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Causes: Animals, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Protection of Endangered Species, Wildlife Sanctuaries

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 67 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 https://bigcatrescue.org/2016-annual-report/

Target demographics: cats of all stripes

Direct beneficiaries per year: 60+ big cats

Geographic areas served: Planet Earth

Programs: Rescuing and providing permanent care for big cats. Saving cats in the wild.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Big Cat Rescue provides an awesome service for big cats that, sadly, is more necessary now than ever. Big cats deserve to live in the wild, but there are so many in the hands of private citizens that are abused and neglected. BCR helps these animals and gives them a home for the rest of their lives, complete with plenty of food, enrichment, vet care, and love. BCR also plays an important role in advocacy for big cats, trying to help them in all areas. The world would be a much worse place without the staff and volunteers at Big Cat Rescue. I visited them in November 2014, and I wish I lived closer so I could visit over and over. To see these amazing animals is a rare treat, and to see them healthy and happy after what many of them have been through is nothing short of a miracle.



Rating: 1

Big cat rescue has lied about where her cats are coming from where most of the cats in need of recue are those purchased for her own pleasure and frauding the piblics money..(this matter has been researched) they are presently being investigated by the USDA. There has been over 112 mysterious deaths of once healthy cats. she also has posted a pic on the web of three of her employees sittng on the back of a golf cart smiling holding 3 dead white bunnies poking fun at the report she was feedng these rabbit to her bobcats to rehab them back in the wild (all dead now) which later you tube videos were published wth lions and other cats munching on the rabbits...I challenge all of you to do their own research on this facility. the cats are kept in small rusted cages put tugether with hog rings wiith barely enough room to yurn around. no exersie, no attenton..no enrichment what so ever. It angers me that a place can operate ths way however with them being non prift they are eempt from most investigatve offices. please research your sanctuaries and exotic refuges you donate to..a website can fool the reality severely. i am not a recue just part of the general public and one place i was very iimpressed with was GW Exotics... their place is very legit and an awesome place for any Bg Cat and they are eager to answer your questions and educate you in any way they can. they are located in oklahoma. I found a coouple other places that were acceptable. YOU JUST NEED TO RESEARCH AND VISIT ANYWHERE YOU DECIDE TO SUPPORT>>>>WITH THE INTERNET I CAN PRODUCE AN ISLAND THAT S MADE OF GOLD.....but its just a computer creation like BCR....this is not hear say the proof is avalable and alot of it is public nformaton like usda to find out if a certain cat was bought or rescued....the stores on these cats on her webste out of her own mouth to the usda records..T WILL MAKE YOU ANGRY AND SAD AT THE SAME TIME....HOPEFULLY LIIKE ME DONT SUPPORT HER CRUELTY AND SCAM.

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BigCatRescue 04/01/2011

This is just another alias of Joe Schreibvogel. See TigerCubAbuse.com. He files false complaints and false reviews about Big Cat Rescue because we are the leading organization in stopping the breeding, exploitation and abuse of big cats. I am asking Great Non Profits to remove his post and ask that you do the same.

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