Sajani was rescued from the Wild Animal Orphanage in San Antonio with the help of USDA, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the State Attorney General's office.
The Attorney General's office began an investigation four years ago into allegations that the Orphanage's founders were misappropriating funds raised for the animals. The founders were terminated last year by the sanctuary's board. At one point, the sanctuary contained 350 animals and was saddled with more than $400,000 in debt. It took nearly two years to find homes for the remaining 200 animals needing to be rescued from the sanctuary, including 20 more tigers, three lions, one black leopard and more than 100 monkeys.
Richard Gilbreth, Executive Director, heard of the tremendous need to help these animals. He stated, "we had no choice but to help save some of these tigers regardless of the tough economic times' impact on animal charities." IEAS is always willing to help give animals a better quality of life possible in captivity.
Sajani is now enjoying her spacious habitat complete with pools, perches, trees, grass and a number of enrichment items to enjoy. She spends most of her free time during the warmer months cooling off in her pools and lounging in the cool mist from her misters.