KING 5 viewers step up to save 2 siberian tigers

KING 5 viewers step up to save 2 siberian tigers

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KING 5 viewers donated at least $2,000 to save two siberian tigers who were in danger of being euthanized due to the divorce of their owners.

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

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Posted on November 6, 2009 at 12:11 PM

SEDRO WOOLLEY, Wash. - KING 5 viewers have donated $2,000 to help save the lives of two Siberian tigers.

The money is expected to keep the tigers from being euthanized.

The tigers' lives were put in danger after a divorce.

"I don't want to have to euthanize them," said Jennifer Jones, the owner of the tigers who can no longer afford to care for the tigers.

The food bill for the two 500-pound animals costs Jones about $400 a month.

Jones' two other large cats, a lynx and a serval, have been relocated to a sanctuary in Olympia.

The director of the Wild Felid Advocacy Center said the tigers may be moved to sanctuaries in California or Wisconsin, but the non-profit organization does not have the money to move them.

"That could cost $5,000", said director Sheleen Mathews.

If anyone would like to help go to wildfelids.org for more information.

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