Big Cat Rescue (BCR)
12802 Easy Street
FL 33625 Tampa
Contact person: Carole Baskin
- Aid organization
- Educational policy/project
- Environmental project
- Volunteers are welcome.
Big Cat Rescue, a non profit educational sanctuary, is devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic (i.e. wild, not domestic) cats who have been abused, abandoned, bred to be pets, retired from performing acts, or saved from being slaughtered for fur coats, and to educating the public about these animals and the issues facing them in captivity and in the wild and how you can help end abuse and prevent extinction. The sanctuary began rescuing exotic cats in 1992. The sanctuary is situated on 69 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa.
The sanctuary is home to the most diverse population of exotic cats in the world, with more than a dozen of the 35 species of wild cat represented among more than 100 residents. These include tigers, lions, leopards, cougars, bobcats, lynx, ocelots, servals, caracals and others, many of whom are threatened, endangered, or now extinct in the wild.
Today the sanctuary is devoted to its vision of a world where animals are treated with respect, and its mission of providing the best possible home for the animals in our care and trying to stop the flow of animals needing sanctuary by educating the public about the plight of the animals and supporting stronger laws to protect them.
Carole Baskin is the Founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue (BCR).
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.