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Big Hearts for Big Cats

by | May 19, 2011 | Human Interest

Here at DirectiveGroup, we are honored to work with some pretty phenomenal businesses and associations. One example of a truly extraordinary organization is Big Cat Rescue.

Big Cat Rescue is the world’s largest accredited sanctuary dedicated to caring for abused and abandoned exotic cats.  Big Cat Rescue is located in Tampa, Florida, and its mission is to care for unwanted or injured big cats such as tigers, lions, leopards, and bobcats. Many of the cats in their care are either endangered or no longer exist in the wild.

Big cats end up at the rescue for a variety of reasons. One of the most common reasons is that well-meaning people purchase them thinking they would make a good pet, only to find out that exotic cats are simply not bred for captivity. Other cats end up at the rescue after being abused by owners who forced them to perform in circuses or other shows.  Still others are saved from being slaughtered for fur coats!

The founder of Big Cat Rescue, Carole Baskin, readily admits that she had no intention of starting an animal rescue. It just happens that her paths crossed with sad, scared 6-month old bobcat being walked on a leash by a man who did not want her. From that day forward, Carole hasn’t looked back.  Saving big cats is her life’s work.

No matter how they end up at the rescue, Carole and her team of dedicated cat-lovers take in these unwanted beauties and provide them with food and shelter to give them the best possible life.  In some cases, they are able to help a big cat recuperate from injuries and then return to the wild.  One such inspiring story is about Bellona the Bionic Bobcat.  Bellona was injured by a car and left for dead until a caring person called Big Cat Rescue.

(If you enjoyed watching the video about Bellona, be sure to subscribe to Big Cat Rescue’s YouTube channel.)

Big Cat Rescue was privileged to be a recipient of a Google Grant. The Google Grants program empowers non-profit organizations to achieve their goals by helping them promote their website by advertising on Google Adwords. We applaud Google for choosing Big Cat Rescue and are excited to see the results of their Google Adwords campaign.

We also do our part in supporting Big Cat Rescue by donating our services. We provide website design, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, and Social Media Marketing services at no charge as our way of contributing to this worthy cause.

If you inspired to support Big Cat Rescue, we encourage you visit their donation page to find a way to help save these beautiful creatures.


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