January 20 2018

Cooper - How did Cooper get his name? Find out at https://bigcatrescue.org/cooper

Big Cat Updates

SUMMARY:  Seth Tiger enjoying the lakeshore.  Gabrielle Tiger enjoying vacation.  Foster kittens, Keeper fun photos, News articles, and more.

Keeper Kathyrn Stapleton’s Coordinator Report for Friday, 1/19/18

Another chilly morning! Thanks to everyone who braved the cold to come out and feed and clean!!

We had just enough feeders and cleaners so no projects but got all the tours covered. Food prep was done before tour time. We had 3 tours. Thanks to Sue Reed for backing up a tour so one intern (Steve) could do most the clean up and chores while the tours are out!

Cats ate well today, this cold weather helps everyone be hungry.

That is it for me!
Kathryn


Karma and Michael Looking for a Wild Bobcat

A man who was on his way to a family emergency think he hit a wild bobcat.  Keepers Karma and Michael on on their way out to look for the cat.


Facebook Live Video Replays

Evening meds w Lynda

Seth Tiger is awake in his own lakeside habitat at Big Cat Rescue. Watch more at http://explore.org/tigerlake

Seth was born in 2006 so he’s one of our youngest tigers

While Seth is sleeping here peacefully, keep in mind that his early years meant being passed around as a pay to play prop, breaking his little bones from poor nutrition and then getting no medical help, and then freezing in sub zero temps with virtually no shelter until he was rescued a little over a year ago. Making the Call of the Wild at BigCatAct.com protects other cats from living such horrific lives.

Gabrielle Tiger having a drink


Valentine’s Day is Coming Soon – Gift Idea

Super Sexy Cat Lady Long Sleeved Tee

Solid colors: 100% Cotton; Heather Grey: 90% Cotton, 10% Polyester; All Other Heathers: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
Machine wash cold with like colors, dry low heat
Design by Big Cat Rescuer Cindy Arthur
Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078ZFPCVM


Foster Kittens

Foster kittens play at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL and heal while they wait for their forever homes. When they are big enough they are fixed and adopted out by The Humane Society of Tampa Bay.  Watch more at http://explore.org/bigcatrescue


Keeper Corner & Fun Photos

Keeper Michael Heap: Another day, another bloodsicle enjoyed 🙂

Zabu watching the neighbors! Must make sure they are not getting treats without her!

Zabu watching the neighbors! Must make sure they are not getting treats without her!

Kewlona Bobcat says, “Have a GRRRReat Day”

Kewlona Bobcat says, "Have a GRRRReat Day"

Don’t let Zabu’s ‘sweet’ grin fool you! She has quite a mischievous streak. Just ask Cameron! He’ll tell you about some of Zabu’s antics.

Don't let Zabu's 'sweet' grin fool you! She has quite a mischievous streak. Just ask Cameron! He'll tell you about some of Zabu's antics.

Armani lounging on the platform keeping a watchful eye on the interns, guests, keepers, and her neighbors. Photo by Keeper MaryLou Geis

Armani lounging on the platform keeping a watchful eye on the interns, guests, keepers, and her neighbors. Photo by Keeper MaryLou Geis


Limited Time Special

Purr-chase a Pave the Way Heart brick for Valentine’s Day and Receive a Second One!

(Cats in this photo are Mrs. Claws & Nabisco)

What’s more romantic than a permanent reminder of your love for someone human or furry? Two reminders!

Now through February 4th, order one of our Pave the Way bricks with a laser engraved heart on it and wording of your choice for $200 (4 x 8 inch brick) or $350 (8 x 8 inch brick) and receive a second identical brick! These costs are just $50 more than what we usually charge to order just one brick. The first brick will be installed along the path to Big Cat Rescue’s Trading Post #Gift Shop and a second identical brick will be shipped to you! Orders must be placed by February 4th to ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day.

Order here:
https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/valentines-day-special-pave-the-way-brick


Bobcat Rehab

Cooper is growing up, has honed his hunting skills, and has shown he is ready to have his chance at freedom in the wild, where he belongs.  His release will be coming soon; until then, you can watch him on our Bobcat Rehab Cam.  Find the link at BigCatCams.com

How did Cooper get his name?  Find out at https://bigcatrescue.org/cooper

Cooper - How did Cooper get his name? Find out at https://bigcatrescue.org/cooper

Big Cat Rescue believes wild cat species belong in the wild not in cages.  That is why we do not breed here but instead work to educate the public on the need for new laws protecting wild cats from abuse and exploitation.

Sadly, wild cats born and raised in captivity cannot be released into the wild for many reasons.  Find out about that at BigCatRescue.org/gofree/

Therefore, we take great joy in being about to rehab and release insured or orphaned wild bobcats back into the wild.  Find out about our wild Bobcat Rehab and Release program at BigCatRescue.org/bobcat-rehab/


News & Articles

ONE: Hope for threatened ‘little tiger cat’ . READ ARTICLE

TWO: YOU have the power to end the abuse of captive wild animals! Vancouver aquarium won’t keep whales or dolphins captive after public outcry. READ ARTICLE

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