ANIMAL HERO: The Animal Planet network will announce its annual "Hero of the Year" winner at 10 tonight and Scott Lope, operations director at Big Cat Rescue of Tampa, is one of the finalists.
The honor goes to the person deemed most helpful to animals during the year. Lope, 41, has spent more than 16 years volunteering and then working at refuge, which is home to more than 100 large felines such as lions, tigers and leopards.
Lope's friends and co-workers are planning a watching party beginning at 7 tonight at Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill on 7720 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway.
For the cats,
Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457
Free ways to join us and help the big cats:
Vote for us at VoteCats.com
Twitter: Follow Me and be invited to enter our Animal Lover's Dream Vacation Giveaway! @BigCatRescue
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