November 10 2017

Big Cat Updates

Summary:  Will Bobcat update, Big cat dentals, 2018 Calendar, Lots of photos today, Keeper Corner, Thanksgiving fundraisers you can do,  How to Make a Feral Cat Shelter, and more.

Will Bobcat is now in the outdoor hospital cage. For now, he is limited to half the space.  Here is his nest cam link so you can help us keep an eye on him: https://video.nest.com/live/UbmXZ24GD5

CHANGE in Cats on the Move

  • Amanda, Andre, and Arthur went home.
  • Sundari went home.
  • Witness Protection cat is on FunCation
  • Witness Protection cat is on Vacation

ClipArt film BigCatTV.com

A HUGE thank you to the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation for doing dentals on 5 tigers and 1 cougar in 2 days! http://BigCatTV.com

Watch the full dental procedures at:  https://www.facebook.com/bigcatvets/


 2018 Big Cat Rescue Calendar

Love BEAUTIFUL photos of YOUR FAVORITE Big Cats?

NEW Big Cat Calendar is NOW Available – LIMITED QUANTITY

http://BigCatRescue.org/calendar

13-month glossy color calendar features the big cats who call Big Cat Rescue home

Size Approx 8.5″ x 11″ when closed, 17″ x 11″ when fully open.


ClipArt Cub in a cape Keeper Corner

Keeper Michael Heap:  Guess who is being lazy today?

Keeper Michael Heap :-0 “Feeling Watched”:  The view from cleaning

Keeper Michael Heap: Best raffle prize ever


Thanksgiving Fundraisers

Often times people ask how they can help, saying they wish they could donate but can’t.  Did you know that YOU CAN do a Thanksgiving Fundraiser for the cats that requires very little effort on your part?

We feed out about 500 pounds of meat every day, so you can imagine how big that bill is every month.  YOUR Facebook fundraisers are really helping cover the costs of caring for these precious big cats.  THANK YOU!!!!

How to create a Facebook Fundraiser:

  1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your personal Facebook News Feed
  2. Click the blue button that says “Raise Money”
  3. Click the blue button that says “Get Started”
  4. Select Nonprofit
  5. Search for us in that list that pops up
  6. That fills in basic information for you, but you can customize that.
  7. Choose a cover photo (ask us for one if you’d like)
  8. Click Create

See screenshots at https://bigcatrescue.org/facebook-fundraiser/

NOTE: If you want help setting up or need photos for your project please contact lawanna.mitchell@bigcatrescue.org

Did You Know?  Here at Big Cat Rescue, literally 100% of your donations are spent directly ON THE CATS!!! We are able to adhere to that strict policy because the other sanctuary expenses, administrative expenses, salaries etc come out of tour fees and other sources of income. We are extremely serious about donations being used JUST FOR THE CATS!

Because of adhering to that strict policy regarding donations, and all of the other ways Big Cat Rescue is transparent in our operations, we have earned Charity Navigator‘s highest 4-star rating for “sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency” EVERY YEAR since we were first evaluated by them in 2010.

Exciting:  Here is a quote directly from Charity Navigator’s rating letter “Only 7% of the charities we rate have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations.” Big Cat Rescue has done it for 6 consecutive years.

HUGE THANK YOU!!!!!  WOW!!  So far this year, 405 big cat friends have done Facebook Fundraisers and raised $50,744 which is enough funds to cover approximately one month’s worth of meat for the cats.  GREAT JOB, EVERYONE!!!!


ClipArt film Facebook Live Video Replays

Tigers swim and play in their own lakeside habitat at Big Cat Rescue. Watch more at http://explore.org/tigerlake

Evening Walkabout for Meds & Snacks


clipart lynx leaping Bobcat Rehab

Join Cooper Bobcat on his journey from rescue to release. Watch more on the Bobcat Rehab streaming webcams. Find all the cat web cams at http://BigCatCams.com

Learn more about Cooper at http://BigCatRescue.org/cooper/

  • How did Cooper the little wild bobcat end up in Rehab at Big Cat Rescue?
  • What did he do that got him in trouble?
  • How was he taught to hunt?
  • Will he be released back into the wild?
  • See photos & videos of his journey from kitten to adult?

Learn more about Big Cat Rescue’s Wild Bobcat Rehab & Release Program at https://BigCatRescue.org/bobcat-rehab/  (warning live prey hunting as these cats are being prepared for release back to the wild)

  • How do wild bobcats end up in rehab?
  • How do you rehab a wild bobcat?
  • What determines if they can be returned to the wild?
  • Meets some of the past rehab bobcats.

 Photos From Social Media Overnight

Cameron Lion + Zabu Tiger = Best Friends CAMBU

Zabu – Do I want to pester Cameron, stalk a keeper, or chase a golf cart? Hmm… nah, I’ll look for a comfy spot to nap!

Apollo enjoys his Enrichment tree so much he “stands” on his head.

Reise Cougar, stalking her keeper. I wonder what she is thinking?


ClipArt film Past Videos

Keisha Tiger Halloween – Published on Oct 28, 2014 – Keisha celebrates Halloween 2014 by testing her mighty jaws on some pumpkin!


 Cole & Marmalade’s Corner

How to Make a Feral Cat Shelter – Help feral cats stay warm this winter! The shelter I built is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to help (You can also add a plastic/vinyl flap over the opening once a cat as begun to use the shelter to protect them even more from the elements)


 

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