In 2010, The Wildcat Sanctuary accepted nine cats as part of a big cat rescue from the Wild Animal Orphanage in Texas. This facility had to shut its doors due to lack of funding.
Kita was born in 2004 and was originally rescued from a garage in Michigan, along with her lion companion, Tsavo. Unfortunately, Tsavo passed from surgical complications not long after arriving at our sanctuary.
Kita still tries to be one of the lions and roars along with Aslan’s pride. Tsavo’s memory lives on in Kita and her strength and courage to overcome such a loss is inspiring to us all.
Kita also suffers from ataxia in her back legs from an old injury, which makes walking very difficult. She’s not in any pain, but it does create an annoyance when she wants to go anywhere in any hurry.
Even with this handicap and her loss, Kita remains a free spirit and doesn’t let it stop her from enjoying life. She will happily show anyone how great it is to be a tiger by stopping and rolling around on the ground, giving you a chuff or a happy moan.