Divorce could put tigers’ lives at risk
by By DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News
Posted on November 5, 2009 at 1:23 PM
Updated Thursday, Nov 5 at 6:06 PM
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The divorce of a Sedro-Woolley couple has exotic pet enthusiasts scrambling to find two Siberian tigers a new home.
“I don’t want to have to euthanize them,” said Jennifer Jones, the owner of the tigers who can no longer afford to care for the tigers.
The food bill for the two 500-pound animals costs Jones about $400 a month.
Jones’ two other large cats, a lynx and a serval, have been relocated to a sanctuary in Olympia.
The director of the Wild Felid Advocacy Center said the tigers may be moved to sanctuaries in California or Wisconsin, but the non-profit organization does not have the money to move them.
“That could cost $5,000”, said director Sheleen Mathews.
If anyone would like to help go to http://wildfelids.org/ for more information.