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Big Cat Rescue

Updated on January 31, 2012

Introducing Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue is a non profit educational sanctuary located in Florida. They are 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.

The Big Cat Rescue's sanctuary houses the most diverse population of exotic cats in the world, with 14 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.

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This lens was awarded a Purple Star on January 17, 2011. WOOT! Many thanks to the team picking the award recipients. Bear hugs, Frankster

Big Cat Rescue is devoted to rescuing and housing exotic cats who have been abused, abandoned, bred to be pets, retired from performing acts, or saved from becoming fur coats, and to educating the public about them.

Big Cat Rescue provides the best home they can for the animals in their care and to reduce the number of cats that suffer the fate of abuse, abandonment or extinction by teaching people about the plight of the cats, both in the wild and in captivity, and how they can help through their behavior and support of better laws to protect the cats.

Big Cat Rescue also helps pets

Helping other animals in the community

"While rescuing big cats is our main objective, we help support many animal charities by donating free tickets and experiences to their fundraisers and we offer a Spay and Play program whereby anyone who has their pet altered, or who adopts one that is altered, can bring us a copy of the receipt and get a free $25. tour."

Carol Baskin, Founder of Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue: Saving cats from basements and backyards - See how Big Cat Rescue is saving big cats

9 Ways you can save Big Cats

Here's how to save Big Cats

1. Buy something from this lens and all royalties go to Big Cat Rescue.

2. Shop at Big Cat Rescue store.

3. Donate directly to Big Cat Rescue

4. Donate through the Donation Module below.

5. Sign legislation that protect big cats.

6. Create a lens about big cats to raise awareness.

7. Set lens (any topic) royalties to donate to Big Cat Rescue.

8. Volunteer at Big Cat Rescue.

9. Tell your friends about Big Cat Rescue and their work.

10. Buy a great bottle of Big Cat Reserve Wine

Videos by Big Cat Rescue on You Tube

Big Cat Books on Amazon - Great books about big cats!

All royalties earned from these sales go directly to Big Cat Rescue!

Big Cat Sounds Video - What do big cats sound like?

Shop at Big Cat Rescue Store

Help big cats by buying from Big Cat Rescue Store

Your purchases provide the funds to enable Big Cat Rescue to rescue lions, tigers and many other exotic wildcats. Prices are fair and the merchandise is excellent but the most important thing is that we know making you happy keeps the cats fed.

Please check this store first whenever you have a purchase to make because here your shopping dollars save lives.Big Cat Rescue Shop

Photo of Sand Cat at Big Cat Rescue

In 5 minutes you can help save big cats

Here's how...

In just 5 minutes, you can make a meaningful contribution to the Big Cat Rescue right now. And it's FREE. Just build a lens (what Squidoo calls a web page). It doesn't have to be about big cats or even animals. It can be about anything: your favorite zoo, a hobby, recipe, travel location, movie, book, or, well, you name it.

Your page will help get the Big Cat's message in front of thousands of new supporters. It will also generate royalties that go straight to the Big Cat Rescue, every month, forever. All you have to do is set the lens' royalty setting to go to Big Cat Rescue.

Click here to get started: Create A Lens

Photo Big Cat Rescue's Simba

Links to Big Cat Rescue Petition site - Please sign to help big cats

The sites below have petitions to get big cat ownership laws changed and for saving big cats owned by individuals or groups who are not taking care of them properly.

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    • shawnhi77 lm profile image

      shawnhi77 lm 5 years ago

      It is a lovely lens for a great cause. Live long and prosper Big Cat Rescue

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      rocks20100 6 years ago

      This blog post is excellent probably because of how well the subject was developped. I like some of the comments too though I would prefer we all stay on the suject in order add value to the subject! Phil Wane

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Big Cat Rescue is an amazing charity and I was so pleased that Squidoo chose one of my lenses that donates for a Squidoo Summer Sunshine Award in 2010 - as a result I have been informed that there's a tile that has been added to a wall in my honor - it is definitely one of those places I would like to visit when I win the Lottery :)

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      Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Blessed! long live the Big Cat rescue organisation!

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wonderful lens to help and support big cats who have been abused and abandoned. Thanks for your support and spreading the awareness. **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wonderful rescue organization!

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      Linda Hoxie 6 years ago from Idaho

      Beautiful lens, I love the big cats!

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      Steve Dizmon 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Great organization. Timely subject.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      ~ Cupid Kisses by a Squidoo Angel ~

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congrats on being on our list of 33 Awesome Partner Charity Profiles!

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      Heidi 7 years ago from Benson, IL

      Congrats on the purple star. Big Cat Rescue really does good work. People need to get the idea that wild animals DO NOT make good pets.

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      poppy mercer 7 years ago from London

      Hallo Frankie, this is a wonderful lens and a wonderful cause. My lenses are set to Big Cat Rescue already, and I hope many more lens makers will do the same. Congratulations on a well overdue purple star for this lens.

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Congratulations on a well deserved Purple Star :-)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Well deserved Purple star lens. The big cats need to have their own space in this living planet.

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      sheriangell 7 years ago

      Congratulations on your PS - it's a great lens working for a great cause.

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      Frankie Kangas 7 years ago from California

      @anonymous: Yes, we have bob cats and mountain lions.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      does USA have nature big cats?

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      2143 7 years ago

      Really nice lens, you've done a really good job, the cause of this page is wonderfull, you should be really proud of yourself =)

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      Frankie Kangas 7 years ago from California

      @anonymous: Thank you so much. A special thanks to AJ2008. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      Michelle Lacroix Toro 7 years ago from United States

      Absolutely wonderful lens! Great videos and fantastic photos. I'm so glad this lens won an award and is getting the recognition it deserves.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congrats on your Sunshine Award! Thanks to AJ2008's lens you've earned $99 for Tony the Tiger's cause.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      It's been a while since I paid the Big Cat Rescue a visit ... so I thought I'd drop by to pay my respects.

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      fantastic lens and cause!

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      Yvonne L. B. 8 years ago from Covington, LA

      Great Preserve, Great Cause, Great lens. I have featured it on our Dear Tippi Hedren lens.

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      JenOfChicago LM 8 years ago

      Wonderful organization!

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      Heidi 8 years ago from Benson, IL

      Awesome lens...I'm going to lensroll you to my "Little Cats 4 Big Cat Rescue" lens. Basically I'm trying to sell little cat and big cat products to support Big Cat Rescue. Good luck!

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      SlimBride 8 years ago

      What a fantastic lens - great work - I love BIG cats.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      hello i love big cats

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      poutine 8 years ago

      Very well laid out lens and plenty of useful info in it.


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      NatureMaven 9 years ago

      Great lens, I lensrolled you to my Lion Lover Gifts :)

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      Janet1 9 years ago

      Another excellent lens and a great organization. Love the Catatudes video! 5 stars and favorite.

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      kezan98 lm 9 years ago

      Thanks for joining the Cat Party Group, We've given you a top rating for this cat lens