June 18 2017

Happy Father’s Day!

Big Cat Updates

Angie Gabor’s Coordinator Report for Saturday 6/17

Today was a very hot day. The interns did a great job in the heat, they mowed all around the hospital and around Seth and Andy’s enclosures.

It’s been noted that Reise has not been coming out to eat in the AM to the far lockout. ¬†She seems more receptive to eat in the lockout closest to the big den. The wire has been moved to that lockout.

Really busy day for tours.

We received 5 new bat houses from an Eagle Scout.

Picky cats were extra picky today. Keepers had to make multiple feeding trips for them today.

Removed lots of ants from the rehab bobcat’s antenna box by the sand cat gate. Sprayed the tree with ant repellent and sealed the opening.


 Heads Up

Up Close with Cathy Unruh

Program interviewing Jamie and me will air this Thursday the 22nd at 8:00 pm on WEDU (PBS). WEDU covers a 16 county radius to Tampa.


Facebook Live Video Replays

Seth and Andy Tiger Splash Off: We don’t know if Andy or Seth were ever “fathers”. We hope not because breeding wild cats for life in prison is cruel. We hope your Father’s Day is wonderful and this fun splash off is a grrreat way to start. Continue watching at http://explore.org/live-cams/player/big-cat-rescue-tiger-lake

Evening Walkabout and Meds


Keeper Corner

HEADS UP:  Over the next several days you will begin seeing some really fun photos from Keeper MaryLou and Keeper Desmond.  Both of them have sent in SEVERAL FUN PHOTOS.

Carole’s Note: ¬†Today, as Angie and I were discussing a really huge drainage project for Cameron and Zabu, I noticed that she had been all chewed up around her neck by bugs. ¬†She said she’d forgotten to use her bug soap yesterday and went on to say how amazing it is. ¬†I told her we should stock it for the volunteers. ¬†If anyone wants to send the volunteers some it’s called¬†Shoofly Soap (and there is a spray for your clothes, as the biting insects will avoid the soaped areas and go for the fabric covered ones) and is from blackberrycreeksoaps.com 715 277 3257

Keeper Afton: ¬†I can’t get enough of these two and their sleeping positions lately. They crack me up!!
Keeper Afton: I can't get enough of these two and their sleeping positions lately. They crack me up!!

Keeper Afton: I can't get enough of these two and their sleeping positions lately. They crack me up!!

Keeper Afton: Zucari was very active 6/15/2017 after breakfast!

Zucari was very active this morning after breakfast! Zucari was very active this morning after breakfast! Zucari was very active this morning after breakfast!

Keeper Brittany Mira: Here’s Desiree being totally adorable for #caturday !! ? #bigcatrescue #bigcatsofinstagram #cat #serval #notpets #nomorecages
Keeper Brittany Mira: Here's Desiree being totally adorable for #caturday !! ? #bigcatrescue #bigcatsofinstagram #cat #serval #notpets #nomorecages


 Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue

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


 Big Cat Models

ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHIRTS! THANK YOU, Carrah!

Big Cat Model Carrah: ¬†Here’s a photo of my favorite shirt that I’ve ordered from BCR. Thanks for your tireless work in saving tigers (my personal favorite) as well as all cats big and small. ¬†Thank you, Carrah BCR Fan Forever

Carole had quite a surprise today.  Viewer Lee came to visit the cats and Carole.  Carole was blown away by the gift Lee had made!  You have simply got to see this throw quilt.  I cannot imagine the time that went into making this beautiful gift.

Lee also donated a case of beautiful Big Cat Mugs she had made.  Carole is modeling one for us.  Carole, obviously loved her surprise!


Dad’s can be hard to shop for because the say they have everything they need.

I hope you still have your father, and if not, I hope the memories him are as lovely as mine. Maybe the father in your life is your husband, who is the father of your children…be they human or cats. Whoever he is, HIS day of celebration is this weekend.

There are some other great items for sale at CatRescue.biz and the best part is that 100% of profit from your purchases goes to protecting cats from tabbies to tigers.

Does this funny shirt sound like YOUR Dad? ¬†“I hate it when you have to be nice to someone you really want to throw a brick at” ¬†This fun / funny big cat shirt is on sale for Father’s Day.

Does this funny shirt sound like YOUR Dad? "I hate it when you have to be nice to someone you really want to throw a brick at" This fun / funny big cat shirt is on sale for Father's Day.

 A FREE Gift for Dad that You BOTH can Enjoy

FREE Grilling¬†Big Cat Style:¬†FREE¬†only through Monday morning in honor of Father’s Day. ¬†Get YOUR copy while it is still FREE. ¬†This FREE cookbook is a grrreat way to show you care and to actually do some bonding at the grill. ¬†If the man in your life loves cats, or loves to grill, you need to download this 92 page Cookbook: Grilling Big Cat Style.

FREE Grilling Big Cat Style: FREE only through Monday morning in honor of Father's Day. Get YOUR copy while it is still FREE. This FREE cookbook is a grrreat way to show you care and to actually do some bonding at the grill. If the man in your life loves cats, or loves to grill, you need to download this 92 page Cookbook: Grilling Big Cat Style.


 BCR Website Updates


 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‚Äôs Facebook Live questions

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