Big Cat Rescue
Location of the main office: FL, Tampa, 12802 Easy Street, 33625
Brief information
Company type Charitable company
Company profile Non-profit

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Caring for Big Cats and Ending the Trade in them as Pets, Props & Parts


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 the most hated, feared and lied about by circuses, back yard breeders, roadside zoos, cub petting pimps and pseudo sanctuaries because we are the most effective at ending the abuse of big cats. We wear that as a badge of honor.

  • The sanctuary began rescuing exotic cats in Nov. 4, 1992.
  • 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 and Species Survival Network
  • 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.