Big Cat Updates
Alexa Flash Briefing
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Memes and Quotes
“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today!”- Will Rogers
Coordinator Report – Erin Carden
Today was a sad day with the loss of our sweet Thurston.
Thank you to everyone who came in and worked so hard to get it all done today.
The last day of Pancur was an overall success.
Nisha, Justin, Elizabeth, and Erin A. cleaned up one side of Moses and Bailey Bobcat and gave them topsoil and grass seed to grow.
In the afternoon Fred, Justin, Elizabeth, Erin A., and Mazz picked up sticks around the sanctuary, weed eated and cleaned up the “be the cat” cage for our guests.
Thanks, everyone, again for all your help today!
Saying Goodbye to Thurston a.k.a. Mr. Howell
We are shocked and beyond heartbroken to let you know our precious bobcat Thurston AKA Mr. Howell had a massive seizure this afternoon and died. I can hardly type this through my tears. He was sedated on Monday so Dr. Justin could biopsy a lump on his ankle, and he was neutered. He seemed to be recovering well; he ate and took his meds yesterday. But he refused them this morning so our Operations Managers Kathryn and Afton were keeping a close eye on him and saw him having a small seizure. They were on the phone with our vet discussing it when he had the massive seizure. There was nothing that could be done. Though it must have been horrible to witness, we’re comforted that Kathryn and Afton were with Thurston so he wasn’t alone when he left this earth. Run free beautiful boy. We will take good care of your Lovey.
Check out Thurston’s story at http://bigcatrescue.org/thurston/
See 36 photos of Thurston at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.510814236323288&type=3
Videos of the Day
Q&A at Big Cat Rescue- Follow along as Keeper Brittany shows you many of the Tigers, Lion, Leopards, Jaguar, Cougars, Lynx, Servals, Bobcats, Savannah Cats and an Ocelot that call Big Cat Rescue home! Cats Featured: Sapphire, Jasmine, Illithia, Diablo, Manny, Sundari And Jinx!
For those who have been asking how Cyrus is settling in with his new Big neighbors… Cyrus aka Mr. Trill says “I ain’t afraid of no Tiger” while Jasmine crunches through breakfast ???
Make Jasmine SMILE!!
Amazon Prime Day 2019 is fast approaching!! It starts July 15th at Midnight and runs through July 16th – Make sure you shop at Amazon.com/bigcatrescue to support the Big Cats!!
Also, make sure you use Amazon Smile on the big day! You can donate to the cats at NO COST TO YOU when you select BCR as your charity on Amazon Smile and shop Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com. It is exactly the same as regular Amazon EXCEPT when you use the Smile URL Amazon donates .5% of your purchase to BCR. It’s added up to over $100,000 for the cats!
Unique charity link
Exclusive Keeper Moment Videos for Facebook Top Fans and Supporters
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1. VIDEO – Priya is just so pretty… and so talkative! She is very happy now, but she was used as breeding stock for pay to play schemes at the facility she was rescued from. It is unknown how many cubs she had.
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1. Video – Gorgeous Natalia has the most amazing green eyes! Amur Leopards are critically endangered in the wild.
2. Video – Keeper MaryLou shows us a close-up of beautiful Ginger Serval. The video was taken before she broke her leg. Let’s all send positive, loving thoughts to Ginger as she recovers.
3. Video – Queen Nikita comes down from her throne for a royal food test to ensure it meets her breakfast needs!
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Sample Keeper Moments Video – Seeing the elusive Sioux and Lakota is a real treat! These little ones give you an inkling of how fierce bobcats can be. Check out that crooked little “grin” on Sioux!
Photos for the Day
Stunning Miss Sundari Leopard is showing off her magnificent Whiskers on this Whiskers Wednesday! >>•<<
Armani Leopard looking picture purr-fect on her platform!
Kristine’s Bobcat Rehab Overnight Kitten Report
What were rehab bobcat kittens, Ash and Cinder up to the last 24 hours?