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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Reviews for Big Cat Rescue, Corp.

Rating: 5 stars  

We took our 12 year old twins to Big Cat Rescue for the Keeper Tour. It was worth every penny! Our guide Jennifer was very informative and you could tell she loved the cats and her volunteer job! We have been donors for over 10 years and visited over 12 years ago and we see that our donations are very well spent. We also learned that we can do more to be and "Advocat" and make sure that our political leaders are working to stop private ownership of these majestic, wild and wonderful creatures. Thanks Big Cat for everything you do!!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

THE NEGATIVE REPORTS ABOUT BCR ARE NOT TRUE. I'VE BEEN THERE AND I SUPPORT THEM

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Big Cat Rescue does amazing work rescuing and rehabilitating big cats that have been kept in appalling conditions. Some of the cats they have rescued have been starving, others injured, some have never felt grass under their paws. At BCR all the cats are treated as wild animals - they have large enclosures with natural foliage - places to hide, places to play, places to rest. BCR recently added "vacation" enclosures - larger spaces the cats can take turns visiting (for a week or so) in order to have more room to roam and a change of scenery. The keepers and volunteers are very creative in designing enrichment for the animals, and is clear that the cats are adored by all who work or volunteer with the facility. All the funds donated goes to providing for the cats, it does not go into administration or staff salaries.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

After visiting Big Cat Rescue and seeing what wonderful care is being given to these magnificent creatures, I felt compelled to donate and I do so regularly. The personnel are knowledgeable and are eager to share what they know. They are doing a great service by saving these cats from being killed or exploited. They care.






 
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1 person found this review helpful

I've been following and donating to Big Cat Rescue for that last 2 years. Hands down they are an amazing organization who go above and beyond to make sure the utmost ethical treatments of these majestic creatures is being done. They are such a voice for these poor defenseless animals and have saved so many from human atrocities and continue to spread the word on how all humans should respect life and treat our animals w/ dignity and respect.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Big Cat Rescue is a fantastic experience. We have been numerous times, seen amazing, beautiful cats up close, and learned a lot about the great work they do for abused "big cats". Highly recommended.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

An educational visit for anyone in the Tampa area. They provide a crucial service for big cats. I'm a visitor and donor, and my friends in conservation and animal care share my respect and appreciation for Big Cat Rescue.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We have visited Big Cat Rescue many times and have always enjoyed seeing the big cats. The tour guides are extremely well educated about each cat. You will not only get to watch some gorgeous lions and tigers in action (or not!), but also many other breeds of smaller cats. If you visit Tampa, you must visit Big Cat Rescue. You will not be disappointed!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

BCR is an amazing rescue. They not only take great care of their rescues, they also educate and work to eradicate animal abuse worldwide. Carole and her crew are absolutely incredible. They still manage to find the time to give a great tour.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I've been to Big Cat Rescue. Both visits were different and educational. The respect and love that Big Cat Rescue has for their cats is amazing. I've learned much about the cats and what it does to the different species when they are owned privately. I have a great respect for Big Cat and will continue to support them.

 
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