Quitman, Arkansas Rescue 2002 - Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Part 4
In the fall of 2002, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge was called to a breeding facility in Quitman, AR. The owner, who specialized in selling big cats as "pets," said his population had grown too large to care for. He called TCWR to take some of his 66 cats off his hands. When the rescue crew returned to Turpentine Creek, they had six starved tigers with them, all one year old or younger.
Meet Phoebe. She is a cat that I adopted from the local shelter nearly 6 years ago. I can’t image life without her. She is cute, fun, amusing, and affectionate. Since June is ADOPT-A-SHELTER-CAT MONTH, every animal lover should check out their local animal shelter, and if possible, adopt a cat or kitten, give them a loving home, and enrich your life at the same time. Below is a list of some of the animal shelters in the local Kansas City area.
What do armadillos, chinchillas, porcupines, geckos, and spider monkeys have in common? Pretty much nothing... except they are all exotic, and they were all at the Buckner Branch on Wednesday morning. Scott, from Exotic Animals R Us, shared some of his awesome little creatures with us. There was also a "Hela Monster", a very cute and noisy fox, and a very adorable linx kitten. Many of Scott's animals have appeared on well-known television shows and are used for educational purposes.
Secret Animal Confessions: Why I Spent Last Night On the Air Mattress and Other Strange Things We Do for Our Pets
For those of us with furry friends in our lives, we can all probably admit to doing some odd, weird, or even unthinkable things for our pets. I once knew a lady who had to stroke her cat’s back in the morning so he would eat his food. Another family wouldn’t wake an elderly dog even when he was sleeping in Dad’s coveted recliner. One gentleman has to keep a jar of biscuits by the back door because his dog will only come in for a tasty treat.
Many amateur photographers enjoy wildlife photography, but the realities of daily life often don’t cooperate with our ambitions. As an amateur wildlife photographer myself, I can tell you that the key to success is time spent in the field. For most of us, time is a very precious commodity, and we just can't spend all day every day out in the wilds. To make matters worse, wildlife is... well, wild.
Most people like animals in some way. Some of the most common household pets are cats, dogs, fish, gerbils, hamsters and birds.
Some people just like to look at animals or don't have time or patience to raise them, so they like going to a zoo or to cat, dog or bird shows. I have been to a few cat and dog shows, and I'm surprised how the animals are so calm about being combed multiple times before their show debut. My cat could not stand to be combed even 15 seconds. The dog did enjoy being combed, but within 10 minutes was rolling in the grass, why did I bother...
Baaahhh! What a great way to spend storytime. The Dearborn Branch group traveled to a farm where they fed and pet three baby lambs. Kids and lambs ran around the pasture, while their mamas (sheep and human) watched the antics of everyone. They played with the dog, bounced on a trampoline, and bottle-nursed the lambs. Everyone was tuckered out by the end, but a good time was had by all! Kids and sheep had a blast.
Share lambs with your little one by checking out these books: