If you have listened to this show for any length of time, you know that I am a dyed in the fur ailurophile – cat lover. And I am not alone in my affinity for cats. It is estimated that over 93 million cats reside in the United States as compared to 78 million dogs.
You may be surprised that there are certain cats I don’t recommend owning, namely big cats. I mean big, big cats. Now I am not talking about pudgy Persians or corpulent calicos, no, lions, tigers, cougars and even some breeds of somewhat domesticated cats like Savannahs. Too many people own these felines for bragging rights or economic gain.
But what happens when these cats outgrow their cuteness or their unique husbadry needs cannot be met? Zoos don’t want them. You can’t release them. Kill them?
Enter Big Cat Rescue Sanctuary in Tampa, Florida, one of the very few facilities that emancipate these felines in a humane and loving manner.
Get ready for 30 minutes of tales of salvation for some of the most gorgeous animals in the world. My guest is Susan Bass, Public Relations Director at Big Cat Rescue. And for a special treat, you can get some behind the scenes glimpses at this amazing sanctuary by clicking on this YouTube link .
Susan Bass has been the Director of Public Relations at Big Cat Rescue since 2011.
Susan’s primary role is expanding the reach of the sanctuary’s advocacy work and developing strategies and initiatives to bring the issues of big cats in captivity and in the wild to the forefront of the public and media.
Susan has 17 years of public relations experience and has worked at major PR firms in New York City, Miami and Tampa.