Big Cats Wish List
Amazon Wish List and Amazon Smile
If you do use Amazon to purchase items for yourself (who doesn't?) the EASIEST way you can help the cats is to sign up for Amazon Smile and choose Big Cat Rescue as your charity. Then, when you go to Amazon through your Smile account, everything is the same on Amazon but a portion of each purchase you make goes to the cats. Here is the link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3330495
After you sign up at Smile.Amazon, one really easy way to purchase items we need is to visit our Amazon Wish List where you can purchase right there and have the items shipped to us. Please send us an email to tell us you purchased an item though, because when the item arrives we do not know who sent it from the shipping documents.
To donate veterinary items check out this wish list: http://bigcatrescue.org/cat-hospital-wishlist/
Other items not on the Amazon list are shown below:
Things You May Have & Don't Need we might - look around your garage or office or consider purchasing?
Pet carriers (medium and large).
Large, strong nets.
Lawn Tools of all kinds, especially shovels, rakes, limb loppers, weed eaters.
Garden hoses, sprayers and nozzles. Hoses need to be: New, Heavy Duty, Anti-Kink, Garden Hose in 25 ft length only. These
are available at Home Depot.
Copy paper, office supplies.
Plants, flower and grass seeds. Plants, shrubs, trees... Please check the toxic list first if you are donating plants.
New AA and 9 volt batteries or rechargeable with charger for radio contact and smoke detectors.
T.V.s, Radios, animal videos or DVDs for intern housing.
You can ship any of the above to Big Cat Rescue at 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL. 33625 along with an invoice estimating the value and we will mail a Donation Receipt back to you. Thank you for helping the Big Cats at Big Cat Rescue!
Want to really make a wish come true? These are some of our more expensive needs. Help us with funding these projects and get special naming rights and other recognition for your generosity.
Things You Can Buy For the Cats
Shade trees for the cats and for the paying guests $460.00
If you have ever been to Big Cat Rescue you know how wonderful it is to take a walk through our woods and meet all of the lucky cats who have been rescued and now live there in the shady peacefulness. You have probably also just about dropped from heat stroke out by the lions. As we have expanded we have had to build in areas that have no trees. While we have installed pools, misters and artificial shade, it just isn't the same as what mother nature provides. Big trees are expensive and we need lots of them. The bigger the tree, the more shade that it will provide right away, but these require equipment that we don't have and don't have the expertise to rent.
Dinner for interns and volunteers on lecture series night - $200.00
Big Cat Rescue relies on more than 85 dedicated volunteers and about 50 interns from all over the world live on property for three months at a time who provide roughly 30 Full Time people in manpower hours. They work in the heat, the bugs, the rain and the cold to take care of more than 60 big cats and they do it all for free. A few times each month we have a lecture and social night where these dedicated folks increase their knowledge of both the sanctuary activities and conservation issues related to cats and other species. We provide a buffet dinner on these evenings. Donors who fund the dinner are thanked with a sign at the buffet and verbally.
Kill the Fleas for a Week $538.00
Flea prevention is costing us a fortune. The Revolution they need costs about $7000.00 per quarter. You can help us keep the cats free of these dangerous and itchy pests by donating to the Flea Treatment Program.
Camera Traps (often called Game cameras) $570.00
Help us track exotic cats in the wild so that we can assist in protecting much needed habitat for them. The best cameras are digital ones because the native people we have trained often do not have access to mail to send us film, but often can get to an Internet Cafe and send the images digitally. Sponsor one of these and we will copy you with the photos we get for a year.
Golf Cart $5500.00
We use electric golf carts for hauling the transport wagon across property, carrying food and medicines out to the cats, delivering toys and enrichment, hauling foster kittens from Intern housing to the Kitten Cabana for play time, crating cats to the on site hospital, and moving our people around a 67 ac campus in a quick, quiet and efficient way. Most of our carts are old and eventually they reach the end of their useful lives. Donate a cart and we'll put your name on the cart as the donor to thank you and be a constant reminder to all of us of your generosity.