October 28 2018

Babycakes by Afton

Big Cat Updates

The Cougar Cubs celebrate their 13 Year Rescue Anniversary today! Obviously, they are no longer cubs but since they came to us as cubs when a hunter killed their mother, they will always be cubs to their Keepers who have loved them for the last 13 years♥

Ares, Orion, and Artemis celebrate their 13-year Rescue Anniversary
Ares, Orion, and Artemis celebrate their 13-year Rescue Anniversary

Sponsor them here:
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Learn about them here:
https://bigcatrescue.org/ares/
https://bigcatrescue.org/artemis/
https://bigcatrescue.org/orion/

Shop for Merchandise at BigCatRescue.biz and search any of the Cub names to find products.

Alexa Flash New Briefing – Saying Goodbye to our Precious Babycakes

Babycakes the African Genet has been euthanized. Most of the literature says genets live from 7-9 years, and some say as long as 13. Babycakes arrived here 18 years ago and he was probably about five years old on arrival. He’s been living in staff offices because he couldn’t regulate his body temperature anymore and he’s been declining for a while, but yesterday took a turn for the worse, that left us knowing there was only one, last kind thing we could do for him. Thank you, everyone, for loving him so much. BigCatRescue.org/Babycakes

Coordinator Report – Lynda Licht

Everyone was wearing their hoodies and long shirts as it was in the 50’s this morning. We all loved the cooler weather and so did the cats. Sure did make them hungrier. Even Hoover chased me down mid-morning for more.

We had an ROTC workgroup here that weed-whacked and cleaned up the rehab area with help of interns Dylan and Mazz.

Reise went back outside midday and she is loving it. Mary J. cleaned the transport cage and Tanya deep cleaned the outside recovery cage.

Tanya and partner trainee Mehul cleaned the tour path in the corner near Priya, Kali, and Cougar Cubs.

After cleaning, Jen R. went around with limb loppers and cut those pesky low lying little limbs that grow out of the trees that are Carole’s #2 pet peeve. She also pulled a bunch of burr plants and vines.

Alec, Tanya, Mehul, and I helped Carole clean up the party house and take down all the Halloween party decorations. There are leftovers and snacks in the Keeper Cafe.

Mazz passed her map test – congrats!

Sadly, we helped Babycakes pass over today. He lived a phenomenally long life and was very very loved.

Coordinator Photos of the Day

Partner trainee Mehul gets out of the gift shop to work on projects. Remember that projects are open to all volunteers.

Partner trainee Mehul gets out of the gift shop to work on projects. Remember that projects are open to all volunteers.
Partner trainee Mehul gets out of the gift shop to work on projects. Remember that projects are open to all volunteers.

The outside recovery cage gets a deep clean thanks to Tanya.

The outside recovery cage gets a deep clean thanks to Tanya.
The outside recovery cage gets a deep clean thanks to Tanya.

Rich always has the right parts. He changed out battery cables in two golf carts and put this Magical little piece into a guest golf cart to get them running again.

Rich always has the right parts. He changed out battery cables in two golf carts and put this Magical little piece into a guest golf cart to get them running again.
Rich always has the right parts. He changed out battery cables in two golf carts and put this Magical little piece into a guest golf cart to get them running again.

Foster Kittens Get Pumpkins – 360 VR

Big Cat Rescue has been a foster partner, of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, since 2013. To date, we have helped over 700 kittens. The kittens are raised by our interns until they are old enough to be spayed/neutered and then go back to the Humane Society to find their furr-ever homes.

Annually, in October, we give our Big Cat Residents pumpkins for their Halloween enrichment. This year we decided to give them to the foster kittens too….take a look at their reactions!

This looks AMAZING if you wear Oculus Go, HTC Vive, Rift, Cardboard or any other sort of HMD. Get our inexpensive headset and support the cats at the same time at BigCatRescue.org/VR

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!

Please visit BigCatRescue.org/amazon-smile for how to sign up and let me know you did so I can thank you. 🙂

Check out our website at BigCatRescue.org or shop at BigCatRescue.biz
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Videos of the Day

Reise Cougar goes home

Product of the Day

Today is the Cougar “Cubs” 13 year Rescue Anniversary! Help them celebrate and buy some of their special merchandise from BigCatRescue.biz

Cougar "Cubs" 13 year Rescue Anniversary
Cougar “Cubs” 13 year Rescue Anniversary

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https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/paw-print-artemis-cougar

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Photos of the Day

MaryAnn Pumpkin snuggles ❤️🎃😻

Maryann Pumpkin snuggles ❤️🎃😻
Maryann Pumpkin snuggles ❤️🎃😻

Even the foster kittens got to enjoy pumpkins for Halloween 🎃

Even the foster kittens got to enjoy pumpkins for Halloween
Even the foster kittens got to enjoy pumpkins for Halloween

Thurston Bobcat stalking his pumpkin 🎃

Thurston bobcat stalking his pumpkin
Thurston bobcat stalking his pumpkin

Simba Savannah going batty over his bat 🦇

Simba going batty over his bat
Simba going batty over his bat

Past Pumpkin / Halloween Video

Small Cat Halloween Enrichment pt II – October 2014 – Our servals and bobcats get to celebrate the season, too! One very hissy serval, pulverized pumpkin and camera hog bobcat show off for you for Halloween!

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