1. Planning the Perfect Day in Tampa Florida | Wild Life Radio
    November 11, 2015 @ 6:44 pm

    […] The sanctuary offers a variety of tours that include daytime tours, kids tours, and even feeding tours.  Unlike a typical zoo your tour will be led by a guide that educates you on the animals and their particular circumstances.  All visits should be scheduled in advance.  You can schedule a visit here. […]

  2. Some of Our Favorite Tampa Bay Area Attractions - Skynet Security Integrations : Skynet Security Integrations
    July 7, 2015 @ 1:36 pm

    […] attraction is just what it says in the name. You can book a variety of different types of tours to see a wide variety of seriously big cats. Big Cat Rescue provides care and shelter for abused or […]

  3. Our Top 3 Animal Encounters You Must Do In Tampa, Florida | Taking the Florida Plunge
    February 14, 2015 @ 6:50 pm

    […] Big Cat Rescue – Big Cat Rescue brings a visitor face to face with nearly big cats of various species and all from different backgrounds.  Big Cat Rescue has over 100 volunteers and each goes through extensive training and education.  Once you enter Big Cat Rescue, you will find that these same volunteers and interns want to do nothing more than share this knowledge of these beautiful creatures with you.  For instance, did you know it takes over $10,000 to properly care for a tiger for one year?  For ore information on Big Cate Rescue click here. […]

  4. Megan Julie
    January 6, 2015 @ 8:50 pm

    Is there a tour where we can hold some of the cats ?

    • BCR
      January 6, 2015 @ 6:14 pm

      Any place that lets you pet the cats is adding to the abuse and cruelty they suffer. Please, never put your desires to touch the wild over the cats’ desire to live free. The main reason so many big cats are bred for life in cages is because people will pay to touch the cubs. None of these captive bred cats serve any conservation value. They are only bred to be exploited for profit. Find out more at https://bigcatrescue.org/abuse-issues/issues/pet-cubs/

  5. Stephanie Gifford
    November 18, 2014 @ 1:57 pm

    Love BCR. Can you please enlighten Mixon's in Bradenton that using big cats and elephants for the festival is inhumane and cruel. They need educated fast

  6. Big Cat Rescue | The Tampa Bay Traveler
    October 19, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

    […] This is a peaceful forever home for many of the animals in the sanctuary. The sanctuary offers a variety of inexpensive tours. […]

  7. The Top Five Reputable Animal Charities | The Blue Dot Post
    October 2, 2014 @ 6:20 am

    […] dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. The sanctuary is situated on 67 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa, Florida. They are home to about 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species most of whom have […]

  8. Teresa Calvert
    September 14, 2014 @ 3:55 pm

    I'm for sure coming to Florida now! Oh boy, I can visit the big cats???? Yippee skippy! Hope the Amtrak goes to Florida. Woke up at 4 wondering what Mickey n Jumanji were doing. Maybe breakfast since it's earlier here than where y'all are. Oh, happy day….:)

  9. Toni PQ Sansone
    July 17, 2014 @ 4:16 am

    i could never use the word before because i dont think anything is, but IF i had to answer the question, '' what is perfection'' i would say these gorgeous magestic creatures.

  10. Susan E. DaCosta Lanzara
    July 16, 2014 @ 9:41 pm

    Have not visited, live far away, but it would be an honor to be peed on by a big cat 🙂

  11. Rachel Espinoza
    May 2, 2014 @ 5:31 pm

    I love big cats 🙂 Especially tigers

  12. Sherry E Kiser
    April 25, 2014 @ 2:27 am

    I can't believe that China Doll is gone. My heart is broken as I am sure is Shere Khans and all who cared for her. RIP beautiful princess. You were well loved.

  13. Laura Medley
    April 17, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

    thank you for helping them and saving them

  14. Donna Archer
    April 17, 2014 @ 6:18 pm

    @Dawn..then I guess you'll be supporting the scum that makes places like Big Cat Resuce a necessity for the castoffs from people who breed big cats so people like you can be stupid or think you're so cool..you need to do some research and stop showing the world just how uninformed you truly are..time to grow up and if you do love big cats then do something for them and become their voice

  15. Michelle Mae
    April 11, 2014 @ 10:51 pm

    That would be irresponsible. Only places that use the cats for profits allow that.

  16. monica
    April 11, 2014 @ 3:18 pm

    Hello members greetings to ya all , just want to inform all members that i have a male and female persian kittens i want to give out for adoption to any good pets loving family , they are both 14 weeks old, vet checked and potty trained , they love kids and other home pets , they good home pets . pls if you nee these lovely babies kindly contact me at mbridgestone90@gmail.com for more details .

  17. Jacqueline Fragoso
    April 7, 2014 @ 1:57 am

    My son LOVES big cats! He brings home every big cat-related library book that he can. He left a message for congress and donated to the cause. I am very proud of him and I hope to visit with him this summer. When he grows up he wants to help and work with them.

  18. Gary Jussila
    April 4, 2014 @ 12:38 am

    cats are natures perfect animal,,they are beautiful,regal,powerful,agile and extremely intelligent..anyone who hurts a cat especially a big cat is lowlife scum

  19. Planning Your Ultimate Florida Road Trip | Karen J. Fowler
    April 2, 2014 @ 11:00 am

    […] Busch Gardens and the IMAX Theater at the Museum of Science and Industry for the adventure-seekers. Big Cat Rescue is a retreat for cats and is a relaxing tranquil environment that’s completely intriguing for […]

  20. In Citrus Park, at Big Cat Rescue, Cameron the lion sleeps tonight | Law of the Jungle
    March 24, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

    […] If you’re ever in the Tampa area, I definitely recommend taking a trip to Big Cat Rescue. It was fun and informative and most importantly, by purchasing a tour ticket, you’re directly helping the cats. Sign up for a tour here. […]

  21. Thiago Roman
    March 19, 2014 @ 6:22 pm

    My dream is to take my mom to this place… she would love it for sure!

  22. Jenni Temple Rawlins
    March 15, 2014 @ 12:52 am

    Carole Baskin I get you need to make money but a person who is disabled and needs a scooter for assistance has to pay more just to get around?? Love the concept of your sanctuary, just not thrilled that you make money off of people who could ride their own scooters for free. If a person is in a wheelchair, do you charge them/force them to pay for the golf cart as well? I'm curious how that works.

    • BCR
      March 16, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

      Anyone can ride their own scooter, or take a wheel chair. The golf carts are provided in case they don’t have a suitable method of getting around. We have to charge for them because lazy people always want to say they are disabled to get carted around for free. This way the only people who get the carts are the ones who really need it enough to pay the nominal extra fee.

  23. Raine Dupuis
    March 12, 2014 @ 5:06 pm

    Jacob M Harrison No, you can't paly with baby tigers there, this is a Sanctuary, not a torture chamber

  24. Raine Dupuis
    March 5, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

    Jacob M Harrison I can't believe you even asked this question…. Watch some of the videos!

  25. logan gingerich
    March 5, 2014 @ 2:15 pm

    i live in Wellman,IOWA i was wondering who to call to come and get it removed? please reply

  26. Tamara Cutts Stickels
    February 28, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

    Hi I have a ticket from last year with code 535. Is it still valid?

  27. Jacob M Harrison
    February 28, 2014 @ 5:46 am

    Can you play with baby tigers when u come there?

  28. Charlotte Bellamy Kassel
    February 21, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

    Do any of the tours allow personal encounters with any of the cats?

  29. Big Cat Rescue in Tampa
    February 9, 2014 @ 3:58 pm

    […] There are so many ways to enjoy – and support – Big Cat Rescue. Private tours, night tours, weddings, field trips and camps are all available. […]

  30. Syd Aaron
    February 8, 2014 @ 5:01 am

    I would like to donate.

  31. Monica Spires
    February 6, 2014 @ 5:06 pm

    Gift shop open 8-5 every day BUT Thursday

  32. Visit the Tigers at Tampa's Big Cat Rescue | The Millennium Westshore
    September 24, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

    […] to the nonprofit sanctuary Big Cat Rescue. Located at 12802 Easy Street in Tampa, this sanctuary conducts guided tours that can afford you and your family an astonishingly close view of some of nature’s most […]

  33. Helen Anna Magnusdotter
    July 10, 2013 @ 6:58 pm

    I can't wait to see the beautiful cats again!

  34. Kim Morgan
    July 6, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    Headed there now with the family!

    • Cary Millstein
      July 6, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

      I wish to go someday!

  35. Veronica Rose
    June 22, 2013 @ 3:36 am

    Thanks YAll For Y'alls Hard Work. Can't Wait To Visit With OuR Kids From Texas!!

  36. Josey Lopez
    June 13, 2013 @ 6:54 am

    Yep…im going to see this. I love my cats. 😉

  37. Clark Drew
    June 11, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    I would love to visit Big Cat Rescue!

  38. Chelsea Cuthill
    May 16, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    I want to go so much *Stuck here at Alberta*

  39. Deb At
    February 28, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    It's AMAZING and we are finally booked for the Night Tour on Good Friday 🙂 Can't wait to be stalked and preyed upon!

  40. Kyle Wietecha
    January 26, 2013 @ 7:07 pm


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