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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 Navigator  Donate CharityNavigator4star120x60Our 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 tier of nonprofits who have received such from Charity Navigator.

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.

For any questions, email us at

Feed the Cats Now


Adopt a Cat

Donate with Recognition

Wills and Legacy

In Honor of Someone

Bobcat Rehab

Maintenance and Medical Fund

Combined Federal Campagin


Feed Our Volunteers



Big Cat Rescue can take donations of ETH at BigCatRescue.ETH


You can PayPal money to CustomerService@

Check Donations

Make check or money order payable to Big Cat Rescue and mail to 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625. Any questions email or you can do it online now by choosing the eCheck button here

Company Matching Donation

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76 responses to “Donate”

  1. Laura Sierra says:

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

  2. Karlene Minea-Kotulak says:

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

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

  4. I am proud to be a part of this group!

  5. Brittney N Shawna Blackwell says:

    this is a good thang that we are helping.

  6. Tony Lorenzo says:

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

  7. Jeremy Kaiser says:

    and just donated to you guys through the cfc!

  8. Krystal Annette Su-Jung Linton says:

    Do big cats like mice ?

  9. Aleigha Lynn DeLellis says:

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

  10. 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.

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  11. Azah Bahari says:

    loved this organization…..

  12. Samantha Prime says:

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

  13. Stella Gusman says:

    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

  14. 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.

  15. Animefreak Panda says:

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

  16. Donna M. Harker says:

    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.

  17. 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!

  18. Muzette Oconnell says:

    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! 🙂

  19. Thomas KaiYu Liu says:

    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?

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

  21. Alexandra Goggin says:

    I wanna help the leopards

  22. Jedth says:

    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.


  23. Amanda says:

    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?

  24. Judy says:

    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!

  25. Laurie S says:

    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!

  26. Kelli Carter says:

    I just made a small donation. I have been to BCR on a guided tour and it was beautiful. I am sorry for what you are enduring with the netflix documentary. My gift is a way of support in this tough time. Thanks for all you do for the big cats!

  27. Kate J. says:

    I was shocked and dismayed that the Netflix documentary would try to malign an organization that is so clearly doing right by these big cats. I hope the silver lining is that is raises awareness and garners more donations for BCR. Thank you for standing tall and doing the right thing!

  28. Mary says:

    I just watched the Netflix documentary, and despite having no prior knowledge, I was completely appalled at how they slanted this documentary and portrayed Carole Baskin, when clearly they had no actual facts and relied on angled, slow-mo shots and ominous music. In my opinion, the real story would have been a documentary called Tiger Queen. Thanks for all you do.

  29. Jen Paul says:


    I have not watched the Netflix documentary but today I heard about what the documentary was about. I am appalled about how people are taking some hack documentary as a point of fact and taking it out on BCR. I made a small donation today, all that I can afford in these times, but my thoughts are with the cats and the people at BCR. You all do great and important work.

    Thank you.

  30. Stephen says:

    Hello, I’m a Tampa resident who has wanted to visit for awhile but haven’t gotten the chance. After visiting a roadside zoo for primates in the area that calls itself a “sanctuary”, I was concerned by the conditions of the animals and did some research. I found it wasn’t accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries. That prompted me to find real sanctuaries in the area. Of course, I was brought here by the latest documentary. I hope it raise awareness and helps end roadside zoos. I hope that people can see through the sensationalistic aspects of the documentary and see the actual underlying issues- the issue of exotic animal breeding, the necessity of ending roadside zoos, and all the things Carole has fought for legislatively. Keep up the good work!

  31. Frankie says:

    I just donated $25 and will continue to do so every time I see someone talk crap about Carole and the work that y’all do at the BCR. Keep up the good fight!

  32. Walter Swanson says:

    I just donated $25 thru PayPal and would love to continue to help. I set your organization as my favorite charity on PayPal and Amazon. I think your organization does good work.

  33. Meg says:

    I have been watching BCR videos for years and I was shocked the way that the BCR habitats and organization were inaccurately portrayed in the Netflix docu. I am sorry for the harassment you are receiving from misinformed and hateful people. I should have made a donation sooner but I’ve made one today. My favorite videos to watch are the ones with the sand cats and Geoffrey cats. Thank you so much for your hard work and for providing a home for so many abandoned animals.

  34. Lynn P says:

    This is so great what you’re all doing to help these beautiful, majestic animals! God bless you all! I wish I could give a lot more but I’m not working now due to the pandemic. God bless our country and the world

  35. Sarah M says:

    You are so inspiring, keep up the good working in saving these beautiful creatures!

  36. Barbara says:

    I love you Carole Baskin!

  37. Alexander says:

    Wow, Netflix is a money monger corporate! They showed other 2 money monger people way different than they are. Netflix owes so much money to your big cats, not including defamation, extreme stress and beyond to you, Carole, to your family and to the people work with you! Therefore Netflix needs to be sued for all that! Do not worry, Carole! People are awakening around the world for animal right and environmental causes rapidly! We are supporting you!

  38. Sharon says:

    Keep up the great work! You and your teams are so AWESOME doing what you do to protect and help these cats!

  39. Kelly says:

    This year for Christmas my extended family is donating to different charities. We’re going a video call and sharing which charity they selected and why. I know all the hard work you guys do with the cats you have and finding room for new ones.

  40. Thank you so much for sharing this information about the donation in detail. This is very nice and inspiring!! Thanks for sharing and look for more in future!! I hope you keep update us with such great tips and information in future too. This is a great post; I will share as much as I can.

  41. May Nace says:

    Am a Animal Rights Advocate for the endangered species ACT for as far back when i was 17,i love an respect the beings they are,i joined Big Cat Rescue in Tampa FL last year an thanks to them ilearned alot of important information i didn’t even know am a #1 supporter of Big Cat PUBLIC Safety ACT an have called an told the SENITORS to please support the Big Cat PUBLIC Safety ACT as i am a #1 supporter also it would mean so much to these magnificent Cats to be able to protected an let them leave their legacy generations down but you have personal OWNERSHIP cub petting at roadside zoo’s pay to play from a cub stripped from their mom an the cubs were forced to stay awake end the trade of Lion Bones an Tigers killed for their fur for rugs an to find other Big Cats that are off the radar, this depends on the continued life of Big Cats no longer in cages but to be free,Baltimore Md BCR IS A BEAUTIFUL RETIREMENT SANCTUARY for many cats to live the rest of their lives safe happy an well taken care of when the cats come here they already have a very sad story from abusive owner declawing them when their babys cross breeding for even better looking EXOTIC Cats but thats mans doing so everyone make the call to the wild so one day we won’t need cages or sanctuarys they can be protected an free, Baltimore Md

  42. Debbie J Taylor says:

    I have an issue with any cat rescue that claims they want to do Big Cat conservation, yet I see nothing to the effect of really doing anything to preserve these wonderful animals. I am all for a place for abused cats to live out their days. What I don’t see a lot of is money going towards the ones in danger in the real world. How much money is truly spent on the preservation of the species in the wild….hmmm something for all to think about.

  43. Evanna Yau says:

    I would love to be a part of this donation! So how do I enter?

  44. Blue Blue says:

    Ya I would too!

  45. Evanna Yau says:

    Actually I don’t live in Florida, so It’ll be harder to donate. If there is a faster way of donating… please let me know.

  46. Dorether lewis says:

    My patience saw one on front of her house what do we need to do

  47. Barbara Klos says:

    I was wondering when a cat passes after you had sponsored them for the year, if they pass before that year is up does it go to the other cats or do you ask of they like the rest of their sponsorship go to another cat?

  48. HS Coddington says:

    I’m concerned that this page says you consistently get a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator but their website shows you have a 2-star for 2020 (yes. that was not a good year for most of us). I also wondered why you apparently are located in Tenn but one administrative address is in FL and the donations envelope goes to a VA location. Regardless, if I make a donation will you STOP all the mailings with stamps or currency included. I want off your mailing list.

  49. lili says:

    Where is a button to sponsor a sand cat?

  50. John Lloyd says:

    Y’all do wonderful work. I just set up a recurring donation to your Bobcat Rehabilitation program. The Netflix hatchet job–which, IMHO, was morally (if not legally) straight-up libel against the Baskins and BCR–reminded me to go ahead and do that.

  51. Susan Major says:

    I just sponsored Jink. I can’t afford to sponsor all the cats that are my favorites so just picked him. Maybe in a month or 2 I can do another. I love all the cats at BCR and have such admiration for all the keepers, inerns and others who help care for them. Merry Christmas to all.

  52. Lauren Kramer says:

    #BettyWhiteChallenge Ya’ll are one of a few rescues we are donating to today


    Do you still do the 99$. a month donation.

  54. Missy says:

    Wonderful. I also was trying to click a button to get to PayPal. I hope they change the site to allow that but I will use them when I purchase through Amazon & I clicked the button to feed the cats and donated on a credit card. Big cats are in peril. Thank you for this sanctuary.

  55. Eva Williams says:

    I don’t know how to donate to Koda. Can you please tell me?

    • Deb Quimby says:

      Koda is no longer at Big Cat Rescue. You can donate to the other cats at or at To read the update on her go to

  56. Lisa H. says:

    I have finally donated to Big Cat Rescue. Money well spent! Continue the great work you are doing.

  57. Barbara Dwyer says:

    Wishing you and the cats Happy New Year. Thank you all! Barbara

  58. Jane E. Ericson says:

    I need to update my credit card, but can’t find where to do it online. Please contact me by email.

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