Mrs Claws the Bobcat was released by the vet to go outside. She was put in the Cat-a-Tat next to Ariel Bobcat and Nabisco Bobcat. She has a protected screen between her and Nabisco, so they can get to know each other and hopefully we will be able to open up the tunnel and let them play soon. Ariel says she wants no part of either one of those rowdy kids, so we are looking for a better spot on the sanctuary grounds for her.
Priya Update: She ate her meds and little bit of food this morning. She spent the night in the the tiger transport inside the Windsong Memorial Hospital. Sorry about the lack of cameras for you guys but the people who have been supporting some of the hoarders we have taken cats from have been attacking our vets and they just didn’t want them to twist what’s happening w/ Priya. Sharing everything that happens with you also means the bad guys have access and they are constantly filing false complaints. It’s really a shame that the evil people of this world can keep us from being completely transparent, but we will continue to bring you behind the scenes as much as we can.
Spirit Feather Update: We have been searching for months for a release site in her county (Lake Co., FL) and are continuing to search because she’s ready to go back to the wild. The problem is in finding property that is big enough (40 ac next to a state park or much more protected land) to support her that isn’t used for hunting bobcats. If you own such a spot in Lake County please let us know.
Spirit Feather’s Story
Just as soon as one bobcat is released back into the wild it seems another is right there to take their place. At 12:30 in the morning on July 21st Big Cat Rescuers received a call from a clinic, in a small town outside of Orlando, where an orphaned bobcat kitten had been surrendered. The kitten had been found alone in the middle of the road. Rescuers arrived on the scene and transferred her from a small cardboard box into a more comfortable travel crate.
This tiny kitten was fully feral and had the spunk and spirit of full grown wild bobcat. Her arrival came at a time when we were mourning the loss of our beloved Little Feather and so she was named Spirit Feather in honor of both her fiery attitude and our recently passed friend. Weighing in at just two pounds we estimated Spirit Feather to be approximately two months old.
She was not injured in any way, however, she suffered a heavy infestation of fleas and hookworms for which she was treated. She also had a small crusted spot on her back which tested positive for ringworm. Because ringworm is highly contagious Spirit Feather must remain in the cat hospital under quarantine until she has completed her course of medication to treat the infection.
Spirit Feather has been doing very well. She is eating whole prey foods, she is very playful and energetic, and she has maintained her wild and untrusting nature. By the time you have received this issue of the Big Cat Times she will have been moved to the outdoor rehab enclosure equipped with a live streaming webcam viewable at explore.org/bigcatrescue.
The Rescue Of 5 New Tigers
We took in 5 new tigers from a failed pseudo sanctuary called Serenity Springs. This makes a part of the biggest big cat rescue in the history of the United States.
Sassy Cougar wants to remind everyone that we are one week away from #GivingTuesday, the 24-hour global online giving event to kick off the season of giving by encouraging people to donate to their favorite non-profits!
#GivingTuesday is next week (November 29) but early giving is already underway beginning today! https://givingtuesday. razoo.com/us/story/7nxt0f
The timing could not be better this year as we have just rescued 11 exotic cats (5 tigers, 4 bobcats and 2 cougars) and really need your financial support to care for them. It is Big Cat Rescue’s goal is to raise $58,000 during #GivingTuesday. These much-needed funds will feed all 11 of our new mouths for an entire year! It is only because of the financial support we receive from generous donors like you that we can continue to say YES when exotic cats need to be rescued.
Donate now to help us feed our 11 new rescues https://givingtuesday. razoo.com/us/story/7nxt0f
THANK YOU for VOTING DAILY until December 7 for Big Cat Rescue in 2 categories: Be More Humble and Be More Relevant.
Be sure to remind your friends to SCROLL WAY DOWN the page at EACH link below and check the round bubble next to Big Cat Rescue’s name. THEN Keep SCROLLING WAY DOWN the page to click the VOTE BUTTON.
THANK YOU for helping the cats in these two contests!
http://www.wedu.org/bemore/humble/ (Big Cat Rescue)
http://www.wedu.org/bemore/relevant/ (Big Cat Rescue: Update Mickey Cougar)
Big Cats DON’T Make Good Pets
Video of Keisha going after a keeper in the FS by Susann Mesna
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