October 6 2018

Sundari Leopard - It is Saturday, if you make the Calls of the Wild today you will only have to speak to an answering machine or voice mail. BigCatAct.com Please speak up for the cats. Photo by Jamie Veronica

Big Cat Updates

Lots of photos of the cats as well as photos of volunteers working.  There is a 2:00 am video of inter, Tanya, bottle feeding little Toodles.  Also find, today’s Coordinator report, Carole’s Alexa briefing, Zabu’s new Halloween shirt, & other news.  Find out what PixVana is, too.

Calls of the Wild

This is one of THE MOST IMPORTANT things YOU CAN DO to help save big cats and their babies from a life of abuse and exploitation.  Recently the number of calls are drastically dropped.  NOW, is not the time to skip those calls but is instead the time we need you to really step up your efforts.  PLEASE, for the cats, don’t quit now.

Have you made the Call of the Wild this weekend?  You’d only have to speak to voicemail.  If you have not made that call yet this week, PURRlease, don’t let the weekend pass you by without making it at BigCatAct.com

Alexa Flash News Briefing

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NOTE:  Yesterday’s Big Cat Update explains more about the colors Carole is talking about.

Happy CATurday!

Sundari Leopard – It is Saturday if you make the Calls of the Wild today you will only have to speak to an answering machine or voicemail. BigCatAct.com Please speak up for the cats.

Sundari Leopard - It is Saturday, if you make the Calls of the Wild today you will only have to speak to an answering machine or voice mail. BigCatAct.com Please speak up for the cats. Photo by Jamie Veronica
Sundari Leopard – It is Saturday, if you make the Calls of the Wild today you will only have to speak to an answering machine or voice mail. BigCatAct.com Please speak up for the cats.
Photo by Jamie Veronica

Coordinator Report – Sue Messineo

Although we were short volunteers today, those that were here kicked butt! And of course a big thank you to our interns for jumping in where needed. We even got quite a few sign-offs done for both interns and the volunteers. We had a lot of great tours today and an awesome workgroup that finished up Andi’s enclosure and cleaned up Keisha’s old enclosure. Reise came out for breakfast and even laid outside of her den for a while. Hoover actually came over for breakfast and ate almost pretty well.

2:00 AM Intern Tanya Chute Feeding Bottle Baby Toodles

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Cat Photos of the Day

HAPPY CATurday from Armani Leopard

HAPPY CATurday from Armani Leopard Photo by Jamie Veronica
HAPPY CATurday from Armani Leopard
Photo by Jamie Veronica

Zabu, the white tiger, being silly.

Zabu, the white tiger, being silly.
Zabu, the white tiger, being silly.

Max Bobcat taking an after breakfast bath in preparation for a long day of relaxing catnaps.

Max Bobcat taking an after breakfast bath in preparation for a long day of relaxing catnaps.
Max Bobcat taking an after breakfast bath in preparation for a long day of relaxing catnaps.

A fun Keeper hobby is looking for paw prints the cats leave in the mud after rainy days.😻

A fun Keeper hobby is looking for tracks the cats leave after rainy days 😻
A fun Keeper hobby is looking for tracks the cats leave after rainy days 😻

Sundari keeps an eye on her handsome and funny neighbor Manny

Sundari keeps an eye on her handsome and funny neighbor Manny
Sundari keeps an eye on her handsome and funny neighbor Manny

Cameron Lion is a professional when it comes to ignoring his keepers 😂 Learn all about him at BigCatRescue.org/catbio/

Cameron Lion is a professional when it comes to ignoring his keepers 😂 Learn all about him at BigCatRescue.org/catbio
Cameron Lion is a professional when it comes to ignoring his keepers 😂 Learn all about him at BigCatRescue.org/catbio

Product of the Day

Zabu has a new Halloween Tee is available in five different colors.

Zabu White Tiger Halloween Graphic designed by artist Cindy Arthur for Big Cat Rescue.
Zabu White Tiger Halloween Graphic designed by artist Cindy Arthur for Big Cat Rescue.

Zabu White Tiger Halloween Graphic designed by artist Cindy Arthur for Big Cat Rescue. Get yours at https://smile.amazon.com/White-Tiger-Halloween-Premium-Shirt/dp/B07HXR1YHF/

What is PixVana?

Find out at https://bigcatrescue.org/pixvana/

Coordinator Photos

Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018
Volunteers working hard to care for the cats they love 10-6-2018

Volunteer Hours

July = 3005 intern hours contributed by 15 interns. That means these Angels In Blue collectively put in the same hours as more than 18 full time paid staff would have during that same time.

July = 2676 volunteer hours contributed by 93 volunteers. That means these Amazing Keeper Heroes collectively put in the same hours as more than 16 full time paid staff would have during that same time.

August = 1572 intern hours contributed by 9 interns. That means these Angels In Blue collectively put in the same hours as more than 9 full time paid staff would have during that same time.

August = 3107 volunteer hours contributed by 96 volunteers. That means Amazing Keeper Heroes collectively put in the same hours as more than 19 full time paid staff would have during that same time.

If you look to any other animal sheltering type group you will find that they usually have dozens of paid staff if they have our level of income. Thanks to these beyond amazing interns and volunteers we only have to pay about 15 staff members because these volunteers are doing all of the cat care and most of the guest relations. That means more of the money earned and donated can go to the cats and to ending the abuses that cause so many big cats to be discarded.

We want to THANK each and every online viewer who has used Smile.Amazon.com to send in coffee, snacks, and treats for this amazing team of volunteers and interns.  YOUR GIFTS have been DEEPLY APPRECIATED For the viewers who have sponsored lunch for the volunteers and interns on project days, YOU ARE TRULY APPRECIATED!!

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