18 March 2022
Yesterday morning our drivers Piet and Peter took off to collect four big cats on the Polish-Ukrainian border. Stichting Leeuw received a distress call and we will do everything in our power to shelter these animals in Anna Paulowna. The sanctuary is actually full to the brim, and is waiting for the necessary papers to relocate Simba, Stella, Cesar and Elsa to South Africa. This will free up space for the new cats in need. There will be a temporary solution until that time.
Stichting Leeuw will shelter 2 male lions (3.5 and 1.5 years old), a tiger male (6 months old) and a tigress (5 years old). The animals are severely traumatized. The tigress apparently is in very bad shape, as a result of starvation and illness.