Big Cat Updates
Flint Bobcat had an MRI, today.
Alexa Flash Briefing
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Daily Memes & Quotes
You will never make it if you care what others think
Coordinator Report - Karma Hurworth
I just wanted to give a shout out to my awesome team of partners today! In addition to private tours, we also had an Educational Tour. Pam Rodriguez did one of the private tours, while Lisa Spencer-Novak got her very first private tour under her belt and did the second one. Diana Rao backed up the Educational Tour. This prevented us from having to "steal" from the Keeper side.
We got an unexpected delivery of kitty couches. Diana, Lisa & Pam got right to it and helped unload them, then rearranged the stock rooms so they could be stored. All in time for afternoon tours! Diana also made sure new volunteer, Sarah Garcia, got some kitten time in. This allowed me to finish the eyeball deep stack of Prime Day orders I needed to ship.
Between all these awesome Partners, we only needed to use one intern for afternoon tours, leaving everyone else available for projects.
Thank you, ladies! You are my heroes!
Coordinator Report - Lauren Buckingham
Another hot day today and very buggy!
Candy and the interns worked on the empty enclosure across from Des. They finished it up and made a start on the next one, opposite Diablo. Hospital cats ate well today! Abbey and Nisha did food prep before lunch.
The interns rearranged the meat freezer for a red delivery tomorrow. The new, small hospital recovery cage was put together by Mazz and Dylan. It is over by the workshop for Victor to do some alterations.
Victor found an injured Ibis in the field by the party house. We caught it and Bethany took it to a see a vet. Intern Erin P took her feeding class. Some more appeal letters were done. Bethann and Cindy did PM cicles. As karma mentioned we had some great partners to help cover tours!
Huge thank you to everyone that came in today to help feed, clean and help out with all other aspects of the day.
That's it from me!
Rehab Bobcat Kitten, Flint had an MRI
Flint Update - Thanks to all our amazing donors that we could spend the $3,800.00 necessary for Flint Bobcat to get the MRI he needed. The only thing they found was the broken neck. Sending off the spinal tap for testing. For now, the only thing that can be done is to keep him quiet (small cage) and feed him a proper diet, in the hopes he can heal himself. Surgery was not advisable and the results are being sent off to yet another radiologist, just in case anything was missed. — with Laura Diodati at Levine Veterinary Neurology.
Here is an image captured during the MRI showing Flint's fractured vertebrae.
This image with contrast shows the inflammation (the brighter area). This inflammation could be causing the majority of Flint's lameness. Hopefully, steroids will help ease this and cage rest will help Flint heal.
At the conclusion of the MRI we found a fractured vertebrae c7. His imaging results will be reviewed by radiologists as well to ensure nothing was missed. In the meantime, a spinal tap was performed to test for infection, infectious disease or cancer. In addition both of his knee caps have a significant amount of “play” due to his rear leg bones suffering from curvature as a result of his hunched gait. He will be on hospital cage rest for the next 7 days.
Videos of the Day
Morning Q & A Walkabout
Merchandise of the Day
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Unique charity link
Foster Kitten Update
Tomorrow morning the following foster kittens will return to the Humane Society:
International Tiger Day 2019 (July 29)
Please join Big Cat Rescue in raising crucial funds for International Tiger Day 2019 (July 29) to help our chosen beneficiary, The Freeland Foundation, combat the illegal wildlife trade in Asia.
Introducing 33 NEW items online for International Tiger Day, including these new, never posted before products:
Magic color changing mug
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1. Video – Running Bear is quite the roly-poly guy, and he has definitely claimed that Coolaroo as his own!
2. Video – There goes Jinx, mesmerizing us with those green eyes again!
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Sample Keeper Moments Video – Keeper Marie having a little chat with King Tut, the Savannah Cat. King Tut, like so many other cats, was a former pet. He had been dumped by his owner and was starving when Animal Control trapped him. The Audubon Society drove him to Big Cat Rescue to give him a second chance.
Wildcat Walkabout 2019
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Photos for the Day
Ares says you can have your Monday back.
Don’t forget today is Amazon Prime Day! Score Prime Day deals while generating donations for Big Cat Rescue. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3330495 to get started.
Natalia the Amur Leopard wants to remind you before she takes her evening catnap that today is Amazon Prime Day
Black Leopard, Jinx says, "You can score PAWSOME Prime Day deals while generating donations for Big Cat Rescue.
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So Priya, tell us how you really feel about Monday’s!?
Kristine’s Bobcat Rehab Overnight Kitten Report
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