bobcat rehab expansion project. Today 10 oaks were planted for shade. 30 more to go. Shout out to Babs of Garden Magician !!!

 

 Valspar Tournament Contest Update

If the cats could get an additional 500 votes every day they’d stand a great chance of winning the big funding for the wild bobcat rehab and release program.

Currently the Valspar Tournament has:  14,335 votes  of which the cats have 12,989 of those votes.

In order for the cats to win several thousand dollars of funding for the wild bobcat rehab and release program the Valspar tournament has to be the tournament with the most votes.  When the voting time for the cats and for Valspar Tournament ends on March 11th the rest of the tournaments still have some voting time left.  So, in order for the cats to win that funding we need everyone working on getting votes for the cats; we cannot do this alone.

If a few of YOU would take this on as a purr-sonal project and ask all your friends, family, and co-workers to go to VoteCats.com and vote for Big Cat Rescue the cats could win big.  Again, We CANNOT Accomplish this WITHOUT YOU!!

We can provide you with the photos to share and we have two videos created for you to share as well.  If you are interested in taking this on as a project, please email lawanna.mitchell@bigcatrescue.org and I will email you a handful of bobcat photos with the VoteCats.com URL on them that you can use to post on your social media accounts like Facebook, G+, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

Learn more about how this PGA Charity Golf Tournament contest works and what needs to happen for the cats to win the funding:  http://BigCatRescue.org/contest/

 Nova, Baby Bobcat Update

Nova needs to move to her outdoor rehab area soon. Your vote at VoteCats.com makes it possible to fund the rehab expansion work.


 Gift For Foster Kittens

THANK YOU!!!! This is Bob & Nicolle of B & C Cat Playgrounds. They custom made this cat tree for BCR! If anyone would like an awesome, made to order tree for their cats, please check them out at bnccat.vpweb.com!  They make some of the MOST PAWSOME cat playgrounds you can possibly imagine! You should check out their website.

Note To Viewers:  If you get photos from the Kitten Cabana web cam of the kittens playing on this cool cat tree please email them to lawanna.mitchell@bigcatrescue.org

 


 Cole & Marmalade’s Corner

February is Spay and Neuter Awareness Month, here’s some jellybeans to explain why it’s so important to spay, neuter and of course ADOPT don’t shop 🙂
#WorldSpayDay #Spay #Neuter #AdoptDontShop


 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 are some sample videos.

VIDEO:  Nova Talking & Checking For Her Toys 2/7/2017

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

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