Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saving More Than 9 Lives

Published: Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 12:01 a.m. 
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 10:58 p.m.

The minute you see them, you know they're just too lazy for words.

They sit there in the hot Florida sun, barely acknowledging you, content to aspire to nothing more than relaxing and waiting for dinnertime.

But then there are others that are natural performers. As soon as they glance your way, well - that's it, they have to start behaving in an almost theatrical way, doing something designed to catch your eye. And they know you're there to watch them, to observe their every move, so they don't let you down. They're a marvel to watch.

It was one of the best birthday gifts I've received in a long time, and it happened this past July: a trip to Tampa, where I was introduced to Big Cat Rescue, a nonprofit, educational sanctuary that operates a bit like a safari - similar to what Walt Disney World tried to create with its Animal Kingdom theme park, only this one isn't as big, and is more specialized, providing what its brochures happily call "the world's largest and most diverse collection of exotic cats." Who would have known it would be right down the road from all of us?

We got to the 45-acre sanctuary early, a good half-hour or so before the next guided tour across these Serengetilike plains would begin. We sat in the car, first in line, until the staff opened the gates and showed us where to park. It was only then that I'd noticed there was a long line of cars behind us, ready for this Saturday morning tour.

Right beyond the front gates, it really doesn't look like much; a spacious parking area, with little more than a small gift shop where you can buy water or souvenirs like T-shirts, stuffed toys, mugs, etc.

But behind that gift shop is another fenced in area - this one harboring 200 animals, including more than 100 big cats representing 20 species and subspecies of wild critters.

The tour guide will urge you to bring some water for the 90-minute walk - and frankly, I wouldn't have minded if my birthday had fallen on a day in, say, November, when the temperatures are milder in Central Florida. But no matter. It's a slow-paced walk, as your group moves from one cage to the next, where inside the big cats are either too lazy in the hot sun to even notice yet another crowd peering in … or, as I've already mentioned, are all too eager to entertain.

This was an ideal gift for me. I'm a cat man. There are cats in my house right now, like Squeaky, whose day isn't a happy one until I've put aside all matters of work and play and devoted at least several minutes to stroking her head.

There are cats on my lanai, looking at least as lazy as the least motivated big cat at Big Cat Rescue. And there are strays outside on my front steps, waiting for more attention or catnip from this homeowner.

They all have different ways of interacting with people. One stray cat in my yard that I've nicknamed Dopey (for the dumb look on his face) hisses at me constantly - then rubs my leg affectionately as I put out food for him. Cats are not all about love and affection like Squeaky. They're far more complex than that - which is why I found it fascinating to see what complete hams some of these large cats were.

This rescue sanctuary includes tigers, snow leopards, ocelots, Geoffrey's cats, jungle cats, bobcats, cougars, lynx, caracals, lions - the list goes on. When they see you, the more expressive ones will go right up against the cage and watch you, claw at the cage, show you they're aware of your presence. They climb on trees, jump wherever they can - it's like a circus performer doing some well-rehearsed tricks. As the tour guide motions you to keep moving and the crowd wanders away, the big cats settle down and go back to their shaded spot. They await the next tour, and the next performance.

The hardest thing about the tour is hearing the often depressing stories of how the animals got there.

Zabu is a white tigress who was brought to a roadside zoo, and when she arrived she had been starved so long her ribs were showing.

Nikita is a lioness who spent her first year living on a concrete slab, chained to a wall by a drug-dealing owner, with sores on her elbows the size of tennis balls.

Faith, a baby Florida bobcat, was orphaned when its mother was killed by a man and left orphaned.

CleoCatTra, a cougar, had arrived in a nylon harness that she had so completely outgrown that it had become imbedded in her skin and had to be slowly and painfully cut with a razor blade over three days.

What surprised me most is that so many of the rescued big cats started out as pets by families who thought it would be "fun" to raise a little cub, knowing it would eventually grow up to be a big cat, and assuming it could be domesticated like my Squeaky. Far too many of these families, the tour guide cautioned us, learn the hard way that you can take the lion out of the jungle, but you can't necessarily take jungle instincts out of the maturing lion.

Big Cat Rescue is a wonderful place to visit, at 12802 Easy St. in Tampa.

It's also a nonprofit 501(c)3 charity and a wonderful place to make a tax-deductible donations.

To learn more, call them at 813-920-4130 or e-mail Info@BigCatRescue.org.

It's great to know a place like this exists in our back yard.

http://www.theledger.com/article/20090927/REPORTER/909275005?Title=Big-Cat-Rescue-Saving-More-Than-9-Lives#

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Animal Planet Hero of the Year Award Contest

Big Cat Rescue's Operations Manager, Scott Lope, makes the Top 10 out of more than 4500 contestants who were nominated for Animal Planet's Hero of the Year Awards

Scott Lope

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release)Sep 16, 2009 – If Scott wins it could mean $60,000 to the lions, tigers and other exotic wild cats at Big Cat Rescue!  The economy has hit animal rescue groups very hard, but the big cats have big appetites and they have to be fed.  There are two contests right now that have a combined prize of $60,000 in cash and advertising and Big Cat Rescue has a very good chance of winning with the public's help.

Until Sept. 27, 2009 people can vote once a day for Scott Lope, Operations's manager of Big Cat Rescue, to win Animal Planet's Hero of the Year Award.  Scott had a career in medicine, but gave it up to be a full time volunteer and then staff at Big Cat Rescue.  There is a video of him in action rescuing all kinds of animals in addition to the care he provides the big cats at Big Cat Rescue here: http://www.BigCatRescue.org

"This is great publicity for the plight of big cats and it will provide $10,000 in cash to feed the cats at Big Cat Rescue as well as a much needed vacation for Scott" says CEO and Founder, Carole Baskin.  The public can vote daily here:

http://animal.discovery.com/roar/hero-of-the-year/vote/

Until Sept. 20, 2009 readers can vote daily for Big Cat Rescue in facebook's contest where their votes have gotten Big Cat Rescue into the last round of top 4 charities to win $50,000 in co branded advertising.  The public can vote daily here:

http://apps.facebook.com/voteforacause/

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Big Cat Rescue, a non profit educational sanctuary, is devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic (i.e. wild, not domestic) cats who have been abused, abandoned, bred to be pets, retired from performing acts, or saved from being slaughtered for fur coats, and to educating the public about these animals and the issues facing them in captivity and in the wild.


For the cats,

Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL  33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457

http://www.BigCatRescue.org


Until Sept. 27, 2009 you can vote once a day for Scott Lope, our Operations's manager, to win Animal Planet's Hero of the Year Award.  As many of you already know, Scott had a career in medicine, but gave it up to be a full time volunteer and then staff at Big Cat Rescue.  You can see a video of him in action rescuing all kinds of animals in addition to the care he provides the big cats at Big Cat Rescue on our web site at http://www.BigCatRescue.org

Please help him win as this is great publicity for the plight of big cats and it will provide $10,000 in cash to feed the cats at Big Cat Rescue as well as a much needed vacation for Scott.  Your DAILY vote can win this for us here:

http://animal.discovery.com/roar/hero-of-the-year/vote/

Until Sept. 20, 2009 you can vote daily for Big Cat Rescue in facebook's contest where your votes have gotten us into the last round of top 4 charities to win $50,000 in co branded advertising.  Please vote DAILY here and ask your friends to do the same:

http://apps.facebook.com/voteforacause/

Free ways to join us and help the big cats:

Twitter:  Follow Me and be invited to enter our Animal Lover's Dream Vacation Giveaway!  http://twitter.com/BigCatRescue

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only for the eyes of the individual or entity named above.  You are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, disclosure, and/or copying of the information contained in this communication is strictly prohibited. The recipient should check this e-mail and any attachments for the presence of viruses. Big Cat Rescue accepts no liability for any damage or loss caused by any virus transmitted by this e-mail.




Monday, September 14, 2009

Big Cat Rescue director up for Animal Planet hero award

By LEIGH SPANN
News Channel 8
Published: September 14, 2009

TAMPA - It takes a lot to be a hero, and for one Tampa man it takes a lot of meat. 

Scott Lope, director of operations at the nonprofit wildlife sanctuary Big Cat Rescue, helps house and feed nearly 115 large cats every day. Cable television channel Animal Planet has rewarded his work in educating the public about the plight of these animals by naming him a finalist for its Hero of the Year.

One of the volunteers at Big Cat Rescue, Sharyn Beach, wrote the letter that nominated Lope. She says she has been inspired by his dedication.

"Long after we're asleep at night, Scott's still working, and long before we wake up in the morning, he's already working," Beach wrote.
That letter put Lope in the top 10 out of 4,500 entries. In the letter, Beach focused on Lope's ability to educate and inspire others about the animals he cares for. She notes how kids have their birthday parties at the rescue and ask for donations for the animals instead of getting presents.

"One person doing a lot of work is a great thing, but what's really important is getting out there and talking to other people about what's going on with these animals," Beach wrote.

Lope began working at the Big Cat Rescue 11 years ago as a volunteer. At the time, he had a job in the medical field, but he decided to follow his dream of working with animals.

"Really decided that this was more important than some of the material things that really aren't that important. So I quit my job and moved here," Lope said.

It's been an amazing journey, he said, and he considers himself lucky to be able to work with the animals.
And he really hopes he inspires change.

"Just in the last 10 years, here at the Big Cat Rescue, we've worked to get laws changed. We've gotten animals out of a terrible situation all over the country," Lope said.

It is no easy task to feed and house more than 100 big cats. Big Cat Rescue, which is at 12802 Easy St., has a $1 million annual budget. It costs $7,500 a year to care for each of the 23 lions and tigers.

One of the prizes for the person chosen as Animal Planet's Hero of the Year is $10,000 toward his or her animal charity. Lope said that will take care of one of those lions or tigers for a whole year.

The winner of the Hero of the Year contest will be announced Dec. 18 during Animal Planet's Heroes Week. Voting started today and continues through Sept. 27.

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/sep/14/big-cat-rescue-director-animal-planet-hero-award/

For the cats,

Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL  33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457

http://www.BigCatRescue.org


Sign send a quick and easy letter to protect tigers and bobcats here:

http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=13810331

Free ways to join us and help the big cats:

Twitter:  Follow Me and be invited to enter our Animal Lover's Dream Vacation Giveaway!  http://twitter.com/BigCatRescue

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Vote for Scott Lope

Vote Scott Lope as Animal Planet's Hero of the Year


Vote Scott Lope of Big Cat Rescue on Animal PlanetPlease vote for Big Cat Rescue's Operation's Manager, Scott Lope, every day for the next 2 weeks.  That is 14 votes per person and should really help him win.  Scott says, "It would be great to get the $10,000 for BCR and the much needed vacation for me! Please send to every one you know, every vote counts!  Thank you so much!" 


Feel free to snag this image so that you can post to your Facebook, Myspace and other social networking accounts to remind yourself and friends to vote each day.  


AnimalPlanet.com/hero


Vote for Big Cat Rescue to Win $50,000


We made it to the next round in Intel's vote for a cause contest to win $50,000 in co-branded advertising with Intel.


Second round from 9/5/2009 12:00 AM PST to 9/8/2009 11:59 PM PST - top 16 will go on to third Voting Round.


Please visit this page and vote for Big Cat Rescue, then send out invite to friends to do the same :)


http://apps.facebook.com/voteforacause/


 

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Help Big Cat Rescue win $50,000 on facebook w/ your vote

We made it to the next round in Intel's vote for a cause contest to win $50,000 in co-branded advertising with Intel.

Second round from 9/5/2009 12:00 AM PST to 9/8/2009 11:59 PM PST - top 16 will go on to third Voting Round.

Please visit this page and vote for Big Cat Rescue, then send out invite to friends to do the same :)

http://apps.facebook.com/voteforacause/

For the cats,

Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL  33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457

http://www.BigCatRescue.org


Sign send a quick and easy letter to protect tigers and bobcats here:

http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=13810331

Free ways to join us and help the big cats:

Twitter:  Follow Me and be invited to enter our Animal Lover's Dream Vacation Giveaway!  http://twitter.com/BigCatRescue

This message contains information from Big Cat Rescue that may be confidential or privileged. The information contained herein is intended
only for the eyes of the individual or entity named above.  You are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, disclosure, and/or copying of the information contained in this communication is strictly prohibited. The recipient should check this e-mail and any attachments for the presence of viruses. Big Cat Rescue accepts no liability for any damage or loss caused by any virus transmitted by this e-mail.




Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Scott Lope Featured in Tampa Tribune

Lope is an expert on lions, tigers, panthers

By WALT BELCHER wbelcher@tampatrib.com

Published: September 2, 2009

 

Are big black panthers on the prowl in upstate New York?

Are dangerous leopards or jaguars on the loose?

Cue the spooky music. Roll the grainy video of cat-like creatures.

Tonight's episode of "Monster Quest" at 8 p.m. on the History channel explores sightings of large dark feline critters near a state park 18 miles north of New York City.

A team of trackers, scientists and technicians use surveillance equipment in an attempt to find out whether anything is lurking in the woods, or if it's a hoax, or if overactive imaginations are at work.

One expert that "Monster Quest" turns to for this episode is Scott Lope, director of operations at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa.

Lope says the evidence he was asked to evaluate was inconclusive. "Some of the footage looked like just big domestic cats," he says.

However it's not impossible for exotic animals to be on the loose in the United States because so many people have them as pets, he notes.

"You would be surprised how many people in Hillsborough County have permits for exotic animals."

Lope, 41, has worked for Big Cat Rescue for 16 years. He has become the go-to guy for commentary on lions, tigers, leopards, panthers and other wild animals.

In addition to numerous appearances on Animal Planet and History, he has been featured on Discovery Channel, ABC's "20/20," CNN and Jack Hanna's animal shows.

He has been the feline and dangerous captive wildlife expert on two seasons of "Untamed & Uncut" and three seasons of "Monster Quest." He has appeared on Nickelodeon's "Animal Atlas" and Animal Planet's "Misadventure."

Lope also is featured in "Lion Feeding Frenzy," one of the most popular specials on Animal Planet and Discovery. He goes inside a transparent box placed in the middle of a pack of lions to observe what happens when lions fight for food in the wild.

Lope, who is from Pennsylvania, joined the Air Force right out of high school. After serving in the Gulf War, he was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base and has made Tampa his home for nearly 20 years; He first joined the nonprofit Big Cat Rescue preserve as a volunteer.

"I was going into the medical profession but I found my life's calling here," he says.

He now oversees the daily operation of a sanctuary that is home to 150 animals and is devoted to helping the big cats, some of which have been abused, or abandoned, or retired from performing.

He says that his appearances on television help educate people about these animals and the dangers of keeping exotic cats as pets.

You can comment here:

http://tboextra.com/content/2009/sep/02/na-lope-is-an-expert-on-lions-tigers-panthers/tboextra/

For the cats,

Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL  33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457

http://www.BigCatRescue.org


Sign our petition to protect tigers from being farmed here:

http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=9952801&type=CU

Free ways to join us and help the big cats:

Twitter:  Follow Me and be invited to enter our Animal Lover's Dream Vacation Giveaway!  http://twitter.com/BigCatRescue

This message contains information from Big Cat Rescue that may be confidential or privileged. The information contained herein is intended
only for the eyes of the individual or entity named above.  You are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, disclosure, and/or copying of the information contained in this communication is strictly prohibited. The recipient should check this e-mail and any attachments for the presence of viruses. Big Cat Rescue accepts no liability for any damage or loss caused by any virus transmitted by this e-mail.




Friday, May 29, 2009

“PDKats” EVENT FEEDS THE LIONS AND TIGERS AT BIG CAT RESCUE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              CONTACT:     Bonnie Kirstein
558-5300 ext. 230

"PDKats" EVENT FEEDS THE LIONS AND TIGERS AT BIG CAT RESCUE AND THE MINDS OF HILLSBOROUGH STUDENTS

Tampa, FL (May 27, 2009) – The Tampa Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK), the premier professional association for educators, in concert with the Hillsborough County School District, recently completed their first fundraising contest event for students called "PDKats." 

According to Dr. Jacquelyn Masters, Principal of Seminole Elementary School and President of PDK, the program has two goals:  "The first goal is to enhance the interest of the students in learning about wild animals and foster their compassion for these magnificent creatures by having them feel the personal satisfaction of raising funds to feed these rescued big cats. The second is to support a wonderful area nonprofit organization that has, for many years, provided our students with a totally unique educational experience."

The month long contest, held in April, was open to all of the schools in Hillsborough County and was chaired by Bonnie Kirstein of Davidsen Middle School and co-chaired by Katey Runey of Farnell Middle School.  The goal for each school was to raise $250, the approximate cost of feeding the lions and tigers at Big Cat Rescue for one day. At the final tally a total of $3,783.95 has been donated, which is equivalent to the cost of feeding one tiger or lion for one full year!

Each class that achieved the goal will be recognized on a sign outside Big Cat Rescue's Trading Post for one year.  In addition to this special recognition, the students of the class raising the most money to feed the cats will receive free tour passes to the sanctuary. Big Cat Rescue will also film a special podcast of the winning students to post on the sanctuary's YouTube channel, which is currently the 7th most watched non-profit channel.  The Teacher of the winning class and the Principal and Area Director of that school, as a reward for their efforts in promoting this educational experience, each receive a 3 day weekend in a Jaguar XF provided by Jaguar of Tampa and a 3 day/2 night stay for two on St. Pete Beach at the Sirata Beach Resort.  Both corporate sponsors are long time supporters of Big Cat Rescue.

The winning teacher was David Nelson from the PE Department at Davidsen Middle School, whose class raised $1,400.  Brent McBrien, Principal of Davidsen, and Area 2 Director, Jerry Jackson were the other winners, but Mr. Jackson opted to defer his prizes to one of his other teachers, who he felt did the footwork in this effort, Ms. Jani Rouse at Lomax Elementary.

"Education is a critical element of our mission at Big Cat Rescue," said Education Director Beth Kamhi.  "On the over 70 school field trips to the sanctuary each year, students benefit by learning scientific facts that are made more meaningful and memorable by the feelings evoked when actually meeting these magnificent animals in person.  There is compelling evidence that learning compassion for animals as a child translates into compassion for people as an adult, and this opportunity for affective learning is extraordinary.  As students participate in donating to feed the animals, the PDKats program adds a dimension of direct involvement and pride, enriching the educational experience and emotional connection.  We are thrilled about this exciting collaboration with PDK and enhancement of our long time partnership with the Hillsborough County School District! We would like to offer our profound appreciation to Bonnie Kirstein for all her hard work coordinating this event, and to PDK and the Hillsborough students, teachers and staff."

About PDK

PDK, the premier professional association for educators, was founded in 1906 and today has chapters across the United States and abroad. The association strives for educational excellence through a wide range of innovative initiatives.  These include providing educators with information about current issues to promote dialog about which policies, ideology and methods to adopt.  PDK also works to connect members with the community and the school district through service projects and networking opportunities. The local chapter has participated in "Paint your heart out Tampa Bay," "Toys for Students" (a home grown project with the district's social workers to make sure all children have a gift for the holidays), and now the PDKats Program.  For further information on PDK visit www.pdkintl.org.

About Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit organization, provides a permanent home for abandoned, abused and orphaned exotic cats. Over 100 lions, tigers, leopards, bobcats and more reside at the astonishing 45 acre Citrus Park refuge, making it one of the largest sanctuaries in the world devoted to big cats.  Big Cat Rescue is located at 12802 Easy Street, across the street from the mall at Citrus Park. For further information on the sanctuary, please visit www.BigCatRescue.org, call 813.920.4130 or send an email inquiry to Info@BigCatRescue.org. 





For the cats,

Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL  33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457

http://www.BigCatRescue.org


Sign our petition to protect tigers from being farmed here:

http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=9952801&type=CU

Free ways to join us and help the big cats:

Twitter:  Follow Me and be invited to enter our Animal Lover's Dream Vacation Giveaway!  http://twitter.com/BigCatRescue

This message contains information from Big Cat Rescue that may be confidential or privileged. The information contained herein is intended
only for the eyes of the individual or entity named above.  You are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, disclosure, and/or copying of the information contained in this communication is strictly prohibited. The recipient should check this e-mail and any attachments for the presence of viruses. Big Cat Rescue accepts no liability for any damage or loss caused by any virus transmitted by this e-mail.




Tuesday, February 03, 2009

PANTHER INTERNATIONAL ADOPTS JUMANJI

Panther International Adopts Jumanji


Panther International LLC is a custom software applications firm located in Clearwater, Florida. Chase Stockon, Panther's CEO/President, recently brought his staff for a private tour and decided he wanted to help. As he put it, "I was motivated to support Big Cat Rescue after visiting the sanctuary and seeing the incredible work there. As I learned about the volunteers' efforts to create a home for more than 100 large cats, many of whom were formerly neglected pets or part of the exotic pet trade, I could see the organization needed more resources to support the cats."


The company has "adopted" Jumanji, a beautiful and mischievous black leopard who just turned 13. The pledge of $20,000 is expected to provide food for Jumanji for the rest of his life. One photo shows Chase and Panther's Director of Marketing and Communications, Jill Reagan presenting the check. The other shows the sign by Jumanji's cage recognizing this generous donation. If you look carefully in the photo with the check you can see Jumanji looking intently at the proceedings from the top of his den. He is probably thinking "OK, so where is the first meal?"


Panther International designed and developed the BlackCat Grant Management System, a software solution utilized by government and nonprofit agencies. It manages over $6 billion in federal, state, and local grants annually. Many thanks to the management and staff of Panther International for this very generous support!


Panther International Chase Stockon Jill Reagan


 

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Vote Big Cat Rescue to win $10,000

Vote for Big Cat Rescue in America's Favorite Animal Shelter Contest and help us win $10,000. for the cats. You can only vote once, and we are just barely in the lead with other shelters gaining on us fast. Please maker sure your vote is cast for the big cats and ask your friends to vote too. Vote here:

http://www.care2.com/animalsheltercontest/76322


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For the cats,

Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL  33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457

http://www.BigCatRescue.org
SaveTheBigCats@gmail.com

Sign our petition to protect tigers from being farmed here:

http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=9952801&type=CU

This message contains information from Big Cat Rescue that may be
confidential or privileged. The information contained herein is intended
only for the eyes of the individual or entity named above.  You are hereby
notified that any dissemination, distribution, disclosure, and/or copying of
the information contained in this communication is strictly prohibited. The
recipient should check this e-mail and any attachments for the presence of
viruses. Big Cat Rescue accepts no liability for any damage or loss caused
by any virus transmitted by this e-mail.