2006 Annual Report
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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.
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
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.
Care of our cats. The narrow mission of Big Cat Rescue is to provide the best permanent home Read More
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.
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Global Warming - What You Need To Know
The Review by Big Cat Rescue:
TOM BROKAW’S GLOBAL WARMING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW PREMIERES SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2006 9-11 pm ET/PT
Maria at Crew Creative sent Big Cat Rescue a pre screening of Global Warming - What You Need To Know and asked that we write a review. The two-hour special presents the facts and leaves it up to the viewers to determine their own truth about global warming. This documentary was a heart pounding look at what we have done to this planet and the effects that we are Read More
Saber the Tiger
Did you ever meet someone and from the minute you first met them you felt like you had known them your entire life? That is the way it was the day I first met Saber the tiger. He was 17 years old the day he retired from the circus to Big Cat Rescue in 2002. He was in the second group of tigers to come from the circus. The first group had arrived in 2000 because the circus was no longer going to “be in the cat business.” As public awareness has increased about how much we have in common with animals, it has Read More
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHING?
I only had a sense I must go; an urging that would not be quiet. It would be more than a month before I had the opportunity to visit Big Cat Rescue. I went to the sanctuary with an open mind and no expectations. From the very moment I passed through the gates, I felt a magnificent power and presence that could not be expressed in words. Wisdom I had long forgotten echoed in my mind as I waited to be introduced to the cats. St. Francis of Assisi described the mystery and power that lives within every Read More
Orphaned cougar cubs get a new home thanks to donors
After our regular staff meeting on Friday, October 14th, Scott pulled Jamie and Carole aside to ask them to consider a rescue. We have to turn away hundreds of exotic cats each year, and every one of them is deserving of rescue, so what was it that Scott thought might make these cats the lucky ones?
He relayed a message from a woman in Idaho named Mady who was a licensed rehabilitate. A mother mountain lion had been shot by a hunter leaving her two week old kittens orphans. Mady Read More
Chadd and Kristi of the Morning Show interviewed me about Big Cat Rescue and the Fur Ball.
The interview will air this Sunday morning on both Magic 94.9 and WDUV 105.5.
I think both will air between 7:20AM-ish and 7:55AM-ish.)
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Big Cat Rescue in the Washington Post
Where the 'Wild' Things Are
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Tigers, Other Exotic Animals Should Not Be in Traveling Shows, Kids Say
Wednesday, December 28, 2005; C14
There is a big debate across the country about whether large exotic animals -- a label that includes lions, tigers, bears and elephants -- should be part of the traveling shows at fairs, carnivals and circuses.
What do you think? Are traveling animal shows a good idea?
Supporters say the shows Read More
The New York Times
December 9, 2005
Tampa , Fla.
By CINDY PRICE
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POOR Tampa . Upstaged by glitzy, sophisticated Miami and kid-frenzied Orlando, Tampa often seems like the forgotten middle child. Don't let that fool you - this late bloomer has an easy charm and knows it. Downtown, the lazy Hillsborough River winds through a patchwork of history-filled neighborhoods, dotted with colorful cafes and museums. Visitors dive into rich cultural heritage with a Tampa Cuban sandwich (heavy on Read More