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This place needs to close down.

The enclosures were tiny with barely any room for a large Siberian Tiger to move around in. It was like these poor tigers and few lions were in prison. The place smelled horrible, probably urine.

The placed is line one next to another of small enclosures with as many cats as they can cram into it. The ones that were a bit larger had three to four tigers all sharing the same areas.

The small pools, if it even had one, was green and dirty. The ground was dirt with very little grass - mind you this is Florida in the warmer weather.

I have no idea how these people were able to stay in business this long but it really needs to go.

In the wild, a tiger or a lion roam hundreds of acres, of course, I do not expect that in a sanctuary in the USA. Most of the big cats are rescued from deplorable conditions of neglect and abuse; this place isn't down right abuse as the cats did seem somewhat well fed.

My heart broke seeing such tiny enclosures that looked more like a cage. Imagine putting a Rottweiler in the back area of a midsize SUV - yup that's how most of the cages were to the cats. They can't get any exercise or movement - can you imagine living like that day after day.

They would be far better off rescuing a small number of big cats and upgrading their habitat to suit their needs. Far as Sanctuaries go, it's not the worst but definitely one of the worse ones.

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