Bear Creek Feline Center, Panama City

4.9
Message from the Founder:

Dear Friends:



Much has happened since April 1, 2000, when BCFC was established under the giant oak trees here in the Bear Creek Community. We have logged thousands of hours to obtain five licenses and we now make permanent homes to twenty two exotic felines. Working with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, the USDA and the Feline Conservation Federation, we have been instrumental in rehoming five tigers, nine cougars, one mountain lion, two jungle cats, three African leopards, one snow leopard, one caracal and countless African servals. The State continues to ask us to rehome more unwanted, mostly altered felines. These great cats need to be given their space if we are to enjoy them in the future.



Bear Creek Feline Center (BCFC) is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non profit charity. What makes us different from other charities is that no person is paid a salary! One hundred percent of all donations are deposited into our general fund to pay for food, vet bills, habitat construction and maintain expenses.



We make this appeal: We ask for your financial support by making a tax deducible donation to help build our new educational building. We ask that you contact us to schedule a private tour to see first hand what we do here at BCFC.



We promise that you will enjoy the happy, family atmosphere here at Bear Creek Feline Center as you meet our resident felines up close and personal. We await the opportunity to share the stories that brought these beautiful cats to us to be enjoyed by Bay County local guests and those who frequent our Beaches as tourist.



Best,



James E Broaddus, II

Founder"

"Bear Creek is not like a zoo....each cat is assigned to a dedicated handler who provides care and enrichment through direct contact! Come see for yourself. These are truly intelligent, amazing cats."
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  • This is our second visit - it's expensive but when you see the operation, you'll see why the donations are so important. This is an experience you won't find anywhere else, so if you are into animals....  more »
  • Jim, Birtie and the other people at Bear Creek provided a really nice & personal visit for us. They provided a lot of information about each animal, and we had many opportunities for good photos. We.....  more »

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