May 3 2017

Big Cat Updates

On Sat. May 6 Seth Tiger will leave Tiger Lake for a dental and won’t be brought back to Tiger Lake until the Cat Walk project is done, which is anticipated to be May 18. Tiger Lake cam will go on highlights from May 6 – May 18. Seth will be moved to one of our other tiger enclosures on the property after his dental.

Bobcat Rehab camera installation is supposed to start May 8. I don’t know how long explore’s new company will take, but their plan is to take the Vacation Rotation camera to Bobcat Rehab and install a different cam in VR, at a lower point on the pole so we have less trees in the way of the view and we can clean from a ladder.

We are planning to sedate 3-4 tigers on Saturday for dental work.  Each procedure will be streamed live.  Keep an eye Facebook.com/bigcatrescue and on BigCatRescue.org/vet to wtach.


Facebook Live Video Replays

This was from April 23, but I don’t think we ever posted a YouTube link:

Our enrichment team has been very busy over the past 6 months making the holidays fun for the big cats. So we threw a pizza party for the big cats and for our hard working enrichment team! BigCatTV.com


Explore.org/BigCatRescue

We are sad to report that one of our beloved Camera Operators has passed away.  If you ever watched our cats in the Windsong Memorial Hospital, then you were the beneficiary of Doug’s love for the cats, as he kept the cameras steady on the action.  He loved operating the live webcams and loved the animals he brought to the online viewing world even more.  He was particularly fond of the bobcats.  When his fellow Camera Operators asked to set up a memorial fund for him to pay for a Warrior Level of Sponsorship we were touched by their love of their fellow operator.  We have set up a donation page at BigCatRescue.org/doug to raise the funds for this sign to be erected at Big Cat Rescue in his memory.

CamOpDoug

This was one of the last posts I saw from Doug on the Windsong Memorial Skype chat:

DougVaughnLastPost


 Foster Kitten Program

Kitten Cabana kittens go back to the Humane Society today. We have another litter that should be ready for the Kitten Cabana very soon.

Karma will be taking following kittens are ready to go back to the Humane Society to find their furever homes.

  • Janna
  • Jasper
  • Josie
  • Duchess

Karma will be bringing back with her more precious ones that need fostering.

Our intern housing (dorms) all have names.  Our foster kittens live with the interns.  After a heard day of work for the big cats the interns go back to their dorms and and enjoy some one on one with the kittens they are fostering.

  • Intern house, Modglin, will be receiving some five week old kitten to foster.
  • Intern house, Himalayan, will be receiving a momma cat and her three week old kitten.

ROARS & CHUFFS to Bank of Ozarks

Give Day is one of our two largest annual fundraisers.

Bank of the Ozarks donated $5000 to Give Day!
https://www.razoo.com/story/B9u50f


Yesterday, Lisa Montero from Bank of the Ozarks came by to visit the cat the bank sponsors — Sabre the leopard — our oldest cat at age 25. And what did she bring with her? A donation of $5000 to add to our Give Day fundraising campaign today! Thanks very much Lisa!


Keeper Corner

Keeper Afton: The look you get when you realize it’s only Wednesday lol.
-Ares cougar

Keeper Afton: TJ spends a lot of his time lounging on his platform.

Keeper Afton: Pizza Party for the hard working enrichment team!!

Keeper Afton: CUTENESS ALERT ? Some of you asked to see this clip…it was used in the video for tomorrow. Sioux and Lakota sharing a slice of enrichment pizza.

Keeper Afton: I played some music for Joseph, and he fell fast asleep. He loves music or being sung to.


 People Often Ask

People Often Ask if the money from fundraisers done on the Facebook Fundraisers are legitimate and if the money is actually given to the sanctuary.

The Answer Is:  Yes, absolutely.  Here is a screenshot of a recent receipt of a payment from Facebook to the sanctuary.  Several Facebook Viewers have ran or are running purr-sonal fundraisers for the cats using Facebook’s fundraiser feature.  Here is proof that Facebook sends the funds directly to Big Cat Rescue.

The cats just received a gift of $1,391.75 from our AMAZING Facebook Viewers!!!

THANK YOU!! Roars!! Chuffs!!

People Often Ask:  How they can do a Facebook Fundraiser.

Go to this link:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/bigcatrescue/fundraisers/?ref=page_internal

Look below our cover photo, on the right side there are two buttons.  One says “Donate” and one says “+ Raise Money.”

Clicking the “+ Raise Money” button pops up a window to set up your fundraiser.  Facebook will handle everything after that.


 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 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’s Facebook Live questions

 

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