The Boone County Rescue - Eureka Springs AR
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N 36° 18.627 W 093° 45.456
15S E 431987 N 4018649
Quick Description: This sign is right outside the entrance to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Rescue, and chronicles one of their most precarious "big cat" rescues.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2014 3:39:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMMKJA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
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Long Description:
The Boone County Rescue

On May 14, 1996, The Boone County, Arkansas Sheriff's

Department asked Turpentine Creek to rescue a number

of confiscated wild cats. The Sheriff Dept. wasn't sure

what kind of cats they were or how many.

When Turpentine Creek volunteers got to the cats, the

situation they found was deplorable. A total of ten cats

had been confiscated.

Four Tigers, two leopards, and a lion were in a twenty

foot horse trailer. A tiger and a leopard were locked in

the overhead compartment, a mother tiger and two cubs

were in the end section; the lion and the other leopard

were in the middle two sections, with the divider open.

Two other tigers were each in 6x6 foot cages. A cougar

was in a two foot wide, four foot tall cargo drum. The

drum was so small that he could barely turn around. The

floors of all the boxes were covered with excrement.

Judging by the buildup of waste,

as well as reports from neighbors,

it's estimated that the cats had been

in these units for about three weeks.

All the cats were bone thin. One of

the leopards, Freckles, had died of

starvation just hours before TCWR's

arrival. On his side was a spot of skin where the fur had

been licked away. Presumably, Toby the lion was trying

to revive Freckles by licking him'\.
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