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Big Cat Rescue Corp. / Collect donations with fake ads!!!

United States, Florida, Tampa Review updated:
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Big Cat Rescue Corp
12802 Easy Street
This place is horrible there website even has a animated character telling you not to buy big cats its all a scam and it hurts it just seems that everything now is a scam. You see the ads and they are so convincing but there are numerous complaints if you google carole baskins aka carole lewis the owner. You will even see her on you tube and her staff saying that they breed cats but stopped she does everything she is telling people not to do. She also makes up fake rescues for the cats that she bought or breed most of her cats were actually born on the Big Cat Rescue Compound there is no time to turn around because she is still falsely collecting donations on the cats that were bought or breed. She has over 150 cats that the public is paying for. She also slanders other sanctuaries "her competition" to try and damage them. She tries to set rules for what a sanctuary is they are her own rules then she breaks them and points the finger at others around her. The website is convincing but with 1.5 million in revenue last year off these poor animals it is easy to pay for a great website to suck in unsuspecting victims for there money. False advertising is a crime collecting donations on cats that were not rescues is a crime and she should be put in jail and her license revoked and there should be a class action suit to pay back the people that donated to Big Cat Rescue!!! She even runs a website seperate to Big Cat Rescue where she slanders other legit sanctuaries hidden under The voice one of her co conspirators. There is a cougar video they say that the mother was shot by hunters just so happens that Big Cat Rescue was there in the Midwest at the time of the shooting ya right they spin these stories the story is ridiculous the cubs were born on the compound at Big Cat Rescue and they are collecting under the premise they are orphaned wild cougars.
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A  10th of Mar, 2009 by 
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This place is a fraud!!! We already know it these other animal lovers can't get it in there head that its all a scam to steal there money!!!
A  30th of Jun, 2009 by 
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I can confirm much of what is stated. I have interviewed this woman and researched her, talked to other rescues and sanctuaries about her. There is a lot of rumor out there, but the facts are not favorable to her. When she didn't like the story I wrote, she started stalking me. I have had to block her from numerous addresses. She's wacko.
A  28th of Apr, 2011 by 
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I as well agree with said above statements. Since I have chosen to express my opinion about Big Cat Rescue, I have been harassed by BCR's legal counsel. It is my opinion that whenever somebody comes out with something that BCR's founders, directors, or supporters do not want the public knowing, they resort to harassment as done by their lawyers. I believe everybody is entitled to their own opinion, and as long as it is stated as such, they should be allowed to share these opinions and beliefs without fear of harassment or legal suit.
A  6th of Sep, 2011 by 
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Big cat rescue goes after many other facilities and falsely accuse them of acts of animal abuse that she herself does. She has had 118 cats died at her facility and it has been proven that she has taken the dead to a taxidermist to be skinned. She lies about how they died (one tiger was strangled to death during transport but she said that it died from cancer). She is still collecting money for several of the animals that are now dead. She is also collecting money for animals that she is not getting. I have seen picture of skinny, malnourished cats living in tiny, rusty, weakly made cages that are never cleaned out (except for what the poop stick can reach). She collects millions of dollars for the cats but then spend it on things such as big diners and parties. She then attacks other facilities for taking in donations that are actually used for their animals and not for their own selfish wants. I hope that people will start seeing the light and stop supporting her. I also hope that she is shut down and her animals are sent to a better facility, or someone more qualified takes over there after she is thrown in jail.
N  31st of Aug, 2016 by 
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Big Cat Rescue Corp. - Lies for donations!
Big Cat Rescue Corp.
United States

Big Cat Rescue has lied to the unsuspecting citizens that have donated to them. They have tried to divert this attention by discrediting there competition which would be anyone that owns or houses exotic animals. They preach not to buy animals and were one of the largest breeders of exotic cats with ads posted in animals trader magazine and videos and books for sale on how to pick out the best exotic cat for a pet. Seems a bit hypocritical to tell the world not to do something than go ahead and do it yourself. They also claimed that the cats on the property for which they collect donations for are abandoned, abused, unwanted, and neglected. These are nothing more than fictional sob stories made up to swindle you out of your hard earned money. And you would be supporting the very place that causes these animals to suffer. Because they buy and breed most of the cats that they have claimed as rescues. Most of these cats came from loving homes bottle feed and raised in doors. But according to Big Cat Rescue website they were under weight and abused. These lies need to stop. And if you truly love animals you would not support such a place. Carole Baskins aka Carole Lewis has done nothing more than turn her private pet collection and breeding program into a sanctuary to collect tax benefits and get the public to pay for her pets feeding and care. This may sound like here say. How would one prove this well that's easy she says it in her own words you will see her phone numbers on the for sale ads posted in the animals trader and a new broadcast reporting on it as well copy and past this url into your web browser and take a look.

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