Big Cat Updates
Funny Big Cat Halloween video, Andre and is 2013 pumpkin plus 8 more photos, 2 more short fun video clips, Phone2Action update, Apollo's new shirts, Carole's Alexa Flash Briefing, and Carole's Q & A Afternoon Walkabout, Zeus' book update.
Alexa Flash New Briefing
Coordinator Report - Becky Gagliardo "a.k.a. Momma Becky"
Great day today. Weather was great and had lots of guests. We had a hardworking workgroup that did a great job on the empty enclosure across from Gabby. Thanks to Steph for leading that project.
Lots of volunteers came out today to work hard for the cats. Mary Jerome was my rockstar of the day. She fed, cleaned, did food prep, and helped with evening chores. All of the volunteers and interns did a great job today.
All the cats ate well except for Cameron, even Frosty joined the clean plate club today.
Cleaning brushes were gone thru today and many were thrown away, as they were totally worn out and their bristles were falling out.
That's it for me.
NOTE: What is a workgroup? Various companies, church groups, or organizations will bring a whole group to come work for a day on a specific project for the cats. These groups work hard and make a difference for the cats. If your organization or company is interested or a workday to help the cats please contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Cleaning Brushes, what are they used for? Every day, 365 days a year, rain or shine, the cats' feeding tiles are scrubbed, sanitized, and rinsed. Also, every single day, all the water bowls and buckets get dumped scrubbed, sanitized, rinsed, and refilled. All of the cats have multiple water bowls because our cages are built in sections and every section has at least one water bowl or bucket. So as you can imagine we wear out scrub brushes pretty fast. It is another one of those little extra expenses that really adds up by the end of the year. It's one of those expenses most people don't think about.
Phone2Action Weekly Update
The Calls of the Wild are truly one of the MOST IMPORTANT things YOU can each do to help stop the abuse and exploitation of big cats and their babies. Lawmakers don't see comments on social media posts, they don't even see most petitions, however, they do take notice of phone calls that YOU make to their offices!
Therefore, if you are truly serious about wanting to see the abuse and exploitation stopped than you will get motivated, and stay motivated to make those Calls of the Wild, EVERY WEEK, at BigCatAct.com.
As you can see from this Phone2Action update the number of you all out there making the calls have dramatically dropped in recent weeks. PLEASE, make those calls and help your friends and family make them as well. Start a calling tree or text message tree where you gather a group of contacts and remind and encourage each other, every week, to make those calls. When you get together with your friends for lunch or coffee take a few minutes and make those calls together.
We cannot accomplish this goal alone. WE NEED YOU!!!
Videos of the Day
Carole's Afternoon Q & A Walkabout. See Tigers, Zabu, Andre, & Amanda. Will Cameron Lion come down from the platform to eat for Master Keeper MC or will she have to go back again later?
Amanda Tiger is Queen of the Tunnel Top
Recorded on the LIVE Streaming Webcam at Explore.org/bigcatrescue
Hoover's Strolling and Chatting - Sleep all day and play all night
Recorded on the LIVE Streaming webcam at Explore.org/tigerlake
Product of the Day
Apollo has a beautiful NEW shirt on our Amazon Store!
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. It's added up to over $89,000 for the cats!
Photos of the Day
Ginger serval spying on her new neighbor Hutch
Hutch Serval using his palmetto stump as a pillow.
Canadian Lynx, Gilligan, and his built-in show shoes.
Cameron Lion is on alert.
Seth Tiger lounging on top of his den. The cats enjoy being up where they can look down on their territory.
A flash from the past: Cameron and Zabu
I was having the greatest nap when I realized Zabu had wandered off. Where oh where has that girl gotten off to?
Looking through past photos and found my favorite photo of Orion Cougar. Have you seen this one? I just can't get enough of this boy's funny facial expressions.
It's Pumpkin Time, Again
You can help us buy plenty of pumpkins for all the cats by donating through Amazon Alexa, Facebook's donate button on our main Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bigcatrescue/, or securely on our website at https://BigCatRescue.org/donate/
Pumpkin Photo from the Past
Halloween Video from the Past
BIG CATS vs Pumpkins & Ghosts! October 2011 - BIG CAT HALLOWEEN! Watch Tigers, Lions, Leopards and more "carving" pumpkins at Big Cat Rescue, Tampa, Florida... The big cats love to destroy and "taste test" their Halloween treats every year and we love to watch them having fun!
Zeus, The Pirate Tiger Book Update
I received word yesterday that the proof book will arrive this coming Wednesday and the whole shipment should arrive between October 21 and October 29th. If you have not reserved a copy you have only a few days left to do so at http://bigcatfun.com/zeus-memorial-photo-book/. The book is 62 pages with LOTS of photos.