- Posted August 17, 2012 by
Tampa's Big Cat Rescue
- Anika3, CNN iReport producer
Tampa, Florida is the home to the world's largest accredited sanctuary for "big cats." Be very clear. While people can visit the sanctuary, this is NOT a zoo. Gale Ingham, Operations Manager, is very clear to point that out. Rather, they hold guided educational tours (no one can wander alone in the sanctuary), to help spread awareness about the plight of the animals that they have rescued. As I discovered, each cat at Big Cat Rescue has a story.
Big Cat Rescue is fighting hard to educate the public about the plight of these animals and to have laws changed so that cats are more protected.
For more on this organization's incredible story, watch this video as Gale Ingham, Big Cat Rescue's Operations Manager, explains some of its philosophy, introduces viewers to a few of the cats and tells how the public can help.
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Big Cat Rescue
Tampa, Florida also happens to be the city hosting the Republican National Convention at the end of August. While it is known to many as a "convention and sporting city" and popular cruise hub, I discovered a whole new side to the city, starting with Big Cat Rescue.
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