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Exotic Feline Rescue

2221 E Ashboro Rd, Center Point, Indiana 47840 USA

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“one of the largest exotic feline rescue centers in the United States”

With over 225 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.   The EFRC was founded in 1991 by Joe Taft in Center Point, Indiana, on a rural stretch of 15 acres. Our mission is simple: we 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. Today, the EFRC is a national leader in the rescue and care of exotic felines from all around the country. We are a USDA licensed and inspected 501(c)(3) organization. he EFRC, starting with 15 acres of land in 1991 before expanding to 26 acres in 1998, now encompasses a total of 108 acres of property. The purchase of the additional 82 acres, adjacent to the original property, was made possible in 2002 thanks to a grant from the Clark Charitable Trust of Lincoln, Massachusetts, in conjunction with a gift from a private donor. With the original 26 acres of the EFRC now 100% developed and at full capacity, a few needed habitats have been erected, starting in 2006, on the previously undeveloped, new part of the EFRC. With the trade in exotic felines being so pervasive in today’s society there is no sign that requests for the EFRC to accept unwanted exotic cats will subside. There is a tremendous need for the EFRC to bolster its resources to continue to meet the sophisticated needs these magnificent cats require.

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Reviewed by
amber.johns1

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 15, 2014
Rated 5.0

this place is amazing. It is well worth the stop. We are planning on making another trip here once the foliage starts to die. Seen many of the felines, and you get so close it is amazing. My son loved hearing the roar and chuf.

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Reviewed by
Robin

  • 8 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 12, 2021
Rated 5.0

This is better in the zoo in the following manners:

1. The most number of cats-family: tigers, lions, lynx, bobcats, leopards, I have ever seen in a single place.

2. You get to see them at a very close distance.

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Reviewed by
J U

  • 12 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 26, 2020
Rated 5.0

We went here years ago and had to go back when traveling through the area. They have tigers, bobcats, lions, and many others that they have taken in and have committed to care for each of them for the remainder of their lives. The tour guide takes you past each animal and shares their backstory and you get to learn about their personalities as well. This place is truly wonderful.

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Reviewed by
coopers

  • 21 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
December 04, 2019
Rated 4.0

So many big cats rescued from private owners and private zoos. Nice to hear some of the back stories, but sad that these things happened to such magnificent creatures. The park staff take great care of these cats and let them live out their lives in a situation better than they had. Well worth supporting althougfh a little hard to find

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Reviewed by
jmossroadtrips

  • 39 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
March 31, 2018
Rated 5.0

Highly recommended. We (kids 5y and 6y) went in early spring and were able to see every animal. It's worth the drive and a good cause!

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Reviewed by
Carrie Nevarez

  • 8 Reviews
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June 18, 2017
Rated 5.0

This place is so awesome. You can get within 3 feet of these beautiful cats. They are all obviously well treated. You can tell that the staff loves them. A lovely guided tour of the place for $10 each. Got several fantastic shots and some video of the tigers chuffing and a lion roaring.

If you are anywhere in the area - this is an absolute must see if you like big cats at all.

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Reviewed by
ezmeray

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 22, 2016
Rated 5.0

Fantastic rescue, you can tell the cats are the priority and treated very well. They run on donations, so definitely pay them a visit!

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Reviewed by
amber.johns1

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0

Love this place getting ready to visit again

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Reviewed by
kyacoben

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

Great experience. Was worth the trip out to see it. Staff is friendly, helpful and informative.

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Exotic Feline Rescue

2221 E Ashboro Rd
Center Point, Indiana
47840 USA

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