Owner Shoots Escaped Tiger in WVa

Incident date: 
Mon, 12/01/2008
Date reported: 
Mon, 12/01/2008
Date Published: 
Mon, 12/01/2008 (All day)
City: 
Cass
State: 
West Virginia
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Owner Shoots Escaped Tiger in WVa
Summary: 

A tiger that escaped from an exotic animal farm was shot by its owner.

Publication: 
The Herald-Dispatch

Charlie Cougar’s Big Day Exotic Pet Escapes Cage; Roams Community For 2 Hours

Incident date: 
Sat, 03/22/1997
Date reported: 
Sat, 03/22/1997
Date Published: 
Sat, 03/22/1997 (All day)
City: 
Spokane
State: 
Washington
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Charlie Cougar’s Big Day Exotic Pet Escapes Cage; Roams Community For 2 Hours
Summary: 

A 10-month old cougar escaped from its cage and wandered around a neighborhood for a couple hours.  Multiple neighbors reported the cat in their backyard.  The cougar's owner retrieved the cat and was charged under a new county law relating to exotic pets.

Publication: 
The Spokes-man Review
Author: 
Brian Coddington

Suit against Cat Tales dropped

Incident date: 
Sat, 11/13/2004
Date reported: 
Sat, 11/13/2004
City: 
Spokane
State: 
Washington
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Suit against Cat Tales dropped
Summary: 

A 500-pound white tiger attacked a South Korean television personality during filming.  Actress Eun Joo Goh sued, claiming Cat Tales Zoo was negligent.

Publication: 
The Spokesman-Review
Author: 
John Craig

Boy bitten by tiger

Incident date: 
Sat, 10/01/2005
Date reported: 
Sat, 10/01/2005
City: 
Lewis County
State: 
Washington
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Boy bitten by tiger
Summary: 

A 80-pound pet Siberian tiger bit the owner's grandson on the leg and foot. The boy was not seriously injured.

Publication: 
The Chronicle

Kennewick Thriving at Cat Sanctuary

Incident date: 
Thu, 11/17/2005
Date reported: 
Thu, 11/17/2005
Date Published: 
Thu, 11/17/2005 (All day)
City: 
Kennewick
State: 
Washington
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Kennewick Thriving at Cat Sanctuary
Summary: 

A cougar was found inside an auto repair shop. Authorities believe the cougar had been abandoned by someone and left in the shop. The big cat was taken in by Wildcat Haven Sanctuary.

Publication: 
Tri-City Herald
Author: 
Anna King

A Growing Craze for Big Cats Has Led to Maulings and Deaths. Beware—It's a Jungle Out There

Incident date: 
Mon, 12/08/2003
Date reported: 
Mon, 12/08/2003
Date Published: 
Mon, 12/08/2003 (All day)
City: 
Chincoteague
State: 
Virginia
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
People
Summary: 

A woman was attacked by an escaped black panther while she was talking on the phone in the kitchen of her mobile home. The woman hit the big cat on the head with a broom before it slashed her leg and arm. She recovered from her wounds after a brief period in the hospital.

Publication: 
People
Author: 
Susan Horsburgh, Joanna Blonska, Alicia Shepard

More lion sightings in Chesterfield

Incident date: 
Tue, 11/11/2008
Date reported: 
Tue, 11/11/2008
Date Published: 
Tue, 11/11/2008 (All day)
City: 
Chesterfield
State: 
Virginia
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
More lion sightings in Chesterfield
Summary: 

Multiple residents reported seeing a lion rooming freely in the area.

Publication: 
NBC 12
Author: 
Beth Danziger

Tiger Bites Zoo Employee

Incident date: 
Mon, 11/17/2008
Date reported: 
Mon, 11/17/2008
Date Published: 
Mon, 11/17/2008 (All day)
City: 
Luray
State: 
Virginia
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Tiger Bites Zoo Employee
Summary: 

A tiger at the Luray Zoo in Virginia injured an employee. The worker's pinkie finger was amputated as a result.

Publication: 
WHSV
Author: 
Keith Jones

Wild Kingdom

Incident date: 
Mon, 12/08/2003
Date reported: 
Mon, 12/08/2003
Date Published: 
Mon, 12/08/2003 (All day)
City: 
Lexington
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Wild Kingdom
Summary: 

On October 10, 2001, a 3-year-old boy was attacked by one of his step grandfather's tiger while taking a picture with it.  The step grandfather was holding the boy when the tiger took one of his cowboy boot in his mouth and the grandfather pulled back.  The tiger than ran with the boy clamped in her mouth, and the boy died when his head hit a metal pipe.

Publication: 
People Magazine
Author: 
Susan Horsburgh, Joanna Blonska, Alicia Shepard

Sheriff deputies shoot escaped lion

Incident date: 
Mon, 04/07/2003
Date reported: 
Mon, 04/07/2003
Date Published: 
Mon, 04/07/2003 (All day)
City: 
San Antonio
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Sheriff deputies shoot escaped lion
Summary: 

Deputies shot and killed a 350-pound lioness that escaped from a wild animal sanctuary.  One of the lion's handlers attempted to first tranquilize the lioness; however, after being shot with a tranquilizer, the big cat charged the handler and knocked her to the ground before running off.

Publication: 
TexNews
Author: 
Associated Press