How can you tell if a sanctuary is really a sanctuary?
They should be accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, but at the VERY, VERY least they should not be committing this five big cat sins:
1. Buying big cats
2. Selling big cats
3. Breeding big cats
4. Allowing contact with big cats
5. Exhibiting big cats off site
Big cats are defined here as any non domestic cat.