Safe Haven Rescue Zoo is a non-profit exotic animal rescue sanctuary and native wildlife rehabilitation center located near Unionville, NV.
Later this month, Safe Haven Rescue Zoo, will receive a Squeekers (a cougar), Christopher (a white tiger) and Caroline (an orange tiger).
Squeekers is approximately eight years old and arriving from Kentucky. His story is said to have begun in a cheap, illegal sideshow, where is not known. A kind man saw Squeekers as a kitten, being batted around in the middle of a circle of adult imprisoned lio...ns. The man waited until night came, and kidnapped Squeekers from his fate of being eaten by the large cats. He and Squeekers traveled the country in the man's makeshift van for months, as he looked for a place where Squeekers might be happier. The man eventually came upon "Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge" in Nicholasville, Kentucky (just outside of Lexington, KY), where a very kind lady named Mary Kindred, took Squeekers in." While not a name very becoming of a cougar, it is fitting in that he squeaks when trying to “meow.”
Christopher and Caroline between 8 and 9 years old and they are arriving from a private owner is Missouri.
This is an effort that Safe Haven could not have accomplished on our own. The combined efforts of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), Tigers in America and Turpentine Creek have made this venture possible and we graciously thank everyone involved.
We are also looking for donors that would be able to provide funding towards their care and food (each tiger at Safe Haven costs approximately $10,000 a year). New enclosures will also need to be built in the spring.