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 benefiting charities for our conventions due to their commitment 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  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. 

Big Cat Rescue’s mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care, end abuse of big cats in captivity and prevent extinction of big cats in the wild.