Amitola the Tiliger
Thanks to your kindhearted support of the The Wild Animal Sanctuary's GlobalGiving project, "Help over 600 Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears", we have been able to continue our important mission of rescuing captive-bred large carnivores from situations of abuse and neglect, provide them with large-acreage habitats, and educate the public of their plights and the Captive Wildlife Crisis. None of this would be possible without people like you! For that, we are eternally grateful.
We'd like to regularly keep you updated with the goings-on at the Sanctuary, and how your donation has made a difference in the Animals' lives. Since our last emailed update, there have been a number of new occurences at both the Sanctuary and the Refuge. One of which being the rescue of 17 big cats from the clutches of an abusive exotic animal facility in Indiana, called Wildlife In Need. This is a monumental rescue, as it is a stepping stone in the shut down of a true "Tiger King" villain, Tim Stark.
Amitola (pictured above) is one of 17 Ligers, Tigons, Liligers, and Tabbies the Sanctuary rescued from Tim Stark's Wildlife In Need in Indiana. This location is notorious for its breeding practices and cub petting, all for profit and greed. All of the rescued animals were "homed" in tightly-packed, dirty cages, where they had poor nutrition and were wildly neglected. They were utilized for breeding after they were no longer cute, cuddly cubs that could be used for photo opportunities. This location is one of many that participates in such barbaric practices. However, after a long fight, they were forced to relinquish their animals. This was when TWAS was called to rescue the big cats in dire need of saving.
Amitola now lives with two other Tiligers, Adamma and Bennett, where she will live the rest of hers days in peace, with acres of land to roam and explore. She, amongst the other rescues, is being given a second chance at life. The Sanctuary is honored to be able to provide all that they deserve.
There is so much more we'd love to share with you, so to learn more about Amitola and her friends (as well as many other exciting updates about the Sanctuary), please visit the link below to read our Winter 2020 Newsletter! Thank you again for your generosity and love for the Animals.