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To recognize the Sanctuary’s 20th anniversary milestone, we have set a goal to raise $100,000 by the end of 2012.To help make your donation even greater, we are pleased to announce that the Reitzel Foundation has very generously committed to match dollar for dollar the first $25,000 in donations received!
Your donation will allow us to continue to feed the cats the highest quality meat – the cost of which has tripled to over $3 a pound (and the cats eat more than 65,000 pounds of food per year). Your donation will also allow us to continue to provide the cats, many of whom are getting older or came to us in poor health, with excellent veterinary and dental care.
We could not have done it without you. Thanks to your compassion for the cats and generous support of our sanctuary, 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of Big Cat Rescue.
If you follow Big Cat Rescue on social media sites, or visit our website, or read our publications and blogs (and we hope you do!), then you know what a huge responsibility it is to run the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned exotic cats. It’s also our greatest privilege.
Loyal donors are the reason we have been able to rescue hundreds of cats, many of whom have endured heartbreaking abuse and neglect, and provide them with the best possible home to live out their lives. The cats will never know freedom, but thanks to donors like you, they now know compassion.
Because of you, we have been able to rescue cats like Sasha and Nikita, a lioness and tiger who were not only declawed but also defanged, and then exploited for years by an owner who charged people to take photos with them and take classes on how to “train” them. They now live at our sanctuary in large, peaceful enclosures filled with trees, foliage and a waterfront view.
Thanks to you, in the last 20 years we have educated more than 250,000 visitors through guided tours of our sanctuary. Visitors from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have heard the important messages that you help us share: exotic cats should not be pets, exploited as entertainment, or killed for their parts.
Together, we are changing the world. And with the Anniversary Match, your dollars will go even further to make the greatest positive impact possible on the lives of our cats.
Because of you we will be able to rescue and take care of our cats for the next 20 years. Thank you!
Florida law requires that all charities soliciting donations disclose their registration number and the percentage of your donation that goes to the cause and the amount that goes to the solicitor. Big Cat Rescue's registration number is CH11409 and non-program expenses are funded from tour income, so100% of your donations go directly to save the cats. We have the highest rating given by Charity Navigator. We are a 501 c 3 charity as determined by the IRS Federal ID# 59-3330495. Our 990s are available online at GuideStar.org with a complete breakdown of how your money is spent. Please donate now!