Rescued cougar Max plays with enrichment: A roll of paper towels with a beef heart treat inside! Click "show more" to learn about Max!
This cougar was housed in Texas by a "collector", who owned several large cats and kept them each in horse stalls. When she passed away, her children took over the "care" of these cats, feeding them meat often still in plastic--if at all. 12 year old Max had spent his entire life in a 12x12 stall, never seeing the sun, never getting a chance to run and play. Although his story is quite appalling, it is sadly not that uncommon.
Since arriving at Safe Haven in July of 2011, he has enjoyed his new home, and is a visitor favorite as he often rolls on his back and purrs loudly. Safe Haven houses several large and small carnivores, all safely and with appropriate housing for each animal. Enrichment items (like the paper towels for Max) are commonly given to each resident to keep things interesting and prevent boredom. We are devoted to giving high quality care to each animal that arrives at our sanctuary.
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