July 28 2017

Big Cat Updates

In celebration of International Tiger Day July 29, we are supporting the Corbett Foundation and their project to help save wild tigers. Watch as see how you can help! BigCatTV.com
https://bigcatrescue.org/international-tiger-day/

Here is the link.  PLEASE share this video, everywhere.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsMTYHa27hY


 Bobcat Rehab

Cooper has hookworms and roundworms, so his laundry should be bagged and washed separately from all other laundry.

Cooper had an intake exam. He weighed 3.4 pounds. Blood was collected and sent to the lab. He was treated for fleas and ticks were removed from his face and ears. Cooper was also dehydrated and given sub q fluids. Over all he looks good, he just needs some time to grow up a little before being released. He is a feisty little guy.

7/28/2017 Viewer Susann Mesna sent in some snapshots of Cooper

UPDATE:  Nova In the Wild 7/27/2017

Nova is doing well a week after her release. Check out this image captured just yesterday. (The quality is low resolution because this is just a thumbnail uploaded by the camera trap)


Cheetaro the Leopard Has Passed On

Most of the staff were in a project priority meeting yesterday when Gale’s radio cracked with the sound of Kathryn’s panic stricken voice, “Gale, I know you are in a meeting but come to Cheetaro immediately!” Gale and Jamie ran for the door and rushed to the scene. Cheetaro was “down” which is a term we use when a cat is laying down in their cage and unresponsive. Cheetaro would never be unresponsive to Kathryn, unless something was seriously wrong.

The vets were called and suggested bringing Cheetaro into the hospital. Just five minutes earlier, as we were prioritizing the many projects at the sanctuary, I had suggested moving the Bobcat Recovery Hospital to the bottom of the list because we didn’t need the extra recovery room right now. After we brought Cheetaro in to the hospital, where Will Bobcat and the new rehab Cooper Bobcat were, Jamie teased me about thinking we had enough space. We never have enough space.

We gave Cheetaro 1500 units of sub q fluids and drew blood, but we all knew that this was probably going to be the end. Cheetaro has been fighting old age, and renal failure for a while. In these latter stages he’s even allowed Kathryn and Gale to give him sub q fluids by laying up against the side of the cage to have the needle injected and the life giving fluids administered. Every day he seemed to feel a little worse, but he’d do all he could to maintain the facade of the powerful, fun loving leopard he had always been.

The blood work confirmed the worst. There was no way to reverse the ravages of time on his kidneys. He had vomited up his meal from the day before, indicating that all of his organs were shutting down. In latter stage kidney disease the cats feel pukey. Even when they will eat, they can’t keep it down. We could keep him inside the Cat Hospital and poke him with needles every day until he just couldn’t stand the poking and the vomiting any longer, or we could help him ease over the Rainbow Bridge. We chose the latter.

Dr Justin came to help Cheetaro ease out of this ragged body while being held in the arms of some of those who loved him.

You can post your tributes to Cheetaro below in the comments section of his page here https://bigcatrescue.org/cheetaro/


BigCatRescue.biz

TOMORROW is International Tiger Day

Do you have your international Tiger Day Gear, yet?  If not, you it can all be found at http://Tigers911.com

Mre about what Big Cat Rescue ir doing to celebrate International Tiger Day:  http://bigcatrescue.org/international-tiger-day/

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.

See more photos showing why this project is so important:  http://bigcatrescue.org/july-12-2017/


BigCatTV.com

Posted by Viewer Request:  Several of you have been asking me for videos of Nikita when she was younger.

Video from seven years ago of Nikita and her big yellow ball.

2009 of Nikita

2012


Keeper Corner

Photos from Will Bobcat’s recent exam:

Jamie Veronica from Julky 25th:  Need more coffee

Keeper Afton:  Who’s a cute boy?!


 Letter To Management

July 27, 2017

Dear Sir/Madam:

What is this I hear about the new bobcat eating chicken? This is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. Everyone should know by now that I get first dibs on any chicken. Who approved this? I demand to speak to the chef immediately to rectify this situation.

Giving a bobcat chicken indeed. I will simply not stand for this.

And take note, after my recent illness I need to build up my strength so I should be given EXTRA chicken. The bobcat can eat bobcat chow or whatever it is they eat – but not my chicken!

Harumph!!!!!

Angrily yours,

Nikita HRL
(Sent via Lori D., Secretary to the Cats)

Note from the Secretary: I am not going to be the one to tell her that she misunderstood. I am not that brave!


Big Cat Rescue on Amazon

If protecting tigers, lions, and all of the exotic cat species is important to you, then getting this Imperial Jasper beaded bracelet while it’s ON SALE is a great way to do it.  When I look at this exquisite stone bracelet I see many earths, but in truth, we only have ONE.  I’ve put this on sale for $9.99 even though it is typically sold for $20 because Amazon will promote the bracelet to more people if they see a lot of people buying it and reviewing it.  Once Amazon begins promoting, then it generates even more awareness of the plight of big cats while generating the funds to save them.

or here below:

https://www.amazon.com/Bracelet-Imperial-Big-Cat-Rescue/dp/B073NQ7849/


 Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue

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


 Quick Links

As per viewer suggestions, Quick Links now has it’s very own page https://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 cat@bigcatrescue.org

 

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