Tiger cub found wandering streets of California town

Officials at the Forever Wild Animal Sanctuary in Phelan said the tiger cub found wandering in Hemet was found to be declawed and suffering from a hernia in his abdomen.

By Ben Hooper

We want to inform our followers that the tiger on the news who was turned into a Southern California shelter is in our...

Posted by Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary on Thursday, September 3, 2015
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PHELAN, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A 3-month-old tiger cub found wandering the streets of a California town has been taken to a shelter for exotic animals.

A video shared on the official Facebook page of the Ramona Humane Society of San Jacinto shows the tiger cub drinking water from a plastic bin and wandering around the facility after being brought in Thursday by a woman who found him walking the streets of her neighborhood in Hemet.


The tiger was driven 70 miles to the Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Phelan, which currently houses eight adult tigers, including a rare white tiger.

The sanctuary said its veterinarians determined the 25-pound cub had been declawed and was suffering from a hernia in his abdomen, which will require surgery to remove.

Joel Almquist, a wildlife expert with the sanctuary, told NBC Los Angeles the cub appears to be "in good condition, in good spirits."

It was an exciting day today at Ramona Humane Society. As an open admission shelter we except all animals including this tiger found in our community. The California Fish and Wildlife Department transferred the 3 month old male cub to the Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Phelan.


Posted by Ramona Humane-Society on Thursday, September 3, 2015

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