October 8 2017

Big Cat Updates

Join us in giving the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation (PUIVDF) some love.  Surf by their Facebook page and let them know how appreciated they are.  https://www.facebook.com/PEIVDF/  While you are there, PLEASE give them a FIVE STAR Review.  Just click on the stars and it will popup a space for you to give them a review.

Cats that saw the dentists yesterday.  We will have a formal report on how many teeth etc after this weekend chaos has passed.

  • Seth
  • Zabu – 3 root canals
  • Sassy

Cats seeing the dentists today:

  • Gabrielle
  • Priya
  • Amanda

 Cats Waking Up Fine

Priya is waking up okay. Priya is enjoying a fan blowing on her.

Gabrille is waking up okay, too.  Gabby did not like the fan blowing on her so it was turned off.

Amanda is still on the table.

Cameron was sedated and is still sleeping in the other hospital.  He had a mass removed from his ear and sent out for a biopsy.  He also had bloodwork done.

The cats who had dentals yesterday are doing well.  Zabu gave us a scare but she is fine now.

Cat Weights

  • Seth 440 lbs.
  • Zabu  284 lbs. (she has gained 40 pounds – needs fewer treats.)

After the hectic weekend passes we will give you a complete update on the cats who had dentals.

 Keeper Angie Gabor’s Coordinator Report for 10/7/2017

Amazing Day Today!!!

Very busy, crazy day with dental procedures thanks to really great people from the Peter Emily Foundation. They came in like troopers and helped 3 of our cats today and will do it all over again tomorrow with 3 more cats.

The volunteers were amazing today. Well oiled machine!!! As the cats were being sent in to see the dentist, groups went in to their enclosures and cleaned from top to bottom in a very short span of time.

Another group of volunteers took great care of feeding and cleaning the sanctuary.

All in all it was a fantastic day. We worked hard and enjoyed every second of it!

 Zabu’s Scary Afternoon Adventure

Zabu gave us quite a scare this afternoon.  She was doing fine all day so she was reunited with Cameron in the Vacation Rotation enclosure.  While we were sedating Amanda, Afton made a radio call there was an emergency with Zabu in the pond.  Hear the whole story here:  https://www.facebook.com/bigcatrescue/videos/10154826884781957/  Someone will be sitting with her watching her.

 69 Cats at Big Cat Rescue as of 10/7/2017

Here is some general info for you.

  • 23 Bobcats
  • 1 Rehab bobcat
  • 2 Caracals
  • 7 Cougars
  • 3 Leopards
  • 3 Lions
  • 2 Canadian lynx
  • 1 Siberian lynx
  • 1 Ocelot
  • 11 African servals
  • 15 Tigers

Cat Ages

  • 48 of the above cats are over the age of 12
  • 37 of the above cats are over the age of 15
  • 27 of the above cats are over the age of 18
  • 23 of the above cats are over the age of 20

Did You Know?

Did you know Facebook has a really cool feature that allows anyone to set up a Facebook Fundraiser to help support the cats?.  It is really simple and fast.  Check out the info about it at https://bigcatrescue.org/facebook-fundraiser/

tiger clipart Tooth Chart

Big Cat Friend, Susanne Pilla: For the people who watched the live stream, here’s the cat dental chart we use.
For the people watching the live stream, here's the cat dental chart we use.

ClipArt film Facebook Live Video Replays

Dentals done so far today:  Gabrielle, Priya

Dental 4:  Gabrielle sedated and being loaded into the transport trailer.

Gabrielle Tiger gets a dental by the excellent dentists of the Peter Emily Foundation and Dr. Gingerich. Please give them some love at https://www.facebook.com/PEIVDF/ and https://www.facebook.com/petdentalcenter/

Gabrielle being taken out of the transport trailer at the Windsong Memorial Hospital

Gabby’s dental

Learn more about Gabrielle at:  https://bigcatrescue.org/gabrielle/

Gabrielle Paw Print Tee

Gabrielle’s Paw Print Tee is available in various colors and sizes.

Gabrielle’s Tiger Paw Print Premium Tee Shirt is also available in various colors and sizes.



Dental 5:  Priya

NOT Catching Priya Tiger so she can got get her dental done.

Loading Pryia for her trip to the hospital

Priya’s Dental

Learn more about Priya at:  https://bigcatrescue.org/priya/


Dental 6:  Amanda Being loaded to go to the Windsong Memorial Hospital to see the dentists.

Dentals done yesterday were Seth Tiger, Zabu Tigress, and Sassy Cougar.

Dental 1:  Seth’s Dental

Bay 9 News

Our friends over at Big Cat Rescue sent over these photos showing one of their resident tigers, 440-lbs Seth, undergoing a root canal at the facility’s hospital. Get well soon, Seth!

Learn more about Seth at:  https://bigcatrescue.org/seth/


Dental 2:  Zabu had root canals, too.

Learn more about Zabu at:  https://bigcatrescue.org/zabu/


Dental 3:  Sassy Cougar sees some dentists from the Peter Emily Foundation

Learn more about Sassy Cougar at:  https://bigcatrescue.org/sassy-cougar/

ClipArt Cub in a cape Keeper Corner

Jamie Veronica:  A huge thanks to the Peter Emily Foundation for accomplishing a massive amount of dental work on our big cats Seth and Zabu the tigers and Sassy the cougar. Special thanks to our vet team Dr. Justin, Dr. Wynn, Dr. Glen, Dr. Miller and Kate as well as Dr. Gingerich from the Pet Dental Center. Also got to shout out to Big Cat Rescuers Kathryn, Afton, and Victor as well as everyone who pitched in to clean up these cats’ enclosures while they were sedated.

Dr. Justin: Sleepy time! #tiger#bigcatsrescue #bigcats #vetlife #veterinarian

Keeper Afton:  Zabu’s Paw

October 6th Andy soaked Keeper Afton:

The end product of Andy…see previous video.

Sweet Mickey is enjoying the cooler weather.

Keeper Afton Oct 3rd: Visiting with Zucari serval after my extended weekend with family.

 Viewer Photos

Big cat friend, Mary Davis: It’s the handsome Hoover! Looking relaxed at Big Cat Rescue. Hoover during Carole’s 10/6/2017 evening walkabout.

Big cat friend, Rob Rager:

ClipArt film Viewer Videos

Cameron eating and looking for his Bu

A lion on the Tampageti (10/4/2017)

Quick dip in the dark

Andy showing off his skills to the tour

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