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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.
- 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
- Big Cat Rescue has several species of cats, many of whom are threatened, endangered or extinct now in the wild, including:
- Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Cougars, Bobcats, Lynx, Servals, Ocelots & Caracals
- 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 Moses is doing well. He is back outside and occasionally walks with a limp, but not always. Catch a look at him near the end of Afton’s walkabout video. Wyeth & Nova are certainly enjoying being outside in the new rehab center. Has everyone voted at VoteCats.com? Have you had chance to […]
Big Cat Updates Reise suffers from a bad declaw and has to be sedated periodically to have her malformed claws trimmed. We will probably do this next Monday, if not sooner. Sabre’s Upcoming 25th Birthday Many of you messaged asking about doing something to honor Sabre’s 25th birthday on March 1st. Jamie said we have […]