February 15 2018

Teuci Rehab Bobcat

Big Cat Updates

Teuci went free today. See below for more info.

Joseph to see the vets on Friday.

NEW REHAB BOBCAT – Aphrodite, the new rehab bobcat, has been moved outside to the rehab enclosure that Cooper had been in.  She will get her exam and blood work done on Friday, as well.  GOOD NEWS:  She pooped this morning which made Carole and the team quite happy.  We needed a poop sample for testing.

Joseph to See Vets on Friday

HEADS UP —> Friday, Dr. Justin will be here to sedate and examine Joseph because he just simply refuses to eat and in general acts like he does not feel well. Keepers have tried everything they can think of to get him to eat. We are worried about Joseph. Given his age of 19, end stage kidney disease is of concern. Dr. Miller will also be here to look at his eyes again.

Joseph Lion in his den / Photo by MaryLou Geis

NOTE:  If YOU WANT an Instant Messenger Notice of when Joseph goes to see the vet, sign up for our free chat bot and you will get a notice in Facebook’s Instant Messenger so you won’t miss a thing. https://m.me/bigcatrescue

Teuci Has Been Released into the Wild

Teuci IS FREE!!!!!  It took quite a while for him to decide to sprint to freedom but when he finally decided he raced toward the woods.  Click on the photo below to play the video.

Learn more about Teuci and why he he ended up in Big Cat Rescue’s Wild Bobcat Rehab and Release Program.  https://BigCatRescue.org/teuci/

Learn more about how we rehab bobcats to get them ready for life in the wild.  https://BigCatRescue.org/bobcat-rehab/

Currently, there are two more bobcats in rehab that we hope will eventually be able to have the same freedom that Teuci got today.

  1. Noel – Hit by a car on Christmas Day and had 3 broken bones in two legs.  https://BigCatRescue.org/Noel/ She is still in the recovery hospital.
  2. Aphrodite – Found at a rehabbers gate on Valentine’s Day.  They called us to pick up the cat.  Watcher on the high quality Bobcat Rehab cam.  Find the link at BigCatCams.com

Facebook Video Replays

On Valentine’s Day Carole got a call from a rehabber that does not do bobcats.  Someone had dropped a bobcat off at their gate.  Carole went and picked her up.  This is the video of the cat arriving.  The first few minutes you don’t see anything because they are outside getting her off the truck.  Learn more about this new bobcat at BigCatRescue.org/aphrodite/ You also see Teuci brought in to prepare for his release.

Wildcat Walkabout February 13, 2018 – Checking on Gabrielle tiger, visiting the Food Prep activities, Afton gets ready to give meds to the cats who are on today’s meds list,

Enjoy some cute LIVE video from this morning of Andy Tiger swimming. Help feed big cats and kittens like these by making Big Cat Rescue your charity of choice at Smile.Amazon.com where Amazon makes a donation, at no cost to you, every time you shop.

This morning, before their normal breakfast, Keeper Kathryn went around giving the cats a snack that had their flea prevention pill hidden inside it.  Some of them ate the snack with no trouble, but…. some of them tasted the pill and said, “NO WAY!”  Through Keeper Kathryn’s patience and encouragement, all the cats finally ate the snack, getting their pill down.

The breakfast carts came around after the video giving the cats their big yummy breakfasts to wash down the yucky taste of meds.

Aphrodite, the new rehab bobcat, being moved from the hospital to the outside rehab enclosure.

Keeper Corner & Fun Photos

Thank you, Everyone, for dropping by Keeper Corner today.  If you join our Facebook Group at https://BigCatRescue.org/groups/BigCatRescue you will see more keeper tidbits.

Babycakes on Valentine’s Day – I was contemplating taking this portion of the cat tree out. I have never seen him climb this ladder, and I was afraid he would not be able to get down. Well this old guy is full of surprises!! I wish the camera caught the surprised expression on my face…my jaw just dropped!  ~Keeper Afton

Check out Babycakes’ bio at https://BigCatRescue.org/babycakes/

THANK YOU - Facebook Fundraisers for January 2018

THANK YOU to the following 87 Big Cat Friends who did Facebook Fundraisers that ended in January 2018 raiser $12,037 for the cats.

Remember, 100% of donations are spent ONLY ON THE CATS!  That means your Facebook Fundraisers go towards feeding the cats, medical care for the cats, etc.  Salaries, etc NEVER come out of public donations!

  1. Natalie Nardello $1,240
  2. Evan Turner $560
  3. Jennifer Giannelli Shanahan $450
  4. Susann Mesna k4 3,301
  5. Tavian Nienhaus $355
  6. Benjamin Miller $305
  7. Pat Kucera $290
  8. Dean Carroll $240
  9. Ben Wargo $230
  10. Carrie Gibson $230
  11. Jane Cotnoir $220
  12. Debbie Ollerman $220
  13. Kelley Patrick $220
  14. Daryl LaBello $215
  15. Nancy Woods $215
  16. Sandra Kay Hester $204
  17. Ashaunna Michelle $200
  18. Hilary Vandenabeele $200
  19. Jillian M Shaw $200
  20. Lehet Roger $200
  21. Sarah S. Patton $200
  22. Jim Richardson $200
  23. Michelle Nethercot $200
  24. Anita Tbc E150
  25. Misty Stewart $170
  26. Jennifer Kennedy $170
  27. Kathryn Crain Teixeira $160
  28. Jessie Dunn $150
  29. Caroline Ream $150
  30. Vanessa Marie Diaz $149
  31. Jonathan Van Dine $145
  32. Tracy Lynn $140
  33. Dakota Frank $136
  34. Megan Licht $123
  35. Sherry Downs Sigmond $120
  36. Lily Luluko Gore $116
  37. Rachel Meenan $115
  38. Amanda Emmalene Rose $110
  39. Sarah Michele Evans $110
  40. Carl Ennis Jr. $110
  41. Krista Newman $100
  42. Jalene Jo Church $100
  43. Chuck Wolniak $100
  44. Rebecca Voskeritchian $100
  45. Sholae Shirazi $100
  46. Shianne Dolan $100
  47. Payton Shane $96
  48. Paul J. Wilson $95
  49. Rick Mosher $95
  50. Joseph William Stucker $90
  51. Lauren Lambert $90
  52. Nay Tomaro $90
  53. Linda Rohrman $90
  54. Mandy Lee $90
  55. Kerri Lenart $85
  56. Zyonna Boykin $85
  57. Dana Allen $85
  58. Corinne Roberts $81
  59. Avantika Diwadkar $80
  60. Vaneliz Margary $80
  61. Donna Nichols $75
  62. B Nicole Lott $75
  63. Mirra Joe E60
  64. Christopher Davis $70
  65. Suzanne Suzie $70
  66. Sharon Brown $70
  67. Da Poncenator $70
  68. Baz Cyr $70
  69. Cara Buehrer $70
  70. Jazmin Kunoichi Benavides $70
  71. Kelly Kuehner $65
  72. Kate A Tildes $60
  73. Samantha Cabell $56
  74. Amanda Kear $55
  75. Connie Chestnut $50
  76. Curie Bellingham $50
  77. Michelle Cribb Keith $50
  78. Jennifer Smith $50
  79. Miyah Boyd $50
  80. Hippie Shore $50
  81. Lacy Lusardi $50
  82. Celeste Delregno $50
  83. Tyler Jay Dost $50
  84. Danette Smith $50
  85. Andrew Bray $50
  86. Lori Brazell Bambury $50
  87. Michelle Corley $50

Did You Know? Here at Big Cat Rescue, literally 100% of your donations are spent directly ON THE CATS!!! We are able to adhere to that strict policy because the other sanctuary expenses, administrative expenses, salaries etc come out of tour fees and other sources of income. We are extremely serious about donations being used JUST FOR THE CATS!

Because of adhering to that strict policy regarding donations, and all of the other ways Big Cat Rescue is transparent in our operations, we have earned Charity Navigator‘s highest 4-star rating for “sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency” EVERY YEAR since we were first evaluated by them in 2010.

Would you consider doing a Facebook Fundraiser for the cats? It is really easy to set up a Facebook Fundraiser. Facebook collects the funds and send it directly to the sanctuary. You do not have to do anything except post it on your wall.

How can I do a Facebook Fundraiser for the cats? Here is a link with step by step, easy to follow instructions with screenshot showing you how. https://BigCatRescue.org/facebook-fundraiser/

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