Big Cat Rescue, Corp.

Rating: 4.73 stars   346 reviews

Issues: Animals, Children & Youth, Education

Location: 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 59-3330495
813-920-4130
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

i love seeing the daily posts of what this organization is doing for these cats. i firmly believe that the animals would have far less of a survival chance without them around to protect them. keep up the good work!

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Thank you for checking in on our daily posts Marcus! That tells us you care!

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Big Cat Rescue truly cares about the animals it saves. Hundreds of exotic cats are abandoned each year because their owners are over whelmed with the amount of work it takes to take care of them properly. Big Cat Rescue NEVER turns away an exotic cat and gives it the highest treatment of care to rehabilitate it and care for it for the rest of its natural life. Big Cat Rescue truly understands the needs and wants of the cats.

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We always try to find some alternative for the cat and are working hard for laws that would end the trade in them as pets, props and for their parts at BigCatLaws.com

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Big Cat Rescue is doing such a great job. The recent rescue of 5 servals who had been kept in a basement for 13 years is amazing. You should really look into the work the are doing. Thanks, Carl Spunde.

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Thank YOU, Carl!

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Wow! We took a tour today at The Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. There were so many tours, that the founder was our tour guide. We lucked out and got on an adult only tour. There were at least 5 tours of 17 - 20 people in each tour. BCR is a hidden little treasure right in our own back yard. It is not like a zoo, where you just show up and see the animals. You can only go by appointment. I saw a FB special for $19 per person for the holiday. Normal price is $29 per person. It was so easy to get too, right off the Veterans Highway and Gunn Highway. I would like to eventually go back for a feeding tour or an night time tour!

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4 people found this review helpful

Loved our tour, love what they do! We wished we could have spent more time there during our visit, but plan on becoming more active in their mission!

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They do wonderful work saving animals from abuse and injury. Their program to release animals back into the wild is remarkable.

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Big Cat Rescue does great work taking care of injured and rescued wild cats. They help educate the public about how the animals should not be kept as pets or novelties.

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Big Cat Rescue is a wonderful sanctuary. The cats that live there have big natural inclosures where they can run, swim, and relax to their hearts content. It saddens me that these animals can't be in the wild but it's nice to know that BCR is here to give them the next best thing. They do a great job of giving a home to cats who have spent their live prior in small cages on concrete floors or used as a tool to make money. BCR also does a wonderful job of educating the public on the difficulties these beautiful animal face and how wild animals should stay in the wild.

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I visited Big Cat Rescue and fell in love with the animals. The people of BCR really care and love the animals. They take excellent care of the animals. Please check their FB out and visit them when you are in the Tampa area!

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Excellent rescue group that really knows what they are doing.

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