EFRC E-News > August E-News 2014
August E-News 2014

Aug 2, 2014


Please join us for our second Evening Roar of the year on August 16. Enjoy wine, beer, hors d’oeuvre and desserts after an extended tour of the EFRC. Please click on the link below for more information.

Please attend our 2nd Boomer Ball Bash in Bloomington, IN on October 5, 2014. You will enjoy a fun afternoon celebrating the 24th year of great work at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. We will have live music, fabulous food by Gerrick’s BBQ, Upland Beer, wine, soft drinks, a live and silent auction and many surprises. The festivities begin at 3:00 pm at Sycamore Farm Bloomington at 1720 W. That Road, Bloomington, IN 47403. Tickets are $35.00 for advance general admission and $45.00 at the door until sold out. We look forward to seeing all of our EFRC supporters for this wonderful event. Please click on the link below for more information.

Jason Heimbaugh, has been an EFRC volunteer since April 2010 and has been on the EFRC Board of Directors since December 2012. In early 2010, Jason dropped by an EFRC fundraiser in his hometown of Villa Grove, IL. Making his first visit to the center the following Saturday he instantly fell in love with the cats. After a few more visits, he began volunteering. It was ironic that the very first tour he gave was for the group of 4-H kids who held the fundraiser in his hometown. Jason works for the University of Illinois Police Department doing Emergency Planning and Continuity Planning and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Pagoda Command for race weekends. Jason does not have one favorite memory of the rescue center but an overall memory of seeing the difference the center makes in our cats' lives. He’s been on several rescues and has seen firsthand the various conditions the cats have endured. He then has the opportunity to see the improvements in their health, behavior, and attitudes after the cats settle into their forever home. The first time a rescued cat calls out to him for attention because they recognize him as a friend is moving. He feels that all of us together really do save our cats and they know.

Thank-you to Plan-It-X Fest 2013 for the generous donation to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. Plan-It-X Fest is a semi-annual gathering of international musicians with a goal to celebrate friendship and music as well as raise money for local Indiana charities including the EFRC.

This month we feature Shahzara, female lion, located in the restricted area. Shahzara came to us from Tell City, Indiana in September 2005 along with seven other cats. At her previous placement, Shahzara was found to be living in a bedroom with a bungee cord holding the door in place. Although the cats were healthy, their enclosures were inadequate. After ownership of the eight cats was turned over to the EFRC, the eight cats came to their forever home.

Shahzara has proven to be a typical lion. She can be sweet but she does not care for the head keeper at all. Lions tend to favor one or two people and for Shahzara, that is not the head keeper. Although Shahzara is a picky eater, she is still a bit chunky. Because Shahzara resides in the restricted area, visitors on the public tour do not see her. Overnight guests do have the opportunity to see her as part of their package. Click on the link below for Stephen McCloud’s photo of Shahzara.

For all of our motorcycle riding supporters, please click on the link below for information regarding our Rescue Ride. The Rescue Ride is a great opportunity to ride your bike and support our cats.

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