July 16 2018

It's Here!! IT'S HERE!! Today is AMAZON PRIME DAY!!! Prime Day kicks off on July 16 at noon PT / 3 p.m. ET through July 17, for a day (and a half) of great savings!
Big Cat Times Summer 2018 Issue

IT'S HERE!!! Amazon Prime Day

It’s Here!! IT’S HERE!! Today is AMAZON PRIME DAY!!! Prime Day kicks off on July 16 at noon PT / 3 p.m. ET through July 17, for a day (and a half) of great savings!

What exactly is Prime Day? Prime Day is an annual deals event just for Prime members, with more than one million deals worldwide. You’ll find our best deals on the products you want, and special offers across everything from music and video to reading and Alexa-enabled devices.

If you login to your Amazon account through Smile.Amazon.com the Amazon will donate a portion of your sale price to the cats at NO EXTRA COST to you!

Find great deals in our Amazon store as well https://bigcatrescue.org/amazonstore

The Summer Issue of the Big Cat Times is Now Available

Download the latest issue of the Big Cat Times for FREE!

Download for FREE at https://catrescue.myshopify.com/products/big-cat-times-magazine-2018-summer

2018 Taking Action for Animals (TAFA) Conference

Big Cat Rescue is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming 2018 Taking Action for Animals (TAFA) conference, hosted by The Humane Society of the United States. We would LOVE for you to join us July 20-23 in Washington, DC to learn how you can advocate for animal issues, including the plight of captive big cats, and lobby for animals on Capitol Hill. Meet Carole Baskin and several more Big Cat Rescue folks and attend Howard Baskin’s presentation on big cats at this important conference!

TAFA – Speaking Up for Big Cats

TAFA brings together advocates from across the country for a shared goal: to better the lives of animals and people alike. Participants gain a better understanding of the many issues animals face in our society and learn how to take action in their communities through lobbying, education and other citizen advocacy.

Visit takingactionforanimals.org for more information and to register. See you there!

Big Cat Rescue Outreach

July 14, 2018 – Barb Nicholas: Spending an evening at Roller Derby with Karmavore and the rest of the team. I was distracted by the cutie pie cat Narla. I left the two BIG BCR signs back at the office. Boy, am I embarrassed!

Big Cat Rescue Tabling Event – Outreach with Barb

Keeper Corner

How to Spoil a Tiger: Make sure to water your tigers so they grow big and strong like Seth!! Every day is a good day when you start off giving a tiger a shower.  Lather.rinse.repeat 😉😉😉 ~ Master Keeper Honey Wayton

Master Keeper, Honey Wayton, giving Seth Tiger a hose shower.

Lakota Bobcat by Jamie Veronica: Lakota is living the good life. He and his mate Sioux were rescued from a zoo in Alabama where they were starving and neglected. Read his story https://www.bigcatrescue.org/lakota-bobcat/

Lakota Bobcat by Jamie Veronica

Amazing Art by Cindy

This AMAZING Cindy Arthur design of beautiful Tiger Lilly bobcat is now available on shirts at Smile.Amazon.com/bigcatrescue and CatRescue.biz

Tiger Lilly Bobcat – Art By Cindy

Please stop by Cindy’s Facebook page, Art By Cindy, and let her know how amazing her artwork is.

Lots of New 360 Videos

Carole’s new #360 #VR camera is taking great quality videos.  The pictures are clear and the movement is smooth.  Go to this video Playlist to catch the newest 360 videos.  Be sure to use your finger or your mouse to move all around in the videos to see things you would not normally get to see.

We create the playlists both on Facebook & our YouTube channel DailyBigCat.com

You Are Invited

We would like to extend a PURR-sonal invitation to YOU to join our Official Facebook Group at Facebook.com/groups/BigCatRescue/

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Why should you join?

  • Our amazing keepers and interns post their photos there!
  • We post content there that does not get posted anywhere else!
  • Enjoy posts about the cats from other viewers just like you!
  • Enjoy video clips not post on our main Facebook page.
  • Learn more about the sanctuary, the cats, and big cat issues.

Foster Kitten Updates

July 10, 2018 – The following kittens returned to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Anastasia
Sean
Serena
Zena
Zeni
Mickey
Pickles
Whiskers
July 10, 2018 – New Arrivals – Sandcat Intern House received a mom with four 2-week-old kittens.

July 15, 2018 – The following kittens have found their purrmanent homes:

Arnold
Alex
Roberta
Rochelle
Raina
Ricky
Lance
Libby
Lissa
Lizzie
Louise
Pickles
Whiskers

Big Cat Updates

Angie Gabor’s Coordinator Notes for 7/15/2018

Great Day Today!!! It was steamy but we had a great crew that smiled throughout the whole day!!

We had lots of tours today and both specialty tours! The rain stayed away from tour times for the most part and it made it a very pleasant tour day!

We had a wonderful workgroup that cleared and cleaned all the dens and platforms in Ginger’s enclosure. Red Shirts, Mai and Steph W, stayed after cleaning and helped finish the platforms in the enclosure. The workgroup also cleared out all the fallen tree trims behind Kali’s enclosure.

Rebecca was a great trooper today and after cleaning helped with food prep, gave snacks to cats, and made lots of cicles.

Picky eaters were a challenge today.

Thank You everyone for a Great Day!

That’s it for me!

Sue Messineo’s Coordinator Notes for 7/14/2018

The weather stayed dry through the morning tours, feeding, and cleaning. A couple of volunteers and interns had just started to clean up the front of Pharaoh’s enclosure when the skies opened up. Had to cancel the afternoon tours due to heavy downpours and lightening. Andre, Arthur, and Hoover ate great today. The Interns got to leave just a bit early today to go to “Paint for Paws” at the mall.

Afton’s Coordinator Notes for 7/13/2018

Lots of help this morning to clean, feed, and get the specialty tours done! I was left with Abbey to work on food prep.

Unfortunately, it rained on and off all afternoon, so projects were not done. Also, most of the interns were doing tours.

A meat inventory was completed and the sheet was updated.

Simba ate 12 oz today!! His PM diet consisted of all raw meat, YAY!! I thawed his shrimp in a Tupperware and then added turkey to it in the AM. I went and put the meat in his bowl. The leftover juice I kept and cut up more turkey and put it in to soak. I “marinated” it in the cooler all day. In the PM I gave him the turkey that had been soaking, and he ate all of it in his feeding lockout. Both times he ran over to me and greeted me with excited meows. I was very happy to see that he is settling into life here at the sanctuary!

Lots of laundry was done today both in food prep and in staff offices. I was able to fill the cabinet in the recovery hospital with linens. I will be happy to do the laundry tomorrow in staff offices to help keep up with it!