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Big Cat Rescue – Solar projects were sponsored by:

The Body Shop Foundation, TECO, C1 Bank and the Little Foundation.


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Karma Hurworth

Karma Hurworth REGISTRAR Karma started out as an Intern but began working part time as staff in 2015. Two days a week she helps manage the Gift Shop and one day a week is devoted to keeping all of our cats' records updated in ZIMS. She is also the Kitten Monitor to ensure our Foster Kittens are growing and thriving. Meet the Big Cat Rescue Team. See a typical day at the sanctuary. Read More

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Gale Ingham

GALE INGHAM OPERATIONS MANAGER Gale worked her way up to Senior Keeper twice.  The first time around she ended up as Den Mother to our interns, but family issues required her to move away for a while.  When she returned, she started over again and quickly worked her way back up to Senior Keeper. Gale is a By-The-Book kind of person and Big Cat Rescue has a LOT of rules on its books that keep our cats well cared for and our people safe.  When our Operations Manager, Scott Lope decided to resign in order to pursue his film career Gale was Read More

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Chelsea Feeny

CHELSEA FEENY PROJECT MANAGER   Chelsea Feeny first arrived at Big Cat Rescue in early 2009 as an intern. Before the completing of her internship she was hired as Project Manager. She currently is responsible for database management, donations processing and acknowledgement, and Intern intake/screening. This is no small feat with a support fan base of more than 80,000 people. She aims to share her passion and excitement for this magnificent sanctuary with all of the guests, donors, and volunteers that help to make Big Cat Rescue Read More

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What is a day like at Big Cat Rescue?

What is a day like at Big Cat Rescue? Some things happen EVERY day, some things happen a few times a week, some things happen once a month and some things happen once a year.  The problem with all of this structured order is that EVERY day there is some chaos introduced, so it is always a balancing act to take care of both the critically important, and the things that have to get done every day. To Set the Stage There are 100 exotic cats on 67 acres and about 80-100 volunteers and staff to care for them.  Some cats have more than one Read More

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Howard Baskin

HOWARD BASKIN SECRETARY, TREASURER, ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRMAN AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Howard Baskin is a retired management consultant who worked with early stage and fast growing companies in the areas of strategic planning, finance and operations.  He spent 11 years at Citicorp in various assignments, most recently as Director of Strategic Planning for the Commercial Real Estate Division.  After leaving Citicorp in 1991 he was an equity participant and general manager in three companies, one of which he co-founded.  He now devotes full time Read More

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Jamie Veronica

JAMIE VERONICA BOORSTEIN PRESIDENT, VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE, BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jamie Veronica is President of Big Cat Rescue, a member of the Board of Directors, and Chair of the Volunteer Committee.  She has served in these capacities for well over ten years. She spent many years developing a sponsorship program whose financial success continues to contribute largely toward meeting our annual budget. Jamie runs everything involved with the administrative side of the volunteer program including processing promotion applications, running Read More

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Visit by Animalist and Discovery Digital Networks

Visit by Animalist and Discovery Digital Networks

Animalist and Discovery Digital Networks stopped by Big Cat Rescue on 2-12-2014 to check out tigers, lions, lynx, bobcats, pumas and more. Check out their youtube site here –  Jim Louderback

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Big Cat Coalition   Timeline of the Big Cat Coalition If it seems rather late to be discussing these coalitions,  it is because we have to be as stealthy as the cats we are protecting, so that those who abuse wild cats cannot thwart our mission.  There are LOTS of exciting things going on behind the scenes right now that we can't talk about, for that very reason, but now that we have achieved many of our goals, it's time to give credit where credit is due. The timeline of the Big Cat Coalition starts with the   Timeline Read More

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Bay Cat Facts

Bornean Bay Cat Common Name: Bornean Bay Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Catopuma) Species: badia Misc.: No actual studies of this cat have ever been made in the wild, and it continues to be the mystery cat of the feline family. Virtually all information has been taken from museum specimens, except for in 1992 when a female was captured in a trap accidentally. It is believed she was kept in captivity for some months after capture, and was brought in to Read More