Big Cat Updates
Maya Cougar had x-rays this morning. More info coming soon.
Noel, a rehab bobcat, has a web cam. Check it out at https://video.nest.com/live/SjXysvGd2i
King Tut the Savannah Cat has an afternoon appointment with Dr J. He’s not been eating well and Dr Justin will be looking at his teeth. See videos below.
Several of you have asked questions about how many teeth etc. I’ll try to have all that info for you on tomorrow’s Big Cat Update. Watch his Recovery Cam at https://video.nest.com/live/4p6OxtDMDF
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360 view of Sundari Leopard getting snacks
These Siamese and bi-color kittens are new to the Kitten Cabana and trying to get up their nerve to play with the resident black kittens. Watch more at http://explore.org/bigcatrescue
Maya Cougar is waking up after her Xrays this morning. They didn’t find anything obvious, so are thinking to just take her off the whole prey foods, as she seems to have a hard time passing some things. Scroll around to see Maya, instead of Carole. #360 #virtualreality #VR https://www.facebook.com/bigcatrescue/photos/a.184533141956.138790.122174836956/10155080616906957/?type=3&theater&ifg=1
King Tut’s Dental 1/22/2018
King Tut the Savannah cat stopped eating. What the vet found wrong with his teeth will make you sad, but Dr Justin’s working to make King Tut feel better. http://bigcatrescue.org/king-tut/
360 Video King Tut, the Savannah Cat sees Dr. Justin Boorstein for an extensive dental. Scroll around the room as if you were right there with us! Find out more about King Tut at BigCatRescue.org/King-Tut
Watch this 30 second video.
If this 30 second video touches your heart, Go to BigCatAct.com to make the Call of the Wild. This is one of the most important things you can do right now to help stop the abuse and exploitation exposed in that 30 second video above. BigCatAct.com is a SECURE SITE to help you make that call.
DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY? The few words you need to say are even right there on that page so you can just read them if you don’t know what to say.
DON’T KNOW WHO MY LAWMAKER IS? You won’t even have to look up the phone number either. All you do is put in your first name, address and zip code and the secure system uses that to locate which lawmaker represents your area. Your information is NOT shared with anyone else. It is used solely for the purr-pose of connecting you to the correct Representative for your area.
DON’T KNOW THE NUMBER The secure system dials your Rep’s office and then even dials your phone so all you have to do is answer the phone and read those few words.
I GET NERVOUS TALKING TO PEOPLE? Representatives rarely answer their own phones. You will most likely be leaving a message on a machine or with an intern taking messages.
You can do this! It is really important and very much worth it. Watch that video again. Is saving big cats and cubs worth being brave for just a couple of minutes to make the phone call?
After you make the call the first time you will see how easy it is and you will be so proud of yourself for doing something that really can help animals.
Call a friend and tell them what you just did and how easy it was to do. Challenge them to do it, too.
Do you want this video file to upload to your Facebook, YouTube, Instagram etc? If so email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a copy of the video “WouldYouStillDoIt?”
People Often Ask: “How many cats do you have? Where do they come from?”
The number of cats here changes as older cats cross the Rainbow Bridge and as new cats arrive.
You can always stay current on what cats are here by going to BigCatRescue.org/catbio/
If you click on the little play button beside each cat’s name a short summary of the cat’s story will be read to you.
If you click directly on each cat’s name you will be taken to a page for each cat giving a more detailed story about them.
Big Cat Rescue has a group on Facebook where keepers post their photos and videos. Viewers share photos and talk about the cats, the sanctuary, and big cat issues. If you love the cats at Big Cat Rescue and want to see more photos and videos of them come join the group.
If you love big cats in general and want to learn more about how you can can help big cats and find ways to stop the abuse and exploitation of big cats, pounce on over to https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigcatrescue/ and join the Official Big Cat Rescue Facebook Group.
Things you can find in the Official Big Cat Rescue Facebook Group:
- Photos of the cats
- Videos of the cats
- Keeper stories
- Big cat issues
- Things you can do to help big cats
You will also find funny stuff like:
- Letters To Management
- Funny Captioned photos of the cats at Big Cat Rescue
Nut-tasha Squirrel just made her debut in BCR Group.
FUNNY: Hear what Nut-tasha Squirrel had to say (30 Second Video Card): https://www.americangreetings.com/ecards/view/r5718eb3098694790ada857587c5e4db5?source=ag999&utm_medium=internal_email&utm_source=pickup&utm_campaign=receiver
The cats get Enrichment every day but around the holidays their enrichment is holiday themed. Also around the various holidays our big cat friends enjoy giving the cats extra treats.
For Thanksgiving & Christmas viewers donated at http://bigcatrescue.org/turkey for us to purr-chase extra turkey for the cats. Valentine’s Day is coming so if you would like to donate to the fund at the above link you can and we will make sure the cats get extra goodies for Valentine’s Day.
Keeper Desmond Fowles: Sundari leapard showing just why we have an extra barrier fence between guests and the cat enclosure fence.??
The cats are behind fence then a few feet from that is a short fence along the tour path. This prevents guests from getting within paws reach of the cats. Each tou has a tour guide that talks about the cats and cat issues at the head of the tour. Following along behind the tour is a backup volunteer. That backup’s job is safety. They ensure the tour group stays together and that people do not lean over, or in any way cross that safety barrier.
Cooper Bobcat will be going free soon. Be sure to check him out on the Bobcat Rehab Cam before be moves on from rehab to the wild. Get the Bobcat Rehab Web Cam link at https://BigCatCams.com
Here is a photo of him from September 24, 2017. He now looks more like an adult that he did in this photo.
Learn more about Copper and see his baby photos at http://bigcatrescue.org/cooper/
Snap shots taken by viewers from Explore.org’s amazing high quality webcams. Find the links at BigCatCams.com
As always, kitten safe, new toys
Polar fleece blankets
Disposeable litter boxes
Feed and water bowls that clip to the side of cages
Feed and water bowls (free standing) made of metal or glass
Calorie Booster or Nutrical
Not as fun, but still important –
3 ml luer slip syringes
3 ml luer lock syringes
22 gauge needles
If anyone is interested in providing something from this list, you can have them sent to Karma and the foster kittens at:
Big Cat Rescue
12802 Easy Street
Tampa, Florida 33625
If you choose to purr-chase items on Smile.Amazon.com and choose Big Cat Rescue, Corp. as your chosen charity, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase price to the big cats here, at no extra cost to you.
ONE: Like your big cat news read to you? Then you will love this. READ ARTICLE
WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 January 2018