2 Steps to Saving Big Cats and Their Cubs
1. Tell Congress that big cats should not be kept as pets or used as photo and petting props.
2. Ask the USFWS why they haven't rescinded the generic tiger loophole yet.
Download this fact sheet and help spread the word by sending to anyone you know who loves animals.
Download these tips on how to talk to your legislators most effectively.
The third step, telling USDA to ban cub petting, has now been completed. More than 115,000 Read More
Levi came to live at Big Cat Rescue in 1995 along with 10 other Bobcats who were destined to be the next year’s fur coat harvest. Our Co-Founder had stumbled upon a facility in Omaha Nebraska that was raising Bobcats and Canadian Lynx for the purpose of harvesting the cats for their fur.
In order to spare these cats, all of them were purchased from the breeder and brought to live at the sanctuary.
Levi was neutered and now lives with Tiger Lilly.
Levi Read More
Help Us Win $10,000 or More!
Thinking of donating to Big Cat Rescue? If you donate $25 or more on May 6, your much-appreciated donation could help us win huge cash prizes during the first ever Give Day Tampa Bay!!
There are 3 ways you can donate to help Big Cat Rescue :
1. On May 6 2014, go to this link and securely donate online: http://givedaytampabay.org/#npo/big-cat-rescue
2. Pledge your support now and receive an email reminder on May 6. Click here.
3. Mail us a check now post-dated May 6. ONLY checks dated May 6 will Read More
If you are a pharmaceutical company wanting to save big cats, these are a few of the products we use.
We buy from Bayer and Nutramax through the distributor Patterson.
Bayer has Advantage (fleas), Baytril (anitbiotic), Praziquantel (dewormer) and Profender (dewormer). The biggest size Advantage is the most cost effective. We use all sizes of Baytril. We use the bigger sizes of Praziquantel and Profender.
Nutramax carries our glucosamine supplement Cosequin (joint health). We use an equine product because of the concentration/cost effectiveness. Read More
Group tour discounts apply on weekdays only (except Thursdays, when we are closed). You must have at least 10 people and no more than 66 on one day. This number includes students, chaperones, and teachers. The minimum age for group tours is 5 years old.
Group tours are available on weekends, but your guests will pay full price: $36 for those age 10 and older, $19 for kids age 9 and younger.
Pricing for kids on group tours:
# of Guests Price per person
10-14 $14 pp
15-19 $12 pp
20-24 $12 pp
25-49 $11 pp
50-59 $10 pp by bus only
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MSDS for products that are typically used in an animal sanctuary or zoo. These are the products and Material Data Safety Sheets used by Big Cat Rescue.
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Big Cat Care
Big Cat Rescue has evolved since its inception in 1992. By 1997 we had seen enough of the abuse and abandonment caused by the pet trade that we had previously engaged in to know that there was no reason to breed exotic animals for lives in cages. As a result we increased our efforts through spaying, neutering and cage building to ensure that we would no longer be a part of the problem. As we have continued to learn about the causes of so much suffering we have become active in stopping the exotic pet trade through education Read More
Big Cat Rescue’s Animal Acquisition Policy
Our board asks the following list of questions when considering a rescue situation:
• Is it a cat?
• Has this cat been with us before?
• Are we financially able and staff stable enough to take on this commitment?
• Will the owner surrender the permits and sign a contract not to own or use another exotic cat?
• Is this acquisition a governmental seizure?
• What are the legal ramifications?
• Is ownership un-contested?
• Is transport possible? (we can only receive Read More
Female Siberian/Bengal Tiger
Read tributes to China Doll here: https://sites.google.com/site/bigcattributes/home/china-doll-tiger
When China Doll's owners discovered that they were going to have a baby and be dealing with terminal illness in their family, they asked Big Cat Rescue to take their tiger and 8 cougars and we did.
Even people who could afford to give proper care to these cats in large cages, good food and vitamins and love, were not prepared to Read More
In Big Cat Rescue’s work to end abuse of big cats, attacks by the exhibitors, breeders and those who selfishly want to own exotic cats demonstrate just how effectively we are achieving our goal. Why do these people spend time, energy and money making absurdly false statements about Big Cat Rescue?
Because we are winning!
Societal values evolve and change over time. It typically starts out slowly, with a few people questioning the societal norm, then builds at an increasingly rapid pace. There was a time, not that long ago, when slavery Read More