Horseshoe Creek Wildlife Sanctuary closed by owner

Horseshoe Creek Wildlife Sanctuary closed by owner

Associated Press – March 28, 2008 9:04 AM ET

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) – The owner of a Polk County sanctuary for big cats and other animals has shut down the facility.

Horseshoe Creek Wildlife Sanctuary owner Darryl Atkinson says he expects his exhibitor’s license to be revoked by the US Department of Agriculture in the next few days.

Atkinson’s state license expires in September. He has until then to find new homes for the 50 animals at the nonprofit sanctuary, which was established 25 years ago. He says he does not have enough money to feed all the animals.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has cited Atkinson more than 40 times since 1993 for various safety and maintenance issues.

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to more than 100 big cats
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813.493.4564 fax 885.4457
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