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
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 Read More
The New York Times
December 9, 2005
Tampa , Fla.
By CINDY PRICE
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 Read More
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.
To encourage Read More
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.
In 2005 the IRS reported that there are 964,000 registered charities in the U.S. Only 81 Read More
2005 Fur Ball
Welcome to the 2005 Fur Ball!
7TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING
DINNER & AUCTION
Friday October 13, 2006
FUN is the word that was most often used to describe last year's hugely successful Fur Ball by the sellout crowd of 850, and this year we plan to make it even better! See the fun HERE.
The fun starts in deciding what to wear. The traditional "Safari Costume Formal" attire is still very much in vogue. It is described in more detail below with links to photos from last year. In addition, this year's "Roaring 20's" theme adds a Read More
Rescue of 3 Mountain Lion Cubs 2005
See the cubs at the age of 10 months as they swim in their pool.
You may have to click the button twice to make the video start.
Injustice in Our Own Country
Dusk was settling in; cold and drizzly damp, the kind of cold that just makes your bones ache. A single mom was bathing her toddlers before tucking them into bed for the night. Their bellies were full and their eyelids beginning to feel heavy as she hurried to dry them so that they wouldn't chill while she was gone. She had to Read More
2004 Endangered Species Cat List
IUCN Red List for All Cats
According to the IUCN, all 36 of the listed cat species have a negative global population trend.
Acinonyx jubatus hecki
Northwest African Cheetah
Acinonyx jubatus venaticus
Bornean Bay Read More