A MESSAGE FROM KAY ROSAIRE & THE BIG CAT HABITAT
Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota, Florida has absolutely no affiliation or connection of any kind with Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida. Due to the similarity in the facilities’ names, many people have confused our sanctuary with the Tampa facility owned by Carole Baskin.
Founded in 1987 by Kay Rosaire & family and becoming a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2005, Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota has become the safe, loving and permanent home of over 150 exotic and domestic animals. Our mission is to not only to provide the best animal care possible, but to preserve the human/animal connection in our world.
By working closely with all state and federal animal care and wildlife agencies and employing qualified animal care technicians we not only meet but exceed all animal care requirements and have a violation free record. We deeply appreciate your continuing support in our mission to help these animals in need.
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GULF COAST SANCTUARY
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is an ever-growing large-animal rescue in eastern Sarasota County. Founded in 1987 by Kay Rosaire, the nonprofit sanctuary is a permanent home for dozens of exotic animals, offers placement for animals in need, and works to educate the public about animal care and conservation.
Big Cat Habitat is a labor of love, with all income generated by admission going to the feeding and care of the animals. We always need more help.