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Eighth Big Cat Dies From Canine Distemper at Wylie Sanctuary

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, canine distemper, death )

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An eighth exotic cat has died after a canine distemper outbreak at a Dallas-area wildlife sanctuary.

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Peta Clarke (30)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 6:07 pm
Thank you Cher. I hope that her death is not in vain and researchers can find a way to help the big cats.

Sandra s (130)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 6:32 pm

Ruth Ann W (198)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 6:35 pm
RIP, sweet tiger angel.

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 8:03 pm
RIP Iona. Hoping that in her passing, researchers will learn something that can stop this virus from spreading.
Very sad indeed. Thank You Cher.

Cindy Miars (101)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 8:39 pm
RIP Iona. Hopefully your death will not be in vain and researchers will learn more about this virus in big cats.

Jerry B (128)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 9:30 pm
Noted that's a shame, love those big cats..thanks Cher!

Shawna S (45)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 10:23 pm
And Big Cats are in the Dallas area....Why???

This is a very sad article. These cats may still be alive if not captured for human interaction.
Thanks for sharing.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 11:44 pm
Triste noticia. Espero que puedan controlar la enfermedad antes que se convierta en epidemia.

Ted W (127)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 11:48 pm
Noted! Thats a darn shame! Thanks Cher!

Frances Darcy (133)
Monday April 21, 2014, 1:18 am
A shame

Julie E (405)
Monday April 21, 2014, 2:27 am
One to many... And the 7 in July and August? Tragic...

Kathleen R (192)
Monday April 21, 2014, 2:49 am
Noted. Thanks Cher, this is so sad.

Sylvie A (193)
Monday April 21, 2014, 4:13 am
Quelle tristesse inou´e. Il n'y a pas d'autres mots.

Monika K (13)
Monday April 21, 2014, 5:15 am
thank you

Sara P (54)
Monday April 21, 2014, 5:17 am
Terrible news.......

Ismail Al ahmad (171)
Monday April 21, 2014, 5:22 am
Noted and signed thank you Ted and Cher

Past Member (0)
Monday April 21, 2014, 6:45 am
Yes, a very heavy heart. But her death may provide information needed to protect other cats from this G*d-awful mutation.

Hahn H (167)
Monday April 21, 2014, 7:05 am

pam w (139)
Monday April 21, 2014, 7:06 am
I assure you that the staff there is devastated! Sending empathy to them!

Kamia T (89)
Monday April 21, 2014, 10:37 am
This is so sad. In the wild big cats generally don't congregate together, so are not subject to the same infections. I know the sanctuary has been trying to help, but this makes me want to cry to see so many of them dying.

Nadine Selvage (77)
Monday April 21, 2014, 12:21 pm
this could of been prevented and they could still be alive today.x they should look after the animals in their care

. (0)
Monday April 21, 2014, 1:34 pm
noted but could not get into the site. most of us get our dogs that shot. maybe they should start giving it to cats. although there must be one.

Connie O (44)
Monday April 21, 2014, 1:59 pm
So very sad. I read about another sanctuary in TX that had the same problem and lost several big cats.
These are rescued heartbreaking.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday April 21, 2014, 2:03 pm
Very sad

Monday April 21, 2014, 2:48 pm
Sadly noted. Thanks Cher

June Bostock (50)
Monday April 21, 2014, 3:15 pm
Noted sadly.

Ruth C (87)
Monday April 21, 2014, 3:24 pm
May the Almighty remember her.

Past Member (0)
Monday April 21, 2014, 3:33 pm
This could NOT have been forseen or prevented ~ it's an act of G*d. In the wild they for sure would have been dead.

. (0)
Monday April 21, 2014, 3:37 pm
What an irony.

Janice D (85)
Monday April 21, 2014, 4:03 pm
Noted . R.I.P. Iona I hope they will be able to prevent this in the future ,so your death will not be in vain & help future big Cats.

Kathleen R (138)
Monday April 21, 2014, 4:52 pm
sad news

Christine Stewart (134)
Monday April 21, 2014, 5:02 pm
I hope they can vaccinate/ treat the other cats to reduce further losses.

S J (130)
Monday April 21, 2014, 5:32 pm
sadly noted, thanks

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday April 21, 2014, 5:51 pm
Sad . Hasn't a vaccine been developed to prevent this disease?

Lisa Z (168)
Monday April 21, 2014, 9:26 pm

Lynn Carin (410)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 4:34 pm
Sadly Noted and Tweeted
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