Members of The Fund for Animals are undoubtedly familiar
with the rescue of thirteen tiger and leopard cubs from a private home
in California just a few weeks ago. The young cubs were found among
dozens of dead tiger carcasses, including 58 baby tigers in a freezer,
but they were rescued and taken to The Fund for Animals' Wildlife
Rehabilitation Center near San Diego.
Riverside County Animal Control also confiscated four
burros from the residence. One of these poor animals was seen on
national television being dragged from the property because his hooves
were overgrown and he was apparently unable to walk. The Fund for
Animals offered to adopt the burros and pay for all expenses to bring
them to Black Beauty Ranch, our 1,600-acre sanctuary in Texas where
hundreds of burros and other rescued animals enjoy safety, lush
grasslands, and the best care available.
Unfortunately, county officials have decided not to
allow The Fund for Animals to adopt the burros, but instead to send them
to auction where they will be sold to the highest bidder and their fate
will be unknown. Please call the animal shelter immediately, and tell
them that after what these poor burros have gone through, they deserve a
special home like The Fund for Animals' Black Beauty Ranch. Tell them
you do not want these burros going to auction, where they could end up
abused, neglected, or even sold to slaughterhouses.
The burros could go to auction any day! Call Riverside County Animal
Control at (909) 358-7387, and follow the menu for Animal Services to
speak with a live operator. You can also send a fax to (909) 358-7310.
Thank you for your help.
William John Divney
Columbia University Action Coalition
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