Forgive me for the indulgence in the family scrapbook, but when the BBC asked me for a photo of me with my first cat, my mother searched through 31 volumes and found this:  

It was my first cat and much to my amazement, the name of the cat, scrawled on the back of the circa 1961 photo, was Tiger!

Well that explains a lot and, as they say, "The rest was history..."

So now, 55+ years later, Big Cat Rescue, the sanctuary I co founded in 1992, is celebrating its 26th anniversary and our federal bill to end the abuse of big cats is gaining momentum.

Here your online purr-chases are used to action to protect all cats, from tabbies, like Tiger, to tigers, like Hoover, Priya, Zabu and all of their cousins.  

Carole Baskin, Founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue 12802 Easy St Tampa, FL 33625 MakeADifference@BigCatRescue.org