Animals in need, unchecked breeding & abandonment, limited resources, & advancing age TAMPA, Florida––The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, according to the Old Testament Book of Ezekiel, are death by the sword, famine, wild beasts, and plague. But Ezekiel, though generally believed to have been a vegetarian and perhaps a vegan, was not […]
Who will look after tigers, wolves, birds & horses as sanctuarians age?
Longhopes Donkey Shelter founder Kathy Dean raises questions that many refuse to face BENNETT, Colorado––From her Longhopes Donkey Shelter, located in the foothills just east of Aurora and Denver, Kathy Dean has seen fellow sanctuarians come and go for long enough to be looking ahead, something most never seem to do. An ANIMALS 24-7 reader […]
Eight ex-Wildlife Waystation chimps can’t sleep on cardboard in an alley
North American Primate Sanctuary Association still working to keep homeless chimps off the streets of Los Angeles LOS ANGELES––Eighteen of the 26 chimpanzees left at the former Wildlife Waystation animal sanctuary are spoken for by other sanctuaries, but eight chimps still have nowhere to go. The chimps are not really at risk of sharing […]
Wildlife Waystation closure: where are the animals now?
32 chimps still need homes SYLMAR, California––32 chimpanzees are the last residents of the former Wildlife Waystation sanctuary in Little Tujunga Canyon, east of Glendale and Los Angeles. A year after Wildlife Waystation closed, on August 13, 2019, by order of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, finding the funds to rehome the […]
Wildlife Waystation closed & to be dismantled, after 43 years
If a cat has nine lives, Wildlife Waystation had dozens SYLMAR, California––Wildlife Waystation, the often embattled prototype for dozens of other sanctuaries for former exotic pets and animals used in laboratories and entertainment, has closed, after 43 years. The closure came nearly four months after the reportedly forced retirement of founder Martine Colette. Colette […]