Animal sanctuary worker dies after attack by ‘liger’

Incident date: 
Fri, 10/31/2008
Date reported: 
Fri, 10/31/2008
Date Published: 
Fri, 10/31/2008 (All day)
City: 
Broken Arrow
State: 
Oklahoma
Category: 
Human Death
Headline: 
Animal sanctuary worker dies after attack by ‘liger’
Summary: 

A 1,000 pound liger mauled an animal trainer to death at the Safari's Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary.  The big cat attacked the 32-year-old's neck and back when the trainer entered the enclosure during feeding time.

Publication: 
NBC News
Author: 
NBC News

Volunteer cage keeper attacked by tiger

Incident date: 
Tue, 06/19/2001
Date reported: 
Tue, 06/19/2001
Date Published: 
Tue, 06/19/2001 (All day)
City: 
Cleveland
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Volunteer cage keeper attacked by tiger
Summary: 

A man attacked by a Siberian tiger was reported to be in critical condition after undergoing surgery. The man, a volunteer at the Burnette Farm and Education Center in Olmsted Township, was attacked while shoveling gravel into the animal’s cage.

Publication: 
USA Today
Author: 
Associated Press

Lower Towamensing to debate allowing a backyard cougar

Incident date: 
Mon, 09/23/2002
Date reported: 
Mon, 09/23/2002
Date Published: 
Mon, 09/23/2002 (All day)
City: 
Hernando
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Lower Towamensing to debate allowing a backyard cougar
Summary: 

On December 12, 1999, a pet cougar pushed past her owner during feeding time and escaped. While roaming freely, the cougar attacked a neighbor's dog. The dog survived and the cougar was killed.

Publication: 
The Morning Call
Author: 
The Morning Call

Vet Attacked at L&L Exotic Animal Farm

Incident date: 
Mon, 10/16/2006
Date reported: 
Mon, 10/16/2006
Date Published: 
Mon, 10/16/2006 (All day)
City: 
Copley Township
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Vet Attacked at L&L Exotic Animal Farm
Summary: 

A white tiger attacked a federal veterinarian during an inspection at the L & L Exotic Animal Farm. The veterinarian suffered scratches and bruises on her arm. The vet later returned to the farm to complete the inspection.

Publication: 
19 Action News

Lion gets Humane Society's attention in Pike County

Incident date: 
Sun, 11/25/2007
Date reported: 
Sun, 11/25/2007
Date Published: 
Sun, 11/25/2007 (All day)
City: 
Piketon
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Lion gets Humane Society's attention in Pike County
Summary: 

A 550-pound lion escaped from its owner’s home and chased cars on the highway. Motorists reported seeing the big cat and no person was hurt.

Publication: 
The Columbus Dispatch
Author: 
D. Wilson/Associated Press

Escaped Cougar 'Tasha' Found In Knox County

Incident date: 
Fri, 08/06/2010
Date reported: 
Fri, 08/06/2010
Date Published: 
Fri, 08/06/2010 (All day)
City: 
Danville
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Escaped Cougar 'Tasha' Found In Knox County
Summary: 

A 10-year old cougar escaped from its pen. Earlier in the week, a weather storm left a hole in the roof of big cat’s pen and it was through this hole the cat escaped. The owner recaptured the cougar and the cougar was later relocated to an animal rescue facility.

Publication: 
NBC4i.com
Author: 
Alex Mazer

Ashville Game Farm owner indicted, arrested

Incident date: 
Fri, 12/17/2010
Date reported: 
Fri, 12/17/2010
Date Published: 
Fri, 12/17/2010 (All day)
City: 
Greenwich
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Ashville Game Farm owner indicted, arrested
Summary: 

In 2007, the Ashville Game Farm displayed a tiger at a county fair where it scratched a young boy. The owner was charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors, including reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child and protection of the public.

Publication: 
PostStar
Author: 
Don Lehman

Suit Filed Over Cougar Attack

Incident date: 
Wed, 09/07/2011
Date reported: 
Wed, 09/07/2011
Date Published: 
Wed, 09/07/2011 (All day)
City: 
Lisbon
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Suit Filed Over Cougar Attack
Summary: 

Following an attack by a pet mountain lion on a 10-year old girl, the girl's family sued the owner for $25,000 for medical bills and potential loss of future earnings.

Publication: 
Salem News
Author: 
Deanne Johnson

Terry Thompson, Muskingum County Animal Farm Owner, Allegedly Killed Self After Freeing Exotic Animals

Incident date: 
Wed, 10/19/2011
Date reported: 
Wed, 10/19/2011
Date Published: 
Wed, 10/19/2011 (All day)
City: 
Zanesville
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Terry Thompson, Muskingum County Animal Farm Owner, Allegedly Killed Self After Freeing Exotic Animals
Summary: 

The owner of an exotic animal park freed his exotic pets before committing suicide. Sheriff's deputies shot nearly 50 wild animals, including 18 rare Bengal tigers and 17 lions. Officers were ordered to kill the animals to protect public safety.

Publication: 
Huffington Post
Author: 
Associated Press

Pet cougar bites caseworker, perplexing police

Incident date: 
Wed, 06/27/2012
Date reported: 
Wed, 06/27/2012
Date Published: 
Wed, 06/27/2012 (All day)
City: 
Pataskala
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Pet cougar bites caseworker, perplexing police
Summary: 

A caseworker making a house call to see if it was safe for three-year twins to live in a home with exotic pets was bitten by a pet cougar. The owner claimed the big cat had no teeth and asked if the caseworker would like to pet the animal, but the casework declined the offer. The caseworker instead put her hand on the fence and the cougar bit her finger.

Publication: 
The Columbus Dispatch
Author: 
Lori Kurtzman