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Our Featured Tampa, FL Partner:

Big Cat Rescue

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

P.O. Box 340189
Tampa, FL 33694
(813) 920-4130

http://www.BigCatRescue.org

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Big Cat Rescue, a non profit educational sanctuary, is devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic 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 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, ligers, leopards, cougars, bobcats, lynx, ocelots, servals, caracals and others, many of whom are threatened, endangered, or now extinct in the wild.

About Our Shelter:

BIG CAT RESCUE'S VISION STATEMENT

A world where the animals we share it with are treated with respect and caring and where habitat is preserved to insure the indefinite future survival of these wonderful gifts of nature. In creating such a world, we hope the same principles of respect and caring will carry over to the way humans treat each other.

BIG CAT RESCUE'S MISSION STATEMENT

To provide the best home we can for the animals in our 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.

Donate to Our Shelter...

http://www.BigCatRescue.org/donate.htm

Come Meet our Pets:

Big Cat Rescue
12802 Easy Street
Tampa, FL 33625

813.920.4130

By appointment only.

Our Adoption Process:

We are a permanent home to more than 100 exotic cats and never place them as pets. You can virtually adopt them at http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-Sponsor-A-Cat/Categories, but you cannot take them home with you.

To surrender an exotic cat to Big Cat Rescue, check out our Acquisition Policies here: http://www.bigcatrescue.org/acquisitions.htm

We do not accept domestic cats from the public, but do work with coalition members and we do TnR and feral cat taming for home placement. We do not place them until they have been neutered or spayed and have had their first round of shots. To adopt you must come in person for an interview, allow on site inspection and not have been convicted of any animal abuse or neglect.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.