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4 Tigers Rescued from Robert Baudys Savage Kingdom 1

4 Tigers Rescued from Robert Baudy's Savage Kingdom   When a long time feline breeding compound was closed down, the resident cats there needed a place to call home. Even though there are so many unwanted adult captive tigers in the U.S. some of the facilities that took the animals would use them for breeders (Even though none of them have the genes needed in the Tiger Species Survival Program) or put them right back up for sale onto the exotic animal market.   Big Cat Rescue got the call Read More

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NFL star visits Big Cat Rescue

Jun 19, 2007 - Chris Simms loves cats of all stripes. During a recent visit to Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, for instance, he seemed particularly fond of the ocelots. Simms has kitties at home, too, a pair of housecats named Deuce and Rome. He is quite fond of them, as well. Fortunately, Simms knows the difference between these two groups of felines. Big Cat Rescue wishes everyone did. Thanks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, that message may have gotten through to a dozen young and impressionable minds last week. A Wednesday trip Read More

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A Lion Pride of a Different Stripe

It took the combined efforts of USDA, undercover agents and concerned citizens seven years to shut down Diana McCourt (aka Cziraky) and her Siberian Tiger Foundation.  It wasn’t until her landlords, Donnalynn and Christian Laver were able to evict her from the property that Knox County was able to seize the six cats who had been used for years as props in Diana McCourt’s “tiger training” scheme.   By the end of the ordeal eye witnesses said that the cats were starving and they still have inadequate shelter from the elements.   Even Read More

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Tiger Rescue Videos

The top video on this page is the tiger rescue as filmed by Fox 13 and the movie below it is Jamie’s version of the rescue and bringing them home to Big Cat Rescue.   For the cats,   Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue an Educational Sanctuary home to more than 100 big cats 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL  33625 813.493.4564 fax 885.4457   Sign our petition here: Read More

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Tiger Rescue

Watch Big Cat Rescue save four tigers from being killed at Robert Baudy's Savage Kingdom after he was shut down by USDA for killings, maulings and escapes. // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ google_ad_client = "pub-8689188310988875"; google_alternate_color = "660000"; google_ad_width = 234; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "234x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text"; google_ad_channel =""; google_color_border = "FFFFCC"; google_color_bg = "FFFFCC"; google_color_link = "660000"; google_color_text = "000000"; google_color_url = "660000"; // Read More

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Carole Baskin in Glamour Magazine

Carole Baskin in Glamour Magazine The January 2006 issue of Glamour Magazine did a 1/3 page follow up on the August photo: Glamour Magazine's August issue features Carole Baskin (accompanied by her husband Howard Baskin) as "fashion consultants" during their recent trip to New York.  The caption reads, "Don't look as if you are going to audition for the role of Jane in Tarzan." To see the slide show including this photo visit Glamour Magazine's slide show.  (May not be suitable for children) . Read More

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Carole Baskin vs Big Cat Owners

Tiger owner sparks debate in Florida ANDREA FANTA Buy Big Cat Rescue Logo Gifts Associated Press   HAVANA, Fla. - Gloria Johnson's love for cats of all sizes has raised some eyebrows in north Florida.   The part-time lobbyist lives on 18 acres in a wooden house, where four house cats lounge inside on tiger-striped couches and rub their faces against leopard print curtains.   Outside, some larger cousins - two cougars and a Siberian tiger_ have found a home in Johnson's backyard. And though some Read More

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2006 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report   See the 2006 Annual Report in Pictures by clicking here Big Cat Rescue's Mission Statement: Big Cat Rescue’s dual mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care and educate the public about the plight of these majestic animals, both in captivity and in the wild, to end abuse and avoid extinction. Advances Big Cat Rescue qualified for the Combined Federal Campaign's National book and was certified by Independent Charities of America as one of the Best in America.  This means that any government Read More

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2006 Big Cat Rescue is International in its Scope of Services

2006 Big Cat Rescue is International in its Scope of Services   Big Cat Rescue’s vision is a world where the animals we share it with are treated with respect and caring and where habitat is preserved to insure the indefinite future survival of these wonderful gifts of nature.  In creating such a world, we hope the same principles of respect and caring will carry over to the way humans treat each other.   MISSION STATEMENT   Care of our cats. The narrow mission of Big Cat Rescue is to provide the best permanent home Read More

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Thank You to Donors

Thank You to Donors of Cash, Services and Goods 2004-2008   Wall Goes Up / Fears Go Down February 2008:  The first 938 feet of the 10 foot high perimeter wall we are building is now up around 3 of our 45 acres.  Thanks to the rather amazing prefabricated column and panel system provided by Duratek Precast Technologies the actual construction only too two weeks (see photos). But the process took years. Fundraising for this project, called the Catter-Wall, started in December of 2003 one foot at a time. Become a Big Cat Member In Read More