Caring for cats.
Ending the trade.

Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats.

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Who we are

Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats, is a leading advocate in ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction. We are home to about 80 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, servals and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.

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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 by Charity Navigator (their highest rating) and has one of the highest scores of any animal based charity
  • Part of a global coalition including HSUS, IFAW, WWF, GFAS, Born Free and other animal protection groups who are working together to end big cat abuse.

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We are open for tours year round.

Online reservation & prepayment is required for all visits to Big Cat Rescue.

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Big cats need your help

Big cats may be the king of beasts, but without you they can’t survive. $33.00 feeds a tiger for a day. Please help us cover this huge cost by donating. Every donation helps. We appreciate your support at whatever level is possible for you.


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