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Join Us for Drag Queen Bingo Sept 15, 2014

 

Have a wild time at Hamburger Mary’s playing Big Cat Bingo. $10 for 10 games. Play for a chance to win grrr-reat gift baskets! No cover charge. Food and drinks available for purchase. Monday September 15th at 7:30 PM. Hamburger Mary’s is located at 1600 East 7th Avenue 2nd floor, Tampa, FL 33605. Call to reserve your “spot” (813) 241-6279

 

Come see the haunted trail

One night only.  Tickets will sell out fast.  Get yours here:  http://www.zerve.com/BigCatRescue/Haunted

 

Rescue of Mickey the Mountain Lion

 

Help us care for cats like Mickey! http://www.razoo.com/story/NewHospital

 

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This site is more than 9,700 pages of photos, videos, stories, facts and fun stuff about lions, tigers, leopards and many, many more varieties of exotic wild cats.

 

The Most Important Thing YOU Can Do to Save Big Cats

 

This bill called the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act HR 1998 – S 1381 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.  Ask your member of Congress to Co-Sponsor this bill now!

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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.

  • 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.