Nov 27 2016

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Keeper's Log

If all continues to improve we are hoping Chief Spotted Eye can undergo surgery on Tuesday.

Nirvana Ocelot refused her second round of meds yesterday.

Zouletta Serval is being picky about what she will eat and Joseph Lion's appetite has dropped the last two days.


Carole's "Pick of the Litter"

If you know me, then you know I always have a podcast playing in my ears when I'm doing mindless work, like putting on makeup, washing dishes or riding my bike to work.  One of the podcasts I like is High Income Business Writing by Ed Gandia because effective story telling is critical to engaging our supporters with the reasons why they should be a voice for the cats.  The following was particularly good and might help you overcome your own worst enemy.

How to Tackle Your Inner Critic and Unleash Your ‘Badassery’

We all have one.

A nagging inner critic that won’t go away.

The one who keeps telling us we can’t. Or we shouldn’t. Or we’re not good enough. Or we don’t know enough (or have enough experience).

She has a name. It’s Hilda.

Unfortunately, no one is immune to Hilda. Not even the most experienced pros.

And as you’re about to see, the secret it NOT to try and silence her for good (not going to happen!).

The key is to learn how to tame her.

Fortunately, there are some practical ways to do that. And that’s the topic of this week’s episode, where you’ll hear from Coach Jennie Mustafa-Julock.

Coach Jennie knows Hilda intimately. She knows all her tricks. And she’ll explain what you need to know about Hilda in order to tame and control her impulsive nature.

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did!  Listen to it here:


Today the Volunteers Get a FREE LUNCH

Sunday (Nov 27) Big Cat Rescue is providing 30 bagged Vegan Takeout lunches. Volunteers, be sure to get your FREE LUNCH any time after 11:30 in the Gift Shop or from Food Prep. I'd love for more of you to stay after cleaning to help with tours, projects and enrichment, and think it may be hunger that is causing people to leave right after cleaning. You may have sampled some of Pat's great cooking at the Wildcat Walkabout. Here is a little more about their offerings:

Email Pat at to place your order!


Holiday Shopping via


Please remember to sign into 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 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 to shop, in the future you go to 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 and log in with your usual Amazon ID and password.

Or Shop With Us Where Even More Goes to the Big Cats

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Visit our online gift shop at and get a pounce on your holiday shopping.

discount calendarCheck out our wide selection of wild big cat gifts from paw-some tees to cat print home decor there is something for everyone on your list.

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.  Tomorrow is the last day for this awesome offer:

A Yoga session with Nikita lioness

Recorded: November 26. 1016 by Susann Mesna from webcam  Credit:  Nikita the Yoga instructor


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. (Big Cat Rescue) (Big Cat Rescue: Update Mickey Cougar)


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


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