July 14 2019
Big Cat Updates
Flint Bobcat will be going out for an MRI, tomorrow.
Smalls Bobcat Update from Brittany
My whole heart looking adorable and pathetic in her hospital cage ? Smalls is having another episode of hair loss on her back foot and she is so mad in the hospital that she won’t eat… but I got some purrs out of her today and hopefully the Dr. can help her feel better tomorrow.
Alexa Flash Briefing
In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw
Daily Memes & Quotes
Begin to weave and the Divine will provide the thread
Foster Kitten Update
The following kittens have found purrmanent homes:
Flint Bobcat News
Flint, the rehab bobcat kitten, will go going out to get an MRI tomorrow. Your support makes this level of care possible, so THANK YOU!!
Coordinator Report – Jennifer Ruszczyk
Hot day today but we still had a great group of hard-working interns and volunteers. Candice Casey Stephanie Witherspoon and Lacy Benton cleaned all the little cat sections Lacy Benton also cleaned cougars. Candice and Stephanie cleaned the windows in the kitten cabana so our guests could see them.
Matt Ruszczyk,Brittany Mira, Rebecca Williams, and Sarah Copel cleaned all the big cat sections. Lynda Licht and Dylan Lavigne lead the keeper tour and Matt lead the feeding tour. Fred Pagan, Mazz Amirat, Kate O’Gorman, Monisha Prem,a Erin Payne, and Jennifer Ruszczyk all worked throughout the day on the empty tiger cages.
Lynda and Rebecca signed interns and volunteers off on enrichment and operant conditioning. Erin took her map test and got 100%, great job! Jennifer Holley and Darren Holley fixed a platform in funcation. They were going to work on Lovey’s platform but she would not cooperate.
Finally, Karma Hurworth Edith Parker and the whole gift shop crew kept everything running awesome in the gift shop and tours.
Great day but I am pooped!!
Zucari’s Vacation Adventure!
Who has four paws and was very proud of the snake he caught?…Zucari!!
Afton and Rich rescued the angry snake who showed his/her gratitude by biting Afton.
(All parties involved are okay.)
Videos of the Day
Q & A with Carole and Keepers as we check in on some of our more fragile cats.
Keeper Bethany thought you might like a glimpse of what happens when they aren’t working with the cats!
Merchandise of the Day
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1. VIDEO – Stunning Mr. Manny Jaguar has decided it’s time to retire to his den to cool off.
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1. Video – Keeper Cindy brought Dutchess a sicle but discovered Dutchess already had one from earlier. Guess what! Now she has two!
2. Video – In this older video, Miss Breezy Bobcat gets a LONG drink of water on a hot day.
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Sample Keeper Moments Video – Gorgeous PurrFection enjoying a sicle! Notice how that cute little pink tongue is digging a hole right in the middle.
Facebook Fundraiser Thoughts
Priya loves morning and afternoon swims.
Luxury items like pools for the tigers are made possible by all of you. Some people think they can’t do a Facebook Fundraiser because it is not their birthday or because they think they might not raise very much. Don’t let that stop you!!!
Maintaining the tiger pools and the water circulation pumping system are some of those regular ongoing expenses most people don’t realize even exists.
A few examples of other expenses most people don’t think about are: Maintaining wagons for the feeding routes, cleaning supplies for cleaning the cat’s feeding tiles, bags, tongs, and buckets for poop pickup, replacing water buckets the big cats demolish, medications that many of the older cats take daily like high blood pressure meds, arthritis meds, occasionally replacing the bowls and lids we use to separate out each cat’s special diets, mini Ziploc bags that daily meds are sorted and labeled into, and the list goes on and on…
Did you know that last year, July 2018 was our biggest month EVER on Facebook when 863 people did a Facebook Fundraiser and honestly, the majority of those raised less than $50 each and many raised less than $10 to $20? However, when all those were combined a total of an amazing $47,000 was raised for the care of the cats. So you see, EACH and EVERY Facebook Fundraiser is crucially important because every little amount adds up.
FYI: 47,000 divided by 863 equals is 54. That means the average Fundraiser was $54. Again, many were under $20, and many were under $10. So, don’t think you have to raise big amounts, because every bit makes a difference.
For July 2019 we are way under the numbers of July 2018. Will you consider doing a Facebook Fundraiser in honor your favorite cat?
There are 8 tigers, 1 lion, 1 jaguar, 4 leopards, and 3 cougars, plus numerous smaller cats. If you have a favorite cat here you can do a Facebook fundraiser in honor of that cat, even if it is not your birthday.
Start a fundraiser at https://www.facebook.com/fund/bigcatrescue/
Photos for the Day
Nabisco bobcat had a long day of getting treats-so now it’s time to groom and nap!
Manny Jaguar had a wild weekend and is ready for bed!
Rehab bob kittens, Ash and Cinder are in quite the bob pile and are ready for a catnap.
Miss Sapphire Tigress hopes everyone has a beautiful and blessed Sunday!❤️
Nala Serval is out on the prowl!
Good night from HRL Nikita Lioness!
Purr-fection Ocelot is enjoying her bloodsicle
Kristine’s Bobcat Rehab Overnight Kitten Report
What were rehab bobcat kittens, Ash and Cinder up to the last 24 hours?
Yesterday’s Big Cat Updates
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