Ways to Donate
- General Donations
- Or Use PayPal
- Sponsorships $25 to $5000
- Sustaining Donors Society – Automated Giving – Checking or Credit Card
- Donate by Check
- Big Cat Credit Card
- Donations with Recognition
- Your Name on a Brick to Help Pave the Paths to our Trading Post
- Your Name on a Sign on Tour Path and on a Ceramic Tile at Gift Shop
- Your Name on Engraved Granite Memorial Plaque for Cats Who Pass On
- Engraved Granite Memorial Plaque for Your Pet Who Has Passed On
- Wall Fund – Protect the Cats from Intruders
- Legacy Society
- Federal Employees Combined Federal Campaign
- Company Matching Donations
- Donate a car, truck, trailer, boat, or RV
In order to meet the varying interests of our donors below are brief descriptions of different ways to donate. We hope you will find one that appeals to you. Every donation helps. We appreciate your support at whatever level is possible for you.
One of the best ways to help is through general donations that can be used however it is most needed at the time.To make a general donation just click the Donate Now button below.
Want to give to a special fund? Here are a few, fun choices:
Or Use PayPal
Florida law requires that all charities soliciting donations disclose their registration number and the percentage of your donation that goes to the cause and the amount that goes to the solicitor. Big Cat Rescue’s registration number is CH-11409 and non-program expenses are funded from tour income, so 100% of your donations goes to supporting the cats and stopping the abuse. We have the highest rating given by Charity Navigator. We are a 501 c 3 charity as determined by the IRS Federal ID# 59-3330495. Our 990s are available online at GuideStar.org with a complete breakdown of how your donations are spent.
Sponsorships $25 to $5000
Pay Pal takes a bigger cut of your donation that other methods listed here, but if that is your preferred way to give, just select [email protected] as the payee.
Sustaining Donors Society – Automated Giving – Checking or Credit Card
Having your donation made by monthly or annual deductions from a bank account or charges to a credit card is particularly helpful because it allows us to better plan our cash flow to care for the cats while saving our donors the time it takes to mail checks or donate online. As members of our Sustaining Donors Society you receive special recognition on the website, in every issue of the Big Cat Times and on a sign outside our Trading Post in addition to the other recognition associated with your donation. Automated donations can be changed or discontinued at any time. Credit Card Monthly Donation Form
Donate by Check
Make check or money order payable to Big Cat Rescue and mail to 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625 813.920.4130 [email protected]
Big Cat Credit Card
You can give more without spending more by turning your everyday spending into meaningful donations with a customized Big Cat Rescue Capital One credit card. Share your passion and donate to Big Cat Rescue with your everyday purchases. We’ve partnered with Capital One® Card Lab Connect to bring you our newest fundraising program, which helps us earn money doing what you do every day! Just carry one of our custom credit cards (it comes with a competitive rate and no annual fee), and 1% of purchases made with the card will be donated to Big Cat Rescue.
Not only will you be donating to the cats with each purchase you make, you’ll be helping to spread the word when people see your wildly unique card, designed specifically for Big Cat Rescue. Three custom cards are currently available featuring Cameron the lion, Cheetaro the leopard, and Shere Khan & China Doll the tigers! What a great way to share the cats’ stories every time you pull out your credit card. Tell others too by downloading Credit Card Flyer
Sharing your passion and your support is easy and automatic. Apply today! https://www.cardlabconnect.com/AffinityPortal/visitorAction.do?affinityName=bigcatrescue
Donations with Recognition
Your Name on a Brick to Help Pave the Paths to our Trading Post
Your name, or that of someone you want to honor, permanently engraved on a 4×8″ brick for $100 or 8×8″ brick for $200 which will be installed on the paths around our Trading Post for all visitors to see. Details/Donate
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Your Name on a Sign on Tour Path and on a Ceramic Tile at Gift Shop
$500 and up. Your Name or other inscription on a sign on our tour path and on a ceramic tile at our Trading Post for a year and then permanently installed in a building at the sanctuary. Details/Donate
Your Name on Engraved Granite Memorial Plaque for Cats Who Pass On
When the cats we care for pass on, we permanently remember them with a beautiful 8×8” granite plaque with the cat’s image engraved on it along with the name of a donor who contributes $500 in memory of this cat to support the cat’s friends who still need our care. Details/Photos/Donate
Engraved Granite Memorial Plaque for Your Pet Who Has Passed On
We offer a similar way to permanently remember your beloved pet with an 8×8” granite plaque with your pet’s name, engraved photo and years of life along with your name on our Domestic Pet Memorial Wall for a donation of $500. Details/Photos/Donate
“It is wonderful to visit Big Cat to see the lovely memorial to our cats. Over the years, three of our beloved cats passed away and we feel so much at peace to have them permanently remembered at a place where thousands of animal lovers will see the plaques each year. The plaques are beautiful and capture the likeness of our wonderful pets. It’s heartwarming to honor our much missed cats.” Mary Key
Wall Fund – Protect the Cats from Intruders
We had an incident where teenagers shot paintballs through our chain link perimeter fence at some of the leopards. As development closes in around us the risk to the cats of this or more dangerous intrusion grows. Of our 7000 foot perimeter, we completed 1000 feet of wall in 2008 and another 660 feet in 2009. We have about 2000 feet guarded only by an aging chain link fence that we hope to do in 2010. Each foot of wall costs about $100 and you can donate as many feet as you are able. Wall donors are currently recognized on a special sign in the tour waiting area and will eventually be listed on a permanent appreciation sign. Details/Photos/Donate
Make support of the cats part of your personal legacy by remembering them in your estate planning. Details
Federal Employees Combined Federal Campaign
Our thanks to the over 400 Federal Employees and Military Personnel who donated to the cats through the CFC in our second year as national members. Our CFC Number is 10766
Company Matching Donations
Please check with your employer to see if they have a matching program. This is a great way to double your impact at no cost to you.
Donate a car, truck, trailer, boat, or RV
Have a vehicle you no longer want? Our vehicle donation partner will pick it up and part of the proceeds are donated to us. For details click here http://www.cars4causes.net/charity-car-donation/big-cat-rescue.asp