GIVE DAY TAMPA BAY 2015
Thank you to everyone who helped Big Cat Rescue have the most donors and the most donated dollars during Give Day Tampa Bay 2015.
Last week we rescued this tiny orphaned bobcat kitten and named him Journey. He was approximately 9 days old. We will raise him – he is now at our sanctuary and being fostered by one of our domestic mama cats — and then release him back into the wild where he belongs when he is grown.
Thanks to the amazing support of our wonderful donors like you, we never hesitate to rescue wild cats in need like Journey! We know we can count on you to help us save vulnerable wild cats.
If you missed out on donating during Give Day, you can still help little Journey and others like him here:
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This bill called the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act is the most important piece of legislation to ever be introduced to protect lions, tigers and other exotic wild cats from being kept as pets and in miserable roadside zoos. It ended the 113th Congressional session with more than 120 co sponsors. Now we are working to re introduce the bill in early 2015.
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Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats, is a leading advocate in ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction. We are home to about 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars,servals and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.
- The sanctuary began rescuing exotic cats in Nov. 4, 1992.
- The non profit 501 c 3 sanctuary is home to about 100 exotic big cats
- The cats at Big Cat Rescue are here for a variety of reasons, including:
- Abandoned by owners who wrongly thought they would make good pets
- Abused by owners in order to force them to perform
- Retired from performing acts
- Saved from being slaughtered to make fur coats
- Rescued as babies after hunters killed their mothers. See our Bobcat Rehab and Release work
- Big Cat Rescue has many species of cats, many of whom are threatened, endangered or extinct now in the wild, including:
- Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Cougars, Bobcats, Lynx, Servals, Ocelots, Caracals, Jungle Cats and a Geoffroy Cat
- The non-profit organization is:
- Accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries
- Certified by Independent Charities of America as a “Best in America Charity”
- Member of the World Society for Protection of Animals
- Rated 4 Stars by Charity Navigator (their highest rating) and has one of the highest scores of any animal based charity
- Part of a global coalition including HSUS, IFAW, WWF, GFAS, Born Free and other animal protection groups who are working together to end big cat abuse.
- The sanctuary is situated on 67 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa.