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Big Cat Rescue, Corp.
April 16, 2014

This is a wonderful non-profit! They not only rescue abused, neglected, or abandoned big cats, but they also help to educate the public in an effort to put an end to the exotic animal trade and fur trade that put these poor creatures in these situations to begin with. They have numerous campaigns to help educate the public and get laws passed to bring an end to the abomination of fur farms, exotic pet ownership. I learned not only about each animals history before coming to BCR but also the great care they take care of them after they arrive. You leave knowing that something WILD is never something to have as a Pet.

Ways to make it better...

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

build a raised catwalk with each board being a donated with name of donator...

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Big Cat Rescue, Corp.
September 7, 2011

BCR is exceptional in education all visitors that if people didn't think these cats could be domesticated and kept as pets then there would be NO cats at BCR... The cats here are all from people that thought they could keep them as a pet and then within time realized they could not! The first cat we saw was Amazing Grace. It was fun to see how the animals ham it up for the tour groups! They roll around and do all sorts of "cute cat" behavior. All the animals are rescues and the tour guide told us all about the animal's previous lives. It is amazing that people think you can keep wild animals as pets in a basement!
It is not cheap to feed lions, tigers, bobcats, ect. I thought BCR was a truly wonderful place doing great work for these animals to retire to.
I give it two paws up!

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

I've seen the work done for the cats and efforts to education the public about the plight of these kinds of cats being kept as pets and the education on the white tiger.... The White tiger is not a normal reproduction... it's forced by humans by mating a son/monther or daughter/father.

Ways to make it better...

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

advise people to bring catnip, boxes, paper towel tubes, etc to make enrichments for the cats.. :)

MY ROLE:
Client Served & educational tour.

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Big Cat Rescue, Corp.
March 2, 2011

I went to BCR in November . After learning about the cats since 2000 I was very excited to see them in person. The staff are volunteers and are very knowledgeable in all the cats. Each year there is evidence of change... for the better.. Big Cat Rescue is always evolving, not only providing enrichment for the cats, but also with enclosure modifications and expansions. And, that's only the evolution that you can SEE. Behind the scenes, staff and volunteers work diligently on... petitions and lobbying to benefit captive wild animals, prevent canned hunts and farming of big cats (as well as helping organizations to keep big cats alive in the wild).
Evolution is key to creating better lives for not only BCR's big cats, but big cats everywhere.

The Great!

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

seeing the improvements made to accommodate all the cats.

Ways to make it better...

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

offer more information on how to help spread the word against persons having these wild cats for pets..

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I spent two days on tours learning about the cats and why BCR is so needed at this time.