Monday, February 25, 2013

Exotic Big Cats Hoarding Case Exposed - See the truth Uncovered in this video footage

In January the IFAW  jumped in to help with the rescue of Riverglen Tiger Sanctuary's 30 big cats.  IFAW gave a matching grant of $40,000! Turpentine Creek supporters met the match in record time to raise a total of  $80,000.  Thanks IFAW and their staff for all they do for animals world wide.

Turpentine Creek staff were joined by Bill Plummer (TCWR Board Chairman), his wife Nancy, Eric Studer (TCWR Board Member) and two representatives of IFAW.  The group met at the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge parking lot at 8:00 AM and departed at 8:30 AM.  After a brief stop for truck fuel everyone arrived at RTS by 10:15 AM and went right to work.

After just a few minutes Tanya Smith relayed Betty's final decision on which two tigers were to be moved, Lilly and JoElla.  Since Lilly was closest to the trailer we started with her.  Emily McCormack and Scott Smith took turns passing the pole syringe back and forth until Lilly finally presented her rear end and Emily responded perfectly with a sedative injection. With the perfect amount of sedative on board Lilly remained motionless for her 125 foot trip to the rescue trailer.

Lilly is not a light tiger, in fact she probably topped five hundred pounds.  To complicate things there were three doors plus two trailer doors to manuver Lilly's limp body through.  It was tough for 8 people, each holding a handle, to lift and squeeze through the narrow passages while monitoring Lilly at the same time.

No time was wasted.  TCWR staff checked Lilly over well (a bad canine was noted for immediate attention), took a blood sample, and headed straight to get ready for JoElla.  JoElla, like Lilly, is not a small tiger.  Actually, she is a bit bigger than Lilly.  JoElla was startled by her shot and jumped up on top of her den and snarled.  As the sedative began taking affect she began to slowly pour off the top of the den, into the 12 inch gap between the den and the fence.  Two steel bars were used to steady JoElla while the sedative continued to overcome the droopy tiger's ability to move.  At this point TCWR staff inched her heavy body into a safe position and then began to tear the cage wall down.  The doors were too close together and too small to get her out any other way.  Just minutes later the wall came crashing down and the 8 team members jump right in and slowly lowered her to the ground.  (That is much easier written than done!) JoElla was then rolled over onto a MegaMover and carried to the trailer just feet away.  She was then examined and, like the rest, given fluids and stabilized for the journey to Turpentine Creek.
                                       IFAW rep. Kelly Donithan

This big cat lived his life in the back woods of Arkansas he lived in total seclusion for 12 years. I can only imagine how it must have been for poor Turbo all those years in total insulation and caged for breeding purposes.  
Here is a shot of the enclosure Turbo was in. 
It took 7 men to carry him out but little did he know his rescuers had arrived. 
Two hours later he arrived at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge as thousands of advocated across the Globe rejoice that 5 more tigers are now safe there are still 5 last remaining tigers to be rescued. 

TURPENTINE CREEK AND OUR SUPPORTERS ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED OUR INITIAL FUNDRAISING GOAL TO RESCUE THE TIGERS FROM RIVERGLEN TIGER SANCTUARY! The money raised was to secure their safe arrival and to build them each their own 1,000 square foot enclosure. These enclosures are almost built and only five big cats remain to be moved. Now its time to do the "Turpentine Creek" thing and build them a 5,000 square foot run. These runs have to be 12 foot tall with a three foot jump guard (to meet new USDA regulations) and will cost $7,000 each to build. I know we have asked a lot of you, but can you donate again?
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Photos Property of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

For more info on how you can continue to support these Big Cats Rescued from  Riverglen Tiger Sanctuary please contact Turpentine Creek Wldlife Refuge  .....Thank you 


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Turning A Dog Into A Duck With A Funny Muzzle

Here’s how to turn a dog into a duck — put a duck bill! This product was designed to prevent dogs from biting people after the dogs had surgery!
Funny looking dog accessory that is shaped like a duck’s bill!

A Dog Love Story – An Animal Love

Animals are capable of loving too. I mean loving deeply like humans. What you see below are real photos of how a dog loves another dog ’til death.
This is love story. A touching love story at that.

A dog was knocked down by a car and died on the middle of the road. Later, this dog is seen beside the corpse of the dog, he tried to wake his wife up using his leg.
When his attempts to wake his wife failed, he tried to push his wife to the side of the road. But the weight of his wife was proven too heavy for him.
Though the traffic is busy and dangerous, he just will not go away from his wife. Just stand beside his wife howling and crying.
A lot of people saw this incident and feel very touched. How even a dog can show his loyalty and love to his wife.