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Ways to Donate

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.

General Donations

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.

Give to Big Cat Rescue

Want to give to a special fund?  Here are a few, fun choices:

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Or Use PayPal

  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 CustomerService@BigCatRescue.org as the payee. 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

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 or  Buy Sponsorship Kit

 

Sustaining Donors Society – Automated Giving – Checking or Credit Card

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 please use this form: Monthly Donation Form For Paypal just select CustomerService@BigCatRescue.org as the payee and then choose recurring in the options.

 

Make check or money order payable to Big Cat Rescue and mail to 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625 813.920.4130  CustomerService@bigcatrescue.org

Donations with Recognition

 

Your Name on a Brick to Help Pave the Paths to our Trading Post

http://youtu.be/R-rSqNJhy-E Donor Recognition BricksYour 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 Click on the image to see a larger photo.

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.   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

 

Legacy Society

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.

 

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 Thanks!

20 Comments

  1. Surabaya zoo, in Indonesia has a very malnourished tiger! There animals are all starving to death, horribly. If you could look into it, that would be wonderful! :-)

  2. I just launched this Facebook page to promote my eBay business which has been donating a portion of our profit for years to Big Cat Rescue. Please Like!

  3. Thanks for the chance to help the big cats that you have been caring for I have lived not too far from you all and have always been grateful for all you do.

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