July 11 2017

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Big Cat Updates

Keeper Lauren’s Coordinator Report for 7/10/2017

Another hot one today!

Cheetaro went back outside, he is temporarily in Sassy Cougar’s cage while she is in FunCation.  The reason is because her cages are setup for a geriatric cat and Cheetaro’s is setup for climbing etc.  We don’t want to risk him falling off of a high platform.

Sticks were picked up from across the sanctuary, the interns walked through each of the cleaning sections of picked up sticks from there also.

A number of small cats had koolaroo beds added to their enclosures.  Babycakes got one, too.

Mowing and weed eating was finished around FunCation.

All cats took their panacur….divinity loved her ckn liver/ground turkey mixture.

We got a water delivery today!

 Amazon Prime Day + YOU = Big Win for the CATS

Amazon’s Prime Day is here!  An Epic Day of Deals

Today, I logged into my purr-sonal Amazon account through smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3330495  and bought dog food, cat food, toilet paper, some kitchen dry goods, and other odds and ends, you know normal monthly household shopping.  It felt good to know that Amazon was donating part of my purr-chase price to the cats at Big Cat Rescue.  Since I have a Prime membership, every month when I do my normal household shopping, shipping is always free.  Most things do ship free when you have a Prime membership.  Cheaper than driving to the store and it is delivered right to my door, free.

On Amazon Prime Day, YOU get great deals and Amazon donates part of your purr-chase price to the cats.to the cats.

When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to Big Cat Rescue. Shop for great deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3330495

Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and that means if you have chosen Big Cat Rescue, Corp, as your chosen charity on Smile.Amazon.com the cats win big today, as well.

What great deals will YOU FIND?

People often ask us if there is something special they can send.  Have you been thinking about sending a PURR-sonal gift to the cats?  Check out our Amazon Wishlist.

With YOUR HELP promoting this, it could be a really big day for the cats. You can use the text below, IF you want.  Promoting this link will ensure the cats gets a little part.

Text: ” When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to Big Cat Rescue. Shop for great deals at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3330495 ”

Here are some photos you can use to post with that text.  Click on the small photo to get the large version. the save it to your computer, tablet, or phone and share it to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, G+, LinkedIn.  The more promotion this gets, the more the cats win.

Facebook Live Video Replays

New Kitten Toys – Check out these rotating butterfly cat toys. Our foster kittens had a pawsome time playing with them! Get your very own at https://catrescue.myshopify.com/collections/pets/products/electronic-rotating-butterfly-cat-toy

It’s “kitten season” which means shelters are over flowing with cats and kittens who need homes. Please spay or neuter your pets and adopt; don’t shop! These kittens are being fostered until they are old enough to be fixed and adopted out by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Our main mission is to end the trade in big cats as pets, props and parts, but we have also rescued over 500 cats and kittens in our partnership with our local shelter. Big Cat Rescue is located in Tampa, FL. http://explore.org/live-cams/player/big-cat-rescue-kitten-cabana

Cats Get Coolaroo Beds & a little walkabout, too.


Jut got a note from Gale that said, that after the Coolaroo bed orders we were notified about yesterday and the ones that were delivered today, we only need two more to ensure all the small cats, and Babycakes, have one.  THANK YOU, EVERYONE!!!

Here is the link of you want to send a Coolaroo bed to one of the last two cats waiting for one. They are $28.16 https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OP6R094/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 and if you have Amazon Prime the shipping is free.

Saving Domestic  Cats from Tigers

Keeper / Coordinator Lynda told Carole we need two of these to trap domestic cats that have been dumped here.  We need to catch them before they wander into a big cat cage and, well you know.  The traps we have are not springing shut.


The Big Cat Times

The Big Cat Times, Summer 2017 issue has been posted online.

Get YOUR FREE COPY at https://catrescue.myshopify.com/products/big-cat-times-magazine-2017-summer

Some of you said you did not get yours yet.  As with many magazine subscriptions it can take one or two issues before your subscription kicks in.  If you want to be sure you are on the list, or if you want to be added to the list send an email to lawanna.mitchell@bigcatrescue.org with the name and address you want the magazine sent to.

 What is Amazon Smile?

Answer:  It is a wonderful way to support the cats at no cost to you is to go to your Amazon.com account and sign up for Amazon Smile to have .5% of your purchases donated to Big Cat Rescue.

It is easy to set up. Once you do, instead of going to Amazon.com to shop, in the future you go to Smile.Amazon.com. Everything at Smile is exactly the same as you are used to at Amazon, same products, same prices. If you have a Prime account, it will still be there in Smile.

The ONLY difference is that .5% of your purchases are donated by Amazon to Big Cat Rescue – ZERO cost to you, but it sure adds up for the cats.

To sign up for Smile just go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3330495 and log in with your usual Amazon ID and password.

Once you have signed up, you should go to Smile.Amazon.com to make your purchases instead of Amazon.com. Just typing Smile into your browser instead of Amazon should take you there, or bookmark the URL, or, after you select Big Cat Rescue, you may see a screen like the one below inviting you to download a shortcut to Smile.Amazon.com.

Want to access your Smile account from an iPhone or iPad? Easy!

  • Open Safari and go to Smile.Amazon.com
  • Log in with your Amazon login
  • Hit the SHARE icon at the bottom of the screen (the square with the arrow pointing up)

Hit the Add to Home Screen icon (the square with rounded edges with the + sign in it)

You will see an icon direct to your Smile account (including Prime if you have it) on your phone’s home screen.

If you have the regular Amazon app on your phone, it is a good idea to delete it so you do not forget and go there.

Smile.Amazon.com works the same as Amazon.com and has all the same products. The only difference is that it sends a half percent of your purchase to Big Cat Rescue. This has become a meaningful source of support that you can add to at no cost to you. Please sign up and urge people you know to do so.

THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has chosen to support the cats through their normal Smile.Amazon purr-chases!!  YOU ARE Making A Difference!!

 Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue

Here is a list of YouTube channels that feature videos of the cats here:

  WANTED – Graphic Artists

Carole is looking for a graphic artist who really gets what we are all about and would would like to help us with some graphics for shirts.  If that is you or if you know someone like that, please have them email Carole at cat@bigcatrescue.org

 Quick Links

As per viewer suggestions, Quick Links now has it’s very own page http://bigcatrescue.org/quick-links/

Bookmarking it will help you find things quickly.  That will come in handy for:

  • Helping us answer questions on social media
  • Finding answers to some of Carole’s Facebook Live questions



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