Big Cat Rescue, Corp.

Rating: 4.76 stars   522 reviews

Address:

12802 Easy Street Tampa FL 33625 USA

Mission:

Caring for cats - Ending the trade Care of our cats. The narrow mission of Big Cat Rescue is to provide the best permanent home we can for the abused, abandoned and retired cats in our care.  We do this by building enclosures in a very natural habitat with foliage and shelter on our 45 acre site, by providing the best nutritional and medical care possible, and by having active operant conditioning and enrichment programs to provide for their physical and psychological well being.  Education. The broader mission of the sanctuary is to reduce the number of cats that suffer the fate of abandonment and/or abuse and to encourage preservation of habitat and wildlife.  We urge people to behave in a way that will support these goals by teaching people about the plight of the cats, both in the wild and in captivity. We accomplish this through educational guided tours, educational programs for young people, and by maintaining a website that is the world’s largest and best resource for information about exotic cats.

Results:

See our annual report at http://bigcatrescue.org/2012/2011-annual-report

Target demographics:

cats

Direct beneficiaries per year:

100+ big cats

Programs:

Rescuing and providing permanent care for big cats. Saving cats in the wild.

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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813-920-4130
http://www.BigCatRescue.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Big Cat Rescue in Tampa Florida is a must visit if you enjoy seein the cats being treated so beautifully. Most of the tour I felt like I was in the cage and the cats were roaming from. Great attention to detail regarding their well being, attentive trainers and beautiful enclosures so the cats are comfortable. Great learning experience too.
Highly recommend visiting this place. I have bee twice and intend to visit again. Definitely want to be a Trainer for a Day.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I visited Big Cat Rescue a few years ago and saw the amazing way they care for these beautiful animals and have been a supporter ever since! It's clear to see that they TRULY love doing what they do.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been going to BCR every year since 2002. On the tour, they give a history of a lot of the cats and why big cats should NEVER be a pet. My favourite thing is hearing about the cats' likes and dislikes. I work in a high stress customer service job and when I can't take it anymore I pull up you tube and watch the cats be cats. The stress melts away. It is a place that should be on everyone's list.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have visited big cat rescue twice, and I will say, hands down this was the best experience! I've learned so much. I used to wish I would come across a cub petting event because of my love for tigers I just wanted to be able to pet one, now you couldn't pay me enough to do it. BCR is so for giving these awesome animals a great life that come from horrible people. I hope that everyone that visits, gets the same passion for saving these precious animals from private homes and zoo's. Thank you BCR for all you do.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I had the most wonderful time with staff, and learned so much

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Thank you for taking such good care and giving an environment adapted to all of your friends at Big Cat Rescue.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

actually, i am a former volunteer, only left because of distance of commute. I volunteered for 2+ years. Big Cat Rescue does an amazing job not only rescuing big cats but providing education to the public on what a true sanctuary is and how they can support and protect cats. They also provide support to other non-profits and all in all this is one of the most effective organizations i have ever been a part of.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My husband and I toured and volunteered at Big Cat Rescue on our honeymoon trip. It was magical and inspiring. They do great work there and we hope to bring or kids there so they can experience it too.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We have done both the Keeper's Tour and the Feeding Tour, and both were wonderful! Highly recommend visiting BCR.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I took an after school program for a tour of the facility. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The facilities are kid friendly. The cats are healthy looking and beautiful. I purchased tickets for my son and his girlfriend. They truly enjoyed it. Thank you for the work and education.

 
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