Panther Ridge is a non-profit conservation center in Wellington, Florida that provides a home, haven and hope for some of the world's most majestic and endangered big cats.
Today Panther Ridge provides a home to nearly two dozen such animals (as well as numerous barn cats and horses) -- most of them rescued from threatening situations in which they had been abused, abandoned or neglected. Panther Ridge's custom-built facilities are among the finest in the world, providing the cats with native-like habitats, protection from the elements, ample rule to roam, stimulation, and daily attention to their medical needs.
Once a cat is accepted by Panther Ridge, its needs are met for the rest of its natural life; never again will it be in need of a home, or be at risk of neglect or mishandling. Such a lifetime commitment is challenging -- and very costly. For example, the cats at Panther Ridge consume some 100 pounds of meat and supplements every day. Many also have chronic health problems, which require continuing veterinary care. What's more, as the number of abandoned, neglected or abused animals continues to grow, we feel an urgent need to expand our facilities so that we can help more animals, while still maintaining our high standards.
Panther Ridge relies heavily on contributions from corporations, individual patrons and veterinary facilities.