but for the animals safety PLEASE STAY AWAY ~ DO NOT FUND THIS CRUELTY
Wildlife in Need, Inc. is a 501c3, nonprofit organization in Charlestown, Indiana dedicated to the rehabilitation & release of indigenous wildlife & provision of safe harbor to an array of exotic & endangered species. Run by Tim & Melisa Stark, and a handful of dedicated and hard-working volunteers, WIN is supported 100% through public support, donations received through tours, fundraisers, public events, and presentations.
It is the goal of Wildlife In Need, its owners, and staff to provide the highest level of care possible for our animals, and to ensure that they live happily at our facility, whether that be until they are able to be released into the wild or for the rest of their lives. Every animal that comes to our facility is cared for as an individual, not just a new member of the group, and we strive to ensure that each animal gets an appropriate amount of care, handling and interaction that they need to be happy.
While our main goal is to care for our animal Ambassadors, we believe that it is equally important to utilize all of our resources to provide a safe, interactive, and exciting way of educating the public. Not only are we able to do what we do through the donations of caring individuals such as yourselves, we are able to promote wildlife welfare, safe handling and educate all who come into contact with us, on the magnificence of all the worlds exotic animals. We hope you enjoy our website, like us on Facebook, and join us during a tour and truly experience the wonder that is looking an exotic animal in the eye.
~The Ambassadors at Wildlife in Need, Inc.
I can tell you with certainty that anywhere that produces a constant stream of cubs for ‘cuddling’ does not have animal welfare at heart, ASK YOURSELF ‘where do all those cubs end up when they are fully grown?’ the facility does not appear to be over run with big cats ~ so where do they go ??
PLEASE do not visit or support this place , these are not ‘wildlife in need’ these are ‘captive bred creatures in great need of rescuing from this hell hole’ if this wasn’t the case ~ this wouldn’t have happened
Victory! The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has granted PETA’s request for a preliminary injunction—an extraordinary form of relief that’s issued when a court finds that irreparable injury will result without it—against Tim and Melisa Stark and their roadside zoo, Wildlife in Need. The order immediately stops the Starks and the facility from carrying out declawingamputations on big cats, separating cubs from their mothers, and holding its “Tiger Baby Playtime” events, which subject cubs to hours of direct contact with the public, pending the trial in PETA’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) suit.
We’re challenging this facility’s systemic cruelty, which includes tormenting terrified cubs, separating infants from their mothers, and amputating their toes at the last joint, leaving them with a lifetime of physical and mental problems.
Stark has racked up more than 50 animal-welfare violations since 2012. A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection report notes that he has declawed at least 20 exotic felines, two of whom had “severe complications” from the surgery, and Wildlife in Need’s own veterinarian acknowledged that one cub had only a 50 percent chance of survival because of these complications. The report also indicated that Stark fabricated records in an apparent attempt to conceal the presence of the two ailing cubs, whom he attempted to hide on the property. His license to exhibit animals was suspended for 21 days following this inspection.
During a follow-up inspection, he was cited for operating while his license was suspended and for denying entry to inspectors while carrying a gun in an apparent intimidation tactic.
NOBODY can surely enjoy watching this scared baby squeal in fear
Ask Tripadvisor to remove this atrocity from their site
as does Eventbrite
Why is a child sitting on a tortoise ??
why does a monkey have clothes on ??