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Big Cat Rescue

Post  Laikipia on Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:08 am

Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats.
The nonprofit sanctuary began in 1992.
The sanctuary is home to more than 100 exotic big cats
The cats at Big Cat Rescue are here for a variety of reasons, including: Abandoned by owners who wrongly thought they would make good pets
Abused by owners in order to force them to perform
Retired from performing acts
Saved from being slaughtered to make fur coats
Rescued as babies after hunters killed their mothers

Big Cat Rescue has 14 species of cats, many of whom are threatened, endangered or extinct now in the wild, including: Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Cougars
Bobcats, Lynx, Servals, Ocelots, Caracals

Big Cat Rescue’s mission is to provide the best possible home for the animals in our care and try to stop the flow of exotic cats needing sanctuary by educating the public about the plight of the animals and supporting stronger laws to protect them.
The non-profit organization is: Accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries
Certified by Independent Charities of America as a “Best in America Charity”
Member of the World Society for Protection of Animals
Rated 4 Stars (highest rating) by Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management

The sanctuary is situated on 55 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa.


Some very upsetting clips about Cougars and some good news about their rescue.





For more information and photos have a look at their links.

http://bigcatrescue.org/

http://bigcatrescue.org/2011/save-a-mountain-lion-2011/

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Re: Big Cat Rescue

Post  Doogs on Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:54 pm

Thanks for this Lai cheers Thankfully the horrible pictures on the first video you posted are superseded by much better ones on the second video :)

What a fantastic job these people have done to save the 20 cats that had been left as a result of their 'collector' dying. Why oh why does America make it legal for people to 'collect' big cats scratch Mad

Lots to read on that website, looks really interesting :)
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Re: Big Cat Rescue

Post  Safari Maiden on Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:27 pm

Thanks for posting this Lai and raising awareness for Big Cat Rescue.

I dont understand collectors that deal with exotic animals like this, but at least there are place like Big Cat Rescue that are there to clean up the mess! Just a pity they are needed in the first place.

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