Tippi Hedren Rescues Michael Jackson's Pet Tigers
Actress Tippi Hedren has come to the rescue of pop star Michael
Jackson's pet tigers who were left abandoned at his Neverland Ranch in
California. The star of The Birds - who is dedicated to saving large
cats at her Shambala wildlife sanctuary - has adopted the animals
because she couldn't bear to see them starved or abused.
A source tells Globe, "When Michael couldn't find a buyer for them, he
approached Tippi, begging her to take both the male and the female.
Tippi couldn't bear the thought of these beautiful animals ending up in
a tiny cage somewhere or - even worse, being mistreated or starved in a
traveling sideshow. Although Michael promised her he would be
financially responsible for his two tigers, I don't think Tippi honestly
believes she will see a penny."
The 76-year-old star, who is also the mother of actress Melanie
Griffith, adopted the tigers after animal rights group People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) broke the news of the deplorable
conditions the animals were living under.
The source adds, "Tippi has placed them in quarantine for this first
month, ensuring they are in good health and their diet is monitored.
Once they've made this initial adjustment, they will be safely
introduced to the rest of the pride."
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