January 12 2018

Big Cat Updates

SUMMARY: OH NO! What happened to Kali Tiger’s pool?  Cats on the move. Quarantine updates. Do the resident hybrid cats miss being petted? Big Cat Rescue Band winners.  December Facebook fundraisers.

Cats On The Move

Frosty went home from FunCation

Zucari is on FunCation

Kali went home from Vacation

Gabrielle was scheduled for vacation but she refused to go so another tiger went whose home enclose needs some work done.

Quarantine Updates

Manny, Nat, & Zuchari are no longer on quarantine.

Maya & Loki are still on quarantine.

The Cubs are now on quarantine for 30 days due to catching an opossum.


ClipArt film BigCatTV.com

Petting Our Hybrid Cats

Published on Jan 12, 2018 – We have gotten many comments and questions about petting our hybrid cats. Although we do not allow any contact with any of our big and small cats, we experimented with a scratcher to see if they miss or want to be petted. Let’s see what happened!


ClipArt film Facebook Live Video Replays

Virtual Marketing 360 puts YOU right in the middle of the action as Manny the Jaguar arrived at Big Cat Rescue. https://www.facebook.com/virtualmarketing360/

Ares Cougar does not like being awakened from his afternoon catnap.
Does YOUR CAT (or YOU) have a pouty face, too, when awakened from a nap?


 Big Cat Public Safety Act

Has YOUR Reppresentaive Co-Sponored yet?  https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1818/cosponsors?r=30

Have YOU made the Call of the Wild at http://BigCatAct.com yet, this week?  Have you asked at least one friend to make the call, this week?


Show the world that you support Big Cat Rescue by wearing one a Big Cat Rescue awareness bracelet. Band is black with the BCR tiger, paw prints, and the words Big Cat Rescue in white. Win A Big Cat Rescue Supporter Band – Show the world that you support Big Cat Rescue by wearing one a Big Cat Rescue awareness bracelet. Band is black with the BCR tiger, paw prints, and the words Big Cat Rescue in white.  Each day that you make the Call of the Wild Carole is notified and at the end of every day, Carole will run a randomizer to pick one winner every day. It is important that when you make the Call of the Wild that you use you accurate address because that is the address that Keeper Lauren will then mail a Big Cat Rescue Supporter Wrist Band to the daily winner. Make the Call of the Wild at https://BigCatAct.com If you do not know what the Call of the Wild is check out the info at: https://bigcatrescue.org/cta-call-wild/

Recent Winners:

  •       January 3 – Gail B
  •       January 2 – Geraldine P
  •       January 1 – Patricia K
  • December 31 – Beth H
  • December 30 – Cheryl F
  • December 29 – Carol G
  • December 28 – Melanie D
  • December 27 – Daisy F
  • December 26 – Dabney M
  • December 25 – Karin A
  • December 24 – Grace D
  • December 23 – Monica S
  • December 22 – Joann D
  • December 21 – Lee D
  • December 20 – Lacey W

 7 Chakras Healing Natural Stone Beaded Stretch Bracelet for Large Wrists

Only 44 Coupon Codes Left for 40% off, which will be a mark down from 15.00 to 9.00

Coupons good thru midnight on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

One coupon code per person.

Email win@BigCatRescue.org to request your coupon.

Easy link is: BigCatRescue.org/chakra


 Help the Cats FREE

You can automatically help feed our cats at NO COST TO YOU when you select Big Cat Rescue as your charity on Amazon Smile and shop Amazon Smile instead of Amazon.com. It is easy to set up. Learn more about how you can help the cats at NO COST TO YOU at https://bigcatrescue.org/amazon-smile/ And please tell your friends!  Thanks again to those who are already a part of this huge help to the cats!


 Pool Restoration Project for Kali Tigress.

The concrete tiger pools are on a pumping system that constantly drains and refills the pools.  That way the water is always clean and cool.  The tigers are pretty rough on their pools so the guys are often found repairing or replacing the pools.

Kali broker her pool so it is Victor, the BCR fixer Man to the rescue!!

Kali’s pool had been leaking. It was drained to look for cracks.

Several cracks and holes were found on the side walls. She loves to take her ball in the pool and bat it around.  The tiger boomer balls are big and quite heavy so when a tiger repeatedly whacks them into the sides of the pools it does eventually cause breaks and cracks.

Resurfacing the pool.

The pool resurfaced and tinted.

Kali takes her first dip in her resurfaced pool.

Your donations to the sanctuary help us do ongoing projects like pool repairs.  https://BigCatRescue.org/donate


Clipart lion Facebook Fundraisers

WOW!!!  84 individuals used Facebook’s Fundraiser feature to do fundraisers for the cats that ended in December 2017.  Those 84 people raised $12,785 for the cats!  WOW!!  What an amazing gift! 

  1. Kristen Holly $1,240
  2. Denise Luhman $820
  3. Tom Bainbridge  $660
  4. Ana Diaz  $615
  5. Katie Iorio $435
  6. Kt Mann $370
  7. Auke van Andel Overseas Currency 256
  8. Emerald Nicole Poor  $300
  9. Sharon Marshall $300
  10. Eoghan Hayes  Overseas Currency 251
  11. Danielle Karnick $280
  12. Bosmat Gal Overseas Currency 236
  13. Mary Ellen Young $240
  14. Dilnoza Bobokalonova $230
  15. Yvonne Dean-Bailey $230
  16. Natalie Casey $221
  17. Idell Miller $220
  18. Liz Swarr $220
  19. Mallory Jones $220
  20. Brittany Nebula $210
  21. Lilac Sinvani $200
  22. Sue Bottenberg $200
  23. Kitty Greenfield $200
  24. Ryan Nguyen $200
  25. Carole Baskin $185
  26. Jennifer A Unick $185
  27. Diego Mackean $180
  28. Tamra Lucid $162
  29. Laura Spiderella Kidman $160
  30. Lacey Griffel $155
  31. Danielle Guy $155
  32. Amber N. Galla $150
  33. Sarah Copel $150
  34. Christina Mente $140
  35. Susan Felice Turner $135
  36. Tanya Burt $130
  37. Sarah Martin $125
  38. Guillermo Tello $120
  39. Alexis Mackey $120
  40. Shawndi Lynn $113
  41. Sally Latimer $110
  42. Jan Dresel Wilhelm $110
  43. Missy Coffman $101
  44. Jessie Allyn $100
  45. Tai Mason $100
  46. Kelly Guthrie  $100
  47. Uli Joy Chapa  $100
  48. Morgan Koop $100
  49. Jake Harmon $95
  50. Krista Cagg $95
  51. Tina Ansboro $95
  52. Lola Tassin $93
  53. Lynn Lipori $90
  54. Nina Marie Anderson $85
  55. Daniel Ernst Jonsen $82
  56. Renee Hutchins $80
  57. Jocelyn Totz $80
  58. Kimberly Dixson $75
  59. Richard Ralston $75
  60. Milan P. Shkreli Overseas Currency 60
  61. Donna Rudy $70
  62. Gail Lenhard $70
  63. Jessica Danyell Beed $70
  64. Brittany Eva Marie Smith $70
  65. Karolina Milik Overseas Currency 250 zl
  66. Beth Smith $65
  67. Mary Singer-Rahilly $60
  68. Veronica Holly Fitzinger $60
  69. Maddy del Caño $58
  70. Dani Blacklock $55
  71. Conny Janssens Overseas Currency 45
  72. Karen Stella $50
  73. Sheri Yaeger Neilson $50
  74. Andrew McCoy $50
  75. Marie Vincent $50
  76. Mardee Davis $50
  77. Brian Drake $50
  78. Jamie DeLong $50
  79. Zoë Hurley-Cardenas $50
  80. Vickie Pauley $50
  81. Meg Norris $50
  82. Sarah List $50
  83. Zachary Acuna $50
  84. Kitty Lee $50

THANK YOU to these 84 individuals!!

It is really easy to do a Facebook fundraiser for the cats.  Here is a link that has step by step instructions with screenshots. https://bigcatrescue.org/facebook-fundraiser/

NOTE: If you want help setting up or need photos for your project please contact lawanna.mitchell@bigcatrescue.org

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.” Here is a quote directly from Charity Navigator’s rating letter “Only 7% of the charities we rate have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations.” EVERY YEAR since we were first evaluated by them in 2010.


 Geronimo Update

Geronimo needs an upgraded enclosure for the next phase of his rehabilitation. So, once again it is Victor, the BCR fixer Man to the rescue!

 

Who is Geronimo?  find out at https://bigcatrescue.org/geronimo/


ClipArt Cub in a cape Keeper Corner

Gabrielle enjoying the morning sunshine
Photo by Keeper Michael Heap

Gabrielle enjoying the morning sunshine Photo by Keeper Michael Heap

Apollo can frequently be found hanging out on his Coolaroo hammock bed.
Photo by Keeper Mark Mira

Ariel Bobcat is a shy girl but she likes watching the interns cleaning each morning.
Photo by Keeper Tory Wright

Tiger brothers, Andre & Arthur, enjoying play fighting.
Photo by Keeper Tory Wright

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