Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 23 2013


Are the Big Cats Running Faster?


We hope that will be your experience as you surf our website.  Our website currently gets 1.2 million unique visitors per year and we are working to get back to the 1.75 visitors we were getting before switching over to WordPress and having all of our page URLs changed.  Because of the traffic and the zombie DDOS attacks we had moved our site to Rackspace and were also paying CloudFlare, which was costing us in excess of 900.00 a month.

On Wednesday (8/21/13) we moved to Flywheel because it had been heralded by WordPress experts and THE hosting solution for WordPress sites.  We are already seeing much faster load times and the Flywheel staff are experts in WP security, so we hope that visiting our site will be a much better experience for you.  This option is saving Big Cat Rescue 700.00 a month and that can feed a lot of cats.

On Wednesday, using Rackspace and CloudFlare, before the move, our site was loading in 6.5 seconds:

Web-Rackspace-2013-08-21 at 9.01.11 AM

Today on Flywheel our site is loading in 3.9 seconds:

Screen Shot 2013-08-23 at 8.22.01 AM

But the best part of all is that the people at Flywheel REALLY love Word Press and are working with us to squeeze out even better load times by helping us figure out ways to optimize the images and other aspects of the site.  Stay tuned as we are expecting the site to get better every day.


Animal Based Charities Has a New Store


Animal Based Charities Thrift Store has moved and they are having their Grand

Re-Opening Celebration Every Day This Week!!!  We are all invited to it, so let’s go!!

Please come in and help us celebrate the move to our big, new store just 1/2 mile from our prior location:
4465 W. Gandy Blvd
 Tampa, FL 33611
Join us for snacks, drinks and a free ticket drawing for the Mahaffey Theater!
And we’ve got a great sale this week:
50% OFF:
Store Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
hand map
Get $5 off when you spend $25 or more
Coupon must be presented at time of purchase.  Feel free to make copies and give them to family and friends.
Offer only good August 20 – 24, 2013


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