Rescue Story: TCWR received a call from the neighbor of a woman who had three tigers in Sperry, Oklahoma. They were being housed at a rural home just five miles outside of town. The cage holding the tigers was of adequate size, unfortunately it was in serious need of upkeep. The grass was overgrown and unkempt along with the cattle tanks. Due to the owner’s stroke a year earlier she could not properly care for the cats that she loved. Her neighbors tried to help by stepping in to feed and water the animals, however they were finding that the overwhelming amount of work it takes to care for big cats was just too much. Turpentine Creek staff arrived on site to formulate a solid plan to move these cats.
More about Shasta: Although she is was quite the stalker in her youth, over time Shasta has become laid back. She loves her neighbors down at Rescue Ridge, which serves as a retirement community for the older animals at the Refuge.