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OUR MISSION: Is to provide permanent homes for exotic felines that have been abused, abandoned, or for some reason have nowhere to live out their lives, while educating the public about these beautiful cats.

WE BELIEVE: These special cats have much to give and deserve to be treated in a humane and dignified manner.                                                                                            


Neither buys, sells nor breeds cats
Gives rescued animals a home for life
Provides stable social groups
Provides enhanced natural environments
Provides the best veterinary care
The EFRC was founded in 1991 as an organization dedicated to the rescue of exotic felines who have been abused, abandoned, mistreated or otherwise homeless.  The EFRC owns 108 acres of land in Center Point, Indiana where a staff of 15 employees, interns and volunteers care daily for just under 200 big cats from 9 different species.
There are just a handful of sanctuaries in the US that provide the same services that we do.
We work and cooperate with many organizations including: USDA, Louisville Zoo, DNR, US Fish & Wildlife and New York DEC.
We currently have several cats in “temporary” enclosures. Permanent enclosures need to be built for these cats. The average cost of a permanent enclosure for a lion or tiger is approximately $25,000.
For the last 5 years we have taken in an average of 2 cats per month.  We have cats from 24 states.
Ivomec, a medicine given monthly to our cats for parasites including heartworms, costs about $3,000 per year.
We feed our cats 3-4,000 lbs of meat every day.  
Thank you - every little bit helps! We want to thank everyone who gives time, material or money to help care for these deserving cats.  Without help, our mission would not be possible.

We are 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.  All gifts to the EFRC are tax
deductible to the full extent of the law


Please include name and address of honoree in special instructions so we know who to contact about your thoughtfulness.

Thank you for your continued support!

2221 E. Ashboro Road, Center Point, IN 47840
(812) 835-1130.
Open  10-5   Daily 
$10/adults   $5/children 12 & under
Guests are NOT permitted to touch, pet or interact with EFRC cats