October 16 2017

Big Cat Updates


Big Cat Rescue Outreach

Getting animals their day in court

This past weekend our Director of Outreach, Jennifer Leon, attended the 25th anniversary of the Animal Law Conference in Portland, Oregon. Held jointly by Lewis & Clark Law School and the Animal Legal Defense Fund, this annual conference is a destination for lawyers and JD students committed to the rights of clients who are always innocent.

As with any group working to effect positive change for animals, Big Cat Rescue often calls upon the assistance of like-minded lawyers to help us navigate the legal waters for big cats. Our participation in this conference is an opportunity to learn more about the legal framework, how it’s being used to help animals and how we can make it more advantageous for the cats we care about. It also allows us to engage with the legal community, build relationships, and tap into a talented pool of professionals who also care about our four-legged friends. This includes partners who are working diligently to end harmful practices and take down some of the worst big cat exploiters in the country.

Pictured: Designer and former BCR Intern Stefanie Kraus, VP and Deputy General Counsel for the PETA Foundation Delcianna Winders, and BCR’s Director of Outreach Jennifer Leon.

Pictured: Jennifer Leon with lawyers Tom Krepitch and Melissa Zepeda. Tom is with Arizonans for Wildlife, working on a historic ballot initiative to end the trophy hunting and trapping of wild cats in Arizona. Melissa is a member of the Florida Bar Animal Law Section and local advocate.

Jennifer Leon
Director of Outreach

PS: Remember to choose http://BigCatRescue.org/smile and Big Cat Rescue as your charity so that Amazon will donate .5 percent of your shopping dollars to the cats AT NO COST TO YOU!!!

ClipArt film  Facebook Video Replays

Join us October 16th as we support Global Cat Day. Take the pledge to better advocate for cats who call the outdoors home by visiting globalcatday.org.

It’s raining at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL but these energetic foster kittens don’t care. Watch more at http://explore.org/bigcatrescue

Marked down for a limited time only to $15.00 and free shipping for Amazon Prime members. Be sure to choose Big Cat Rescue first at Smile.Amazon.com so that Amazon donates part of your purchase back to the cats too. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075NSHY17


ClipArt Cub in a cape Keeper Corner

Keeper Afton: I had a visit with Monty today! 🐭

CamBu is back together!

Keeper Afton: My boy is happy to have his Bu back! 🐯❤️🦁

Jamie Veronica, Oct 12: Checking in on this handsome guy, Cooper.

Keeper Honey Wayton: Joseph the lion has such a hard knock life….. Still tough to be a lion and pampered here at BCR….

Intern Keeper Aleesa Salcido (Oct 12): Meet Smoke and Cinder! My new foster babes😍 @ Big Cat Rescue

Dr Justin (October 11): Seth does not know what’s coming

 People Often Ask

People often ask, “How can I help?”

There are lots of ways to help save big cats from abuse and abandonment.  Some are free and some have a cost.

Post a Review – Please post your reviews at Facebook,  Google Places,  TripAdvisorYelp and Charity Navigator, as that helps others know about us and helps counter balance the 1 star reviews that animal abusers fraudulently post on those sites to bring down our overall ratings.

Question –  What review sites do YOU check?  Are there other review sites BCR should be on?

 Viewer Photos

Big cat friend, Lauren Lynn: Here ya go…I actually got six photos

Big cat friend, susann Mesna: Andy knows where the camera is 🙂

Big cat friend, Maegan Shanks: Handsome Seth. ❤️

Big cat friend, Robin Frye: Not much on this earth is cuter than a Seth face!!

Big cat friend, Lee Durbin:

Big cat friend, Daisy Freimann:


ClipArt film Viewer Videos

Here are a few videos from our wonderful online friends.  Did YOU Know? YOU can capture videos from the cats’ live streaming web cams?  Find all the web cams at http://BigCatCams.com.  You can watch the cats, snap photos, record videos, and post them online.  Join us on our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/bigcatrescue or join the official Big Cat Rescue Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BigCatRescue/ and post your videos there as well.

A King on Vacation

Stupid flies annoying HRL

Comfy Joe

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