Saturday, July 08, 2006

Tigers of Big Cat Rescue

Shere Khan is a Siberian/Bengal cross breed and was one of the hundreds of unwanted golden cubs that result from breeding for the white colouration. Because he was born the wrong colour he could not be sold and by the time he was four months old he was pressed against every side of the pet carrier that had been his home since birth. Up to his belly in feces and old food, his baby teeth had rotted through his face from the lack of a proper diet. He could only drag his back legs when he was taken in by Big Cat Rescue. Now thanks to the loving care of staff and volunteers you can see he is more than 700 pounds of very healthy tiger.