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Tiger Sanctuary Hopes for New Vehicle

By Steven Sandberg

OUTSIDE WHITE CITY, Ore. — A local nonprofit that cares for rescued tigers and other wild animals says a little help from the public can mean a big help for some big cats.

The Oregon Tiger Sanctuary is competing for a chance to win a new Toyota vehicle in the 100 Cars for Good program, which will give 100 cars to 100 nonprofits in 100 days. The public will be able to vote online for which group they want to receive the car.

The Sanctuary says it could use a new vehicle. Traveling across their large property, which sits about 20 miles outside White City, is already a difficult task. But transporting all the food it takes to satisfy the animals’ appetites is also a challenge. The nonprofit estimates it feeds about 6,500 pounds of meet per month.

The property is home to more than a dozen rescued tigers, and other wild animals, including lions, panthers and primates. The public will be able to vote for the Oregon Tiger Sanctuary beginning Wednesday, June 27th at 7 a.m. Pacific Time.