BCA was founded by Kellie Ellison, who fell in love with tigers when she was eight years old. Since then, Kellie has had an extraordinary love and passion for big cats. Starting BCA is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to help big cats and to educate the public about issues and threats that big cats face in our world today. She wants to encourage others to support conservation efforts and to speak up to end the abuse and abandonment of big cats that are privately owned and bred. The public often is simply unaware and uneducated about these issues and by starting BCA, Kellie hopes to raise awareness and make a difference in the lives and futures of big cats.

Kellie thanks her husband, Mark, for his support and encouragement in starting BCA. She dedicates BCA to her first true love, Beeb, for giving her the inspiration to follow her heart and do what makes her happy.

Please help us be the voice big cats so desperately need!

We’d like to give a special thanks to Tom Cavallaro for creating our amazing logo!