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Founded in 1993 with the purchase of 100 scenic acres just west of King's Canyon National Park the Cat Haven offers guided tours of some of the rarest cats in the world. It also promotes grass-root level support for range country conservation

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Kath P (9)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 11:21 am
I would love to visit that sanctuary

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 11:35 am
Noted. I love the black jaguar baby, Samba. Thanks so much, Cher.

michelle t (41)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 1:33 pm
This sanctuary looks like a great place

michelle t (41)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 1:35 pm
This sanctuary is a great place.

Barb K (1687)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 1:50 pm

Dan S (9)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:03 pm
What a wonderful place. Thanks for sharing Cher!

Melania Padilla (122)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:33 pm
Joined on facebook for support, thanks!

. (0)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:38 pm
On one hand, this sounds like a wonderful place: on the other hand it's sad it had to come down to this to save our rarest .

Dai M (0)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:41 pm
Kudos to all the people who give time to care for our world's animals.

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:48 pm
I'm happy there are people who care for the animals, but why are they breeding the animals? There are plenty of big cats in private homes that need to go to a sanctuary. Didn't Ohio just pass a law about wild animal ownership?

Ruth M (235)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 3:21 pm

Heather L (3)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 3:29 pm
I'm with Dianne D. on this one, why are they breeding the cats ? I was not impressed with what I saw or what I read in the article. Why are the babies taken from their mothers, why were the cheetahs wearing collars, why were the bobcats in a house and also wearing collars. They also want you to check out the babies on jimmy Kimmel and The Tonight Show and to check out another cats Superbowl commercial ? This doesn't sound like a safe haven to me, sounds alot like every other exotic animal backyard breeder who think they are helping conservation efforts when in reality they are stroking there own ego at the expense of the animals they say they care about.
Somebody tell me I'm wrong, please, too many horror stories out there to trust everything I read.

Kay M (347)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 4:53 pm

Tom Edgar (56)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 9:55 pm
My property is a bird and wildlife sanctuary. Used to be full of domestic feral cats. with very few birds Doctor.22 fixed that situation. Now the wild ducks don't even take off when I get near them, the kangaroos and small wallabies ignore my presence to the point where I actually have to physically chase them away from the prohibited areas of my garden. Heather You remind me of my daughter saying of plants, and it applies to animals also. "A weed is a plant that is in the wrong environment." She was then the Chief Scientific Officer for endangered specie in our State.

A circus is no place for a lion or elephant, no more than it is so with many other animals such as domestic cats, and foxes, in the Australian Bush. We have a sad history of introduced animals ruining our countryside, from , none worse than the Cane Toads, but caries on to Starlings, Deer, Goats, Camels, Pigs , Cats, Foxes, and I guess all the way on on to Humans.

Susan Lane (6)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:09 am
sounds like a great place to visit

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 5:59 am
I agree with Dianne D.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7:49 am
Fantastic. We need more sanctuaries like this one.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 10:44 am
If they don't breed the cats what happens when the current residents die? Extinction. Okay, maybe it's not an ideal situation, but does anyone have a better plan?

Latonya W (82)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 2:24 pm
me too:)

Carol H (229)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:15 am
great!!! thanks Cher
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