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This site is more than 10,000 pages of photos, videos, stories, facts and fun stuff about lions, tigers, leopards and many, many more varieties of exotic wild cats.

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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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Who is Big Cat Rescue?



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.


Next Tuesday, May 5, is the second annual Give Day Tampa Bay fundraiser for non-profits like Big Cat Rescue located in the Tampa, Florida area. Last year it was the largest single fundraising day in Big Cat Rescue's history! Most of the giving is done online on May 5, but IF YOU WANT TO DONATE VIA CHECK instead of online, the check must be mailed now so that it is IN OUR HANDS on May 5.

Your check must be DATED MAY 5 and made out to Big Cat Rescue. Include both your physical address and EMAIL ADDRESS. Write GIVE DAY TAMPA BAY in the memo section of your check. Mail it to arrive by May 4 to:

Big Cat Rescue
Attn: Howard Baskin - Give Day Tampa Bay
12802 Easy Street
Tampa, FL 33625

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Sandra Morinlook at those gorgeous GIANT paws! Kiss kiss beautiful1 hour ago
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