Carole Baskin Founder of Big Cat Rescue
CEO AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carole Baskin is the founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue. She runs a real estate business and manages 100+ volunteers and interns from around the world and 14 staff. She has run this Tampa based non profit since 1992 and has garnered international attention to the plight of captive big cats on CNN, Animal Planet, Discovery, U.S. News & World Report, People Magazine, The Today Show, Sports Illustrated, all of the local media outlets and many more national and international programs. Read More
Animal Advisory Committee Resignation by Carole Baskin
Summary of recent events leading to AAC resignation
Recently you may have seen reports on the resignation of Big Cat Rescue founder and CEO Carole Baskin as chairperson of the County’s Animal Advisory Committee. First, we would like to thank the many of you who have emailed and called to express support.
The resignation was requested by Commissioner Blair, who had appointed her and at whose discretion she served. The article says Mr. Blair had “received an abnormal amount Read More
Sophia Female Cougar
DOB 1/1/91 Rescued on 1/22/09 Died 7/24/10
"Will anyone give me $200 for this fine breeding age puma?" the auctioneer's voice blasts over the loud speakers in the livestock barn during an animal auction in Louisiana. A red neck raises his number, thinking to himself, that he can mount her head and that of the male cougar he just bought over the T. V. in his trailer. The gavel slams down and Sophia's life has just taken a perilous change for the worse. She and her mate had been ripped from their mothers when they were cubs, Read More
Howard Baskin Presents at Grant Makers
Howard Baskin, CFO of Big Cat Rescue presents How to apply For Profit Principles to the Non Profit at Grant Makers 2013.
The American Marketing Association at the University of South Florida
is once again teaming up with Big Cat Rescue to help advocate for the magnificent creatures that call the sanctuary home as well as others around the world.
I’d like to encourage BCR volunteers, Interns, as Read More
Deleted Scene Tigers Unleashed
I just found this deleted scene from Fatal Attractions - Tigers Unleashed, about TJ and Bella tigers: http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/fatal-attractions/videos/tigers-rescued-deleted-scene.htm
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Intern Housing Plans
We are working with designers to come up with funky new intern housing that would be recycled shipping containers, something like this:
Friends Read More