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.
Big cat rescue is doing a superb job in caring for and rescuing unwanted/abused big cats. The Lions/tigers/panthers etc. are treated with love and respect. All the people who work or volunteer there are very friendly and compassionate towards humans and animals! I will continue to donate and visit when I can.
One of the best experiences ever! These are happy cats, to be sure! We went on a "basic" tour for our first tour with BCR and were so very impressed with the facility. It was clean, spacious, and had huge habitats for its' residents. The staff were very knowledgeable about each individual cat, and were ready to answer any question you could throw their way. We plan to return in the spring for the photo tour. Well worth the drive from Naples, and definitely worth the cost of admission!!
Awesome place to visit. The cats seem very content, relaxed and well taken care of. One of a kind experience and I recommend visiting.
my husband and I went to Big cat rescue . we were interested in how they took care of all of the cats and their stories. We found the rescue to be a very happy place for all of the animals. They were well taken care of and content in their surroundings. I can never understand why some people would want to have a wild animal in their home, The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. We hope to return soon. deb stone
I have been a HUGE FAN of Big Cats. Their warm, their fuzzy, their dangerous and beautifully mysterious. When I found this rescue site and went on it I have followed many stories about many big cats none have been more positive than the ones on this site. I amazed at the care and love that these cats are getting. The moments they share with the cats and the pictures are truly amazing. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.
I have visited Big Cat Rescue a few times over the years. I am amazed at what great care these cats are given. I like that many of them are able to live out their lives as close to nature as possible, as some prior to being brought to Big Cat Rescue had never touched Grass. I will continue to support and visit Big Cat Rescue.
We have visited BCR on two occasions , and were impressed by the care given these cats. The enclosures are large with lots of plants, pools, and hidey-holes. One thing that really stood out was the fact that our guided tour did NOT go down one of the usual paths. Why? Because one of the cats along that route was upset by the tours! BCR respected that cat.
I am also impressed that BCR is speaking out for better rules and regulations on the keeping of big cats. (It's too easy for anyone to buy a tiger as a "pet". A pet! Here's a handy hint - wild animals don't make good pets.) This position is not popular with many people who make a profit by charging people to pet and play with young cubs, and seems to have caused BCR no end of harassment, but they are standing by their beliefs.
This is proof Carol Baskin is a liar. She claims that this F1 Bengal, is wild, pees everywhere, is hissy, and will not allow Baskin to touch her. Notice in the picture the hybrid cat is in her home, and drapped around her neck. Though this is a low quality Bengal, it is obviously her personal pet. So basically she wants owners and breeders that own F1- F3 hybrid cats to be have their beloved pets confiscated either killed or locked in cages next to lions and tigers. So, Mrs. Baskin that includes your personal pet, also. You want to make these feline illegal, that includes your personal kitty! I am tired of your lies, and how easy they are exposed.
Big Cat Rescue houses many cats, but a broad majority are from her own breeding program. If you search Big Cat Rescue you can find a list of cats she previously bred. Most of the paid employees are from her own family, and their salaries are very generous, as is Baskins. The donations keep her in the grand style she was accustomed to that her second husband kept her in.There are many misguided animal lovers that will fall for her tales of woe, for a abused cat. Most of the time it is exaggerated or a out and out lie. What is Baskin's history? Who truly knows since it changes as often as a women changes shoes. The animals live on a site that used to be a dump, so they are swimming and drinking polluted water. Many of her cats die or suffer of cancer. Also, she has had many violations for fencing, not caring for the amimals properly, and questionable business practices. Right next door to her horses were being slaughtered inhumanely for meat. Their terrified screams could be heard by employees, volunteers, and Baskin herself. They were concerned for the cats they made a bigger and stronger fence, but made the choice not to inform the authorities of the horrors happening next door. There was a giant horse bone grave yard close to the fence. I guess the suffering of other animals is no concern for BCR.
BCR is responsible for legislation that would ban hybrid cats in varying states. Currently, it is California and Florida. As I said earlier this ban is based on opinion, and cannot be collaborated with any factual evidence. This ban would basically kill many beloved pets. It is obvious that Baskin does not believe any of these opinions since she has hybrids splashed all over her Facebook, and owns one as a pet. Not to mention she had a passion for them in the past, and was not successful in breeding. I believe that this is ban is motivated by greed, envy, and the chance for more fame. Also, HSUS and BCR are opening another zoo. Which means more money and attention for her. I truly hope people open their eyes to her evil and deceptions.
This organization are amazing, doing wonderful things for the preservation of our big cats, thank you & keep up the wonderful work guys.
Big Cat Rescue is amazing! I've visited there once and plan to go back soon. The work they do to help the big cats is just awesome. If you have never been there I highly recommend it. The experience is one of a kind.