Excelsior WI not happy with big cat sanctuary

Some county supervisors concerned with big cat rescue center

 TOWN OF EXCELSIOR, Wis. Some Sauk County supervisors have raised concerns about the number of lions, tigers and leopards housed at an animal rescue facility.

Jeff Kozlowski has assured supervisors the seven lions, 14 tigers and two leopards are safely caged on his property near Rock Springs. Kozlowski says he takes in animals other people have been unable or unwilling to care for.

Supervisor Virgil Hartje said he’s skeptical of allowing this sort of large operation in the county. Other supervisors say Wisconsin lacks adequate rules governing centers that house wild animals.

Sauk County has a local ordinance that allows people to keep an unspecified number of wild animals if they meet safety and health requirement.

The county’s legal counsel says Kozlowski’s animal rescue facility is sufficiently covered by insurance should anything happen.


For the cats,
Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
An Educational Sanctuary home to more than 150 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL  33625
813.920.4130 fax 885.4457 cell 493.4564



Meet our recent mountain lion cub rescues:



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