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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

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Global Warming – What You Need To Know

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

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Saber the Tiger

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

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Animal Communication

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

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Orphaned cougar cubs get a new home thanks to donors

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

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Big Cat Rescue Radio Interview

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.)     // < ![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 Read More

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Big Cat Rescue in the Washington Post

Big Cat Rescue in the Washington Post   Where the 'Wild' Things Are Washington Post: Buy Big Cat Rescue Logo Gifts 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

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Big Cat Rescue in the New York Times

The New York Times December 9, 2005 36 Hours Tampa , Fla. By CINDY PRICE Buy Big Cat Rescue Logo Gifts 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

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2005 Education Department Five Year Plan

Big Cat Rescue's Education Department Five Year Plan 2002 to 2007 The following plan is intended to guide the activities of the Education Branch over the next five years in order to achieve the goals set out in the mission statement. The five-year plan includes recommendations for additional budget and facilities. Without increased support in these areas, the plan can not be completed as outlined. While expenditures will increase to allow for additional staff and resources, the revenues will also increase proportionally. Mission: To encourage Read More

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2005 Annual Report

2005 Annual Report   See a year of Big Cat Rescue in Action click SLIDESHOW Big Cat Rescue's Mission Statement: To provide the best home we can for the animals in our care and to reduce the number of cats that suffer the fate of abuse, abandonment or extinction by teaching people about the plight of the cats, both in the wild and in captivity, and how they can help through their behavior and support of better laws to protect the cats. Advances In 2005 the IRS reported that there are 964,000 registered charities in the U.S.  Only 81 Read More