Countless big cats and other exotic animals end up in captive situations where they are abused, neglected, exploited, or unwanted. Animals that start out as cute cubs or expensive status symbols often outgrow their welcome when they become too much trouble, too expensive, no longer useful, or too dangerous. These precious animals are often left without a safe place to call home.
The animals of CARE come from a wide variety of places. Some of the animals were abused, abandoned, or bred to be the pets of private collectors before they came to the facility. Others were retired from performance acts, acquired from zoos which encountered financial difficulty, or taken in from other sanctuaries that reached their capacity. Regardless of an animal’s origins, they are all given tremendous love and world class husbandry when they find a home at CARE.