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May 26, 2010

Rescued Bolivian Circus Lions
To Take First Steps Of Freedom

After a life-time of living in a rusted out cage in the back of a truck -- witness the release of four rescued circus lions as they take their first steps of freedom and explore their spacious, natural habitat.  The rescue is being funded by Award-winning television host, Bob Barker.

Pat Derby - PAWS President and Founder
Ed Stewart - PAWS Sanctuary Director
Jan Creamer - Animal Defenders Int. (ADI) President       
Jorja Fox – CSI Actress and ADI Ambassador

WHEN                                               Friday, May 28, 2010
11:00 a.m.                                       Media check-in at ARK2000 main gate
11:15 a.m.                                       Media escorted to Lion Habitat
11:45 a.m.                                       Dedication of Lion Habitat
12:15 p.m.                                       Lions Released

WHERE                                              PAWS’ ARK2000 Sanctuary
1250 Pool Station Road
San Andreas, CA 95249

DIRECTIONS                                    From Hwy 49 in San Andreas – turn onto Pool Station Road.  Proceed ¼ mile to ARK2000 gate.

PAWS Media Contact:           Kim Gardner
(916) 488-3991 office
(916) 539-5305 cell

ADI Media Contact:               Agnes Huff, PhD or Anna Jerden
(310) 902-8131 cell
ahuff@ahuffgroup.com or ajerden@ahuffgroup.com


About the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS):
The Performing Animal Welfare Society was founded in 1984 and is recognized internationally for leadership in the protection of captive wildlife.  Operating three captive wildlife refuges, PAWS provides peaceful sanctuary for abused, abandoned or retired animals while promoting national and international programs designed to gain permanent protection for all captive wildlife.

For more information on the PAWS Sanctuaries, please visit www.pawsweb.org.

About Animal Defenders International (ADI): 
With offices in Los Angeles, London and Bogota, Animal Defenders International (ADI) campaigns to protect animals in entertainment; replacement of animals in experiments; worldwide traffic in endangered species; vegetarianism; factory farming; pollution and conservation. ADI also rescues animals in distress worldwide. ADI gathered evidence has led to campaigns and legislative action all over the world to protect them.
ADI’s Mission: To educate, create awareness, and promote the interest of humanity in the cause of justice, and the suppression of all forms of cruelty to animals wherever possible to alleviate suffering, and to conserve and protect animals and the environment.
For more information on ADI, please visit www.adiusa.org.


Performing Animal Welfare Society
PO Box 849, Galt, CA 95632

(209) 745-2606 office/shelter
(209) 745-1809 fax

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