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  

Big cat rescue works for the animals. They rescue abused animals from all over the world and give them a chance to live in peace.

 
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8 people found this review helpful

I loved our tour!! This place is amazing! The tour was fascinating. The cats are so well taken care of. BCR is educational also. I learned so much

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Was there this time last year and it was amazing
A really well run place and an obviously dedicated team of people who work there

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have visited Big Cat Rescue twice. Each time I have learned something new about what challenges they face with each new big cat they take in. They work hard to educate the world on why wild cats do not belong in your home, and to defend the rights of the ones currently be caged and in humanly treated. The individuals that work to maintain this facility are selfless and take pride in maintaining the quality of the animals lives they are entrusted with. I always remind family and friends when visiting Florida make this a must stop and it will leave a lasting impression on you!
Jenny Capwill

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My granddaughter and I visited Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL this past spring, 2015. What a great experience! We learned how to make enrichment toys for the cats and then we visited them in their homes. The volunteers were so interesting and knowledgeable about each of the cats and their habitats, likes, and dislikes. They even knew all their names, species, and when they came to the rescue. We were so impressed that they knew so much. But most important, it was evident how much they cared for each one of the cats! The cats are so lucky to have Big Cat Rescue to take care of them.

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Big Cat Rescue is a favorite destination. I try to make it my first stop every time I fly in from Ohio to visit my parents. It is only 15-20 minutes from Tampa Airport and just 9 miles down the road from Busch Gardens. I am sad both snow leopards have passed on, but there are still so many beautiful big cats to admire. There are several fun ways to support this incredible nonprofit organization, including taking the tours, purchasing merchandise, "adopting" your favorite cats. If you are an Amazon shopper, you can also sign up through Amazon.smile to have a portion of your purchases go to BCR!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We went to BCR last year and it was fantastic. The staff was very helpful and informative. Thank you BCR for what you do

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Big Cat Rescue has the happiest cats in the USA. The enclosures are larger and more enriched than in most zoos. The vacation area is genius. We encourage all visitors to the Tampa area to visit.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This was a great way to spend part of our vacation. Tours are alot of fun and educational. It is amazing what Big Cat Rescue has done for these beautiful animals. The enclosures are huge with lots of enrichment opportunities for the cats. They are fascinating to watch and they are being very well care for by the amazing staff at Big Cat Rescue. It is obvious they care by the work they do.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We went on the kids tour. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and great at interacting with the kids and keep them engaged.

 
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