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 70+ wild cats, and finances.
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The Most Important Thing YOU Can Do to Save Big Cats
This bill called the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act is the most important piece of legislation to ever be introduced to protect lions, tigers and other exotic wild cats from being kept as pets and in miserable roadside zoos. IF YOU ONLY DO ONE THING TO SAVE BIG CATS; THIS IS THE ACTION TO TAKE TODAY!!!
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Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats, is a leading advocate in ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction. We are the most hated, feared and lied about by circuses, back yard breeders, roadside zoos, cub petting pimps and pseudo sanctuaries 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, cougars, servals, caracals and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.
- The sanctuary began rescuing exotic cats in Nov. 4, 1992.
- The non profit 501 c 3 sanctuary is home to many exotic big cats
- The cats at Big Cat Rescue are here for a variety of reasons, including:
- Abandoned by owners who wrongly thought they would make good pets
- Abused by owners in order to force them to perform
- Retired from performing acts
- Saved from being slaughtered to make fur coats
- Rescued as babies after hunters killed their mothers. See our Bobcat Rehab and Release work
- The non-profit organization is:
- Accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries
- Certified by Independent Charities of America as a “Best in America Charity”
- Member of the Species Survival Network
- Rated 4 Stars by Charity Navigator (their highest rating) and has one of the highest scores of any animal based charity
- Part of a global coalition including HSUS, IFAW, WWF, GFAS, Born Free and other animal protection groups who are working together to end big cat abuse.
- The sanctuary is situated on 67 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa.
Our Updates and News
Big Cat Updates Keeper Lauren’s Coordinator Report for Thursday 9/21/2017 We didn’t have a lot of Keeper volunteers today, but we still managed to get some stuff done! Babycakes’ enclosure was cleaned with the help of four red shirt project volunteers. The gift shop looks fantastic! There was lots of help getting it organized today. […]
Big Cat Updates Watch Zeus Tiger in the recovery cage. It is streaming live 24/7 Facebook Live Video Replays Moving Into the New Gift Shop We start out visiting with the handsome Cameron Lion, but the rest of the video is checking in on the awesome Partners who are moving everything into our new gift […]
Big Cat Updates Devin Saari added a new post to Important Info » Important Updates: 9/19/2017 Tuesday Today was a very busy day and we had a good amount of volunteers to help with feeding and cleaning! We worked on Frosty cage today and completed 2 of the 3 bubbles! Two tours went out today. Keisha’s enclosure […]