January 17 2018

Big Cat Updates

SUMMARY:  Cool photo of Manny Jaguar.  Letter to Management.  Reise Cougar’s web cam link.  Saying goodbye to 8 precious kittens. Chakra bracelet over stock. Smile.Amazon.com WOW! Geronimo’s NEW rehab enclosure.

Babycakes is still enjoying being inside the recovery hospital where it is warm.

Noel, the newest rehab bobcat, is doing okay with out her cone but still unhappy about being confined to the small hospital cage.

You can help us keep an eye on Reise Cougar through her live streaming web cam in the recovery hospital.  https://video.nest.com/live/3lPiKFVWuU

Keeper Lauren Buckingham’s Coordinator Report for Monday, 1/15/2018

We had a great day, today, with lots of volunteers.

Food prep was finished before lunch as everyone went out on tours this afternoon. Pam stayed longer to give a tour, allowing us to open up a 4th tour and take an additional 19 people. Sarah C also stepped up to do a tour

Lots of Operant and Enrichment sign offs were done for both volunteers and interns.

The cats all ate really well… I think they are enjoying the cold a lot more than the keepers are!

Divinity’s old cage was worked on.

Name and donor signs along the tour path were cleaned.

We got new intern, Emma, today.


Facebook Live Video Replays

Reise #cougar gets her nails done. Because of a very bad delaw job done, prior to her coming here, her claws grow in all different directions, including into her paw pads. That can be very painful so from time to time they have to be trimmed to prevent them causing her more pain.

She is 23 years old now and when cats get this old they simply are not physically able to groom themselves as well as when they were younger. That cause mats in their fur. If the mats get too big or go to deep in can cause pulling on their skin. So, while she got her nails trimmed keepers flew into action shaving and grooming thie beloved old orl’s matted fur.

Due to her age and the colder temperatures it was decided to keep her inside for the night instead of returning her to her outside cages.


Keeper Corner & Photos

Jamie got a great shot of Manny Jaguar yesterday.  I LOVE this shot!


Geronimo Update

Geronimo is loving his new rehab enclosure.  THANK YOU Jamie and Victor.


Foster Kittens

It is time to kiss the following kittens and return them to the Humane Society so they can find their furever families.  It is hard to see them go but we are excited for them to start their new lives.

  1. Sirius
  2. Aurora
  3. Comet
  4. Tacoma
  5. Timmy
  6. Trevor
  7. Timothy
  8. Tonya

Modglin Intern House will be getting 3 new kittens. They are finishing up meds for upper respiratory, so kittens Tawny and Travis will move to the Sand Cat Intern House.

These amazing interns are doing a great job making sure the kittens are well socialized and ready for the new adventures that lay ahead of them.

HUGE Bracelet Sale

I ordered too many of these and Amazon says they will start charging me storage fees, so they have to go…even at a loss.

This bracelet contains a different stone for each of your 7 primary chakras:
. Violet – Amethyst – Coronochakra (crown chakra)
. Lapis Lazuli – Indigo – Frontochakra (third eye)
. Aquamarine – Blue – Laryngochakra (throat chakra)
. Aventurine – Green – Cardiochakra (heart chakra)
. Tiger’s Eye – Yellow/Orange – Splenochakra (spleen chakra)
. Orange Stone – Orange – Umbilicochakra (solar plexus)
. Red Agate — Red- Sexochakra (root chakra)

This is straight from Amazon, so you get 2 Day Free Shipping if you have Amazon Prime. Get it here: BigCatRescue.org/Chakra


Smile.Amazon.com WOW!

We have just received our donation check form AmazonSmile for the third quarter of 2017 and THANKS TO EVERYONE who shopped Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com and selected Big Cat Rescue, Corp. as their charity, the check was $13,213! That is double what we received in previous recent quarters

This really shows the power of so many of YOU signing up for free, asking your friends and family to sign up as well, and using AmazonSmile to help the cats!

Thanks to you, that donation will feed 5 cougars and 1 lynx for an entire year!

If you’d like to learn more about AmazonSmile and how YOU can donate to our cats at NO COST TO YOU when you select BCR as your charity on AmazonSmile and shop Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com, click the link below.

It’s exactly the same products and prices and Amazon donates .5% of almost every purrchase to our sanctuary! BigCatRescue.org/amazon-smile


Letter To Management

January 17, 2018

Dear Sir/Madam:

Last night I had the opportunity to visit the newly opened Big Cat Rescue Salon and Spa. I had waited so long for an appointment, and heard such great things about your business, that I could hardly contain my excitement. Imagine my disappointment when I awoke this morning!

First of all, after the procedure I expected to be awakened gently with some soothing music. Instead, the maid was in there cleaning and vacuuming! Not only that, but I had booked and expected a private room. Instead, I had to share it with something called a “Babycakes” and a hyperactive bobcat. There was no sleep to be had last night. And I understand wanting to be “green” – but really, a bed of hay? I am a cougar, not a cow.

Secondly, I was under the impression that all the stylists in the salon were professionals. Well, now I need a professional wig to cover what they did to my fur. I said I wanted a little taken off the back, but when I woke up there was so much fur removed that you could SEE my back!

They cut a patch here, a patch there; I look like a checkerboard. I can just imagine the harassment I’m going to get from the Cubs. Not to mention that Manny won’t be able to chirp back at me now because he will be laughing too hard. And heaven knows Beacher will tell everyone he sees about it. He couldn’t keep quiet if he had a mouthful of peanut butter. Sigh.

The nails were done very nicely; however, there was no polish applied. I had asked for Metallic Plum to flatter my eyes, and I got nothing. The cuticles weren’t even pushed back.

Because of the above, I can only give your salon one star out of five. My friend, Joseph, has an upcoming appointment and I plan to let him know how unsatisfactory I found your services. Just wait until you have to deal with him!

Sincerely,
Reise Cougar
(Sent via Lori D., Secretary to the Cats)


Cole & Marmalade’s Corner

Man or Cat??  You Choose…


News & Articles

ONE: As forests, wildlife and tribals exist in uneasy equilibrium, could lions be prey to sixth mass extinction? READ ARTICLE

TWO: Incredible video footage shows rare sighting of a wild caracal READ ARTICLE

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