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Kirshner Foundation releases statement after leopard incident

Barry R Kirshner Wildlife Foundation said they are proud of their volunteers who provide a quality life for the animals.

Posted: Feb 24, 2021 10:04 PM
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 8:34 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Owner and Executive Director of the Barry R Kirshner Wildlife Foundation released a statement following Saturday's leopard bite incident.

Roberta Kirshner said she is proud of her volunteers who spend many passionate hours at the Kirshner Wildlife Foundation.

“The thirty-year-plus track record of safety, education, and awareness we have achieved sands as a testament to all who played their part,” Kirshner said.

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Kirshner said that more than 70% of the animals have special needs and they come to the Kirshner Wildlife Foundation as the last chance before being put down.

She said the experience and expertise of herself, volunteers and veterinary partners combine to give the animals at the foundation a good life.

The rest of the animals are donated by facilities that know the Kirshner Wildlife Foundation, according to Kirshner.

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