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$150 Annual Adoption*

CLAIRE (Siberian Tiger)

Claire, born June 2, 2003, was one of three Siberian tiger cubs rescued from an illegal animal breeder. When she and the others arrived at our Galt sanctuary on October 2, 2003, we had not yet planned a tiger area at ARK 2000. Today, with 26 tigers, 4 African lions and 7 bears living in large habitats at ARK 2000, we are thinking about the ultimate move of these three tiger siblings who have lived all but four months of their lives at our Galt sanctuary.

The cubs were originally on the market to be sold as pets when another animal welfare organization intervened. We offered to take them. When the cubs grew out of "baby" size, Ed Stewart, PAWS co-founder and director, designed and constructed their large enclosure in Galt with a swimming pool annex. They do enjoy their custom-built home and pool.

Every afternoon the three can be found sleeping in the soft grass, white stomachs facing up to the sun, living the good life. We worry about moving them to the harsher, wilder terrain of ARK 2000 (they are still babies to us), but we are beginning the first steps in planning their future and final home and await funding.

View video of the three tigers, here.

 


$150 Annual Adoption*

 

GRACIE (Tiger)

Gracie was seized from horrendous conditions during a raid by law enforcement agencies. She had been declawed and was in very poor health. She has adjusted well to her new surroundings and friends at PAWS.

Gracie currently lives at our original sanctuary in Galt.

View video of Gracie, here.

 


$150 Annual Adoption*

KIM (Siberian Tiger)

Kim, born June 2, 2003, was one of three Siberian tiger cubs rescued from an illegal animal breeder. When she and the others arrived at our Galt sanctuary in 2003, we had not yet planned a tiger area at ARK 2000. Today, with 26 tigers, 4 African lions and 7 bears living in large habitats at ARK 2000, we are thinking about the ultimate move of these three tiger siblings who have lived all but four months of their lives at our Galt sanctuary.

The cubs were originally on the market to be sold as pets when another animal welfare organization intervened. We offered to take them. When the cubs grew out of "baby" size, Ed Stewart, PAWS co-founder and director, designed and constructed their large enclosure in Galt with a swimming pool annex. They do enjoy their custom-built home and pool.

Every afternoon the three can be found sleeping in the soft grass, white stomachs facing up to the sun, living the good life. We worry about moving them to the harsher, wilder terrain of ARK 2000 (they are still babies to us), but we are beginning the first steps in planning their future and final home and awaiting funding.

View video of the three tigers, here.


$150 Annual Adoption*

NELSON REDFORD (Tiger)

Nelson Redford, born in 1996, was one of two tigers confiscated from a man who had been breeding tigers and selling the cubs. Both rescued animals were in extremely poor condition and literally starving to death. Despite valiant efforts of the veterinarian team at the Houston SPCA, the pregnant female died shortly after being rescued. Nelson Redford arrived at PAWS on July 9, 2003. He currently lives at our original sanctuary in Galt.


$150 Annual Adoption*

ROY (Siberian Tiger)

Roy, born June 2, 2003, was one of three Siberian tiger cubs rescued from an illegal animal breeder. When he and the others arrived at our Galt sanctuary in 2003, we had not yet planned a tiger area at ARK 2000. Today, with 26 tigers, 4 African lions and 7 bears living in large habitats at ARK 2000, we are thinking about the ultimate move of these three tiger siblings who have lived all but four months of their lives at our Galt sanctuary.

The cubs were originally on the market to be sold as pets when another animal welfare organization intervened. We offered to take them. When the cubs grew out of "baby" size, Ed Stewart, PAWS co-founder and director, designed and constructed their large enclosure in Galt with a swimming pool annex. They do enjoy their custom-built home and pool.

Every afternoon the three can be found sleeping in the soft grass, white stomachs facing up to the sun, living the good life. We worry about moving them to the harsher, wilder terrain of ARK 2000 (they are still babies to us), but we are beginning the first steps in planning their future and final home and await funding.

View video of the three tigers, here.

 

 

Zeus
$150 Annual Adoption*

 

 

Jake
$150 Annual Adoption*

 

 

Apollo
$150 Annual Adoption*

 

 

 

 

 

The Ohio Trio:

ZEUS, JAKE & APOLLO (Tigers)

 

Thirty-two wild and exotic animals were removed from a failing facility in Ohio — forced to close its doors due to lower-than-expected donations and tougher regulations.

As Ohio was getting ready to implement a new law that prohibited the private ownership of exotic animals, one animal facility near Columbus, found the harsh realities of exotic animal care too much. Faced with having its license revoked by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to unsafe enclosures, the facility chose to find new homes for its animals. In this situation, the owner did the right thing by reaching out for assistance when the financial stress became too much.

In April of 2012, the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) was asked to lead a team of wild-animal professionals seeking to find homes and safe and healthy transportation for the 32 orphaned animals. The first order of business was to find willing and appropriate facilities that maintained the necessary standards.

This effort relied on a number of organizations coming together to provide resources and funds. There was a great deal of coordination among facilities.

All animals were required to undergo a veterinary check-up to ensure that they were fit enough for the journey and to protect other animals they would come into contact with. Vets were called in to perform physical exams, including blood work, parasite exams, dental inspections, and other procedures that required tranquilization. While under sedation, the animals were loaded onto trailers that were equipped to keep the animals comfortable and safe during transport.

Three of the tigers, “Zeus,” “Jake” and “Apollo,” came to PAWS. The tiger trio arrived in July, 2012, and now live in our tiger habitat at ARK 2000.

 

PAWS is accredited by GFAS.

 

 

 

PAWS successfully relocates 39 abused TIGERS from Colton, California to spacious habitats at ARK 2000!

In April, 2003, officials executed a search warrant on a "pseudo-sanctuary" operated under the name "Colton Tiger Rescue" in Colton, California. During their search of the owner's residence they discovered 90 dead tiger carcasses, including 58 baby tigers dead in a freezer. Thirteen other cats were found barely alive. The State of California seized control of "Colton Tiger Rescue" where 54 big cats remained. Criminal charges were brought against the owner.

After enormous volunteer support, rehabilitation and a massive fundraising effort to construct 10 acres of habitat at PAWS' ARK 2000 sanctuary, the rescued Colton tigers (below) were transferred to ARK 2000.

Colton Tiger Rescue Video

 

 

Alka

Amelia

Artemis

Boebie

Couch

Claude

In Memoriam

 

 

 

Ray Charles

In Memoriam

 

Erica

In Memoriam

Fluffy

In Memoriam

Ginger

Grace

In Memoriam

Gus

In Memoriam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Jr.

 

Majesty

 

Jesus

 

Jay Logan

 

Mookie

 

Patty

In Memoriam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malabar

 

Winston

 

Peja

In Memoriam

 

Hammer

 

Ravi

In Memoriam

 

Pele

In Memoriam

 

Rex

 

Rodney

In Memoriam

 

Quiggle

In Memoriam

 

Spanky

 

Sunita

 

Willie

 

 

COLTON TIGERS, IN MEMORIAM:

PK, Matahari, Emily, Cherokee, Charlotte, Masala, Miss Kitty, Lily, McGuire

 

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*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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