Our Mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care, end abuse of big cats in captivity, and prevent extinction of big cats in the wild.
Our Goal is for our donors to find their gifts to us to be among the most satisfying they make by accomplishing our mission in the most financially responsible manner possible.
We consistently receive Charity Navigator’s highest 4 star rating.
We continue to be closed to the general public. However, we have a limited ability to provide small private tours. Donors of $500 or more per year may schedule to come with one additional guest. Donors of $1000 or more may bring three guests with them. All guests must be at least 10 years of age. Our tour guides are vaccinated and we ask that you and any guests be vaccinated as well. If you experience any COVID symptoms in the ten days prior to your tour please contact us to reschedule. Masks are optional. Do not bring any pets with you (may seem obvious but it happens.) To schedule a visit email Howard.Baskin@BigCatRescue.org.
Because we can only provide in person tours to a small number of donors we have invested in ramping up our virtual options, such as our LIVE webcams where you can view the cats live and chat with people who love big cats. Our cameras are at https://bigcatrescue.org/cams/ and see our virtual options at BigCatRescue.org/VR
We are always available to connect with you on our social sites at Facebook, where we go LIVE daily Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok where we post daily updates, photos and videos so you can stay up to date on the cats.
Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s most influential sanctuaries for exotic cats, is a leading advocate for ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction. We are the most hated, feared and lied about by circuses, backyard breeders, roadside zoos, cub petting pimps and pseudo-sanctuaries because we led the social change and change in laws that has brought an end to cub fondling and private ownership of big cats in the U.S. We wear that as a badge of honor.
We are home to tigers, bobcats, servals, caracals, jaguar, and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.