• Officers seize 4 tigers, 3 other wild cats

    May 30, 2012 No comments

    Indiana Conservation Officers on Tuesday morning took possession of four tigers, plus a lion, bobcat, and mountain lion that were housed at a licensed facility in White County pending an administrative review of alleged violations of state laws.

    The animals were taken from Great Cats of Indiana in Idaville after Conservation Officers conducted a wild animal permit inspection at the facility. The inspection was conducted after DNR Law Enforcement received an anonymous complaint that the facility was in violation of state laws regulating the enclosures and various animal health and care requirements.

    The facility’s director, Rob Craig of Idaville, has permits from the DNR to possess the animals, but the inspection by ICO Cpl. Todd Pekny found violations of laws governing those permits.

    The seven animals were transferred to another facility licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    The White County Sheriff’s Department and White County Animal Control assisted with Tuesday’s operation.

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