Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Group Attempting to Raise $25,000 to Remove Seven Big Cats From the Catskill Game Farm in New York State

Will Prevent Cats From Ending Up At Canned Hunting Facilities

Luckily this place is closed now, but still auctioning off animals. Despicable as most end up at canned hunting facilities, the lowest of the low in the hunting world.

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Animal Rights Group holding fundraiser

New Paltz-based Wildlife Watch attempting to raise $25,000 to house 7 big cats from Catskill Game Farm

By DAN HIGGINS, Staff writer
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Last updated: 4:12 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2006

An animal rights group is attempting to raise $25,000 to remove seven big cats from the Catskill Game Farm. It's offering naming rights on three lions to spur people to give.

The Game Farm closed in October after 70 years in business. It auctioned off close to 1,000 animals, but many remained behind. Game Farm owners said they would care for those they didn't sell, and possibly breed them.

Now, New Paltz-based Wildlife Watch is seeking donations to transport and house three African lions, three mountain lions, and one black panther from the site.

The game farm gave Wildlife Watch the cats, which will go to the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minn., but it will cost $5,000 to move them and $20,000 to build a habitat.

The group says it has until mid-December to raise the money, because it wants the habitat built before the ground freezes for the winter. The three highest donors will get to choose a name for one of the African lions.

Donations can be sent to Wildlife Watch, P.O. Box 562, New Paltz, NY 12561, or donors can call 1-877-945-3435.

-- Dan Higgins

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