Why should this person or animal be a PetPartners Animaltarian of the Year?
Big Cat Rescue is an accredited sanctuary for abused and abandoned tigers, lions and other exotic cats, but we are PASSIONATE about little cats too! Our compassion and advocacy extends to the many domestic kittens we foster! 3 years ago we started a program with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay to foster the tiny kittens they receive but don’t have the ability to care for round the clock. This includes mommy cats with babies, bottle feeder kittens, kittens under 2 lbs., and feral kittens that need socializing. Big Cat Rescue’s interns, who live on site and ADORE kittens!!, care for the kittens until they are healthy and weigh 2 lbs. The kittens are then brought back to HSTB for adoption. After the kittens have their first shots, they spend their days in our Kitten Cabana. Our volunteers, interns, and staff play with and socialize the kittens because friendly kittens are much more quickly adopted. We are proud to have saved over 350 kittens so far and we’re just getting started!
If this person or animal was selected, what would they do with the $5,000?
If Big Cat Rescue is lucky enough to be selected for this award, we will use the $5000 prize to continue to provide our foster kittens with food, formula, nursing supplies, litter, crates, carriers, blankets, bottles, toys, cat trees, catnip, heating pads, scales, nebulizers and emergency care.