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What matters to me

Ending the trade of exotic cats and preserving big cat species in the wild.

FL USA


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Big Cat Rescue, Corp.
April 18, 2010

I have been a BCR volunteer for the past 15 months. Prior to becoming a volunteer I was a donor/supporter. Big Cat Rescue volunteers are the most dedicated and hard-working group of people I have ever met. The well-being of the cats is first and foremost. Big Cat Rescue's mission is to 1) Care for the Cats and 2) End the trade.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the dedication of every volunteer.

Ways to make it better...

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

change the few anti-BCR fanatics' minds. Big Cat Rescue is a true Sanctuary and exceeds USDA standards as well as holds a coveted AZA accredidation.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

enriching the lives of these cats, and making their retirements as enjoyable as possible.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing. BCR volunteers clean the sanctuary in the rain and on holidays, 7 days a week. Some come in on their vacations from work. Some come in the evenings after working a full day @ their jobs, to work another few hours with the cats.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build larger enclosures for the cats we have, provide a permanent home for the cats to come, and spread the word for the cats... Because if we don't speak for them, who will?

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to volunteer. The line of employment I am in pays well, but what I earn in hearing the chuffs, caterwauls and purrs of happy cats makes all the difference.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the close-minded folks who wish to continue farming cats, keep them in their backyards, or don't care if an entire species becomes extinct.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Big Cat Rescue is the most rewarding organization I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I'm a volunteer and a donor.