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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.

23 Year Old Tobi Cougar comes out to say "Hello" to Carole. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jack DupellThe hardest part of your job must be not to reach out and pet these cats. I couldn't volunteer here; I'd be missing fingers.4 hours ago   ·  281
Djuannah HawkinsYou should rub him. That's what he wants5 hours ago   ·  94
Jennifer GriggsI'm glad you guys use cat scratchers! What a good idea! That way, they can be "petted" without it being risky. She is a pretty girl!4 hours ago   ·  22
Cindy WarnerIf I didn't know better, I would swear Tobi wanted his ear scritched. <34 hours ago   ·  20
Ashley M. GrahamAlways carry a scratcher! I'd have ten strapped to me at all times. :)4 hours ago   ·  11
Kim ObryanSo hard to resist touching them..beautiful Cougar..4 hours ago   ·  10
Marcella Pottorff Sweeneyi don't know how you resist touching him. he clearly would like that.4 hours ago   ·  8
Susanne Brandofinohaving been on a tour at your amazing Big Cat Rescue and being a little educated on the subject, I'm sitting here shaking my head reading all of the comments here. There IS a reason that this beautiful cat is not being touched... thank you for all you and your staff do for these animals <34 hours ago   ·  15
Loren Roman-NunezIt must be hard to resist giving a scratch behind the ears. Just watching made me want to! I know that you can't, but the feeling is there!4 hours ago   ·  6
Kathleen Dunning-TorbettI get why he isn't being touched. That doesn't negate the desire to do so.4 hours ago   ·  6
Jennifer Loggins PizzitolaShe's absolutely gorgeous!4 hours ago   ·  5
Deirdre E ClarkWhy would it be disrespectful to give an animal love that is obviously asking for it?4 hours ago   ·  4
Mary Kay Allen HeisermanScratch his ears, that's what he wants.4 hours ago   ·  4
Cheryl CoffmanHe apparently wanted some pets why not, poor baby4 hours ago   ·  4
Dori Poirier GilliamI wish I could pet him. He's so handsome.4 hours ago   ·  3
Pam HockinOh my goodness!! I wouldn't have had it in me not to give him a little smooth! Such a beautiful cat.4 hours ago   ·  3
April Paulsenwould be the hardest part of the job....not being able to give them a scratch.4 hours ago   ·  3
Mandy CooperAwwww. I would definitely lose my hand working here lol. I would want to keep stroking and hugging them. Hi Tobi, he's so cute <34 hours ago   ·  2
Валин ИриартеAw, I would pet him :)4 hours ago   ·  2
Toni Tedesco RoyerI couldn't resist not scratching his ears. Don't know how you guys keep from doing so. That's stamina !!4 hours ago   ·  2
Charlotte BaysWild is always wild. Worked for wildlife rehab at Kansas University and went thru all the classes about rehabing wildlife. Had a lot of good times.4 hours ago   ·  2
Jill NolandBeautiful.5 hours ago   ·  2
Ellen ReevesSomebody wants some ear scratches!!4 hours ago   ·  2
Marilyn MillerBCR rocks!!!!!!!!!!! Luv ya Tobi!!!!!4 hours ago   ·  1
Holly Eve FrenchI can't wait to see if God lets me live with the animals.4 hours ago   ·  1

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