Lions Tigers & Bears on the way to help with fire evacuation efforts in Los Angeles
Lions Tigers & Bears is en route to the Wildlife Waystation, a non-profit animal sanctuary located in East Los Angeles County that is home to over 400 animals of varying species - from exotic birds and monkeys to lions, tigers, bears and over 40 chimpanzees - to help with fire evacuation efforts for the 160 acre sanctuary.
Emergency evacuation efforts at Wildlife Waystation are currently underway as the Santa Clarita fire AKA the Sand Fire is whipping through the area at an alarming rate.
The Sand Fire broke out on Friday afternoon, and spread to over 3,000 acres by the evening hours. The Sand Fire is 1/2 a mile away from Wildlife Way Station and officials report it is 0% contained.
Lions Tigers & Bears’ rescue team loaded up our rescue hauler and an additional horse trailer this morning with transport cages and carrier crates, emergency capture drugs/equipment, water, IV fluids, first aid and medical supplies as well as our stockpile of emergency fire evacuation equipment (fire masks, boots, gloves, goggles) to help the Wildlife Waystation get their animals to safety.
Lockwood Animal Rescue Center and PETA are also en route to help with evacuation efforts.
You can help by making an emergency donation to replenish and purchase additional supplies for this massive evacuation effort by clicking here. Please include “fire” in the donation note field.
Being prepared is the first step in a smooth and safe evacuation.
Transport cages are the “working horse” and lifeline at our sanctuary if an emergency disaster like a fire strikes.
Because a lion is NOT your typical house cat, you can’t just load them up in a carrier crate and be on your way.
Instead, we use transport cages to safely contain our big cats and bears.
Transport cages are custom designed and include safety bars, a stationary water dish and even a “feed shoot” to drop diets into the cage.
Our transport cages are on wheels so we can easily roll the cage from the habitat to our rescue hauler.
Transport cages are integral to the day to day care of our animals as well as when an emergency strikes. They cost around $6,000 a piece to build!