With more than 215 exotic felines calling the EFRC home, we are one of the largest rescue centers in the United States for abused, unwanted and neglected exotic felines.  

Since its founding in 1991, the EFRC has served as a nationally recognized leader in big cat rescue, conservation and care.

 

In the past 22 years the EFRC has grown from its humble beginnings with only three exotic felines to today caring for more than 215 cats, representing nine different species.

We hope through our website you learn not only a little more about the EFRC and our work, but the plight of these majestic cats. 

 

 
New York Rescue
May 26-29, 2014:  The EFRC was one of several organizations that participated in a seizure of more than twenty exotic animals from a facility called JNK-Call of the Wild Sanctuary in New York.  (read more) 
 
 
Deer Meat
If you have more deer meat than you need - we would be glad to take it if you can bring it to us.  Just to clarify a local news story about the EFRC – our cats are currently all well fed and the Center has a steady source of meat from local farmers when they lose a cow or a horse.  This time of the year we like to give our cats a variety of meat by providing them with deer meat.  If you are a hunter and have extra deer meat, bring it to the Center.  Thank-you friends for your calls of concerns for the EFRC cat family - no cat is in need of meat, just some variety!
 
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 EVENING ROAR 
Saturday June 15  5:30pm
The Rescue Center is now open for public tours seven days a week  Hours are 10 AM to 5 PMThe Rescue Center is now open for public tours seven days a week  Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM $50 per person    Adults onlyThe Rescue Center is now open for public tours seven days a wee Hours are 10 AM to 5 PMJoin the EFRC Staff for an evening tour The Rescue Center is now open for public tours seven days a week  Hours are 10 AM to 5 PMThe Rescue Center is now open for public tours seven days a week  The Rescue Center is now open for public tours seven days a week  Hours are 10 AM to 5 PMSumm    
Evening Roar II   Saturday June 15  5:30pm  $50 per person    Adults onlyJoin the EFRC Staff for an evening tour followed by food, fun, beer and wine.more detailsclick here to purchase tickets  Evening Roar II   Saturday June 15  5:  $50 per person    Adults onlyJoin the EFRC Staff for an evening tour followed by food, fun, beer and wine.more detailsclick here to purchase ticketsEvening Roar  Saturday June 15  5:30pm  $50 per person    Adults onlyJoin the EFRC Staff for an evening tour followed by food, fun, beer andmore detailsclick here t
We are happy to announce that our keeper, Marissa, is back to work.         Marissa can only work a few hours a day and has a long way to go for a full recovery.  To help with Marissa’s recovery and continued expenses, The Marissa Dub Benefit Fund has been set-up through BMO Harris Bank.  To contribute, write a check to ‘The Marissa Dub Benefit Fund’ and take it to any BMO Harris Branch or mail it to BMO Harris Bank - 3497 south US 41 - Terre Haute, IN, 47802.  Thank-you for your concern and support during this difmm  7th Annual EFRC Rescue Ride
Sunday August 25th    Rain or Shine$25/Person    $35/Couple Did you know that lions love to roar when they hear a Harley Motorcycle?  Join us for a ride from Indianapolis to the EFRC. Enjoy a tour the EFRC, a 50/50 Raffle, Food & so much more - all to help the beautiful big cats that call the EFRC home.       more details    Volunteer OrientationVolunteer Orientation\ Introducing - The Boomer Ball Bash  Sunday October 6, 2013  3-6Sycamore Farm - BloomingtoGeneral Admission $25/person  more detail   click here to purchase tick
   Volunteer Orientation RESCHEDULEDSUNDAY November 10th, 201311:00 am  - 1:30 pmclick here for more information   Volunteer Orientation RESCHEDULEDSUNDAY November 10th, 11:00 am  - 1:30 pm  click here for more informat    7th Annual Saving the Big Cats Charity Auction presented by Ardachu KennelsSaturday January 25, 2014click here for 2014 tickets, sponsorship opportunities and additional information
Have you noticed how large Bailey, Claire, Kilala, Kizmin and Munka are these days?  It’s difficult to call them “cubs” anymore.  SneThey’re quickly outgrowing the temporary enclosure they’ve been in for th20152015 EFRC Calendars Have Arrived!
  
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 Winter Wonderland
Saturday December 20, 2014
3:00pm
$10-adults   $5-under 12
tour followed by refreshments
reservations required
 
 
 
 
 8th Annual EFRC Charity Auction
January 24, 2015
The Palms
2353 E. Perry Road
Plainfield, Indiana
 
$45.00 Until January 7, 2015
January 8th, 2015 & After $60.00
 
 
 

 EFRC YouTube Channel

Thank-you to Vision Video LLC for launching the new EFRC YouTube Channel.  Watch Cat Tails videos with our keepers telling stories about their favorite cats.  Each time you watch a video, money will be donated to the Rescue Center.  So enjoy the Cat Tails and other fun videos like:

 EFRC Video AvailabBoomer Ball Bash20   Thank-you to EVERYONE   who helped make Pumpkin Partythe Boomer Ball Bash at Sycamore Farm in Bloomington a SUCCESS!   Click Here to see Event PhotosPumpkin Party          

   

2014 Events

 
Pumpkin Party

 

Boomer Ball Bash

     
Thank-you to EVERYONE   who helped make
the Boomer Ball Bash at Sycamore Farm
in Bloomington a SUCCESS! 
 
 
    
  
 Camp Roar
What a Grrrrreat time we had!
 
 
 
2014 June Evening Roar Photos
Thank-You TSF!   E202014 Run Through the Jungle Photos
VICE video 
 
 Awards Accelerator Grant to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. 
Thank-You TSF!  
read more
 
 
 
mentions the Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in the bar wrapper)
 
 
  Plan-It-X Fest 2013
Thank-you to Plan-It-X Fest 2013 for the generous donation to the Rescue Center.  Plan-It-X Fest is a semi annual gathering of international musicians with a goal to celebrate friendship and music as well as raise money for local Indiana charities including the EFRC.  (more info)
  
  
Gifts "In-Honor" and "In-Memorial"
 Gifts "in honor of" or "in memory of" someone or something special — are a wonderful tribute that will help support our animals and educational programs. They make excellent holiday or birthday gifts too — your gift recipient will have the unique experience of being able to say they have done something wonderful for our big cats! Click on "Donate a Gift" and make your selection. 
 

                   

Thank-you for your continued support!
 
Please contact us at efrc1@frontier.com    
2221 E. Ashboro Road, Center Point, IN 47840
(812) 835-1130.
Open  Tues-Sun  10-5
$10/adults  $5/under 12