Big Cat Updates
Watch for Cooper, the newest rescued bobcat kitten, on one of the Recovery Hospital webcams https://video.nest.com/live/lRCsz1Y7eh Cooper is hiding mostly, until the lights go off and he turns into a little spitfire.
Will Bobcat is getting fluids and injectables for several more days before he can go back outside.
Nikita Lioness is doing better and has been given access to her open topped yard. You can find the link to her cam at BigCatCams.com
REMINDER: International Tiger Day is this coming Caturday, July 29, 2017. Be SURE to post photo of yourself with your International Tiger Day Gear on our Facebook page to be entered into a drawing. The winder of the drawing will receive a tiger paint print! Facebook.com/bigcatrescue
Facebook Live Replays
Gale talks about Cooper & Joseph. Gale talks about the new platform Joseph is getting. It will take about $300 to build Joseph’s new platform. You can donate at BigCatRescue.org/donate/ or you can purr-chase a LOWE’s gift card to help cover the expenses for Joseph’s new platform.
Cooper, the new bobcat kitten. Lots of people asking if this is the Lakeland bobcat. We haven’t seen that one since Friday, but are still setting traps and looking. This bobcat, Cooper, was found in Palatka. Cooper is about 12 weeks old and is emaciated and covered in fleas and ticks. It appears his mom is gone and he was left to figure out survival on his own. Doing that inside a chicken coop got him busted. With your help we can restore his health and to his rightful place in the wild. He was found in Palatka, FL.
Rescued, orphaned Bobcat Kitten, Cooper, sees the vet.
Questions & Answers from Live Video of Cooper’s Exam:
It’s a Boy! His name is Cooper.
The lady who called us asked if we would name him Cooper since he was found in her chicken coop.
He will have a nest cam on him in the Recovery Hospital until he’s well enough to go out to the 4000 SF rehab cage.
You can tell he’s been on his own for a few days because he’s just exhausted and so skinny. Looks like he’s pretty dehydrated too, despite being on a little pond.
He is VERY skinny and covered in fleas and ticks. The vet drew some blood and they will treat him for parasites. He’s going to be feeling a lot better in just a few hours, when the blood suckers start to fall off and die.
Cooper has his own page where we will post updates as time goes by. BigCatRescue.org/cooper/
Learn more about our wild Bobcat Rehab & Release program at: http://bigcatrescue.org/bobcat-rehab/
You can help us rehab and release wild bobcats and care for the rest of the cats at http://bigcatrescue.org/donate/
International Tiger Day is July 29th
Only 7 days left!
We are doing TWO things to support International Tiger Day, July 29th. One is a fundraiser to build fences around wells to prevent wild tiger and leopard deaths. The second is an awareness project. Everyone who purr-chases TJ’s International Tiger Day Gear and posts a photo of them showing off their merchandise will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a paw painting.
Project One, the fundraiser to save wild tigers:
Great News! With about 3 days left until INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY JULY 29TH, we are really close to meeting our goal of donating $10,000 to the Corbett Foundation’s important work protecting wild tigers, leopards and lions in India from falling into open farm wells!! If you’d like to honor our beloved TJ tiger while helping to save wild tigers, please consider making an International Tiger Day purchase at Tigers911.com
Big Cat Rescue will donate the profit from all purchases of our International Tiger Day merchandise and any donations made on the ITD merchandise page — plus we will MATCH THE PROFIT DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR up to $5000. The money will be used to construct chain-link fences around the wells (cost is about $100 per well) to keep big cats from falling into these very deep wells and drowning. About 2500 of these open farm wells exist, many in the core zone of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.
Project Two, raising awareness:
You’ll have a chance to win an original paw print painting when you post a photo of yourself on July 29th on our Facebook page with your TJ tiger International Tiger Day merchandise!
THANK YOU to everyone who has already purchased our ITD merchandise and made donations! YOUR efforts matter!!
- About our International Tiger Day projects: http://bigcatrescue.org/international-tiger-day/
- About and see photos of big cats being rescued from these wells: http://bigcatrescue.org/july-12-2017/
- Get you own International Tiger Day merchandise: http://Tigers911.com
News & Articles
A Defiant Couple Is Caging Big Cats in the Portland Suburbs. Should Anybody Stop Them?
The animal lovers behind this nonprofit say they are farmers. What kind of farmers? Tiger farmers.
This article about a notorious roadside zoo in Oregon that travels to fairs with tiger cubs doing cub-petting schemes is exactly why we need to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act. BigCatAct.com
Do things like this bother YOU?
Yes? The PLEASE Do Something to help stop it!!
Make the Call of the Wild at BigCatAct.com
What is the Call of the Wild and why does it matter?
To find out go to: http://bigcatrescue.org/cta-call-wild/
Our most recent Rehab & Release was Nova who was just recently released. Nova went from an orphaned kitten in need of a rehab facility, to a young juvenile able to hunt and be released back to the wild. Watch as she runs free! About Nova: http://bigcatrescue.org/nova/
From the Diary of Nikita Lioness
July 25, 2017
Today was a good day. My BFF Dr. Justin came to visit me, and even though he didn’t bring me chicken I was so excited to see him I nearly knocked the fence over. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather and he came to see how I was doing. He also gave the okay to let me out from my royal chamber and into the courtyard again, and that made me really happy! Heaven only knows who has been playing with my toys while I’ve been in seclusion; you know how those interns are!
He brought Jamie with him for his visit this morning, too. It must be hard for her to come visit The Other Woman, but she always treats me like the royalty that I am. Rumor around the sanctuary has it that she has been trying to capture an orphaned bobkitten, but so far no luck. Maybe tonight will be the night.
It’s been raining cats and dogs here (not literally – that’s just an expression), and since King Joseph got caught in it the other day he had his yearly bath. His mane looks so much better now. I keep telling him he needs to use conditioner so it won’t get so tangled, but you know how guys are.
Well, Diary, that’s it for today. I must nap now and dream of chicken….
(Contributed by Viewer Lori D., Secretary to the Cats)
Keeper Mary Lou got a great shot of Reise Cougar playing on her grass mound after the rain. SO HAPPY!
Keeper Mary Lou: Hello Seth
Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue
Here is a list of YouTube channels that feature videos of the cats here:
- Jamie Veronica: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsY6X3rUv8UlIUbrxNeu-Aw
- Susann https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUFOZiTvzKRvj-oVbzdByvg
- Ruxandra https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCsjKptd1gM9BhfDkGQGNg
- Donna P: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcFbhMc8Sqr-8MreWuYr4Bg
- Shawna https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfl9S-vDPJIgjl8QpM6Aypw
- Cathy S https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ynHBFLKj0BVnK5jo2gTnw
- Jaime T: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsY_oF0NhXc5OS8CcTaUi2A/videos
The Big Cat Times
The Big Cat Times – The PDF, online, version of the Spring ^ Summer issues of The Big Cat Times has been posted for you to download.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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