"Love makes all kinds of miracles possible"~ Pamela Kay Connery
Big purrs to Amy Shutt for our first ever bold documentary that takes you behind the scenes to see what a daily kitten rescue's experience may be like, firsthand.
It was a sincere pleasure to have such a professional journalist on board, with experience in international wildlife photography, but also a personal heart for rehabilitation, herself, as she volunteers much of her time for feral cat rescues and foxes. It was a magical day. Amy lectures on the educational photography circuit around the world on photo workshops to exotic destinations and is a gracious, patient and lovely host. Sign up for her limited spots for a memorable lifetime adventure.
Meanwhile, LBR has never really allowed anyone to follow me as I do what I do, other than at release sites, so this will really give you some inside perspective in a beautifully presented way. Thanks and big purrs to Amy Shutt for expressing what we doing so beautifully. 💜❤️ LBR hopes it touches your heart.You help make it all possible. These are your rescues, not ours. Thank you for making the lives we save possible. ❤️Follow our journey from this rescue into 2017 and beyond, as we rebuild our facility and continue our mission of conservation and preservation of US indigenous felids.
New things to look forward to in 2017. One I am really excited about is this photo-documentary project of Louisiana Bobcat Refuge's Pamela Kay and her work with abandoned bobcat kittens. LBR has never really allowed anyone to follow along in daily activities with the kittens (but rather only at release sites) so I am honored to be the one allowed to tell this story. Thanks a million to Pam for trusting me in that. <3
More to follow soon, but in the meantime here's an intro blog on the project and some photos of our first bobcat kitten pick up: http://www.amyshutt.com/…/12/1/louisiana-bobcat-refuge-project
LBR's second series of thank you cards just came in from Vistaprint, so we can finally mail them out! For our Amazon wishlist, paypal, USPS and gofundme donors, please email LBR your address at email@example.com if you haven't received a thank you by email and/or would like an LBR card! With all the chaos after the flood and just two full time volunteers, we don't want to have missed a thank you, so please tell us if you didn't recive a thank you online or would like one in the mail. We love you and want each of you to know how much you are appreciated.We'd be honored to send you one! <3 Big purrs to Doug DeFelice, Owner/Professional Photographer @Prime360 for this featured photo of Kitchi, the Tampa bob we released with Owl's Nest Sanctuary in Tampa, FL!
LBR Flood Needs Update Below
Immediate need-LBR is in need of a used or new SUV, ASAP to be gifted or granted as a tax donation for the transport, live trapping, rescue and transferring of bobcats, lynx, bob kittens and other smaller exotic felids from within and outside of Louisiana. The sponsoring dealership or business can advertise their logo prominently on the vehicle. The vehicle needs to be a utility styled SUV capable of driving through mud and forested terrain for rescues and releases. Please contact LBR @ 337-393-0205 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
CURRENTLY in development: LBR is excited to be collaborating with International Fund for Animal Welfare and Greater Good for the new Bobcat Intake Building and associated costs since the August flooding. We are working on rough draft blueprints for the additional porch and exterior area prior to the anticipated delivery in a few weeks! The LBR rescues can't wait! Thanks to each of YOU for so much LOVE!We're looking forward to having the building up so we can utilize your generous GOFUNDME contributions to help complete the interior of the facility and have it functional ASAP. The current rescues and permanent sanctuary surrogates of LBR's AKP Program feel so blessed and thankful for you and the 2017 kittens and rescues will now have a home. Thank you for giving them hope. ❤️😍Big purrs!
Updated Amazon Wishlist:
_ The Eunice Superette sponsors The Louisiana Bobcat Refuge with discounted caes of chicken quarters which average less than $20 dollars per case. Donations can be made for chicken purchases by phone or in person and they will hold them for us @ 337-546-6041. Please leave your name and address, so we can thank you!
-30 16 ft 2x4 hog panels
-60 second hand milk crates- to wire together as platforms in the habitats. They won't mildew and float in water. If anyone has connections at Borden's or a milk company, that would be awesome!
Big purrs for your love and generosity as LBR rebuilds for the bobcats. Share www.louisianabobcatrefuge.com for more ways to help!
For emergency rescue, call 337-393-0205
LBR is the only bobcat species-specific rehabilitation center in Louisiana and across the southeastern US that offers long term rehabilitation. We specialize in singlet bobcat rehabilatation with our AKP ( Abandoned Bobcat Kitten Surrogacy Program) which features zoo retired, pet surrendered or non releasable bobcats, Canada lynx or smaller approved exotic felids.
Louisiana Bobcat Refuge has a blog written by LSUE Librarian, Dr. Patricia Brown!
Please note: It is illegal to keep bobcats as pets in the state of Louisiana. However, you may contact us to provide rehabilitation or refuge for bobcats or other smaller exotic felids.
***To keep the animals safe, the refuge is never open to the public.
*** LBR is a direct referral source from LDWF, Louisiana State Zoos, Animal Control Parish Government Offices, and Veterinary Offices for bobcats and exotic felids in need, pro bono.
Educational programs are available pro bono, at our discretion, at locations other than the refuge. However, live bobcats will never be used during a presentation.
*Featured on Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, Destination America, Wildlife Docs & CC Lockwood's latest book, Louisiana Wild!
This is Pearl, and as the name suggests, she is our treasure. She has a trap severed right front paw and was an early zoo retireewithin only one year.She would have faced euthanasia, had t not been for our donors and supporters who help us with our monthly expenses, since everything we do is completely volunteer run 24/7. She is our number one wild bob kitten surrogate in the AKP Program and loves kittens! She has full claws, but only one claw remains on her right front edge of where her paw was severed. It's her dominant paw and she uses it to throw her food in the air and catch it. She also uses it like a pointer finger when she wants something, and when she's tired will rest it on PK's arm or leg. We are so thankful with friends like you to be able to give this loving girl a forever home where she can be loved and no longer be on display for the remainder of her years. She's very affectionate with PK and will even jump and sit on her back as a perch. Although PK must take calculated risks when working with the wild and retired cats, she has more than ten years of experience and is a trained professional. An adut bobcat with claws and teeth could casue serious injuries to an untrained person. <3