SIGNAL BOOST - HELP GIVE THIS COUGAR A NEW HOME !!
As my followers know, I volunteer at a big cat sanctuary called South Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Homestead, Florida. Or I did - until it got shut down last month when the owner fell ill with terminal sickness.
SFWRC was a non-profit, no breeding, selling, buying, or trading sanctuary dedicated to providing forever, loving homes to abused animals confiscated by the government that were once kept as “house pets.” However, since the sanctuary is no longer running, the “forever” part is kind of in question. Right now, the Florida Wildlife Commission is looking for new forever homes where these animals can receive the best possible care and enrichment.
That’s where Reise comes in. You see, Reise is an 18 year old Texan cougar who was confiscated in New York from a drug dealer. She was kept in a small apartment having been fed domestic cat food and extremely undernourished with worms. Thankfully, the New York government got word of this, and she was promptly flown to SFWRC where she began her long recovery to becoming a “normal” Texan cougar (at least, as normal as any captive apex predator can get). After spending the last 15 years of her life at SFWRC, fate would show that it’s time her journey takes her elsewhere, to a new sanctuary here in Florida. But she needs your help.
Big Cat Rescue, an extremely well-run, respected big cat sanctuary in Tampa, Florida, has offered to take in Reise from the Florida Wildlife Commission. But doing this requires money. As being one of Reise’s former caretakers, there is no place I trust more to give her the love she needs than Big Cat Rescue.
I’ve seen what the power of Tumblr can do. And so I ask you all to kindly consider donating to help send Reise to BCR. You can note in the comment section that your generosity is intended for Reise’s cause. Even a couple of dollars goes a long way. If you are unable to donate, I urge you to reblog this post and pass the message on. The more funds we can raise, the better change Reise has to live out the rest of her life in a loving sanctuary…and against being put to sleep.