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Lions, Tigers and Lies...Oh My!

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Let's all take a good look at the NEW home page of Big Cat Rescue and how Carole is trying to cover her tracks with more lies.

Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats.

Lie, most of the cats were bought by Carole as pets and pawned off as rescues. So being dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats is so far from the truth. Ringling Brothers Circus also pays to board their cats there.

The Non-profit Sanctuary began in 1992.

Another big lie, Carole incorporated as a For-Profit business in 1995 and did not become Not-For-Profit until her husband, Don Lewis, came up missing, as he did not want to be Non-Profit. So he had to disappear before Carole could become Non-Profit. (She did not start as a Non-Profit in 1992, it was late 2003. Correct info is in this document: Corporation Wiki - Big Cat Rescue - Tampa, Florida

The Sanctuary is home to more than 100 exotic big cats.

Wrong…..try more like 46 big cats. The rest are small bobcats left over from her buying and breeding days. And in her 20 year plan she states that the Board of Directors does not want more than 20 large cats.

The cats at Big Cat Rescue are here for a variety of reasons, including:

  1. Abandoned by owners, who wrongly thought they would make good pets.
    Like Carole herself did.

  2. Abused by owners in order to force them to perform.
    This would be another lie, like the black leopard that came from a magic show and forced to jump through hoops of fire. Staff stated this is so untrue.

  3. Retired from performing acts.
    We will give you this one.

  4. Saved from being slaughtered to make fur coats.
    She bought 56 bobcat kittens then turned around and sold them as pets. If she wanted to buy anything and save it from being a fur coat she would have bought the adult ones ready to be killed.

  5. Rescued as babies after hunters killed their mothers.
    If she is referring to the Alabama bobcat kittens, a hunter did not kill their mom, a logger found them and the mom probably was still around. Most wildlife is taken because people do not relize that moms do not carry their young in a suitcase around with them, they hide them in the bushes and leave to go hunt, and humans then find and pick up the babies. (Get educated Carole)

Big Cat Rescue has 16 species of cats, many of whom are threatened, endangered or extinct now in the wild, including:

  • Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Cougars
  • Bobcats, Lynx, Servals, Ocelots, Caracals

Why would a Sanctuary be so adamant on advertising such a great collection of cats if they aren't a business or a roadside zoo?

Big Cat Rescue's mission is to provide the best possible home for the animals in our care and try to stop the flow of exotic cats needing sanctuary by educating the public about the plight of the animals and supporting stronger laws to protect them.

But yet she has had 117 cats die while in her care, and most have all been sent to Mr. Reed to be skinned and mounted for Carole's personal collection of dead animals.

The non-profit organization is:

  • Accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries:
    Which is nothing but a private group of Carole's friends that she paid to get in the club, most of them have been in violation of the Animal Welfare Act and they all profit off the animals they take in one way or another.

  • Certified by Independent Charities of America as a "Best in America Charity":
    But she lost her Better Business Bureau seal for frauding the public.

  • Member of the World Society for Protection of Animals:
    Carole paid to be a member.

  • Rated 4 Stars (highest rating) by Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management:
    Only because her staff sat at a computer all day and ranked it themselves.

The sanctuary is situated on 55 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa.

But over half of this acreage being a pond and swampland.

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