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October News From The Exotic Feline Rescue Center

Oct 1, 2012

Hello EFRC-Friends!
We want to thank everyone for attending Fall Fest on September 15. It was a beautiful evening spent with 130 of our wonderful supporters. We also want to thank everyone who came to Milano Inn on September 30 for a fun-filled evening with good food and great company.

Update: We have raised $640.00 towards our $5000.00 goal for a rescue center golf cart. Please visit our Roar Appeal page to see how you can donate. http://www.exoticfelinerescuecenter.org/roar_appeal.html

We would like to introduce two cats recently added to the public tour: Kiera, a female tiger and Missy, a female lion. In May 2012, Kiera and Missy arrived from a north-central Indiana facility after the Indiana Department of Natural Resources deemed their facility unsafe.

Both girls experienced no difficulties during transportation and have adjusted well to their new life at the center. In the short time Kiera has lived at the center, she has displayed her easy going personality to staff. When staff arrives at Kiera’s enclosure for feeding and cleaning, she greets them with several chuffs.

When Missy arrived she was placed in an enclosure by herself. Knowing that Missy had lived with lions in the past, staff decided to attempt an introduction with Sam, a male lion. The introduction proved to be very successful. Although Sam does not seem quite as excited as Missy is about their coming together he does enjoy her company.

Look for Missy and Sam near the beginning of the tour and Kiera towards the end of the tour.

The rescue center could not operate without their hardworking staff or their dedicated volunteers. Volunteers assist the center in a variety of ways. This includes acting as tour guides, running the merchandise building, greeting visitors, helping during special events, feeding the cats, carpentry work, and cleaning the enclosures.

One of these dedicated volunteers is Billie Martin-Johnson. Billie is a Marion County probation officer in the pre-sentence investigation division specializing in sex offender cases. Because her work week takes her into the dark and ugly world of humanity, she drives over an hour to the rescue center almost every Saturday to experience the beauty and brilliance of the cats. Billie has volunteered for over two years and we hope she continues to share her time with the rescue center. If Billie is your tour guide the next time you visit, please give her a “thank you” for all her hard work.

The Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation visited the center on September 29 and September 30 to perform several dental procedures. It was their fourth visit to the rescue center and was a great success. The mission of PEIVDF is to provide advanced veterinary dental services for the benefit of captive exotic animals located in facilities in the US and abroad through an increase in the provision of advanced veterinary dental services and veterinary dental education. We greatly appreciate their assistance in helping our cats.
(see Cat Tales, July 2012 and December 2011) http://www.exoticfelinerescuecenter.org/cattales.html

Please join us on November 3, 2012 for our Annual Pumpkin Party. Watch the Big Cats enjoy their meat-filled pumpkin treats. This is one of our most popular events at the rescue center for our visitors and our cats. Make the drive to watch a lion or tiger play with a pumpkin. http://www.exoticfelinerescuecenter.org/pumpkin_party.html

Did you know that a puma purrs just like our house cats?
Did you know that the lion, tiger, leopard and jaguar are the four BIG CATS?
Did you know that the bobcat is native to Indiana?
Did you know that lions have vanished from 80% of their historic range? (www.panthera.org)

Please include name and address of honoree in special instructions so we know who to contact about your thoughtfulness.

Thank you for your continued support!

2221 E. Ashboro Road, Center Point, IN 47840
(812) 835-1130.
Open  10-5   Daily 
$10/adults   $5/children 12 & under
Guests are NOT permitted to touch, pet or interact with EFRC cats