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August 9, 2012

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1 previous review
September 8, 2011

Big Cat Rescue is a heaven for the many precious animals they have. They set enclosures to fit the cat, as one bobcat Max who loves water, they made him a pool with waterfalls, just one example of the... more

August 9, 2012

Big Cat Rescue is a wonderful place for all the cats. They take in cats in need and try to rehab them and release them back in the wild where they belong. If they cannot be released they live happily at BCR and are still treated like wild animals. I love Big Cat Rescue and all who works and Volunteers there.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 8, 2011
7 people found this review helpful

Big Cat Rescue is a heaven for the many precious animals they have. They set enclosures to fit the cat, as one bobcat Max who loves water, they made him a pool with waterfalls, just one example of the love they have for them. For every cat there is a story, most being sad of the lives they led before going to Big Cat Rescue, the before and after just amazes me, they go there after being in some terrible conditions, but with the Volunteers and workers at BCR these cats make a tremendous come back and live the rest of their lives without fear, without wondering if they are going to be fed or have water. Big Cat Rescue is heaven on earth for these beautiful cats!

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I have seen what Big Cat Rescue can do, I came upon them when a bobcat named Skip was hit by a car and the long process of him recovering. I know how BCR works with the cats and the love they have for each one.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not make any

July 24, 2012
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July 24, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

The Bad Guys? Everyone that speaks out to Stop BCR is not an exotic animal owner. I find the following website very informative and factual. http://causes.worldpeacemeet.com/stoplivefeeds/shame-of-bcr/

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None

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2012

July 21, 2012
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July 21, 2012
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The original post is NOT a lie, Carole Lewis Baskin did indeed purchase most of the animals at that facility, to the tune of yes over $90K. Carole Lewis Baskin cannot hide the paper trail, the truth is there in black & white, and alot of info is available on the net, for those who have concerns enough to do their own research, and not believe the lies, upon lies, upon lies that Big Cat Rescue perpetuates in order to deceive & defraud the public.

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2012

July 20, 2012
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July 20, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

Incredibly grateful to have an organization like this helping otherwise helpless animals. Please visit, donate or, at minimum, sign petitions supporting state-level laws to ban ownership of wildlife. The cats you see here have all got sad tales of being abandoned and deserve to have as good a quality life as Big Cats Rescue can provide. They are compassionate in caring for the animals and in educating us on why Big Cats SHOULD NOT be pets.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

During vacation to Sarasota, researching animal sanctuaries.

November 22, 2014
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1 previous review
May 30, 2012

I have been a volunteer, albeit on a small scale, and fan of Big Cat Rescue for approximately 5 years. I have been a volunteer in many areas for over 25 years and have respect and admiration for group... more

November 22, 2014
1 person found this review helpful

I have been a supporter and fan of Big Cat Rescue for over 5 years and the more I learn about them, the more respect I have for the work they do. I have learned a great deal from the group about properly caring for rescued big cats and about how to prevent the abuse that so many big cats suffer at the hands of inconsiderate, irresponsible, uncaring or downright cruel humans. If I lived closer, I would be proud to be a hands-on volunteer. Carole Baskin and all of the staff and volunteers do an amazing job. One of my favorites, out of all the wonderful things that they do, is the domestic cat rescue assistance program - so that the volunteers can cuddle with cats. Watching the videos of the rescues of abused big cats shows how much they truly care for these majestic animals and how hard they work to give those cats a safe, healthy, and peaceful life.
May 30, 2012
3 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer, albeit on a small scale, and fan of Big Cat Rescue for approximately 5 years. I have been a volunteer in many areas for over 25 years and have respect and admiration for groups that are able to contribute to the betterment of the environment and the earth's inhabitants as BCR does. They are untiring in their efforts to protect the big cats who, while well able to defend themselves one-on-one with a seen foe, have little chance against the unscrupulous humans who have no respect for life. I am proud to be associated with an organization that speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Through the Internet.

April 20, 2012

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April 20, 2012

Well I am currently writing a paper on 501(c)3 organizations/charities for one of my government classes and for this paper "Big Cat Rescue" is one of the two charitable organizations I am writing about on how legit the organizations are as well as finding where donations go and the truth/lies about the organizations to find out whether it would be a good organization to donate money to or to support but I have found both good and bad about "Big Cat Rescue" but after much research I do have one question which is....Why is "Big Cat Rescue" refusing to be evaluated by the BBB standard for charity accountability? This is makes it hard for me to believe all the good things about the organization if there is nothing to hide then why not allow it? If I can get a response it would be greatly appreciated. if references are wanted I can give them.

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Allow BBB to evaluate and show where the money for this organization goes.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

I am writing a paper about 501(c)3 organizations and this one has my interest.

March 30, 2012
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March 30, 2012
3 people found this review helpful

Big cats deserve respect and admiration. I commend what the bigcat rescue team are doing to help protect and preserve these magnificient creatures. Give what you can.

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A lot

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2012

March 28, 2012
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March 28, 2012
3 people found this review helpful

I think the Big Cat Rescue is a GREAT sanctuary for big cats....

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

March 1, 2012
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2 previous reviews - show all
June 24, 2011

Big Cat Rescue is a fabulous sanctuary for exotic big (and little) wild cats that have either been abused, abandoned or are retired from a circus. They have saved hundreds of these cats who enjoy the... more

March 1, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

Big Cat Rescue continues to exceed in every way. Their sanctuary rates as one of the top in the country because each and every staff member/volunteer is dedicated to the cats. Walking thru the sanctuary one gets a feeling of contented, well cared for cats. They aren't in cages, but instead large enclosures which are done as closely to their natural habitats as possible. Various enrichment "toys" are included daily to keep the animals occupied and help them exercise as well. My only regret or "complaint" is that we don't live close enough for both my husband and I to volunteer!!

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Definitely

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Life-changing

June 24, 2011
3 people found this review helpful

Big Cat Rescue is a fabulous sanctuary for exotic big (and little) wild cats that have either been abused, abandoned or are retired from a circus. They have saved hundreds of these cats who enjoy their years at a sanctuary that not only gives excellent care, but lots of love personally to each animal. A high light of our visits to the west coast of Florida is always a stop to tour BCR. I always walk away in awe over how clean the facility is, how wonderful all the animals look and what an excellent staff, both paid and volunteer they have. They also do their best to rehab the bobcats that they rescue - often who have been hit by cars.

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I've seen the results of many of the animals.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Absolutely nothing.

March 1, 2011

Big Cat Rescue, Tampa, Florida is a sanctuary for over100 exotic big cats. There are 16 species of cats, many endangered or extinct now in the wild. Tigers, Lions, Leopards,Cougars, Bobcats, Lynx,Servals, Ocelots and Caracats are part of the BCR "family".
Many are there because they have been
abandoned by owners who thought they would make good pets. Some have been "performers" and are now retired from performing. Others were saved from becoming fur coats and some were brought in as babies because hunters killed the mothers. BCR has educated people in an effort to stop the flow of exotic cats being kept as pets or being used as performers. They are fighting for stronger laws to protect these animals. I have learned a great deal from this awesome non-profit organization. Thanks to BCR, I am now fighting for the rights of these animals and I am most grateful to BCR for the providing a sanctuary for these magnificent big cats.

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seeing the results of the many animals they have saved.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Absolutely can't think of one single change - they are awesome.

January 30, 2012
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January 30, 2012
2 people found this review helpful

A wonderful sanctuary that provides excellent care to their cats, who is also helping to stop the continual breeding of wild cats by non-accredited facilities.

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Life-changing

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2012

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