Welcome to Big Cat Rescue: A Sanctuary for the Voiceless, A Movement for Change
Our Mission: A World Where Big Cats Roam Free
At Big Cat Rescue, we are not just a sanctuary for tigers and other big cats; we’re a movement. Our mission is twofold: to put an end to the abuse of big cats living in captivity and to work tirelessly to prevent the extinction of big cats in the wild. We’ve been on this journey since November 4, 1992, and every single day we come closer to realizing our vision—a world where the majesty of these magnificent creatures is respected and protected.
What Makes Us Stand Apart
While many organizations work to rescue and rehabilitate, we go a step further. We are at the frontline, combating the very systems that perpetuate the cycle of abuse and endangerment. Through groundbreaking legislation that ended the private possession of big cats and public contact with them and their cubs in 2022 and other impactful educational initiatives, we aim to put a global end to the exotic cat trade.
Our Feline Family: Not Just Survivors, but Thrivers
Each resident of Big Cat Rescue has a story—some were abandoned, others were abused to entertain, and many were saved from unthinkable fates. Their stories are a testament to the resilience of spirit and the enduring will to live free.
- 🐾 Abandoned by ill-informed owners
- 🐾 Forced to perform through abuse
- 🐾 Retired tigers from a life of performing
- 🐾 Rescued from the fur industry
- 🐾 Orphaned, after hunters took their mothers
Dive Deeper into Big Cat Rescue
We’re proud to have the endorsement of celebrities, the backing of multiple awards, and extensive media coverage. We maintain complete transparency, sharing our finances and operations, so you can be confident that your support is put to the best possible use.
🏆 Awards & Credentials https://bigcatrescue.org/credentials/
🦁 Cats We’ve Rescued https://bigcatrescue.org/catbio/
💵 Financials https://bigcatrescue.org/finances/
📣 In The Media https://bigcatrescue.org/media/
🌳 Saving Wild Cats in the Wild https://bigcatrescue.org/insitu/
🔒 Your Privacy Matters to Us https://bigcatrescue.org/privacy-policy/
Meet the 200+ exotic cats and 800+ domestic cats we have rescued throughout the years
We are a top rated non profit organization. See our compliance ratings
See the celebrities who have visited us and / or how they are working to help save big cats from extinction and exploitation.
Learn about the beginnings of Big Cat Rescue and our evolution
We have been mentioned in many press articles and releases
A look at how we operate, the tigers and other wildcats we protect and more
Contact Big Cat Rescue
General inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813.920.4130 Mailing address is: P.O. Box 260429 Tampa, FL 33685. No visitors other than regular donors.