A Video Report of 2013 at Big Cat Rescue
With your help we are winning in the battle for compassion! Up until 2003 the number of requests for rescues we had to turn down due to lack of space or funds had roughly doubled each year, to 312 that year. We feared it would double again to over 500 in 2004. Instead, it has steadily declined since then thanks to the passage of a federal bill and several state bills that restrict the ownership of exotic cats. This year there were “only” 37 big cats Read More
Bobcat Rehab and Release
Big Cat Rescue does bobcat rehab and release of native, Florida bobcats. The video playlist below shows the great lengths we will go to in order to save bobcats and give them a second chance at living free. Search our site for the word "rehab" to see more.
Stories about some other rescued bobcats: http://bigcatrescue.org/a-boatload-of-bobcats-turns-big-cat-rescue-into-modern-day-ark/
A Baby Bobcat Named Faith
Gets a Second Read More
Big Cat Rescue has been featured in the press favorably more than 1,000 times.
You can see our media mentions from 2013 here and all previous mentions here.
The following is a list of just the major media coverage.
Major National Publications and Websites
National Geographic Kids Magazine
O, The Oprah Magazine Online
U.S. News & World Report
Wall Read More
Big Cat Rescue Captive Wildlife Critical Incident/Disaster Plan
Contact info: Big Cat Rescue 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625 813.920.4130 fax 866.571.4523 Info@bigcatrescue.org
USDA 58-C-0814 FL ESB 578 ID# 402067429
Lat 28.061125 Long. -82.571387
Hurricane Evacuation Zone Category? NO Flood Zone? NO
Veterinarian: Dr. Liz Wynn, DVM Ehrlich Animal Hospital 8009 Gunn Hwy. Tampa, FL 33625 813.920.0566 also Dr. Justin Boorstein, DVM Animal Coalition of Tampa.
Sanctuary Operations Read More
Charles Trippy, wife Alli and friends visits Big Cat Rescue.
About Internet Killed Television
My wife and I have been making videos EVERY DAY for the past FOUR years here on this channel! Guess what?! We are on year FIVE! Everyday, without missing one day!!
Charles Trippy Channel: 767,000+ subscribers 90 Million + video views
Facebook page that “We The Kings” band that Charles performs in: 1.24 million likes Read More
Celebrities of Big Cat Rescue
Big Cat Rescue has had the honor of being visited by and/or working with a number of big name celebrities including Bo Derek, Harrison Ford, Leonardo DeCaprio, Jane Goodall, Kate Walsh, Barbara Niven, Jack Harris, Jim Fowler, Jack Hanna, Bill Murphy, Tippi Hedren, Tim Harrison, Arch Deal, Congresswoman Castor, athletes from the Tampabay Bucs, the Lightning, the New York Yankees, and the casts of Wicked, Mary Poppins and the Jersey Boys just to name a few.
We have had many local celebrities come to love us such Read More
A Year in Video
Big Cat Rescue is more than just a place that provides permanent care for big cats. It is a movement; a change in the tide of human perceptions and is the combined effort of more than 79,000 supporters. If you are one of them, you are a Big Cat Rescuer and the following is the great work YOU did! If you haven’t helped yet, you can do so now at the top right of the screen or here: http://bigcatrescue.org/donate
Big Cat Rescue’s Mission Statement: Big Cat Rescue’s dual mission Read More
ANSWER: While we would much prefer that people focus their thoughts on saving these magnificent animals than on who would win if a lion and tiger fight, the power of these two largest cats seems to raise this question in people's minds. While it would depend on the size, age and aggressiveness of the specific animals involved, generally tigers have a significant advantage. On average tigers are larger, but more importantly they are more capable of fighting standing on their hind legs. Some people have argued that the Read More
Skip the Bobcat
Skip's injuries made it impossible for him to be released back into the wild because his pelvis canal healed too narrowly to pass fur and bones. He has to be kept on a soft diet and have constant monitoring to make sure he doesn't get blocked up. Skip has gathered a huge fan club called the SkipAHolics and they check in on him via web cam videos and photos taken by our Keepers below. They have set up a donation page to gather some things for the Big Cat Rescue Wishlist here:
Check this page often for the latest Read More
International Tiger Coalition
Top 10 Tiger Facts
1. Poaching of tigers and their prey is driving decreases in tiger populations throughout their range, along with poaching of their prey and degradation of their habitat.
2. Inadequate law enforcement and residual demand for tiger products pose the greatest near-term threats to the survival of wild tigers.
3. Even talk of reopening trade in farmed (or captive-bred) tiger products has helped sustain residual demand, prompted investors to stockpile tiger skins and bones, and caused police Read More