Big Cat Updates
Join with us in remembering the 56 lions, tigers, cougars and other wild animals who lost their lives 6 years ago today in the Zanesville massacre. #BigCatAct and take action to prevent it from happening again at BigCatAct.com Just by taking a few minutes to make a phone call and saying just a couple of sentences, you can help keep something like the Zanesville Massacre from happening again. http://BigCatAct.com
Does this make you mad?
Does this make you mad? Then DO SOMETHING to help prevent it from happening again! YOU CAN STOP things like this.
Six years ago, 56 exotic animals were turned loose by the owner of a private menagerie located near a highway and a school in Zanesville, Ohio.
The local sheriff’s department had no choice but to kill 49 of those animals: 18 tigers, 9 male lions, 8 female lions, 6 black bears, 3 mountain lions,2 grizzly bears, 1 baboon and 2 wolves. An escaped monkey was likely eaten by a big cat. Only six animals (a grizzly bear, three leopards and two monkeys) were captured alive and taken to a zoo.
This tragedy – for the animals, the law enforcement officers, and the community – was preventable and will occur again unless private exotic animal ownership and breeding is banned across the country.
TAKE ACTION NOW that can actually make a difference!!
Please write to your US legislators in support of the Big Cat Public Safety Protection Act! #BigCatAct and Make the Call of the Wild at BigCatAct.com
Does this tragedy haunt you? It haunts me! For six years not a day goes by that those animals don’t cross my mind. So if it breaks your heart and makes you mad, then, Do something! TAKE ACTION THAT COUNTS!! Take action that can actually make a difference. Make the Call of the Wild at BigCatAct.com Don’t sit around thinking you don’t need to make the call because others will. Guess what, enough others might not. YOU NEED to do it! Today!
I have heard, over an over, people focusing on law enforcement’s choice instead of the root cause of the incident. Those animals should never have been in a private owner’s backyard to begin with. If you want to get mad about what caused the tragic incident then get mad at the root cause and then DO SOMETHING positive to prevent it from happening again. Whether law enforcement was right or wrong is NOT the debate for today, the 6th anniversary of such a tragic loss of life.
Instead, please recognize that the ROOT CAUSE of this tragic incident is those animals should never have been in a private owner’s backyard to begin with. If that root cause is stopped tragedies like this will not happen again. Don’t let those animals be forgotten. Honor them by giving a couple minutes of your time to make the Call of the Wild at BigCatAct.com it is free, quick, and easy.
Big cats do NOT belong in backyards. 49 precious lives were lost because a private owner turned them loose. Let’s put an end to private ownership of these large predators. THAT will prevent tragedies like this once and for all.
Big Cat Challenge
Post one of these photos and personally ask your friends and family to make the Call of the Wild, TODAY at http://BigCatAct.com
Flood social media with this plea, today.
Three suggested post text of use your own words.
ONE: Zanesville massacre, 6 years ago, is proof that keeping exotic pets is cruel AND dangerous http://bit.ly/2i9J8tr #BigCatAct Make the Call of the Wild at BigCatAct.com
TWO: 6 years ago, 50 captive exotic animals were slaughtered in Zanesville, OH. These tragedies are PREVENTABLE #BigCatAct Make the Call of the Wild at BigCatAct.com
THREE: Six years ago, 56 exotic animals were turned loose by the owner of a private menagerie located near a highway and a school in Zanesville, Ohio. The local sheriff’s department had no choice but to kill 49 of those animals: 18 tigers, 9 male lions, 8 female lions, 6 black bears, 3 mountain lions,2 grizzly bears, 1 baboon and 2 wolves. An escaped monkey was likely eaten by a big cat. Only six animals (a grizzly bear, three leopards and two monkeys) were captured alive and taken to a zoo. This tragedy – for the animals, the law enforcement officers, and the community – was preventable and will occur again unless private exotic animal ownership and breeding is banned across the country. Take action now: please write to your US legislators in support of the Big Cat Public Safety Protection Act! #BigCatAct Make the Call of the Wild at BigCatAct.com
Big Cat Updates
The weather has been cooler so the cats are friskier, including Hoover who has been caught on video RUNNING!!
Amanda is not reunited with Andre and Arthur yet but she is next door to them. As soon as all her meds are finished they will be reunited.
Cameron and Zabu are reunited. Cameron’s biopsy came back and the mass removed from his ear was not cancer.
WOOHOO!! Jamie and Victor spent about a $1,000 and bought about $22,000 worth of stuff which included a lot of stuff for the cat hospital We are sooooo excited.
Three more days to the opening of the new gift shop.
Carole ordered a new stabilizer, but then got her current one working. That means, soon Afton will be using a stabilizer, too.
Tonga gained too much weight so he is not on the evening snack list for a while.
Zucari is having a blast on FunCation.
Zimba is in JoJo’s set of cages which is across the tour path from FunCation. Those two funny boys have been racing back and forth chasing each other.
CAMBU STORY: Yesterday, Cameron wanted Zabu to get up and play. She wanted to take a nap. So he actually put his head under hers and picked her head up. That succeeded in getting her to get. Much to Cameron’s disappointment though, she walked away from him and laid back down to finish her nap. He is so needy, he wants to be right next to her all the time. She just wants to complete one whole nap without him waking her up.
Keeper Devin Saari’s Coordinator Report for Tuesday, 10/17/2017
Great day today lots of volunteers to help feed and clean!
New wire was put all along the bottom of Babycakes enclosure
Zimba was moved to his new home to the right of Frosty (Jojo’s old cage)
Steve did the meat inventory this morning
Water delivery today
Candy took down a bush my Moses and Bailey’s lockouts
Starting the day with 2540 calls to congress made on the Big Cat Public Safety Act #BigCatAct / BigCatAct.com
Add YOUR name to the list of people who care enough to make a 3 minute call to protect big cats by going to BigCatAct.com and making the Call of the Wild. Do it to honor the 56 lions, tigers, bears, cougars, wolves and other wild animals who lost their lives, six years ago today, when they were “set free” by Terry Thompson in Zanesville, Ohio.
Win A Big Cat Rescue Supporter Band – Show the world that you support Big Cat Rescue by wearing one a Big Cat Rescue awareness bracelet. Band is black with the BCR tiger, paw prints, and the words Big Cat Rescue in white. Each day that you make the Call of the Wild Carole is notified and at the end of every day, Carole will run a randomizer to pick one winner every day. It is important that when you make the Call of the Wild that you use you accurate address because that is the address that Keeper Lauren will then mail a Big Cat Rescue Supporter Wrist Band to the daily winner. Make the Call of the Wild at https://BigCatAct.com If you do not know what the Call of the Wild is check out the info at: https://bigcatrescue.org/cta-call-wild/
3 maybe 4 more Republicans have agreed to sign on to The Big Cat & Public Safety Act. That makes, I think, over 90 members of the House supporting H.R. 1818, The Big Cat Public Safety Act.
Getting more Republicans to Co-sponsor H.R. 1818 is really important because Republicans control Congress. PLEASE make the Call of the Wild, every week. YOUR CALLS are Making A Difference!!
- October 10 – Brian G.
- October 11 – Nicole F.
- October 12 – Mahaillie G.
- October 13 – Rob B.
- October 14 – Kelly P.
- October 15 – Sarah H.
- October 16 – Danielle C.
- October 17 – Susanne M.
- October 18 – Sarah M.
Evening snacks and meds with Carole & Afton
Cats: Max and MaryAnn, Tonga, Sheena, Kricket, Frosty, Zimba, Sassy Cougar, Sundari, Mickey, Reise, Des, Hoover Running, Gabrielle, Keisha, Cameron, Zabu, Amanda, and Zeus
Sassy Cougar is so funny, when she takes a bite she likes to hold it in her mouth for a while before chewing and swallowing. Keepers patiently wait. Sassy is very old and a little bit over weight. She recently had dental work so if still on meds. She does not like dirt on her food. If her food drops in the dirt, keepers have to wash it off.
Watch foster kitten playing in the Kitten Cabana
Get Your Own Chakra Bracelet
7 Chakras Healing Natural Stone Beaded Stretch Bracelet for Large Wrists: The seven colors of the Chakra and the rest of the bracelet is Amethyst, BEAUTIFUL!!
P.S. Remember to choose BigCatRescue.org/smile and Big Cat Rescue as your charity so that Amazon will donate .5 percent of your shopping dollars to the cats AT NO COST TO YOU!!!
I’m looking for pumpkin recipes. These need to be recipes you have tired to be sure they work and recipes that we will not get in trouble over copyright issues. Please send YOUR pumpkin recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org How does a book sound that have pumpkin recipes and photos of the cats enjoying pumpkins sound to you? IF YOU send in enough copyright free pumpkin recipes we will be able to make this book for you.
People often ask, “How can I help?”
There are lots of ways to help save big cats from abuse and abandonment. Some are free and some have a cost.
Become an Intern for three months.
Here are a few videos from our wonderful online friends. Did YOU Know? YOU can capture videos from the cats’ live streaming web cams? Find all the web cams at http://BigCatCams.com. You can watch the cats, snap photos, record videos, and post them online. Join us on our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/bigcatrescue or join the official Big Cat Rescue Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BigCatRescue/ and post your videos there as well.
Roarfest this morning
Joseph and Billernie
Chewing on a stick and being too cute
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