September 22 2017

Big Cat Updates

Keeper Lauren’s Coordinator Report for Thursday 9/21/2017

We didn’t have a lot of Keeper volunteers today, but we still managed to get some stuff done!

Babycakes’ enclosure was cleaned with the help of four red shirt project volunteers.

The gift shop looks fantastic! There was lots of help getting it organized today.

We started cleaning Keisha’s enclosure. By the looks of it, a lot of palmettos have been trimmed.

Babycakes and Divinity are back in their enclosures. Though Divinity was happy to be out of the hospital, it took her a few minutes to actually leave the squeeze cage.

Babycakes will need his fan put back out tomorrow.

Both hospitals need to be thoroughly cleaned tomorrow also.

Zeus seems to be doing well. He is eating, drinking, pooping, and sleeping 🙂 Thanks for everyone’s hard work keeping him happy!

– Lauren Grant


ClipArt film BigCatTV.com

Afton’s New Video about Zeus Tiger

Zeus the tiger was rescued with chronic eye issues that received no medical attention. He has had surgery on it and has been given eye drops since his arrival to Big Cat Rescue. He experienced a severe complication of his eye rupturing that resulted in emergency surgery to remove his eye.


ClipArt film Facebook Live Video Replays

Divinity Bobcat Goes Back Outside


 BigCatRescue.biz

Show your support for Big Cat Rescue while driving around town with a Ribbon Car Magnet. Black with gold leopard print or black with silver leopard print and BigCatRescue.org in gold lettering. Magnet is 8″ x 3.75″
Show your support for Big Cat Rescue while driving around town with a Ribbon Car Magnet. Black with gold leopard print or black with silver leopard print and BigCatRescue.org in gold lettering. Magnet is 8" x 3.75"Show your support for Big Cat Rescue while driving around town with a Ribbon Car Magnet. Black with gold leopard print or black with silver leopard print and BigCatRescue.org in gold lettering. Magnet is 8" x 3.75"


ClipArt Cub in a cape Keeper Corner

Dr Justin September 13th:  My “best friend” Joseph not very happy with my presence!!

Intern Aleesa Salcido (august):  TIGER SHOWER 101

  • Keeper Vanessa:  “How to grow a tiger.”  Step one” Water
  • Keeper Brittany: Yes, some of them should be 100 foot tall by now.

Interns Tory Lane, Victoria DiGiacomo, & more Sept 10th:  (A dream team)


Clipart lion View Pix

Here are a few photos from our wonderful online friends.  Did YOU Know? YOU can snap photos from the cats’ live streaming web cams?  Find all the web cams at http://BigCatCams.com.  You can watch the cats, snap photos 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 snapshots there as well.

Big Cat Friend, Elaine Slocum:  Yay! Rebecca’s reading to me again!!! (says Zeus)

Yay! Rebecca's reading to me again!!! (says Zeus)

Big Cat Friend, Robin Frye:  Best nappy face ever care of Andy!

Best nappy face ever care of Andy!

Big Cat Friend, Robin Frye:  Andy is so cute!!

Andy is so cute!!

Big Cat Friend, Donna Morefield:  I got some beautiful pictures of HRL this morning!

Big Cat Friend, Lee Durbin:  And in case you were curious what his nose REALLY looks like LOL (Seth)

And in case you were curious what his nose REALLY looks like LOL

Big Cat Friend, Susann Mesna:  Zeus


 Viewer Videos

Here are a few videos from our wonderful online friends.  Did YOU Know? YOU can snap photos from the cats’ live streaming web cams?  Find all the web cams at http://BigCatCams.com.  You can watch the cats, snap photos 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 snapshots there as well.

I LOVE THIS VIDEO by Susann Mesna: Keisha talk and foot fight

Keisha roll and foot fight

Racing out of the lake


Kitten clipart, cat art Foster Kittens

Big Cat Rescuer, Sherry, tries to assure the new foster kittens that everything is going to be alright and that they will soon be getting their forever homes.  Sherry is a Partner Volunteer.  She works in the gift shop with Honey.  She also coordinates weddings, helps with tours, etc.  She also is a volunteer camera operator on http://explore.org/bigcatrescue

New Kittens!!

Total Kitten Cuteness!


 Letter To Management

Dear Sir/Madam:

I am writing on behalf of all the residents of the sanctuary regarding some unusual things that have happened in the Windsong Memorial Hospital.

1. Is it REALLY necessary to post all our private health information for everyone to see? Does everyone have to know our weight? I guarantee that HRL Nikita’s weight would never be put on display. Someone’s head would roll if that were the case. Have you never heard of the HIPAA laws? We may have to consult Catz, Kats, Morekatz & a Rat about this.

2. Now, really, with all the scientific breakthroughs this is still the way you are taking temperatures? That’s just … rude. No wonder we can’t sit down for days afterwards! I’m told there are things in drug stores that will take your temperature from your ear or even your forehead. Let’s move into the modern age here!

3. Although it’s nice to get a manicure while getting a procedure done, the person doing it obviously needs to go back to cosmetology school to learn that you paint the nails NOT the toe pads!

4. Last but not least …. Well, I just have no words for this picture. This is just disturbing on so many levels. We understand that probably the anesthetic gets to everyone, but really – smelling our feet?

In closing, we hope that you will consider changes regarding Nos. 1, 2 and 3. As for No. 4, well … there has to be a support group for that somewhere.

Signed,

The Residents of BCR
(Sent via Lori D., Secretary to the Cats)


 TJ’s Memorial Photo Book Update

HARDBACK Version:  (40 pages – $35) It was sent to the publisher on September 13th.  According the to publisher’s order tracker it is now 50% through the publishing process.  We’ll let you know as soon as they ship the books to the sanctuary.  Honey, in the gift shop, has everyone’s envelopes addressed and ready to go the day the books arrive.  Last I heard from Honey we had 140 copies coming and of those 132 have been pre-ordered, leaving only 8 left.

PDF Version:  (128 pages, 170+ photos, $14.99) A PDF for windows computers has been posted at https://catrescue.myshopify.com/products/tj-the-aquatic-tiger-memorial-photo-book

APPLE Version – iBooks on iTunes:  (128 pages, 170+ photos, $9.99 to $14.99) This works on iBooks for iPads and iPhones.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1286951418   It will be 14.99 but is on an iTunes sale of 9.99 for a few more hours.

KINDLE Version – Amazon:  I am still working on this version.  If YOU are waiting on the Kindle Version, please email lawanna.mitchell@bigcatrescue.org

REQUEST:  If YOU PURR0-chase the book on CatRescue.biz or iTunes and like the book, PLEASE go back leave a review.  Your reviews will help others find the book. If you did not like the book, please email your suggestions for improvement to lawanna.



 Quick Links

As per viewer suggestions, Quick Links now has it’s very own page https://bigcatrescue.org/quick-links/

Bookmarking it will help you find things quickly.  That will come in handy for:

  • Helping us answer questions on social media
  • Finding answers to some of Carole’s Facebook Live questions

 WANTED – Graphic Artists

Carole is looking for a graphic artist who really gets what we are all about and would would like to help us with some graphics for shirts.  If that is you or if you know someone like that, please have them email Carole at cat@bigcatrescue.org


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