The Wild Animal Sanctuary is located in Keenesburg, CO and situated on 720 acres of rolling grassland.
Since January, 1980, The Wild Animal Sanctuary has responded to more than 1,000 requests from private citizens and government agencies to rescue animals from across the United States and around the world. The animals living in the Sanctuary today were abused, abandoned, illegally kept, or were victims of other terrible situations.
The illicit exotic animal trade is the third largest source of illegal profits in the world today, just after illegal drugs and weapons. In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 30,000 captive large carnivores living outside the zoo system.
There are 4,000 Tigers living as pets in private homes just in the state of Texas, which is more Tigers than exist in the wild throughout the world.
Countless other large carnivores live in abusive conditions in roadside zoos, circuses, magic acts, traveling shows, and other substandard situations. Untold numbers of animals suffer and die each year due to neglect, abuse or because they are abandoned and left to die, starving and alone.
Learn more at wildanimalsanctuary.org.