June 11 2017

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Big Cat Updates


Martini’s for Tiger?

Enrichment for captive big cats is very important.  Sometimes, our keepers get a little carried away with making fun things for the cats to destroy.  Keeper Alyssa made a Martini for Seth, complete with ‘an olive on a toothpick.’

Facebook Live Video Replays


BCR Logo Trucker Hat: Look stylish and keep the sun out of your eyes. These also come in pink and gray.

Two toned hat with embroidered Big Cat Rescue logo and contrasting stitching. Mesh back and adjustable closure.

People Often Ask

People Often Ask:  How can I help?

Answer:  Well one way that will REALLY HELP is downloading this small free video and uploading it everywhere will help get a new law passed that will end the cub pay to play schemes and will prevent a lot of big cats from suffering.

Carole put the important video below in CatRescue.biz so ALL OF YOU can download it for FREE!!  You can download the video and they you are welcome to post it EVERYWHERE!!  You can put it on your blogs, your websites, your social media pages like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, G+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, or anywhere else you want.  It is 100% FREE.

Please upload this video file everywhere to help save big cats and their babies from a life of misery.

People sometimes remind us that they do not know how to do this.  Here are some step-by-step screen shots to show you how easy it is to do.

First go to this link:  https://catrescue.myshopify.com/products/would-you-still-do-it

NEXT:  Click on the pink button that says, “Add To Cart”

NEXT:  Click on the pink button that says, “CHECKOUT”

NEXT:  Click on the pink button that says, “Continue to Payment Method.”  Fill in the info so we know it is a real person.

PLEASE NOTE:  You will NOT be asked for a payment method because the video is FREE.  However, to get to the next screen you need to click the button.

NEXT:  This screen tells you that no payment method is needed because the item is free.  Click on the pink button that says, “Complete Order”

NEXT:  You are almost done!  Click the blue button that says “Download Now” to download / save the video file to your device.  You will also get an email with the download link in case you need it later.

That’s It!  DONE!!  You now have the video file entitled “WouldYouStilDoIt.mp4”

PLEASE, upload it EVERYWHERE.  Ask your friends and family to upload it, too.

Keeper Corner

Please join us in Congratulations for Charlie Bufalino & Kelly Natoli.

They just got ENGAGED on the Keeper Tour today!

Seth was an official witness to the proposal!!! ~Keeper Honey

 Letter to Management

June 9, 2017

Dear Sir/Madam:

We believe that we have a serious problem at our sanctuary. It appears we have a cat burglar who stalks the Kitten Cabana. First we have kittens, then they disappear. Then a new batch of kittens appears and disappears. At one point we had over 30 kittens; next thing you know, they are all gone. Apparently she is quite well known for doing this at the local Tampa Humane Society, also.
This has been happening on a regular basis for quite some time now, and we are starting to get worried that she will no longer be happy with kittens and will start taking us larger cats. Nova the Destroyer has graciously offered to reside in the Kitten Cabana temporarily to catch this perpetrator. Nova is more than able to defend herself against any burglar, and is very good at hiding. We think this is a good idea, so please arrange to have her transferred there as soon as possible.

This cat burglar is so bold that she has actually walked up to the Explore.org camera in the Kitten Cabana and boasted about taking the kittens away “to find a good home!” We suspect it was HER home and suggest someone go over there to check. And take lots of food and litter.

She does not seem to favor one color of kitten over another; as long as they are small and furry, she seems quite happy to capture them and take them away. (see picture below)
Nova is packed and ready for the move into the Kitten Cabana.

Moses and Bailey Bobcats
(Sent via Lori D., Secretary to the Cats)


Note to Newcomers:  Big Cat Rescue has a domestic foster cat/kitten program.  We foster cats and kittens from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.  During the day the weaned kittens play in the Kitten Cabana in the center of the sanctuary.  In the evening after the work is all done the kitten go back home with the interns and volunteers.  When they are two pounds and well socialized they go back the the Humane Society of Tampa Bay to be adopted.  Keeper Karma is the purr-son in charge of that program.  She picks up new cats & kittens from the Humane Society and then takes them back when they are ready for their furever family.  YOU can watch the kittens playing in the Kitten Cabana on a live streaming web cam.

Nova is a wild bobcat kitten currently in the our wild Bobcat Rehab and Release program.  She is a feisty little spitfire.  She has a live web cam, too.

Find all the cat cams at BigCatCams.com

 Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue

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

  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

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