EFRC E-News > May 2014 E-News
May 2014 E-News

May 2, 2014


Join us on May 10, 2014 for our annual 5k Run Through the Jungle. Be the first of your friends to run with lions and tigers. The start gun will go off at 10:30 am. Click on the link below for more information.

Be the first to enjoy Family Camp Roar 2014 at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. We are proud to announce this wonderful experience for families. Take part in a three-hour camp that will include learning about our resident lions, tigers, leopards, pumas, servals and bobcats along with many of the same educational activities that our Camp Roar campers enjoy. Click on the link below for more information.

All EFRC supporters please visit Sweet Things candy shop to satisfy your sweet tooth on May 17, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for amazing chocolates, candies, jelly beans and many unique gifts. Sweet Things will be donating 10% of all purchases to the rescue center. Sweet Things is located at 2288 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis IN 46260. Click on the link below for Sweet Things information.

Every cat at the EFRC has a story. Because of this, we have decided to share the unheard stories of the cats not on the public tour through our ENEWS. This month we spotlight Babbs and Clancy-brother and sister lions located in the restricted area. Babbs and Clancy have called the rescue center home for many years. Like several other EFRC felines, Clancy has developed vision difficulties. His lack of vision limits him very little. Running and playing along the fence line with his next door neighbor, male lion Leo, keeps him busy. Clancy is also blessed with a beautiful mane that contains blond highlights. Although Babbs is a gorgeous female lion her behavior can turn on a dime with no recognizable reason behind the change. Mostly, she displays a sweet and playful personality but her aggression can rear its ugly head when not expected. These changes of attitude occur in all of our cats and is always a good example of why one should never own an exotic feline. Click on the link below to see Stephen McCloud’s wonderful photo of Babbs and Clancy.

Lori Antony, a volunteer and active supporter since 2002, continues to be amazed that for over 23 years, 358 plus cats and a staff of approximately 10 employees have survived on the generosity of donors and guests. She sends a THANK YOU to all of them. Since 2002 she has performed every task except feeding the cats-her latest project being the cub cam along with volunteer Jake Boger. http://www.exoticfelinerescuecenter.org/efrc-cat-cam.html Giving tours and witnessing guests hear a lion roar or a tiger chuff for the first time is her favorite part of being a volunteer. It never fails to put a smile on her face when guests realize these magnificent cats can communicate. Lori hopes everyone comes to the center because if you are lucky to have her as your tour guide, she will share her Montana, male tiger, story that only she can tell.

We are proud to announce Camp Roar 2014 is now open for registration. 8-11 year old children are invited to experience a camp like no other in Indiana. Campers will enjoy learning about our lions, tigers, leopards, pumas, servals and bobcats while taking part in educational activities that will include BIG CAT and endangered species facts, rescue stories of our resident felines, and the day-to-day running of the rescue center. Please click on the link below for more information.

In the March 2014 ENEWS we reported on our need for updates and repairs to our water system. We are happy to announce that we have completed the project despite some rainy days. The pump, pressure tank, underground lines and spigots are installed which leaves only clean up. Though this finished project is not seen by the general public it was needed in order to continue running the rescue center with efficiency.

We want to thank the Peter Emily Foundation for yet another successful working visit at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. The amazing volunteer group of veterinarians and veterinarians technicians completed eight dental procedures on our resident felines. Please visit their website to learn more about this wonderful organization.


Thank-you for your continued support!

2221 E. Ashboro Road, Center Point, IN 47840
(812) 835-1130.
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$10/adults  $5/children 12 & under
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Closed Thursday  November 26  (Thanksgiving)
Open Friday November 27  Normal Hours
Closing at 12 PM  Thursday December 24 (Christmas Eve)
Closed Friday  December 25  (Christmas)
Closing at 12 PM Thursday December 31 (New Years Eve)
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