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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:

http://www.razoo.com/story/Medical

http://www.razoo.com/story/Nofleas

Or Use PayPal

If PayPal is your preferred way to give, just click the donate button above.  If you would like to make your donation a recurring monthly donation, which is incredibly helpful, just click the “Make this recurring (Monthly)” box next to the amount.

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, 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 the Donate but by the Paypal symbol above and click the “Make this recurring (Monthly)” box next to the amount.

Or you can go to http://www.Razoo.com/story/Feedtigers, hit the Donate button, and hit the down arrow that appears next to “One Time” and select “Monthly”

Thanks for becoming a Sustaining Donor!

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

Donations with Recognition

 

To Dedicate a Donation in Honor of an Individual or Special Life Event:

Please read the instructions below BEFORE you Click Here to make your dedication donation:

The “Here” link above takes you to a page devoted to a current fundraiser.  After you click the Donate button on that page, on the next page, below the “Make this Donation” and “Donation Amount” fields there is a “Dedicate this Donation” link (in blue) that will allow you to personalize your donation in honor of an individual or special life event.

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!

22 Comments

  1. Just made a donation after winning at dietbet… feeling very happy and proud!

  2. I have been able to get the Austin Zoo help with meat for the large cats through the capital area food bank, If you group is a non profit Please call them for meat, eggs and vegatables.

  3. Unless you are extremely wealthy to buy a big cat 600 pounds of meat a week, provide a huge caged piece of land, and can pay the veterinary bills for this big cat for the next 30 yrs….probably NOT a good idea

  4. There is no need to buy a big cat that can not be provided the care it needs..

  5. loved this organization…..

  6. You'd think that with all the organizations now working to save big cats that we could get more done. It's just so hard to turn back powerful economic forces that result in poaching and to protect big animals that require big territory to thrive. With habitat shrinkage and lack of wealth in the remaining habitat countries, the threat is quite formidable. When big names like actor Leonardo DiCaprio get behind Save the Tiger, as he clearly has, it gives me more hope, but at the end of the day, you really have to wonder whether we have enough influence to turn this tide before it is too late. As we all know, once a certain critical mass in population size is lost, population collapse is all but inevitable.

  7. I love cats of all sizes they truly are he greatest of the animals, and make such loving devoted family members..;).

  8. Do big cats like mice ?

  9. and just donated to you guys through the cfc!

  10. this is a good thang that we are helping.

  11. thank you for inviting me, I wanted to be a part of this.

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