Jan 7 2017

1/6/2017 Little White Dove is in the Windsong Memorial Cat Hospital overnight for diagnostics Saturday after Hoover.   Watch her on the Nest Cam at https://video.nest.com/live/t4lK7YHYzt


1/7/2017 See the Facebook Live Video Replays below to watch the vets work with Little White Dove.


1/7/2017 Hoover was seen by a specialist this morning; see the Facebook Live Videos Replays below.


1/7/2017 Charaka goes to the vet later today.  Watch our Facebook page for that.  Facebook.com/bigcatrescue


 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.

1/6/2017 Question:  How old is Servie?

1/6/2017 Winner:  Michele Krueger

1/6/2017 Answer: 17


 Facebook Live Videos



We are all deeply concerned about Hoover. He was rescued from a Peruvian circus by Animal Defenders International, after ADI had chased the illegal and cruel circus for a year. The other 11 tigers in the act died during that time, but Hoover survived and was sent by ADI to Big Cat Rescue on his 12th birthday. More about that at BigCatRescue.org/Hoover

Hoover has struggled with some form of irritable bowel disease and a couple months ago had an issue with his male parts coming unsheathed. He had emergency surgery to create a purse string effect to help keep it sheathed, because it if is left to dry out and fall off, he won’t be able to pee and will die. The surgery had to be repeated and failed again. Once the sutures dissolved, his skin just couldn’t hold. This time they may cauterize the flesh to make it bond.

Sedation is very hard on big cats and not something we do unless there is no other option. In this case, we have to try again because to not do so is certain death for this beloved tiger.


VIDEO TWO:  Hoover Tiger’s crate is weighed.


VIDEO THREE:  Hoover Tiger is carried into hospital.


VIDEO FOUR:  Hoover Tiger Is Waking Up


VIDEO FIVE:  Little White Dove Windsong Memorial Cat Hospital Surgery Room

Little White Dove has had the same issues as Running Bear. Chewing weird, sticking her tongue way out when she eats, and not able to tear meat off the bones. They are giving her a workup and dental Xrays.


VIDEO SIX:  Little White Dove – X-ray Camera

Watch as skilled veterinarians x-ray the cats and review their findings. Little White Dove has had the same issues as Running Bear. Chewing weird, sticking her tongue way out when she eats, and not able to tear meat off the bones. They are giving her a workup and dental Xrays.


VIDEO SEVEN:  Hoover Tiger Goes Home

We only have one transport cage with wheels, so getting Hoover home today is a bit of a challenge.

Hoover Tiger is back out in the roofed section of his Cat-a-Tat after these amazing Rescuers carried him home. Little White Dove Bobcat only had one bad tooth, so Dr Justin pulled it and hopefully she will be back to her normal self soon. She’s on a nest cam called Recovery Hospital 2 at BigCatRescue.org/cams At 3PM a horse doctor with a LOOOONG scope is coming to take a look down Charaka Tiger’s throat.

We have been working for weeks on designing exactly what we need as new transports with a welder. We only have one transport w/ wheels and had to keep it free for Charaka the tiger who comes into the hospital at 3PM today. We couldn’t take a chance that Hoover wouldn’t wake up today in time for us to get the wheeled cart out to the further area of the sanctuary.


VIDEO EIGHT:  Charaka Tiger is scoped and huge hairy, meaty mass is found in his stomach.

 Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue


VIDEO ONE:  Andy’s Breakfast 1/7/2017

By Susann


VIDEO TWO:  Spirit Feather, I’m Off 1/6/2017

By Susann


VIDEO THREE:  Kittens, Karma, & Medicine 1/6/2017

By Susann


VIDEO FOUR:  Checking For Rats 1/6/2017

By Susann


VIDEO FIVE:  Andy’s Afternoon 1/5/2017

By Ruxandra


VIDEO Six:  TJ’s Lazy Breakfast 1/5/2017

By Ruxandra

 How To Tell Running Bear & Little White Dove Apart

Running Bear is bigger and kind of silvery in color.  His color can change with the season.

Little White Dove is smaller, darker, and has a white ruff with black stripes.


lynx leaping clip art Big Cat Challenge

Species Challenge

What is the difference between a Siberian Lynx tail and a Bobcat tail?

Post your answer in the comments at the bottom of this page.  The first purr-son with the correct answer wins a 5×7 Hi-Res photo of Running Bear

OPTIONAL:  To help newcomers post the two links on BigCatRescue.org where you can find the answer to the Species Challenge question.


 Global Cat News

ONE:  Mexico seizes tiger after man takes it for walk in Tijuana

TWO:  Why We Need to Teach Kids That Exotic Animals Are Not Pets or Toys

THREE:  Mountain lion cub struck, killed 2 weeks after his mother died on same LA freeway

FOUR:  Mountain lion shot south of Bellevue

FIVE:  Roar no more! Former ‘tiger state’ Madhya Pradesh records the highest number of deaths among the big cats in India – despite reputation for strong wildlife protection

SIX:  Lost lion cub reunited with family near Gir forest

SEVEN:  Cougar seen in West Kelowna

EIGHT:  Scientists Say These Are The First Snow Leopard Quadruplets Seen In The Wild

NINE:  Wild leopard wreaks havoc in Indian town, one man injured

TEN:  Rescued leopard set free in Aravalli forest



 Big Cat Kids

Each day you will get two new pages from the coloring book made by SparklyPony.com for an event we did a few years ago called “March For Lions.”  Come pack tomorrow to get the next two pages.

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