June 22 2017

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Big Cat Updates

Kathryn’s Coordinator Note from 6/21/2017

Was a hot muggy day. Picky cats ate ok today.

Tiger tunnel by memorial garden was cleaned out.

Water delivery

Facebook Live Video Replays

Shifting big cats off and on Vacation.


Big Cat Rescue Socks.  Yes, this is where Keeper Karma got the socks she was wearing at the 500th kitten party.

Keeper Corner

Jamie Veronica: Ginger enjoying an afternoon siesta in her hammock bed.

Julai Doane: Like many of the other great and wonderous souls at Big Cat, TJ was an incredible example of resilience and a reminder that these animals should all stay wild and free. Sadly, a life in captivity is all he knew but we will all sigh a little relief as his spirit travels on to the world with no doors, no walls, no cage bars. As always, thank you Big Cat Rescue for giving TJ the best possible care, love and devotion; for making his home, a sanctuary.


Moving Cats

Cats we plan to move to and from vacation today, if they will participate:

Mac should go home from FunCation

Reise will go on FunCation after Mac goes home

Sapphire will go home from Vacation Rotation

Jasmine will go on Vacation Rotation


Gift Shop

There are so many things that go into keeping everything running smoothly at the sanctuary.  There are hardworking dedicated volunteers besides the pawsome keepers and interns.  This group is not seen in the live videos because they work inside instead of outside with the cats.  So today, I wanted to let you know they are here.  We have a very special group of volunteers called Partners that work in the gift shop etc.  The work these super hero volunteers do help support the sanctuary and the cats in many ways.

They not only help them in the gift shop but they are very key in our educational mission.    In fact, when guests arrive for the tours they help people get checked in, answer the flood of questions about the sanctuary, the cats, and out mission.  After the tours when guests are really full of questions about the cats they just saw and the information they just heard this team of special volunteers get really excited talking to guests, answering their questions and explaining how the various big cat issues all effect saving species in the wild.

Big Cat Rescue could not do the things we do without this group of dedicated Partners.

Here is a note from Master Keeper Honey to her team of Partner volunteers.

Hi Gang,

We will be changing some prices on some items in the gift shop and as a result this will mean relabelling a LOT of items. For the next couple of Thursdays we will have gift shop project days in order to get this done in a timely manner. We will be relabelling ALL of the stuffed animals and ALL of the socks in this coming month. Please sign up for partner time on the schedule for these coming Thursdays. I will need several people to make this work.

Since this is out of the ordinary realm of labelling these projects days will count towards the new project rewards program. I will also be coming up with some outdoor projects that will get those rewards as well for our partners that can’t help with the raking and the cage projects so that you guys can also accumulate rewards.

These project Thursdays will start at 8:30 and go all day through 5. If you can’t dedicate the whole day that is fine, but please sign up for what you can so this gets done. We will take breaks and see some cats so you guys aren’t just doing boring labelling.

Thanks for all of your hard work and for helping with all things gift shop as this ultimately helps the cats!!

Have a great day.

For the Cats,

Honey Wayton

 Bobcat Rehab

Viewer Racheal C got a great snapshot of Nova.

YOU CAN get great snapshots like this, too.  Find the Bobcat Rehab cam links at BigCatCams.com, watch Nova on the live streaming cam and when she does something cute click the camera icon to take you very one Nova Bobcat Photos.  Send them to lawanna.mitchell@bigcatrescue.org so everyone can enjoy your cool shots.  You can also capture video from those live streaming web cams.

Learn more about our bobcat rehab and release program at:  http://BigCatRescue.org/bobcat-rehab/


Originally posted May 9, 2017

White Serval’s Greatest Moments: Pharaoh the white serval LOVES enrichment. Take a look at some of his greatest playful moments!

 Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue

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

 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

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