January 2 2018

Big Cat Updates

SUMMARY:  Birthday challenge update, new cats updates, What did Noel do today?  Keeper photos, Keeper videos & more.

It is going to be cold tonight so Babycakes was taken into the cat hospital where he can be warm.  His den has a heated bed but we felt he needed inside where it is warm.

Lauren Buckingham’s Coordinator Report for Monday 1/1/2018

Today was a great start to the new year despite it being very cold.

We had lots of volunteers to help out. Food prep was done before lunch.

The “be a cat” area by the Gift Shop was cleaned up. Frosty’s cage was also done.

Raking was started in center between serval’s and on the tour path.

We had 5 tours go out this afternoon so still a busy day for tours.

Zeus ate well today and got his meds.  He is really liking red meat at the moment

Operant sign offs were done.


 Big Cat Birthday Challenge Update

Yesterday we celebrated the birthdays of 20 cats.  To honor their birthdays we asked that 100 Calls of the Wild be made in 24 hours.  We did not make the goal of 100 calls.  However, we are THRILLED to announce that SEVENTY, Yes, 70, Calls of the Wild were made.  THANK YOU!!!  See yesterday’s Big Cat Update to see the challenge.  https://bigcatrescue.org/january-1-2018/

After Carole gave the update on her live Walkabout Video this afternoon, another 9 people made the Call of the Wild.

If you would still like to make the Call of the Wild you can do that at BigCatAct.com


ClipArt film Facebook Live Video Replays

Evening Snacks & Meds

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 Welcome Loki

The day after Christmas, Big Cat Rescue welcomed another unwanted Savannah cat named Loki to its new forever home here at the sanctuary. BigCatTV.com

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 Rehab Bobcat, Noel Update

Lots of people are asking how Noel Bobcat is doing. This was recorded today. Noel Bobcat’s use of her broken legs is improving every day after surgery. Noel Stands Walks Shifts Jan 2 2018. Find out more about her and why she’s in a small recovery cage at BigCatRescue.org/Noel

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 New Cats Recap

Noel:  An injured bobcat was left on the side of the road for dead on Christmas until a wonderful family stepped in to help her. Noel has two broken legs repaired by our vet in hopes to give her a second chance. BigCatTV.com

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Manny & Nat:  Big Cat Rescue Takes In A Jaguar And Rare Amur Leopard

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Maya:  Big Cat Rescue welcomes Maya the cougar to her new forever home. She was voluntarily surrendered by her owner to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Check out her journey to the sanctuary.

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Beacher:  How is Beacher settling in?

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ClipArt Cub in a cape Keeper Corner

Lakota Bobcat playing hide and seek with Sioux

Keeper Afton: Don’t bother me while I’m sleeping!

Keeper Afton: Another drive where I had to stop and film this silly couple. Max and Mary Ann are really enjoying the cooler weather!

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Keeper Michael Heap: Gabrielle makes her own enrichment

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 News & Articles

ONE: When Susan Bass of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla., heard about the serval found in Reading, she thought, “Here we go again.”  READ ARTICLE

TWO: Why the Battle for Animal Rights is a Human Issue Too READ ARTICLE

THREE: Chased by Thomas fire, badly burned lion cub has long road to recovery READ ARTICLE

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