Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rescued tiger arrives at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Via HumaneSociety.org - He was abandoned in a cramped enclosure without food or water, but now Alexander is well taken care of at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch operated by the Fund for Animals in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States.

Alexander is one of nearly a dozen dangerous wild animals removed from an Atchison, Kan., property after authorities discovered that the animals had been abandoned in their enclosures without access to food or clean water.

The Atchison County Sheriff’s Office seized the animals, which included a tiger, two cougars, three bobcats, two lynx, a serval and two skunks. The animals were living in enclosures that were inadequate in size and security.

The enclosures were also full of mud and feces, and did not have appropriate enrichment for the animals. The owner of the animals has been cited for 10 violations, including cruelty to animals and violations of the Dangerous Regulated Animals Act.

The Humane Society of the United States, Big Cat Rescue, In-Sync Exotics, Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and the Kansas City Zoo removed the animals from the property and transported them to sanctuaries around the country.

The tiger was transported to the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas; the two cougars were taken to In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in Wylie, Texas; the bobcats, lynx and serval will be provided homes at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla.; and the skunks will go to Operation Wildlife in Linwood, Kan.

For more information about the rescue, visit http://bit.ly/15f3dgv

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