Tiger rescued from puppy mill recovering

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 | 11:07 a.m. CDT

BLOOMSDALE — A malnourished female tiger that was found at an apparent puppy mill in rural Seneca in February has become a star at a sanctuary where she is now living.

The tiger, named Sheena, had trouble with her eyes and posture and was afraid of going outdoors when she was first brought to the National Tiger Sanctuary near Bloomsdale.

Judy McGee, co-founder of the sanctuary, said Sheena is much better and has adjusted to living near other tigers for the first time in her nine years of life.

Sheena reportedly was kept in a 20- by 20-foot pen at the Seneca puppy mill until Newton County authorities raided the business in February. They removed 208 dogs and one cat along with Sheena.


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