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Review for Big Cat Rescue, Corp., Tampa, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been around Big Cat Rescue for some time now and have seen them grow and learn from everything they do. They always strive to make the facility safer, convenient and more hospitable to the residents. The education they provide visitors and amazing views of relaxed well cared for cats is beyond those I've ever seen. The life enrichment, toys, seasonal specialty treats, privacy and adoring staff make this a haven for so many of these animals that have had a rough journey in arriving here. Big Cat Rescues demand to have written proof that previous owners will not take another as a pet, fur farm animal or sideshow stealer, shows their commitment to the cause of keeping these animals in their natural habitat. I feel privileged to be able to help with these visionaries that help everyone understand that these animals are every bit as deserving as we are.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

If I could be able to make their training schedule, I might not have to bother others so much when I work near the cats.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I've learned many statistics that were absolutely shocking. Such as the number of captive tigers in America alone, surpasses all the tigers in the wild. The fragile ecosystem is getting so weak that we have morphed it into concrete for these animals. I feel privileged to help people understand that we have essentially enslaved these animals without regards to their abilities to live free and majestic on their own. I'm also proud to help give these cats refuge from these entrapments in a more natural, caring setting.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I've felt honorable and connected with the experience of how each cats personality shows their own, wants, desires and even dreams.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & I've helped with technical side of the facilities. Trying to help with safety, security and information the refuge needs to keep the animals, and visitors, safe and happy. This includes camera setups, computer integration and information retrieval. I wish.