Last summer, all of my friends and I got hooked on a Netflix television show about a person that was raising big cats.
At the time, I didn’t know that the show’s main antagonist was a nonprofit rescue organization in my hometown of Tampa. When I found out about the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, I decided to visit one day. I didn’t meet with the owner and founder, but I did get the chance to speak with a veterinarian at the site. The guy was very nice and he was knowledgeable on every single one of the big cats in the enclosure. The Tampa area rescue has hundreds of visitors every day and many of them make charitable donations to help the organization. I didn’t know much about that Tampa Bay Area rescue until I watched that documentary. To be honest, it was informative. I didn’t know much about big cats until I watched the program. Now I am extremely interested in everything about their lives. I agreed to donate some time to the Big Cat Rescue during the next summer. They have a hard time finding assistance and volunteers when the temperatures are extremely hot and humid. There is no AC or plumbing anywhere at the rescue and sanctuary. I agreed to help out a few times every week in exchange for the opportunity to meet the animals and see how they live. It will be an educational and up close learning experience and it should help me prepare for a career as a vet tech.