September 23 2017

Big Cat Updates

Will Bobcat has gone back outside.  His den was modified to accommodate his changing special needs.

The camera in the kitten section of Cooper’s cage will be installed on Monday because of that he is locked out of the kitten sections.  He has access to the big section and the 2 medium sections.   Learn more about rehab bobcat kitten Cooper at:

Keeper Kathryn’s Coordinator report for Friday 9/22/17

We were slim on help today but everyone busted their butts!!

Branches got picked up and cleaning and tours were covered.

Zeus is doing very well, remember to check on him to make sure he has shade and keep his water bowls filled. He has cicles in the small freezer that are the right size for a 2×4 wire. Offer them often.

Will is back outside in his enclosure with Ana. His supplements are in the med cabinet in Food Prep. The supplement has to be put in gelcaps like we use for Little Dove’s Tramadol. He gets half a scoop ( blue scoop in the bottle) takes about 5 to 6 capsules. His food needs to be made fresh because we add water and the supplements right before he gets fed.

Trash needs to be picked up at the party house from the event.

We are still working on Keisha’s cage. Sticks are still all over especially behind the barricades, we need to make sure cleaners are bringing them out to the tour path.

The cat hospital is empty!! ( knock on wood) but we still have a lot of hospital laundry to get through. Both Hospitals need a deep cleaning.

Memorial tiles need to go back out since we collected them before Irma.

There are 2 metal shelves at the end of the freezer that are for organizing the cleaning stuff. They need to be put together. Our fabulous wish list supporters provided them generously!! – ask Kathryn about this project before starting please!

White canvas awning needs to be put back on the metal frames at the end of parking across from Food Prep. Just the one in the back, the one in the front is being moved.

Wow sounds like a full weekend!
That’s it for me!

 Jade Leopard Update

Yesterday we called the vet because Jade was feeling pukey, and the original intent was to bring her into the hospital, but later in the day she was feeling better and keepers were able to get some meds into her to sooth her stomach. She may be reacting to her medication for the hot spots, so that dose was lowered a bit to see if she can still have the benefits of the drug without the side effects.

P.S. Remember to choose 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!!!  Over the past few years that we have been purr-ticipating in the Amazon Smile program YOU ALL have raised $44,760 for the cats!

ClipArt film

Tiger Undergoes Emergency Surgery – Published on Sep 22, 2017:  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.

A Tiger Birthday – Published on Sep 12, 2017: Join us as we celebrate Zeus tiger’s 21st birthday. From a life of abuse, neglect, and deprivation, to a life full of love and exceptional care by our staff and volunteers. He deserves nothing more than a party for this special event!

Biggest Cat That Purrs And Meows – Published on Sep 8, 2017:  Cougars are the largest species of cat that can still meow and even purr. Check out these cougars as they show you just that!

ClipArt film Facebook Live Video Replays

Friday Afternoon: Will Bobcat Goes Back Outside

Will Bobcat has gone back outside. His den was modified to accommodate his changing special needs. Also, walk around the sanctuary with Carole to see more of the cats.

ClipArt Cub in a cape Keeper Corner

Keeper Kristen Dawley:   I took this pic today and thought you might like to use it – I caught Little Dove in a state of total relaxation.

Keeper Marie Schoubert:  Mickey just relaxing.

 TJ BOOK Update

Got word the first 100 hardback books have been dispatched from the warehouse and are on their way to Big Cat Rescue.  Honey will send them out as soon as we get the shipment.  The second order of 40 books are due to ship out from the warehouse to the sanctuary any day now.


FINALLY!!! ALL versions of TJ’s memorial photo book are online.


The hardback printed book  has 40 pages.

The digital version shave 120+ pages with 170+ photos.

Clipart lion Viewer 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  You can watch the cats, snap photos and post them online.  Join us on our Facebook page at or join the official Big Cat Rescue Facebook group at and post your snapshots there as well.

Big Cat Friend, Rob Rager:  Once again, Seth contemplates the mysteries of life. Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Friend, Carol A Kifer:  This is Seth.

Big Cat Friend, Trish York:  Andy

Big Cat Friend, Angela Aranghelovici: I just took this screencap on explore and I thought it is too ADORABLE not to share!   Love Seth so much. Please feel free to use this photo in your updates, on your facebook, on your website, etc etc however you may wish! 

Big Cat Friend, Rob Rager:  Seth.. Photo 1: “A jungle cat, must be on the alert at ALL times!”
Photo 2: ” Who am I kidding?”

 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  You can watch the cats, snap photos and post them online.  Join us on our Facebook page at or join the official Big Cat Rescue Facebook group at and post your snapshots there as well.

Andy in a hurry to get to the lake

Cooper moving from one bed to another

Good morning Cooper sweetness


Cooper cuteness

Foot fight and a sprint

Seth and Andy’s morning meeting in the lake


 Quick Links

As per viewer suggestions, Quick Links now has it’s very own page

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



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