The Wildcat Sanctuary has accepted nine cats as part of a big cat rescue from the Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) in Texas after they closed down.
Kita, a tiger, and Tsavo, a lion, were originally rescued from a garage in Michigan. They both have had issues with ataxic hind quarters due to nutritional deficiencies but are very happy cats.
Thank you to Karen Berg who donated frequent flyer miles for Director Tammy Thies to fly to WAO and The Mahley Family Foundation and The Binky Foundation who each contributed $2,000 towards the placement of the nine WAO cats.
We still have work to do to find homes for all the the WAO animals, but I’m extremely grateful for everyone who has set aside their differences to ensure so many of these animals have another chance at life.
The WAO keepers and interim board have been amazing providing day-to-day care to all the animals with such little resources. They selflessly voted to close and place the animals when they knew it was in their best interest. Even the USDA, IFAW, ASA and GFAS are all working together to help as many animals as possible.