July 8 2017

Big Cat Updates

Afton’s Coordinator Report for July 7, 2017

We had three educational kids tours this morning that the project people did, so not a lot of projects got done today. They dug up saw grass from in front of the new gift shop and replanted them in the empty cage on tiger island. A lot of sticks and branches got picked up around the sanctuary.

A bunch of bloodsicles were made for the tours this weekend.

 Heads Up

Many of you have told us you are not getting the notifications to let you know when Carole goes live with a video on Facebook.  We are testing out a new program that will hopefully help us alert you guys.  It will also enable us to reply faster to your messages.  Please bear with us while we work out the kinks.  YOUR FEEDBACK, as always, is greatly appreciated.

Join the conversation at https://manychat.com/l1/bigcatrescue


Catnip Pillow – $14 Add some humor to your decor with this whimsical pillow…after all we know you talk to your cats….

Decorative throw pillow features black piping, red background with plant and shadow silhouette view of a cat with a phrase the reads “If you don’t talke to your cat about CATNIP…who will?” Woven on jacquard looms. Made in the USA. Pillow is filled with recycled fibers. Measures 17″ x 8″.
Catnip Pillow - $14 Add some humor to your decor with this whimsical pillow...after all we know you talk to your cats.... Decorative throw pillow features black piping, red background with plant and shadow silhouette view of a cat with a phrase the reads "If you don't talke to your cat about CATNIP...who will?" Woven on jacquard looms. Made in the USA. Pillow is filled with recycled fibers. Measures 17" x 8".

Keeper Corner

Thursday Andy Tiger chose to not co on vacation so his turn was passed onto “the Cubs,” Ares, Orion, and Artemis.  Artemis refused to go but Ares and Orion are having a blast.  You can watch them streaming live at BigCatRescue.org/bigcatrescue.  Keepers are spending extra time chatting with and checking on Artemis so she won’t be lonely.

Note to Viewers:  As you watch them on the PAWSOME Explore.org/bigcatrescue web cam, PLEASE gab snapshots and video clips for everyone to enjoy.  Send your snapshots and video links to lawanna.mitchell@bigcatrescue.org so I can share them on here.

Keeper Afton:  Checking in with Artemis while she has some alone time.

Keeper Afton: Cougar brothers Ares and Orion are in the vacation rotation!! They are the second and third cougars to ever go out into this enclosure. In this photo they are lounging in the shade in the roofed section.

Keeper Afton: Cheetaro’s Claw

Keeper Afton: I got a request for a video of Joseph. Ask and you shall receive!

Keeper Afton: Celebrating a special occasion or just want a night cap? You can do that and support your favorite sanctuary. Collect all 6! Benefitwines.com

Big Cat Challenge

Today’s Big Cat Challenge is a “Just For Fun” challenge.

CALLING ALL DR. JUSTIN FANS!!!! Let’s show Dr. Justin how much we appreciate him!!!

His Facebook page only has 1,063 page likes.   I think he deserves more page likes than that, don’t you?

I challenge ALL OF YOU to hop right on over to his Facebook page, “Like” it, and leave him a Big Chuff for all he does for the cats.  The three posts below will take you right to his Facebook page so, click on any one of them to be taken right to his page.

SMILE —> L@@K out Dr. J here we come!!!

 Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue

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

 Foster Kitten Program

We have received word that to following have been adopted and now are with their furever families.

  • Momma Bella
  • Mars
  • Pluto
  • Doyle
  • Sheba
  • Celine
  • Cotton

Watch the kitten playing in the Kitten Cabana

 BCR Website Updates

  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

 Quick Links

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


Coolaroo Beds – Gale said there are only 14 more small cats that do not yet have one.  I think there are three more that a viewer is sending.  So when those arrive that leaves only 11 cats that do not yet have a new bed.  The size needs to be large as the medium and small are too small for them to fully stretch out without part of them hanging off.

Keeper Desmond Fowles got a snapshot of Tonga in his NEW FAVORITE napping spot, ON his new Coolaroo hammock bed.

Gale said we are so well stocked on tea it will not be needed again for a long long time, THANK YOU EVERYONE!!  She said she posted the volunteers favorite drinks and snacks on the Amazon wishlist and if you go by that wishlist she will remove things if they well stocked and only add the things the Keeper Cafe is low on or out of.  She also said to tell ALL OF YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!  When you all donate the goodies for the volunteers it means more of the funds here can go on the cats and on projects that enrich the lives of the cats.

 Cole & Marmalade’s Corner

How To Make a Cat Birthday Cake/Pizza!

What do cats want for their Birthday? … A new box would be nice, more toys are always appreciated, fresh catnip? … Nope, they get that all the time… with Marmalade we knew it had to be something food related since that’s his biggest passion, a birthday cake/pizza seemed like the only sensible solution! 🙂



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