Saturday, March 5, 2011

Four New Additions to IEAS!

We have some exciting news from IEAS - we are expecting four new additions to our Sanctuary!

On Tuesday, March 8, two Bengal tigers (a male and a female) and two cougars (a male and a female) will be brought to IEAS from Coryell County TX. These animals were rescued by the Houston SPCA and Coryell County Sheriff's Office, from a facility housing over 300 animals (including more than 200 Rottweilers, 39 horses, 18 domestic cats, birds and other exotics), all forced to live in extremely poor conditions.

One of the Bengal tigers set to come to IEAS!

Patricia Mercer, President of the Houston SPCA, says:
"We are pleased to have secured placement for all four of the big cats at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary, the first AZA certified sanctuary in the United States. These once neglected and abused animals will soon journey to Boyd, Texas to live out the rest of their lives in a beautiful and peaceful habitat."
All of us at IEAS are very excited at the opportunity to provide these magnificent animals with a secure, comfortable, and happy place to live the rest of their lives. We will do everything we can to make sure each of their lives takes a significant turn for the best. We have habitats ready for them, with lots of toys and enrichment, pools, and perches to rest on.

Above is one section of a three section habitat for
the two Bengal tigers who are to arrive on Tuesday!

If you'd like to support the Sanctuary and our four new residents, expected to arrive next week, please visit our Donate page. You can truly help us make a difference in the lives of these two tigers and two cougars.

Be sure to stay updated on their progress!
We will be putting plenty of updates on our
Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and website,
so be sure to keep visiting them all
to find out when the four cats arrive
and how they settle in!

1 comment:

  1. That's fantastic!! So glad you have room to accept these unfortunate cats . . . they will soon be well-cared for.