Lions and Tigers and Bears… Oh my!
Big Cat Habitat and Animal Sanctuary in Sarasota, Florida is a non-profit safe haven for big cats, bears, and other animals in need. The Big Cat Habitat was founded by Kay Rosaire who has more than 30 years of experience working with and caring for exotic animals. Her goal is to educate the public by fostering appreciation for animals and stressing the importance of habitat preservation. This is such a fabulous place to visit because the animals are so well cared for and living in wonderfully designed quarters. I never realized how many animals are cared for here and the mini-circus shows they present are very well done. Once you are inside the gates you are able to view the bears in and out of the water, tigers, lions, goats, birds, ostriches and sometimes even a cub or other newborn. The community supports this fabulous refuge with money and volunteers while businesses like grocery stores donate their meats rather than throwing them away as they near their shelf life. The family run facility is an example of giving back with love and care and we are fortunate to have such a wonderful place so near to us.
For more information please go to this website, http://bigcathabitat.org/ and when you come to Sarasota make it a point to visit this great place.