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$125 Annual Adoption*

Denny (African lion, Panthera leo)

Denny, Pheiffer and Max (deceased), African lion cubs all born in early to mid 1997, arrived at PAWS in December of 1997. Purchased by individuals from pet stores as babies, all were victims of the exotic animal trade. Each had been declawed and defanged, and each suffered from malformed joints and had permanent damage to all four paws as a result of the way they were declawed.

Denny was confiscated by the Detroit Police Department's Harbormaster Division on Belle Isle when they discovered his owner jogging with him in the park. Denny was sent to the Detroit Zoological Park on September 14, 1997.

Pheiffer and Max were rescued by the Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society and also taken to the Detroit Zoological Park on September 24, 1997. Detroit Zoo sent the three cubs to PAWS in December of that year.

Max, the most fragile of the three, died nearly 10 years ago. Denny and Pheiffer continue to live at our Galt, California, sanctuary.

View video of Denny and Pheiffer. CLICK HERE

 

 


$125 Annual Adoption*

 

Pfeiffer (African lion, Panthera leo)

Pheiffer, Denny and Max, African lion cubs all born in early to mid 1997, arrived at PAWS in December of 1997. Purchased by individuals from pet stores as babies, all were victims of the exotic animal trade. Each had been declawed and defanged, and each suffered from malformed joints and had permanent damage to all four paws as a result of the way they were declawed.

Denny was confiscated by the Detroit Police Department's Harbormaster Division on Belle Isle when they discovered his owner jogging with him in the park. Denny was sent to the Detroit Zoological Park on September 14, 1997.

Pheiffer and Max were rescued by the Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society and also taken to the Detroit Zoological Park on September 24, 1997. Detroit Zoo sent the three cubs to PAWS in December of that year.

Max, the most fragile of the three, died nearly 10 years ago. Denny and Pheiffer continue to live at our Galt, California, sanctuary.

View video of Pheiffer and Denny. CLICK HERE

 


$125 Annual Adoption*

 

Sheba (African lion, Panthera leo)

Sheba was born at a breeding facility in 1993, where she and her brother were sold as pets to a man who kept them in his house in Detroit. When the male lion became too difficult for his owner to handle, he was euthanized. Sheba eventually became more difficult to handle and her owner decided to surrendered her to the Michigan Humane Society. The Humane Society contacted us and we agreed to take her.

Sheba lived at our Galt sanctuary for 15 years before being moved to her new habitat at ARK 2000 where she is now next-door-neighbor to Camba, and the other former Bolivian circus lions rescued by Animal Defenders International.

Sheba's first steps into her spacious new habitat at ARK 2000, was an emotional experience for PAWS' directors Pat Derby and Ed Stewart. They had planned and dreamed of a large habitat and companions for this gentle, sweet lion.




BAMBEK, DAKTARI, SIMBA AND CAMBA

The cost of care for the Bolivia lions has been assumed by Animal Defenders International (ADI).
This generous gesture is unprecedented in the history of PAWS, and is greatly appreciated. After
rescue, the costs of care are usually left for PAWS to fund. Thank you ADI for your commitment

to these lions.

View the Bolivia lions' story here >>>

 

 

December 11, 2012

Daktari: In Memoriam

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that our dear lion, Daktari, has passed away. In early October, Dr. Gai diagnosed him with congestive heart failure. The medications she prescribed, carefully hidden in favorite food treats, made him feel better, delayed the inevitable, and gave him some quality time. Our keepers doted on him, feeding him all of his favorites, installing a special drinking fountain, and making a great big "nest" of hay every night. Bambek, and especially Simba, were always close by and all three boys slept in a big cozy pile every night.

Daktari's condition had gradually worsened over the past week or so, and he was no longer getting relief from his medications. We made the difficult but compassionate decision to put him to sleep, and Dr. Gai did that yesterday morning. He passed away peacefully and without fear or distress. A necropsy is being performed at UC Davis.

Daktari had a wonderful and rich life at PAWS thanks to the efforts of everyone at Animal Defenders International who brought the former circus lions Daktari, Bambek, Simba and Camba to us from Bolivia and have generously paid for their care here at PAWS.

Thank you to everyone at ADI, Jorja Fox and Bob Barker.

Rest in peace Daktari.

 

Donate to PAWS in memory of Daktari, here.

 


 

*PLEASE NOTE: Adoptions are in name only. The animal does not actually go home with you. Donations made via animal adoption are used for the care, feeding and maintenance of the animals.


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