Feb 9 2017

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Big Cat Updates

Have everyone asked a friend to go to VoteCats.com today to vote for Big Cat Rescue?

Today's Facebook Live Video Replays are the cats getting Valentine Enrichment, so get ready to HAVE FUN watching them.


 Cats on the Move Update


We usually move cats to and from vacation on Thursdays, however, we cannot move cats today.

Gabrielle's home cages still needs raked & deep cleaned.  While a cat is away on vacation we often open their cages up for another cat to have extra space, like a mini vacation.  Then the cage needs raked and cleaned before the vacationing cat can come home.  We are hoping to get Gabrielle's home cages all cleaned and raked today and ready for her to go home tomorrow.

Reise cannot go home today because the guys are still finishing the build on Sundari's new cage addition.  The tunnel that Reise needs to go through will be attached to Sundari's new cage so Reise gets an extra vacation day giving the guys time to finish Sundari's new cage addition.


 Facebook Live Video Replays

There are quite a few today.   Watch the cats getting fun goodies to play with.  Enrichment is very important for a cat's mental, emotional, and physical health.  The cats get daily Enrichment but on Thursdays. when the sanctuary is closed they get bigger Enrichment goodies.  We are closed on Thursdays so the keepers can focus on large projects, moving cats, and giving the cats the larger Enrichment goodies.  If you enjoy these videos, PLEASE invite your friends to see them as well.


VIDEO:  Jade & Armani Leopard get Valentine's Day Enrichment

Jade and Armani Leopard are sister and will be 20 years old this summer.


VIDEO:  Nabisco & Mrs. Claws get Valentine's Day Enrichment

Nabisco and Mrs. Claws get Valentine's Day Enrichment.  In this video you can also see Nabisco and Mrs. Claws using one of the overhead tunnels, see Afton hooking up GoPro cameras to grab the video for the videos you see on BigCatTV.com etc.  Nabisco decides it is more fun to attack the GoPro camera than the Valentine Enrichment.


VIDEO:  Kali Tiger gets Valentine Enrichment


VIDEO:  Amanda, Andre, & Arthur get Valentine's Day Enrichment

Amanda, Andre, & Arthur get giant Valentine's Day emojis.   Andre, Arthur, & Amanda are 20 years old.  Learn more about them at bigcatrescue.org/catbio/ just click on their names to go to their purr-sonal bio pages.


VIDEO:  Cameron & Zabu Get Valentine's Day Enrichment

Cameron & Zabu get Valentine's Day Enrichment.  Of course the first thing Cameron does is hang back to watch Zabu.  The first thing Zabu does is grab a red box from the Enrichment and run straight to the pool to dunk it.


VIDEO:  Nabisco & Mrs. Claws Get Enrichment Video Continued

We went back to check on Nabisco & Mrs. Claws to see if they were still enjoying their Valentine's Day Enrichment goodies.  LOL, they were.  This live video was streamed on https://www.facebook.com/endangeredanimals/

 Facebook Live Contest

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.


2/9/2017 Contest

Question:  Who used to live with Sassy Caracal?

Winner:  Donna Pickering

Answer:  Rusty  Learn more at:  http://bigcatrescue.org/sassy/

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

 Nova, Bobcat Rehab Kitten Update

Nova was diagnosed with hook worms and is being treated for that.  She is being treated but cannot go outside to the rehab enclosure until she is cleared of those.  The keepers have set up additional space for her and given her another cat tree and some more toys.  You can watch her live streaming web cam at https://video.nest.com/live/B7C7VpSW4b

 People Often Ask

Why are the picky cats, picky?

Cats come to us when they are no longer profitable to their owners, which can be when they get too old, too aggressive or too sick.  When we do rescues with other groups, we always offer to take the elderly and sick because we are the best chance those cats have of getting such individual care.
The cats who are picky are all older than most big cats ever live and they have been dealing with health issues for years.  We try to keep them as comfortable as possible until there is nothing more that can be done for them.
The cats have all their medical and dental needs taken care of in a timely manner but sometimes older cats just are not as food driven as they were in their younger years.  Please know the keepers truly love these cats, even the picky one, and they cheerfully do make multiple trips every day to each of the picky cats trying different meats, cut in different sizes, they try feeding from feedings sticks, they try feeding from tongs, and different keepers try.  We coax them to eat as much as they will eat.

 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts

Have you ran out of time to order a Valentine Gift for that special someone?  Our online gift shop has some fun gifts you can buy and download to print.   Are you far away from that someone special?  Our online gift shop has some fun gifts that can be sent via email, too.

Check them out!

Downloadable Gifts such as big cats sponsorship kits are always fun gifts to give or to receive.  http://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/collections/downloadable-sponsor-a-cat

 Fun Keeper Notes

Jamie is back from the medical conference and has learned a lot.


Sleepy Smalls Bobcat ~Keeper Brittany M


Mrs. Claws Bobcat watching Ariel Bobcat being sneaky behind me. ~Keeper Brittany


 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 loves her new cat tree and extra play space! 2/9/2017

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

 Cole & Marmalade's Corner

Chris of Cole & Marmalade helped find a home in Tampa, Florida for to two cats from Dubai

Rescuing 2 Cats in Dubai


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