November 24 2017

Big Cat Updates

Summary:  Will Bobcat getting life saving care, Black Friday specials, New contest, Cats had a great Thanksgiving, videos, photos, & more.

Keeper Marie sent this to me for Thanksgiving.  Apologizes for not posting this yesterday. LOL, Gilligan looks like he is ready to a Thanksgiving afternoon nap!

 ATTN: Amazon Shoppers – Black Friday

Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Did you know you can support your favorite cats when you shop on Black Friday?

Go to and Amazon donates to Big Cat Rescue, at no extra cost to you.

 Will Bobcat Update

Will Bobcat doesn’t consume enough water because he doesn’t drink from a bowl.  We mix water in his food, but it’s not enough, so we have to give him subcutaneous fluids.  The problem is:  Will likes being outside and he definitely doesn’t like being netted.  We don’t want to torment him, so Keepers: Kathryn and Afton, have managed to hook him up to the IV bag to get his bi weekly fluids.
It was hard to get Will to buy into the idea, but once the life giving stream was flowing, he decided to be still and let them do their work.  I don’t know how long he will tolerate this, but we will try to help him for as long as he’s not objecting.


Please vote for our intern Aleesa’s video — you can vote ONCE PER DAY until December 7th! Big Cat Rescue has the chance to win up to$10,000 for the cats!! VOTE HERE: This is a great way to help the cats at no cost to you.


The cats LOVED their Thanksgivings Day Feast

ALL of the cats had a turkey or a cornish game hen, depending on the size of the cat.

THANK YOU, to Everyone who donated at

 Get YOUR FREE 2018 Big Cat Calendar

Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Offer: Free calendar any totaling $45 or more (excluding shipping fees). Offer valid 11/24 – 11/27. There is no coupon code for this offer. The calendars will be shipped with qualifying orders.

Baby Tiger Cub OnesieGet One Now

Clipart lion Can Big Cat Rescue count on YOU on #GivingTuesday to help feed our 60+ exotic cats?

#GivingTuesday is just a few days away — Tuesday, November 28th! — If you’d like to donate early, our donation page is up and we would greatly appreciate early donations to help feed our exotic cats!

By far the largest expense at our sanctuary is the cost for food for our exotic cats. Our annual food bill is $200,000 — that’s over $16,000 each month!

We feed our cats the highest quality, most nutritious meat we can buy in order to keep them healthy and happy. Our goal this year is to raise $64,000 on #GivingTuesday — this will feed every mouth at the sanctuary for FOUR MONTHS!

Many of our cats were rescued from horrible situations where they received poor or inadequate nutrition…if they were fed at all. Zeus and Keisha tigers came from a New York facility that stopped feeding them; they were emaciated and close to starvation when we arrived to rescue them. The “Gilligan’s Island” cats as we call them because they all have names from the television show — Gilligan, Skipper, Mary Ann, Ginger, Thurston Howell and Lovey — had been abandoned by their Kansas owner and left to starve to death before we stepped in and brought them to their forever home in Tampa. These are just some of the stories of our cats. Luckily they are now at Big Cat Rescue and, thanks to donors like you, will never know hunger again!

Not familiar with #GivingTuesday? It’s an annual campaign that takes place on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday each year and is designed to be a 24-hour global online giving event to kick off the season of giving by encouraging people to donate to their favorite non-profits.

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. THANK YOU for helping us feed our precious cats.

Wishing you a peaceful and happy holiday season!

ClipArt film

Tiger Andre and Arthur are brothers. Watch as they enjoy and wrestle over some Thanksgiving goodies. Boy will be boys!

ClipArt film Facebook Live Video Replays

Tigers swim and play in their own lakeside habitat at Big Cat Rescue. Watch more at

 Fun Photos

A peaceful afternoon

When Zabu lounges in the pool she likes to keep her paws on the rim, I guess so she won’t float away.

Santa is not the only one watching you!!

ClipArt Cub in a cape Keeper Corner

While most people dread going to work on Thanksgiving, this volunteer crew showed up to work full of smiles to work FOR FREE, in the rain, on Thanksgiving Day.

Photos by Keeper Desmond

Seth Hiding

Armani being a goofball

 Can YOU write product descriptions?  Carole needs some ad copy written for our Amazon items.  Having better item descriptions that use more keywords will help us sell more items when means more help to care for the cats.   Here is our store link. Take a look at the descriptions of the items (other than shirts) to see if you can write better descriptions.  If you can send an email to and include you descriptions and the link of the item the description is for.

 Bracelets:  Did you recently purr-chase a bracelet through one of our 50% off coupon codes on Amazon?  If you did PLEASE go back in to Amazon and leave a review letting people know what you think of the bracelet.  The two bracelets that recently had a coupon code were and


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