Animal Escape Protocol
In the event of a dangerous animal escape, the immediate goals are 1.) Insure public safety, 2.) Insure staff safety, 3.) Insure animal safety and 4.) Recapture the animal. All four goals should be accomplished simultaneously. It is of utmost importance that everyone involved in the recapture remain calm and not try to be a hero.
In the event of an animal escape;
1. If an animal escapes within the walkway or the perimeter of the security fence, secure all perimeter gates.
2. Leave cage Read More
Conservation and Protecting Habitat
We have known this since the dawn of man, but apathy towards this great truth will be the downfall of man. Throughout time man has conquered and destroyed islands and peninsulas and then vanished from these lands for years until the land could recover from the abuse. Extinction has played itself out within the limits of these isolated areas and is a revelation of the future.
History always repeats itself and we must learn from the mistakes of our ancestors. The Greek philosopher wrote of Atlantis Read More
Big Cat Rescue Whistleblower Policy
Big Cat Rescue is committed to maintaining a workplace where employees are free to raise good faith concerns regarding the sanctuary's business practices, specifically: (1) reporting suspected violations of law on the part of the sanctuary, including but not limited to federal laws and regulations; (2) providing truthful information in connection with an inquiry or investigation by a court, agency, law enforcement, or other governmental body; and (3) identifying potential violations of sanctuary policy.
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Big Cat Rescue Anti-Discrimination Policy
Big Cat Rescue Corp. shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and provision of services.
Big Cat Rescue's Document Retention and Destruction Policy
In accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which makes it a crime to alter, cover up, falsify, or destroy any document with the intent of impeding or obstructing any official proceeding, this policy provides for the systematic review, retention and destruction of documents received or created by Big Cat Rescue in connection with the transaction of organization business. This policy covers all records and documents, regardless of physical form, contains guidelines for how long certain documents Read More
Conflict of Interest Policy
Big Cat Rescue (BCR) serves the community as a non-profit fundraising entity. As such BCR operates in a role that calls for a high degree of community trust. Because BCR’s activities are subject to public scrutiny, conscientious efforts must be continually taken to maintain the confidence of the community and to avoid circumstances which might lead to a harmful conflict of interest and lessened credibility in pursuing the mission of the sanctuary.
Therefore, it is the policy of BCR that representatives of BCR Read More
Big Cat Rescue's CEO Report to Board
The CEO shall submit annually to the Board of Directors a report describing the accomplishments of the preceding fiscal year, an assessment of the degree to which the accomplishments met the goals set in the Twenty Year Plan for that year or other goals as they may have been established from time to time, and recommendations for future actions that might be taken based on the findings.
Big Cat Rescue's Annual Review of CEO Performance Policy
The Board of Directors will review the performance of the CEO for that fiscal year and at its discretion year to date in the current year and provide feedback to the CEO.
Responsibilities of the CEO
The knowledge, skills and abilities assigned to the CEO’s role may vary depending on the mission and size of the organization. However, if an organization is to be successful, the CEO must give time and attention to strategic planning, financial oversight, internal Read More
Don't They Miss Being Petted?
I hear that almost every time I explain that we are a NO CONTACT facility.
Wild animals shouldn't be kept as pets. Most of the cats at Big Cat Rescue were once kept as pets who are usually discarded once they become adults and begin to spray and bite. We do not allow contact between staff or volunteers or the public with the cats; even the small ones. There are a lot of reasons:
1. The cats are solitary by nature and do not seek our affection.
2. It is dangerous to have any part of your body Read More