Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 11
Today was the 10th year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that changed things for all of us forever. 9/11/2001 is the day that nearly brought an end to our sanctuary because tourism stopped. Donations were all (rightfully) diverted to the human tragedies that were unfolding on television and the Internet. We were down to our last $20,000 with an annual budget that was nearly half a million dollars and we could not see any end to the terror that had people frozen in front of their T.V. sets. I sold my car, jewelry and everything that had any value that we could spare to keep the cats fed. But more importantly, that sad day and time marks a change in the way I thought.
Everyone was focusing on the bad so they didn’t need my help with that. I began to focus on all of our strengths and what we could do better than anyone else in the world. I put a huge decal on my truck that said, “Buy, Fly, Pray and Play” and wouldn’t tolerate any doomsday talk. I only wanted to be surrounded by those who could think positively, who could plan and achieve a bright future and who were ready to do whatever it took to ensure the long term care of the 100+ big cats who were depending on us. Big Cat Rescue is a team of the best and brightest in the business and 10 years after that awful year in our nation’s history we have been name Best in the Biz by voters. If you are a part of our team; if you are a donor; if you are someone who shares the plight of captive cats with your friends; if you are reading this page and care; then it is only because of you that these magnificent cats have found peace in a war torn world. It is because of you that we can give them a permanent sanctuary.
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