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.
Wonder big cat sanctuary in Tampa. Knowledgeable and dedicated staff and volunteers conduct guided tours of the sanctuary. They excel in educating visitors on why the animals are in a sanctuary. You leave the sanctuary filled with desire to make the world a better place for not only wildcats but all animals!
I've taken 2 tours at Big Cat Rescue and enjoyed them both! I love seeing all the cats and hearing the stories about how they came to reside at Big Cat Rescue. The staff and volunteers are very nice and knowledgeable. They are doing wonderful things for these cats! Great place to visit! I would highly recommend it!
I planned a vacation to Tampa with my mom last year specifically so we could visit BCR. Their facilities are top-notch. They take such good care of their animals - I love the enrichment they do with the cats and all the fun videos that result! Our trip was very educational and changed the way I thought about circuses and zoos. I can't wait to visit again soon!!
I love BCR! They really show how much they care, not only for their cats, but for the wellbeing of all wild cats. The tour was very fun and informative, and the cats look happy and well taken care of. I will definitely be visiting again.
Big Cat Rescue is such a special place! We got to see so many varieties of cats, very close and we were educated in a great way to the endangered species and the abuse or neglect of the wrong people previously thinking these cats were pets. I would recommend Big Cat Rescue to anyone who respects animals.
I visited BCR on previous trip to Tampa area and cant wait to return. Great facility, informative & beautifully cared for cats
This is an amazing facility. They have rescued a number of cats that were in undesirable facilities or injured or ill, and brought them to this spacious facility. I have visited 3 times. The staff and volunteers are very dedicated to their roles and it is evident that they love what they do, and they love the cats! The cats have lots of space to roam and toys to play with; some of them have companions to play with. They are seen regular by veterinarians. It's a great place to bring your family to appreciate how a well-run non-profit can function. If you love cats, you'll leave with a very positive feeling about Big Cat Rescue!
I have visited the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary on several occasions. It is a wonderful facility. Not only does it care for injured cats, pets that have overgrown their welcome, it also urges the public to be aware of circumstances where cats are being abused and to contact the abuser(s). They have traveled all over the country to pick up cats that were in jeopardy and to give them a safe home. It is a non-profit, run primarily by volunteers who are so committed to their cats.
We had opportunity to visit this rescue many years ago, and although i don't remember now all the details of the tour itself, the Big Cat Rescue made a profound impact on us. I came away with much more awareness of the abuses, challenges and the needs of these varied and amazing creatures. Our visit was one of the reasons i jumped at the chance to join the Facebook page when i saw it. This page in particular is exceptional and keeps up awareness of those ongoing issues. I especially love the posted videos, old or new. Thank you for your desperately needed efforts!
I had the privilege of visiting Big Cat Rescue last January. What an amazing experience! The staff are truly committed to the animals in their care. And the cats seem to be content and happy with their circumstances. There is a definite captive wildlife crisis in this country. It is good to know that Big Cat Rescue is around to help those that they can. Thanks, BCR!
I have been to Big Cat Rescue several times and always learn something new, either about the residents or about big cats and how heartbreaking their struggle to survive really is. These animals are well cared for, get immediate and quality vet care when necessary, and even have a special vacation area where they can go to run and splash in the water. Truly what a sanctuary should be, and you can just tell the cats are relaxed and happy. I look forward to my next visit!