Big Cat Rescue, a non profit educational sanctuary, is 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 sanctuary is home to the most diverse population of exotic cats in the world, with 16 species and subspecies of wild cat represented among more than 100 residents. These include tigers, lions, liger, leopards, cougars, bobcats, lynx, ocelots, servals, caracals and others, many of whom are threatened, endangered, or now extinct in the wild.
Big Cat Rescue is a true sanctuary for big cats and small wild cats, too. They are located in Tampa, Florida. They do NOT buy, sell or breed their cats. None of the cats are in small cats or on concrete. All of the cats have nice Cat-A-Tats. The cats receive proper medical care, a high quality diet appropriate for their species, and regular enrichment.