Big Cat Rescue

Zerve Seller: BigCatRescue

Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. We are home to about 80 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts. Our dual mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care and educate the public about the plight of these majestic animals, both in captivity and in the wild, to end abuse and avoid extinction.

Big Cat Rescue has many species of cats, which are threatened or endangered, including: Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Cougars, Bobcats, Lynx, Servals, Ocelots, Caracals, and exotic cat hybrids!

The non-profit organization is:
  • 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
  • Rated 4 Stars by Charity Navigator (their highest rating) and has the one of the highest scores of any animal based charity
The sanctuary is sithuated on 67 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa.
2,589 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Last 3 months 364 937 9 = 928 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 569 1,468 12 = 1,456 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 1,126 2,749 46 = 2,703 97% 4.7
All 2,589 6,364 86 = 6,278 98% 4.7
Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 4
Really enjoyed this
Tue, Feb 9  3:00 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
My husband and I took the tour and enjoyed it very much. The stories of the cat rescues will tear your heart out. It was relaxing and made you feel good in the end your money was going toward feeding and caring for them. They are beautiful creatures. My only advice is if it has rained recently wear old shoes.
Rating: 5
Wonderful, wonderful
Tue, Feb 9  3:00 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
My husband and I love cats so were extremely pleased to see these animals close and personal. We were so glad that such a place exists too.
Rating: 5
Truly amazing!
Mon, Feb 8  3:00 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
I always try to visit whenever in Florida! Amazing to see these big cats up close!
Rating: 5
Must see
Mon, Feb 8  3:00 PM Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
Good tour. As we got to different cats, our guide would tell us the story as to why the cat ended up at the rescue.

Cats seemed well taken care of. I got some real good pictures . Take the time to go to Big Cats Rescue if you are in the area. Time well spent !
Rating: 5
very nice
Mon, Feb 8  3:00 PM Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
i'm so happy that this animals were save and are cared for