Big Cat Rescue is a 4 Star Charity

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

In order to meet the varying interests of our donors below are brief descriptions of 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.

General Donations

One of the best ways to help is through general donations that can be used however it is most needed at the time.To make a general donation just click the Donate Now button below.  This is the best way to give as it has the lowest credit card processing fees and is immediate help for the cats.

Give to Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue will not share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Pay Pal

If you prefer to donate via Pay Pal, please use our email address of as the recipient and if you want to make it a recurring donation, use this:

Make My Monthly Donation


Donate Unwanted Gift Cards

Donate any unwanted gift cards and they will go directly to helping Big Cat Rescue.  Your gift card donations are greatly appreciated! Donate them here:


Sponsorships $25 to $5000

This is our form of “membership”. Choose a particular cat to have your donation associated with and provide ongoing annual support for that cat at a level you choose.  Details/Buy Sponsorship Kit  or download a tiger sponsor kit here.


Sustaining Donors Society – Automated Giving – Checking, Credit Card, PayPal or Razoo

Having your donation made by monthly or annual deductions from a bank account (which costs us the least in fees taken from your donation) or charges to a credit card or PayPal is particularly helpful because it allows us to better plan our cash flow to care for the cats while saving our donors the time it takes to mail checks or donate online. As members of our Sustaining Donors Society you receive special recognition on the website, in every issue of the Big Cat Times and on a sign outside our Trading Post in addition to the other recognition associated with your donation.  Automated donations can be changed or discontinued at any time.

To donate automatically from a checking account or with a credit card, please use this form: Monthly Donation Form

For Paypal just click PayPal and click the “Make this recurring (Monthly)” box next to the amount.

Or by credit card, you can help feed tigers here and under the donation amount select Recurring contribution.

Thanks for becoming a Sustaining Donor!


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


Wish List


See our Wish List


Donations with Recognition


To Dedicate a Donation in Honor of an Individual or Special Life Event:

Make a donation in honor of someone special. Choose the amount you wish to donate as well as the message you prefer.  Details/Donate


Your Name on a Brick to Help Pave the Paths to our Trading Post

Donor Recognition Bricks

Your name, or that of someone you want to honor, permanently engraved on a 4×8″ brick for $150 or 8×8″ brick for $300 which will be installed on the paths around our Trading Post for all visitors to see.  Details/Donate


Your Name on a Sign on Tour Path and on a Ceramic Tile at Gift Shop

$500 and up. Your Name or other inscription on a sign on our tour path and on a ceramic tile at our Trading Post for a year and then installed in a building at the sanctuary.  Details/Donate



Engraved Granite Memorial Plaque for Your Pet Who Has Passed On

We offer a similar way to permanently remember your beloved pet with an 8×8” granite plaque with your pet’s name, engraved photo and years of life along with your name on our Domestic Pet Memorial Wall for a donation of $500.  Details/Photos/Donate

“It is wonderful to visit Big Cat to see the lovely memorial to our cats. Over the years, three of our beloved cats passed away and we feel so much at peace to have them permanently remembered at a place where thousands of animal lovers will see the plaques each year. The plaques are beautiful and capture the likeness of our wonderful pets. It’s heartwarming to honor our much missed cats.” Mary Key   



Wall Fund – Protect the Cats from Intruders

We had an incident where teenagers shot paintballs through our chain link perimeter fence at some of the leopards. As development closes in around us the risk to the cats of this or more dangerous intrusion grows. Of our 7000 foot perimeter, we completed 1000 feet of wall in 2008 and another 660 feet in 2009.  We have about 2000 feet guarded only by an aging chain link fence that we hope to do in 2010. Each foot of wall costs about $100 and you can donate as many feet as you are able. Wall donors are currently recognized on a special sign in the tour waiting area and will eventually be listed on a permanent appreciation sign. Details/Photos/Donate


Legacy Society

Make support of the cats part of your personal legacy by remembering them in your estate planning.   Details


Federal Employees Combined Federal Campaign


Our thanks to the hundreds of Federal Employees and Military Personnel who donated to the cats through the CFC.  Our CFC Number is 10766

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.


Donate Bitcoins


Big Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FEID 59-3330495. Florida law requires that all charities soliciting donations disclose their registration number and the percentage of your donation that goes to the cause and the amount that goes to the solicitor. We do not utilize professional solicitors, so 0% of your donation goes to a professional solicitor, 100% goes to Big Cat Rescue. Non-program expenses are funded from tour income, so100% of your donations go to supporting the cats and stopping the abuse.




  1. Alexandra Goggin
    December 1, 2014 @ 7:29 am

    I wanna help the leopards

  2. Carole Baskin
    October 1, 2014 @ 11:39 am

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

  3. Thomas KaiYu Liu
    September 30, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

    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?

  4. Muzette Oconnell
    August 20, 2014 @ 4:12 am

  5. Muzette Oconnell
    August 20, 2014 @ 4:11 am

    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! 🙂

  6. White Tiger Metals
    August 11, 2014 @ 3:54 am

    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!

  7. Donna M. Harker
    June 10, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

    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.

  8. Animefreak Panda
    June 8, 2014 @ 6:23 pm

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

  9. Kim Allen Biddle
    May 1, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

    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.

  10. Stella Gusman
    November 7, 2013 @ 6:04 pm

    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

  11. Samantha Prime
    October 3, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

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

  12. Azah Bahari
    September 28, 2013 @ 11:43 am

    loved this organization…..

  13. Ariel Hessing
    December 11, 2012 @ 4:22 am

    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.

  14. Aleigha Lynn DeLellis
    December 2, 2012 @ 1:07 am

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

  15. November 23, 2012 @ 12:10 am

    Do big cats like mice ?

  16. November 23, 2012 @ 12:10 am

    If you donate to BCR that makes you an idiot, BCR likes to miss lead people and when you prove then wrong they ban you way to go BCR.

  17. November 23, 2012 @ 12:10 am

    and just donated to you guys through the cfc!

  18. Krystal Annette Su-Jung Linton
    November 12, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    Do big cats like mice ?

  19. Jeremy Kaiser
    October 17, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    and just donated to you guys through the cfc!

  20. Tony Lorenzo
    September 6, 2012 @ 12:04 am

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

    • Carole Baskin
      September 6, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

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

  21. Brittney N Shawna Blackwell
    August 17, 2012 @ 12:06 am

    this is a good thang that we are helping.

  22. Birgitta Malmgren
    August 1, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    I am proud to be a part of this group!

  23. William Powell
    June 26, 2012 @ 12:35 am

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

  24. Karlene Minea-Kotulak
    June 23, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

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

  25. Laura Sierra
    June 16, 2012 @ 5:16 am

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

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