Do Your Part to Help Us End the #1 Cause of Big Cat Abuse

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Click here to learn the real truth and what you can do to support our new campaign and help save innocent tiger cubs from a life of misery.  Go to and then Join the Fight to Save our Cats!

Big Cat Rescue’s Mission

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.

Big Cat Rescue is a four star charity with Charity NavigatorOur 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 and are in the 1% of nonprofits who have received Charity Navigator’s perfect numerical score of 100.

Have Your Own Big Cat Encounter

The only way to visit the cats is on a pre-paid and pre-reserved guided tour.  Tours fill up quickly!

Big Cat Rescue is Caring for Big Cats and Ending the Trade

Join us in the freedom fight for exotic cats!  They were designed to live free; not in cages.  The number one cause of abuse is the practice of posing with big cats and their cubs because it creates a flood of discarded cats that serve no conservation value and end up dead or in conditions that are often even worse.  You will find us to be completely transparent in our values, care of our 60+ wild cats, and finances.


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Take Action Now to Save Our Cats

The form below is the single most impactful thing you can do right now to help our cause and rescue exotic cats from the misery of petting zoos. By filling it out, you will be sending a strong message to your specific representatives in Congress that they should support the Big Cat Public Safety Act.

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Watch Our Cats LIVE on!

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Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited 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 apseudo-sanctuariesies because we are the most effective at ending the abuse of big cats.  We wear that as a badge of honor.

We are home to lions, tigers, bobcats, cougarsservals, 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.


Big Cat Rescue’s CEO Targeted in Murder for Hire plot for Speaking Out to Protect Big Cats and Their Cubs

Joe Schreibvogel Maldonado-Passage, aka “Joe Exotic,” was convicted on two counts of “murder for hire” for seeking to hire someone to murder Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue and 17 counts of illegal wildlife trafficking.  More here