Big Cat Health Updates
Chief Spotted Eye is doing better. His camera keeps dying, but he's improving. Gale is trying to remedy the webcam issue. He ate 15 small chunks of beef today and pooped! Good to know that food can be processed. His breathing looks a little bit better.
His LIVE webcams are at https://video.nest.com/live/GfH4XkjHQN and https://video.nest.com/live/cSpGp3hTqD but don't be concerned if the cameras are down, as our Internet connection in there isn't very good.
Nirvana Ocelot is continuing to do well but may be hyperthyroid.
Priya Tigress is bored out of her mind, but has to be kept quiet for her stiches to heal. She's being very good about the whole awful situation.
Hoover Tiger hasn't been on the live webcam at explore.org/bigcatrescue much lately. The big cats, just like your cats at home, have weird habits and change their favorite lounging spots from time to time. For now he's really liking the Food Prep area, but I think it's because Priya Tigress is up there.
Can You Help Our 12 New Rescues on #GivingTuesday?
Big Cat Rescue is excited to again be participating in #GivingTuesday – Tuesday November 29, 2016!!
Please mark your calendar!
The timing could not be better this year as we have just rescued 12 exotic cats (5 tigers, 5 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 the 24 hours of #GivingTuesday. These much-needed funds will feed all 12 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. Find out more at https://givingtuesday.razoo.com/us/story/7nxt0f
Video of big cats on vacation
Recorded: April – November 2016 by Susann Mesna from explore.org/bigcatrescue webcam Credit: BCR for giving the cats the opportunity to go on vacation
Black Friday via Smile.Amazon.com
Please remember to sign into Smile.Amazon.com and choose Big Cat Rescue as your charity of choice.
A wonderful way to support the cats at no cost to you is to go to your Amazon.com account and sign up for Amazon Smile to have .5% of your purchases donated to Big Cat Rescue.
It is easy to set up. Once you do, instead of going to Amazon.com to shop, in the future you go to Smile.Amazon.com. Everything at Smile is exactly the same as you are used to at Amazon, same products, same prices. If you have a Prime account, it will still be there in Smile. The ONLY difference is that .5% of your purchases are donated by Amazon to Big Cat Rescue – ZERO cost to you, but it sure adds up for the cats.
To sign up for Smile just go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3330495 and log in with your usual Amazon ID and password.
Or Shop With Us Where Even More Goes to the Big Cats
Visit our online gift shop at www.BigCatRescue.biz and get a pounce on your holiday shopping.
Every gift shop purchase helps us to provide the very best care to big cats that have been rescued from abuse and abandonment.
The 11 newly rescued cats pictured are so thankful for supporters like you. YOU make a difference.
Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Offer: Free calendar with the first 100 orders totaling $45 or more (excluding shipping fees). Offer valid 11/25 – 11/28. There is no coupon code for this offer. The calendars will be shipped with the first 100 qualifying orders automatically.
DAILY VOTE REMINDER
You can VOTE DAILY until December 7 for Big Cat Rescue in 2 categories: Be More Humble and Be More Relevant. SCROLL WAY DOWN at EACH link below and check the round bubble next to Big Cat Rescue’s name. THEN, SCROLL WAY on down to find the VOTE BUTTON and click it.
http://www.wedu.org/bemore/humble/ (Big Cat Rescue)
http://www.wedu.org/bemore/relevant/ (Big Cat Rescue: Update Mickey Cougar)
Global Big Cat News
Animals will not return to Tiger Ridge Exotics It won't happen while Ohio Department of Agriculture appeals case. Judge Reeve Kelsey, of Wood County Common Pleas Court, had ordered the Ohio Department of Agriculture to return by Nov. 29 six tigers, a black leopard, a liger, a cougar, and a Kodiak brown bear seized in January, 2015. The owner, Kenny Hetrick had failed for years to comply with Ohio law that required him to register his animals and provide safe caging.
Nov. 20, 2016 Johannesburg, SA - A child was attacked by a tiger at a show inside a zoo in the city of Sakakah, north of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates based television news channel Al Arabiya reported. People screamed as they managed to rescue the 5 year old girl from the tiger’s grip. See video at https://www.enca.com/life/travel/video-tiger-attacks-child-in-saudi-arabia
World's last wild tigers may be wiped out by bad planning of roads and railways. There are less than 4,000 tigers left in the wild and their habitat is at risk from bad infrastructure planning. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/worlds-last-wild-tigers-may-be-wiped-out-by-bad-planning-roads-railways-1593093
China accused of defying its own ban on breeding tigers to profit from body parts. Beijing faces pressure at global summit to close 200 farms where tigers are bred for luxury goods and end its obstructive tactics. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/27/china-accused-of-defying-its-own-ban-on-breeding-tigers-to-profit-from-body-parts
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