Lion and Tiger cubs are bred by unscrupulous people who take them from their mothers, charge people to pet them and then they are discarded.
Late last year Big Cat Rescue received a generous grant to fund, for the first six months, a part time position devoted exclusively to stopping this abuse. The strategy has been to contact mall owners and other venues, educate them about the horrible lives these poor cubs endure, both while they are being used to make money from petting and after they are too old to be used, and urge the owners not to allow this abuse at their venues. So far 60 malls have agreed not to allow such acts in the future and we are in discussion with many more. If enough venues refuse to allow the abuse, the economic incentive to breed cubs into a life of misery goes away and we can save THOUSANDS of animals from abuse, far more than we can ever rescue. The initial grant funding will run out at the end of June. We are seeking donors to make this an effort we can continue until there are no more cubs being abused. Will you help us keep up the momentum by making a donation now?
If you see lions, tigers or their cubs being displayed at malls, fairs, flea markets or parking lots you can help by emailing Susan.Bass@BigCatRescue.org. Any video or photos you can send are extremely helpful.
Funds donated for this effort may be used for other advocacy efforts or general program needs if not needed for this effort.
Any donations in excess of the amount needed for this project will be applied to other needs for the cats.
Big Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FEID 59-3330495. 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. We do not utilize professional solicitors, so 0% of your donation goes to a professional solicitor, 100% goes to Big Cat Rescue. Non-program expenses are funded from tour income, so 100% of your donations go to supporting the cats and stopping the abuse.
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