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.

Big cats may be the king of beasts, but without you they can’t survive.

Donate to save big cats.

In order to meet the varying interests of our donors below are buttons to different ways to donate.  We hope you will find one that appeals to you.  Every donation helps. We appreciate your support at whatever level is possible for you.

Donate by Check

Make check or money order payable to Big Cat Rescue and mail to 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625. Any questions email

Company Matching Donations

Please check with your employer to see if they have a matching program. This is a great way to double your impact at no cost to you.

  • Show Comments(29)

  • Laura Sierra

    this group is outstanding, if you can donate, please do.

  • Karlene Minea-Kotulak

    thank you for inviting me, I wanted to be a part of this.

  • William Powell

    a worthwhile fund for kitty lovers & love of all animals.

  • Birgitta Malmgren

    I am proud to be a part of this group!

  • Brittney N Shawna Blackwell

    this is a good thang that we are helping.

  • Tony Lorenzo

    Would you except humanely processed feral hog meat for your cats?

    • Carole Baskin

      Strangely, we have found that our cats don't like pork. Thanks for thinking of us though.

  • Jeremy Kaiser

    and just donated to you guys through the cfc!

  • Krystal Annette Su-Jung Linton

    Do big cats like mice ?

  • Aleigha Lynn DeLellis

    I love cats of all sizes they truly are he greatest of the animals, and make such loving devoted family members..;).

  • Ariel Hessing

    You'd think that with all the organizations now working to save big cats that we could get more done. It's just so hard to turn back powerful economic forces that result in poaching and to protect big animals that require big territory to thrive. With habitat shrinkage and lack of wealth in the remaining habitat countries, the threat is quite formidable. When big names like actor Leonardo DiCaprio get behind Save the Tiger, as he clearly has, it gives me more hope, but at the end of the day, you really have to wonder whether we have enough influence to turn this tide before it is too late. As we all know, once a certain critical mass in population size is lost, population collapse is all but inevitable.

  • Azah Bahari

    loved this organization…..

  • Samantha Prime

    There is no need to buy a big cat that can not be provided the care it needs..

  • Stella Gusman

    Unless you are extremely wealthy to buy a big cat 600 pounds of meat a week, provide a huge caged piece of land, and can pay the veterinary bills for this big cat for the next 30 yrs….probably NOT a good idea

  • Kim Allen Biddle

    I have been able to get the Austin Zoo help with meat for the large cats through the capital area food bank, If you group is a non profit Please call them for meat, eggs and vegatables.

  • Animefreak Panda

    Just made a donation after winning at dietbet… feeling very happy and proud!

  • Donna M. Harker

    Thanks for the chance to help the big cats that you have been caring for I have lived not too far from you all and have always been grateful for all you do.

  • White Tiger Metals

    I just launched this Facebook page to promote my eBay business which has been donating a portion of our profit for years to Big Cat Rescue. Please Like!

  • Muzette Oconnell

    Surabaya zoo, in Indonesia has a very malnourished tiger! There animals are all starving to death, horribly. If you could look into it, that would be wonderful! 🙂

  • Thomas KaiYu Liu

    Just found out that the Capital One Big Cat Rescue credit card will be discontinued. Is there another Big Cats Rescue credit card that I can sign on to?

  • Carole Baskin

    Yes. Please email and he can get you set up.

  • Alexandra Goggin

    I wanna help the leopards

  • Jedth

    I just did a small donation through PayPal anything to help out, would love to give more but can’t get the Bitcoin donations to work and can’t find a BTC address.

    Love the big cats at this rescue! Keep up the great work.


  • Amanda

    When I search Paypal, it doesn’t find this charity. Could you please check if it’s because I’m in Canada or if the Paypal method is broken?

    • BCR

      We are a U.S. charity and if you want to donate via PayPal you might need to go to the U.S. version of the site and choose as the payee.

  • Judy

    I am happy to be able to donate a monthly gift to these majestic, beautiful cats!
    Thank you so much for all you do for them!

  • Laurie S

    I have been becoming increasingly aware of the fact that several years ago I encouraged the big cat industry by paying to let my nieces pose for pictures with baby tigers. I somehow knew it wasn’t quite right at the time, but the girls were so excited to see them, so I squashed my gut feeling and we paid their fees. After reading articles in your Big Cat Times magazines, I’m sick to think that I contributed at all to this industry.

    My contribution today doesn’t quite make up for that, but I am happy to know that your organization is working hard to inform the public of this horrific industry and, of course, helping so many rescued animals in need! If there ever is a “next time” I see something like this, I will spread the word to everyone who can hear!!

    Thank you, Big Cat Rescue team for all that you do. And thanks for putting our donation dollars to good work!

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