November 21 2018

Post breakfast bath time with Max and Maryann!

Big Cat Updates

Alexa Flash Briefing

Find all of the previous daily Alexa Flash News Briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw

We Need 2 iPads – Are You Upgrading Yours?

If you are upgrading your iPads would you consider donating your older ones to Big Cat Rescue? Two of our daily use iPads have bit the dust 🙁 We really need one for the Enrichment Team for documentation, scheduling, record keeping, etc. We also need on for the tours. We use them to get guests checked in faster. If you are in a position to donate either a w new or used one please contact Barb in the office at appreciation@bigcatrescue.org.

BLACK FRIDAY Specials

We will be offering some special deals this Friday – Monday on Beaded Bracelets, Crazy Cat Lady Merchandise and Board Games at Amazon.com/bigcatrescue. Already shopping Amazon for Black Friday? Don’t forget to make the Big Cats Smile!

Black Friday Specials
Black Friday Specials

You can donate to the cats at NO COST TO YOU when you select BCR as your charity on Amazon Smile and shop Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com. It is exactly the same as regular Amazon EXCEPT when you use the Smile URL Amazon donates .5% of your purchase to BCR.

Smile.Amazon.com – GOOD NEWS

Did you know that on overall about 97% of Amazon purchases don’t go through AmazonSmile? It is my guess several of those missed donations are from BCR supporters shopping on Amazon.com who forgot to log in through Smile.Amazon.com. How many times have you bought something on Amazon.com and realized afterward that you forgot to log in through Smile.Amazon.com? We hear that from viewers frequently. Carole found something to help prevent that.

Smilematic is a simple browser extension that any supporter can install for free, and from that point on all their Amazon shopping experiences go through AmazonSmile.

Here’s a 30-second video that explains it better 🙂 It’s absolutely free.  I now have it on my computer and it is sure handy!!!  Now I just go to Amazon and I am automatically at Smile.Amazon, so now I won’t forget again!

Videos of the Day

Q&A at Big Cat Rescue: Early donations have begun for Giving Tuesday (Nov 27) – one of our biggest fundraising days of the year!  https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51389/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=13778. Our Goal is to raise $120,000 to feed Kimba, Max, and Simba for their first 4 years here at Big Cat Rescue. We have an Amazing $35,000 match this year!

Guatemala Tigers

Can these three Former Guatemalan Circus Tigers Kimba, Max and Simba Count on YOU on Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday, the 24-hour global online fundraising event to kick off the holiday season of giving will take place on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. And early donations with a $35,000 match started this week!

Giving Tuesday has become one of the sanctuary’s most important fundraising days of the year. The financial support we receive from generous donors like you during this annual campaign, which takes place each year on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is so important for our cats!

This year we are in the process of rescuing three young male former circus tigers from the South American country of Guatemala – Kimba (just 2 years old), Max and Simba (both 8 years old) – after the government banned wild animals in circuses last year and they had nowhere to go. These tigers are currently safe and being cared for at a temporary facility in Guatemala as we await their export/import permits so we can bring them to the fur-ever home here at Big Cat Rescue. We hope they will arrive in December and can’t wait to greet them!

Our goal is to raise $120,000 on Giving Tuesday — this amount will provide nutritious food and excellent veterinary care for Kimba, Max and Simba tigers for their first FOUR YEARS at the sanctuary!

We are especially excited this year because the first $35,000 in Giving Tuesday donations will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to generous donations by the SHARE Foundation, Penny & Don Pray and someone who wishes to remain anonymous.

Can Kimba, Max and Simba tigers count on you on #GivingTuesday? Remember: Early donations started Tuesday, November 13 and qualify for the matching funds so you don’t even need to wait until November 27! Learn more and donate to the care of these cats at https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51389/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=13778

THANK YOU and best wishes for a peaceful and joyous holiday season!
The Big Cat Rescue Family

Cat Photos of the Day

Gilligan, the Canadian Lynx, would like for you to Vote for the cats at VoteCats.com When you vote for Katie’s “My Giving Story” every day you are helping the cats’ chances to win great cash prizes.

Gilligan the Canadian Lynx would like for you to Vote for the cats at VoteCats.com
Gilligan the Canadian Lynx would like for you to Vote for the cats at VoteCats.com

Post breakfast bath time with Max and MaryAnn!

Post breakfast bath time with Max and Maryann!
Post breakfast bath time with Max and Maryann!

Here comes Keisha Tiger to say Good Morning!

Here comes Keisha Tiger to say Good Morning!
Here comes Keisha Tiger to say Good Morning!

Andre Tiger is sleeping off all that turkey!

Andre Tiger is sleeping off all that turkey!
Andre Tiger is sleeping off all that turkey!

Former Intern turned Senior Keeper Steph gives Breezy Bobcat mint Enrichment, which is her favorite 😻

Former Intern turned Senior Keeper Steph gives Breezy bobcat mint Enrichment, which is her favorite 😻
Former Intern turned Senior Keeper Steph gives Breezy bobcat mint Enrichment, which is her favorite 😻

Nikita Lioness and her prized possession ❤️

Nikita and her prized possession ❤️
Nikita and her prized possession ❤️

Past Thanksgiving Video

A Lion And His Thanksgiving Turkey – Published on Nov 17, 2017 – We all know Joseph LOVES ice cream but does this grumpy old guy like anything else? Yes, yes he does…Thanksgiving turkey!

You can help us give the cats special treats for Thanksgiving at BigCatRescue.org/turkey

 

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