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Show the world that you love animals!

Amount raised: $10,255
Fundraising Goal: $30,000
 
Deadline Passed: Mar. 14th, 2014

Animals Served

Leopards, Cougars, Bobcats, Servals, Caracals, Hybrids, Lynx.

*This project serves an endangered species.



Project Contact

Carole Baskin


Donor Roll

Thanks to all the generous donors who've contributed to this project:
Date
Name
Amount
Date, Name, Amount
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $25
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $20
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $10
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $15
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $20
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $3
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $5
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $50
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $5
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $5
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $5
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $2
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $2
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $100
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $12
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $25
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $50
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $25
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $2
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $3
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    Anonymous
    $10
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $5
  • 12/03/13
    Anonymous
    $35
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $50
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    Anonymous
    $20
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    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $2
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    Anonymous
    $2
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $50
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    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $100
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    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $20
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    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $50
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $20
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    Anonymous
    $25
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    Anonymous
    $22
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    Anonymous
    $25
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $25
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    Anonymous
    $10
  • 12/04/13
    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $20
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $50
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    Anonymous
    $50
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    Anonymous
    $25
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $20
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    Anonymous
    $100
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    Anonymous
    $2
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $15
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    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $15
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    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $50
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    Anonymous
    $50
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    Anonymous
    $30
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $25
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    Anonymous
    $50
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    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $2
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    Anonymous
    $20
  • 12/05/13
    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $25
  • 12/06/13
    Anonymous
    $100
  • 12/06/13
    Anonymous
    $19
  • 12/06/13
    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $20
  • 12/09/13
    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $2
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $2
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    Anonymous
    $50
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    Anonymous
    $4
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    Anonymous
    $5
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    Anonymous
    $10
  • 12/13/13
    Anonymous
    $5
  • 12/14/13
    Anonymous
    $50
  • 12/15/13
    Anonymous
    $300
  • 12/15/13
    Anonymous
    $10
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    Anonymous
    $3
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    Anonymous
    $500
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    Anonymous
    $50
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    Anonymous
    $100
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    Anonymous
    $4
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    Anonymous
    $100
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    Anonymous
    $20
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    Anonymous
    $25
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    Anonymous
    $100
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    Anonymous
    $100
  • 12/27/13
    Anonymous
    $15
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    Anonymous
    $30
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    Anonymous
    $100
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    Anonymous
    $50
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    Anonymous
    $100
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    Anonymous
    $50
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    Anonymous
    $100
  • 01/02/14
    Anonymous
    $25
  • 01/03/14
    Anonymous
    $20
  • 01/03/14
    Insight Designs
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    Thanks for all the work you do.
  • 01/03/14
    Patty B.
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  • 01/03/14
    Patty
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  • 01/03/14
    Anonymous
    $5
    Thanks!
  • 01/04/14
    Anonymous
    $20
    I am making this donation in Leslie Metzger (BigFatFerret) 's name.
  • 01/04/14
    Matty McGlone
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    In honor of Bubbles and The Kittyland Love Center
  • 01/05/14
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 01/05/14
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 01/07/14
    Anonymous
    $5
  • 01/22/14
    Cecily W.
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  • 01/30/14
    Anonymous
    $2
  • 01/30/14
    Anonymous
    $2
  • 02/01/14
    Matt McGlone
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    I wish so much that I could do more. In honor of animal lovers everywhere.
  • 02/05/14
    Em
    $50
    We love the big
  • 02/06/14
    Patty Blanton
    $30
    In memory of Grey, my feline companion for 23 years.
  • 02/12/14
    Anonymous
    $30
  • 02/13/14
    Audrey T.
    $5
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $40
    Keep up the good work.
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $100
  • 02/13/14
    Cathy P
    $20
    In honor of my cats Misty and Spike
  • 02/13/14
    Leslee
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Nora Davidoff
    $20
    Love your organization!
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $50
  • 02/13/14
    The DiLuigi's
    $100
  • 02/13/14
    Catherine Dozier
    $50
    Get those "little" kitties some room to roam!
  • 02/13/14
    Wanda
    --
  • 02/13/14
    Lara K.
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    Sam G.
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Stephanie Johnson
    --
  • 02/13/14
    Elizabeth Barr
    $10
    Keep gazing at the stars, Cats!
  • 02/13/14
    Dorothy Stasney
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    Peg
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $50
  • 02/13/14
    Justin B
    $50
  • 02/13/14
    Linda R.
    $50
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Linda Williams
    $20
    Thank you hope she sees the sky before it's too late.
  • 02/13/14
    Sophie Leboissard
    $50
    I can't wait until the day I travel to Big Cat rescue and see all the happy animals !
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $50
    This donation is made in honor of my 2 kitter girls, Sparky and Idgie.
  • 02/13/14
    Maureen
    $20
  • 02/13/14
    Sabrina Lugo
    $20
    I hope you enjoy gazing at the stars as much as I do! Run Free
  • 02/13/14
    Sole
    $500
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $5
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $20
  • 02/13/14
    Verna C
    $50
  • 02/13/14
    April Gornik
    $200
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $20
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $100
    In honor of Ruffy and Hidey.
  • 02/13/14
    Jill Linzee
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    Funny Bunny
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    We love all animals, cats of all sizes being our favorites!
  • 02/13/14
    Brenda Vitucci
    $20
    In honor of Barney!
  • 02/13/14
    Tess
    $30
  • 02/13/14
    The Clivers
    $50
    In celebration of older cats, large and small, especially our Miss Olive.
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $10
    On Valentine's Day, because I have loved cats all my life.
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    Kerry
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    Alexis
    $50
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Elsy Shallman
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Diane Eder
    $50
  • 02/13/14
    Sharon Grabarczyk
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Daphne Flores
    $10
    So wish it could be more.
  • 02/13/14
    Andrassy Family
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  • 02/13/14
    Margaret Patterson
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    Terri
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Nancy
    $25
    For the kitties who share my house
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $30
  • 02/13/14
    Sue M
    $80
    Thanks for your wonderful work.
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $50
  • 02/13/14
    Simmy Thompson
    $20
  • 02/13/14
    Bethany King
    $20
    This story pulled on my heart strings. I want her to live under the sun, moon, stars and sky before she goes.
  • 02/13/14
    Michelle
    $50
    In honor of Mine Percy, may he RIP
  • 02/13/14
    Evelyne
    $20
    Give Natasha a chance at a better life.
  • 02/13/14
    Ruth and Roland Kunkel
    $200
    We love'em
  • 02/13/14
    John Suriano
    $10
    Wish I could give more. Sorry.
  • 02/13/14
    Ana C.
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $15
  • 02/13/14
    Danielle
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    M. Balitsaris-Fortier
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  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Barbi Rocket Queen Von Greif
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    for my rescue main coon cat Chopin
  • 02/13/14
    Sarah
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    My Murray would be proud of this donation. He was a small cat who would have loved an unobstructed view of the sky.
  • 02/13/14
    Catherine
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    In memory of Flavio
  • 02/13/14
    Joanne Bolemon
    $50
    In honor of my three little cats, who think they're big.
  • 02/13/14
    Diane G
    $20
    love this place!
  • 02/13/14
    Nancy Vaskas
    $25
    Good luck with this project
  • 02/13/14
    Beth Capps
    $10
    Because I love Big Cat Rescue!
  • 02/13/14
    Marilyn
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  • 02/13/14
    Kaitlin G
    $25
    Love that Big Cat Rescue tries to give their animals as much space as they can!
  • 02/13/14
    Jenni Luoma
    $25
    Wish I could give more.
  • 02/13/14
    Andrea Nader
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    This donation is in honor of my mother, Patricia Nader.
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $5
    In Honor of Samantha, Pena, and Binkerton
  • 02/13/14
    Jennifer Vatza
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Ashlee
    $5
    I love BCR
  • 02/13/14
    Jodi P.
    $20
    In loving memory of Assam. He felt the grass beneath his feet, the sun on his face, the moon up above before he became a star in the sky.
  • 02/13/14
    Jane
    $15
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Scott
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    We love this place and the good work they do.
  • 02/13/14
    Cliff and Kayt
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    The Hambly Family
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  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    Brian
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    Wish I could make up the entire difference.
  • 02/13/14
    Steven Kopec
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    Renee Hussar
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  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $50
  • 02/13/14
    Nicola Dickson
    $50
  • 02/13/14
    Vibeke J
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Douglas Smith
    $10
    Wish it could be more
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $100
  • 02/13/14
    Anonymous
    $100
  • 02/13/14
    Tony and Mary Urso
    $200
  • 02/13/14
    Pamela W.
    $25
    I make this donation in honor of my Bluberri. I miss him so much.
  • 02/13/14
    Michelle Kruse
    $10
    This donation is to honor my 3 beautiful cats that were lost in a tragic fire. I love what Big Cat Rescue does for these gorgeous animals,
  • 02/13/14
    Allaina Leigh
    $70
    on behalf of my daughter and her love for all animals.
  • 02/13/14
    Ananda
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    I with I could help more...
  • 02/13/14
    Judy Tarr
    $50
    In honor of the exotic cats who are awaiting rescue.
  • 02/13/14
    Robin
    $50
    Keep up the good work, BCR!
  • 02/13/14
    Nils R. Bull Young
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    Allison
    $10
  • 02/13/14
    Brynn Myers
    --
    With love and meows from Simon and Diego--
  • 02/13/14
    cecegold
    $25
  • 02/13/14
    Pawstar Employees
    $50
    In honor of our love for big cats- Especially the beautiful Lynx!='.'=
  • 02/13/14
    Lisa Boucher]
    $20
    For all cats everywhere
  • 02/13/14
    Deb
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    Love lynxs and their tufts!
  • 02/13/14
    Toni
    --
    Because I love all cats!
  • 02/13/14
    Sophia Tascon
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  • 02/13/14
    Kassie
    $10
    Anything for the cats!!
  • 02/13/14
    Katherine Itro
    $25
    For all the small kitties...
  • 02/13/14
    The Rutherfords
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    A Valentine's gift for my husband and his favorite cat Canyon.
  • 02/13/14
    Mark L. Watters
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    Every animal deserves a natural habitat.
  • 02/14/14
    Steph
    --
    For Natasha. <3
  • 02/14/14
    Kat
    $10
    Keep up the good work!
  • 02/14/14
    Lore Reinhart
    $50
  • 02/14/14
    Anonymous
    $25
  • 02/14/14
    Alyson
    $30
    For open space for Natasha! She deserves it!
  • 02/14/14
    Anonymous
    $20
  • 02/14/14
    Sandra Millington
    $25
    For Natasha
  • 02/14/14
    StarChaser Tyger
    $25
  • 02/14/14
    Anonymous
    $200
  • 02/14/14
    Anonymous
    $100
    For all the cats, large and small. And Banjo.
  • 02/14/14
    Michele Marziano
    $50
  • 02/14/14
    Marie-Lise Laramee
    $20
    They merit the best!
  • 02/14/14
    Julie W.
    $25
  • 02/14/14
    Jane Hart
    $20
    Flash
  • 02/14/14
    Eric and Giovanna
    $50
  • 02/14/14
    Kayleen Mueller
    $50
    Thank you for all that you do in educating all of us.
  • 02/14/14
    moonie
    $50
    Hope this helps to make their lives easier and happier!
  • 02/14/14
    Nancy Lamb - Big Cat Fan!!
    $20
    In honor of all the Big Cat Kitties and my smaller versions! :)
  • 02/14/14
    FunTina
    $50
  • 02/14/14
    Lucky, Lucy, Maggie
    $100
    we all need to see the sky and feel the warmth of the Sun.
  • 02/14/14
    Valerie W.
    $25
  • 02/14/14
    Debra
    --
    In loving memory of my own 2 beloved furkids, Nissa and Sabin, who I owe everything to.
  • 02/14/14
    Andrea Quidor
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  • 02/15/14
    Rishi
    $35
  • 02/16/14
    Karin J
    $20
    True animal lover at heart!
  • 02/17/14
    roberta claypool
    $10
  • 02/18/14
    Christine Cartaya
    $100
  • 02/22/14
    Tanya T.
    $5
  • 02/24/14
    Bethanie Stinson
    --
  • 02/26/14
    RuthN
    $8
    In honour of all cats, mine
  • 02/27/14
    Amber Aguero
    --
    I'm a biologist and love all types of animals. I believe in your organization and want to help. For all the kittehs... :)
  • 03/02/14
    Beth Capps
    $10
    In memory of Cleo-Cat-Tra
  • 03/02/14
    Nadia Thomas
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  • 03/04/14
    Steve
    $20
    This is from my Cat Letsatsi who is fortunate to enjoy 40 acres of wooded land and believes space from time to time is a felines must have.
  • 03/07/14
    Roxie R.
    $25
    For all the "smaller" cats!
  • 03/08/14
    Joe M.
    $9
  • 03/08/14
    Maurie W.
    $50
    I love Big Cat Rescue!
  • 03/08/14
    Pat B
    $5
    In honor of the pets I have had over the years.
  • 03/09/14
    Kendall
    $100
    For all the big rescue cats, from our little rescue cats Jack, Maxine, Link, and Nobody. <3
  • 03/09/14
    Jen
    $30
    This one's for Bageera - a purr-fectly black kitty forever in our hearts!
  • 03/12/14
    Bethany King
    $20
  • 03/12/14
    Deb M
    $15
    Love cats big and small
  • 03/12/14
    Margaret Patterson
    $25
  • 03/13/14
    Anonymous
    $100
  • 03/13/14
    BARBI ROCKETY QUEEN
    $10
    GIVE DAILY PEOPLE, THE ANIMALS NEED YOU
  • 03/14/14
    Mathias
    $50
    Wish I had more to give.





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About: Natasha the lynx was rescued from being turned into a fur coat 20 years ago. Since then she has lived in progressively larger cages, but has never had an unobstructed view of the sky. This may be her last year on this earth. Would you give her the... Read more
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Retired from performing acts

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Big Cat Rescue has 14 species of cats, many of whom are threatened, endangered or extinct now in the wild, including:

Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Cougars, Bobcats, Lynx, Servals, Ocelots, Caracals, Jungle Cats, Leopard Cats and a Geoffroy Cat

Big Cat Rescue’s 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.

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 one of the highest scores of any animal based charity The sanctuary is situated on 55 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa.

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