Give Day Tampa Bay 2015

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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The Most Important Thing YOU Can Do to Save Big Cats


Most-ImportantThis 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.

This spotted cat has short powerful limbs, heavy torso, thick neck, and long tail. Its short sleek coat varies greatly from pale straw and gray buff to bright, deep ochre and chestnut, and sometimes black (found mostly in wetter, dense forests). Large black spots grouped into rosettes on the shoulders, upper arms, back, flanks and haunches, and smaller scattered spots on the lower limbs, head, throat and chest, and the belly has large black blotches. ... See MoreSee Less

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Enikő Hunhave a lovely day6 hours ago   ·  143
Northern ChiqueJaguars? Leopard... I'm going to have to find the difference between the two someplace lol...Just a question though and likely not just left of field.. Out of the ball park perhaps... Did the inca priests have the close relationship some history books claim they did with the Jaguars? I can't find anything consistent on the topic... I know looking through humans have had a love hate relationships through documented history and some of it is just astonishing from both a reverence perspective and species protection in some cases.6 hours ago   ·  14
Michelle GranzowThis spotted cat has strong powerful legs, paws that open wide for grabbing, and likes to think of himself as the "Michigan Snow Leopard".4 hours ago   ·  6
Vonney BethedThose are some exceptionally cute feet.6 hours ago   ·  2
Virginia Ginelle Harpe DayHope everyone at BCR has a purrfect Wednesday.5 hours ago   ·  2
Kirsten KenfieldWhat is a leopard, Alex.6 hours ago   ·  2
Kara Lan💜💝💞💟💐💋6 hours ago   ·  1
Michele HintonSooo beautiful xx4 hours ago   ·  1
Michelle MetzlerThe endangered Jaguar6 hours ago   ·  1
Lynn RaschLeopard, jaguar.6 hours ago   ·  1
Ronald FoneLove your photos!!4 hours ago   ·  1
Ann Backmangorgeous3 hours ago
Polixenia Grafwow !ein schönheit ! <34 hours ago
Gaila BulletteBeautiful Gods creation!3 hours ago
Lori LuevanoBeautiful3 hours ago
Lori MielotzBeautiful3 hours ago
Olivia JamesSo regal3 hours ago
Edith McgrailGorgeous6 hours ago   ·  1
Demitri DemitriI am going with...... LEOPARD. I think it was the Jaguar who was bigger and with the shorter tail. Plus he had the spots inside the rosettes. Deffinitly not a Cheeta. She is slim. With the tearmarks, right?6 hours ago   ·  1
Sue ThrussellStunning6 hours ago   ·  1
Clinton Realman AllenLeopard4 hours ago
Angela Demler💓6 hours ago   ·  1
Barbara SevrensBeautiful4 hours ago
Noelia GarzaBeautiful3 hours ago
Maria Rodriguez<36 hours ago   ·  1

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