Big Cat Rescue, a 501(c)(3) in Tampa, Florida
Westercon 72, NASFiC 2019, 1632 Minicon and Manticon 2019 (Spikecon) picked Big Cat Rescue (BCR) as one of the benefitting charities for our conventions due to their committment in not only helping rescue and care for exotic cats, but their hard work in making sure the circumstances change for many of these beautiful and endangered species.
Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats, is a leading advocate for ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction. What sets Big Cat Rescue apart is that we are working to end the abuse at its root by ending the private possession and trade in exotic cats through legislation and education.
We are home to lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, servals, caracals, jaguars and other species - most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.
- The sanctuary began rescuing exotic cats in Nov. 4, 1992.
- The non profit 501 (c)(3) sanctuary is home to many exotic big cats