Big cats may be the king of beasts, but without you they can’t survive.
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. This is the best way to give as it has the lowest credit card processing fees and is immediate help for the cats.
Big Cat Rescue will not share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.
If you prefer to donate via Pay Pal, please use our email address of firstname.lastname@example.org as the recipient and if you want to make it a recurring donation, use this:
Donate Unwanted Gift Cards
Donate any unwanted gift cards and they will go directly to helping Big Cat Rescue. Your gift card donations are greatly appreciated! Donate them here: Nonprofitgiftcard.com/bcr
Sponsorships $25 to $5000
This is our form of “membership”. Choose a particular cat to have your donation associated with and provide ongoing annual support for that cat at a level you choose. Details/Buy Sponsorship Kit or download a tiger sponsor kit here.
Sustaining Donors Society – Automated Giving – Checking, Credit Card, PayPal or Razoo
Having your donation made by monthly or annual deductions from a bank account (which costs us the least in fees taken from your donation) or charges to a credit card or PayPal 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.
To donate automatically from a checking account or with a credit card, please use this form: Monthly Donation Form
For Paypal just click PayPal and click the “Make this recurring (Monthly)” box next to the amount.
Or by credit card, you can help feed tigers here and under the donation amount select Recurring contribution.
Thanks for becoming a Sustaining Donor!
Donate by Check
Make check or money order payable to Big Cat Rescue and mail to 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625. Any questions email CustomerService@bigcatrescue.org
See our Wish List
Donations with Recognition
To Dedicate a Donation in Honor of an Individual or Special Life Event:
Make a donation in honor of someone special. Choose the amount you wish to donate as well as the message you prefer. Details/Donate
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
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 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. Contact Appreciation@BigCatRescue.org if you would like to help in this way.
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 hundreds of Federal Employees and Military Personnel who donated to the cats through the CFC. 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.
Big Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FEID 59-3330495. 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. We do not utilize professional solicitors, so 0% of your donation goes to a professional solicitor, 100% goes to Big Cat Rescue. Non-program expenses are funded from tour income, so100% of your donations go to supporting the cats and stopping the abuse.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR BIG CAT RESCUE, A FL-BASED NONPROFIT CORPORATION (REGISTRATION NO. CH 11409), MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR BY VISITING www.800helpfla.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.