TIGER HAVEN, big cat sanctuary is still under attack by neighbors.
A visit some years ago showed the sanctuary to be clean and the big cats receiving good care and veterinary help as needed. The sanctuary is larger now but even then similar complaints were voiced in public venue from a group of residents in the area. Not in the current article (link below) are positive comments from other neighbors reported some few years ago. There may very well be motives more personal than the stated complaints, as earlier legal actions were alleged as “land war” concerned less with the cats than “outsiders” purchasing the land in the first place. Who but the people involved know the real truth? Likely none of us do! I have not approached Tiger Haven in an effort to gain photography access for posts such as this one. See the Tiger Haven website for current operational and rescue information.
Neighbors Sue the Sanctuary
Counter-suit by Tiger Haven
Please go to the Tiger Haven website and see what it looks like in a peaceful view:
Tiger Haven is simply defined as a sanctuary, a place for rescued large cats to live out the rest of their years in peace. Tiger Haven is private and not a zoo. It is not a breeding facility and in fact, males are provided vasectomies, a method allowing the cats to live more naturally without adding to the cat population. See the Tiger Haven website and be pleased with the rescues done there. The work is tireless and does come at a price. Contributions are always needed, including money, particular supplies and veterinary services.
The big cat population consists of many different species including lions, tigers, leopards and cats of rarer types rescued from unhealthy and often illegal ownership situations.