ROAR FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT
Roar Foundation supports The Shambala Preserve and
shares its mission:
To educate the public about exotic animals and to
advocate for legislation to protect them.
To provide sanctuary for exotic animals
who have suffered from gross mistreatment and neglect
so they can regain their physical and mental health
and live out their lives in dignity.
Roar Foundation, founded in 1983 by Tippi
Hedren, exists solely to support the abandoned exotic
felines at Shambala Preserve. Our mission is to educate
the public about the dangers of private ownership of
exotic animals. Huge numbers of dangerous animals are
bred and sold in the United States for illegal purposes.
Private ownership presents a grave danger to the public
and is cruel and unfair. More stringent legislation
is needed to prohibit breeding and selling. We are actively
involved on federal as well as state levels.
is home to over 50 big cats: lions, tigers,
cougars, black and spotted leopards, servals, bobcats,
and Asian leopard cats, who live out their lives at Shambala.
All have come to the Preserve after confiscation by
authorities such as California Fish and Game, the United
States Department of Agriculture, the ASCPA, and various
Humane Societies. They are from roadside zoos and private
citizens who realize that they have purchased an animal
that they can no longer handle. The exotic cat trade
is a huge business, just under illegal drugs, according
to U.S. Fish and Wildlife.
Savannah Leopard in her state-of-the-art compound
an animal is brought to Shambala, it remains here
for the rest of its life. As a true sanctuary, we
do not buy, breed, sell, trade, or subject our animals
to commercial use. Our only purpose is to allow these
magnificent animals to live out their lives with love
and dignity. Each "Wild One" has the best
human, nutritional, medical, emotional, and mental
are many ways you can support The Roar Foundation:
you can "Join Our Pride"
by becoming a member, become a
"Wild Parent" through our adoption program,
donate an item from our Wish
List, attend a Safari
Tour or an exclusive
Sunset Safari, visit the
Trading Post, volunteer,
and for a truly memorable experience, an overnight
Safari in one of our African tents!
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