March 30 2017
Big Cat Updates
Wyeth Bobcat Goes Free, TODAY
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Get your Wyeth Bobcat gear today to help support our Bobcat Rehab and Release program: https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/search?q=wyeth
Coordinator Report Wednesday 3/29/2017
Sioux is very restless in the hospital. No pee pads under her cage she will pull them up and shred them. She likes the lights out and music on.
TJ and Seth are both locked in their roof sections. TECO is coming tomorrow to put in new power poles.
We got a red meat delivery and everyone worked together to get it unloaded and sorted into the walk-in freezer.
Some raking got done in front section.
Picky cats did ok:
- Tj ate 9 lbs
- Cameron 5 lbs
- Joseph 6 lbs
- Hoover 5 lbs Hoover was very distracted today
- Zeus 7 lbs. Zeus did not want to come in his lockout for eye drops. Zeus likes his meat cut up rather small.
That’s it for me.
Video ABOUT Dr. Justin: Barcroft recently did a story about our very own Dr. Justin.
VIDEO: Evening Meds With Kathryn Part 1 (Seth)
VIDEO: Evening Meds With Kathryn Part 2
VIDEO: Evening Meds With Kathryn Part 3
Sabre, JoJo, Ginger, Jade, Armani, Hoover, Nikita, Joseph, Zeus, and more
Question: What is the three word .com URL where we send people to take action to support the two important bills to save big cats and their babies?
Winner: Teresa (You will get an email this afternoon)
Wyeth Goes Free Commemorative Tees Available in different styles and MANY different colors.
Proceeds will benefit our wild Bobcat Rehab and Release program.
Sassy Cougar is all excited to get a bloodsicle! ~Keeper MaryLou G
Mickey is really enjoying his bloodsicle! ~Keeper MaryLou G
Reise comes out of her den for her bloodsicle. ~Keeper MaryLou G
Lakota enjoying a scented enrichment. ~Jamie
Wyeth loves her new den, which also happens to be the transport crate that will take her to her new home this week. ~Jamie
On a morning stroll with Lakota ~Jamie
Pharaoh, the elderly serval, feeling frisky today. ~Jamie
WOOHOO – A video from Dr. Justin!!
Joseph the lion hates me! Once in a while I try to get a good look at him to make sure he appears healthy never goes well.
A lion does not forget when you shoot him in the behind with a dart and then do surgery on him.
3/25/2017 Checking out the new cats, Lakota & Sioux. They are very nervous and skinny. This is Lakota. ~Dr. Justin
Hanging out with King Tut ~Dr. Justin
OLDER PHOTO: Nova the rehab bobcat the day after she arrived at Big Cat. She looks super cute but boy was she mean!! ~Dr. Justin
Wyeth Goes Back to the Wild TODAY
Recap of Wyeth’s Story
When a couple accidentally hit this little 8 month old bobcat, they called the Pinellas County Sheriff’s department for help. Deputy Wyeth had been to Big Cat Rescue before and scooped the broken little body up and rushed her to our front gate, where he called our emergency line, which rings to my mother, Barbara Stairs, who met him at the gate.
She called Jamie and Dr. Justin who arrived on the scene, 10 minutes later, to witness this brave deputy, pulling the very angry bobcat from the back seat of his vehicle. He and Barbara were trying to safely contain her in the tiger transport but the bobcat was spread eagle over the entrance and NOT going in.
Give to Big Cat RescueJamie arrived just in time to help push her in while Barbara snapped this image. Jamie then took a photo of the little bobcat in the tiger transport. See image at the top of the page.
Wyeth’s X-rays looked good, so Dr. Justin Boorstein stitched up some minor wounds and we were hoping we could just give her some time to heal before sending her back to the wild.
Read the full story and see the videos at: http://bigcatrescue.org/wyeth/
Here is a Bobcat Tote Bag that helps support the Wild Bobcat Rehab & Release Program
March 2016 – Big Cats Get New Toys
May 2011 – Big Cats Get Toys
March 2017 Toys For Big Cats
We get the cats’ toys from: WildlifeToyBox.com
People Often Ask: “How can I work at Big Cat Rescue?”
There are some GREAT videos recorded by viewers at explore.org/bigcatrescue that you will really enjoy watching.
Here is a list of YouTube channels that feature videos of the cats here:
Bu and Cam by the lake in the morning
A CamBu monring
Another Happy Morning with CamBu
CamBu relaxing, having diner at the fence and going to sleep
Cammy and the vultures
Watching Joseph eat
Walking my Bu in the morning
Quick attack on log and ball
Zabu fertilizing the Vacation Rotation, then runs into Wilson
- Susann https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUFOZiTvzKRvj-oVbzdByvg
- Ruxandra https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCsjKptd1gM9BhfDkGQGNg
- Donna P: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcFbhMc8Sqr-8MreWuYr4Bg
- Shawna https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfl9S-vDPJIgjl8QpM6Aypw
- Cathy S https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ynHBFLKj0BVnK5jo2gTnw
- A Heart For Nikita https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxAXUTh29XWQw35acpU1Ag
BCR Website Updates
This page has been updated: http://bigcatrescue.org/cubs/
An update on the fight to free Tony the truck stop tiger in Louisiana
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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