Mission: A sanctuary for rescued / abused exotic cats
Programs: The roar foundation was founded in 1983. Roar is located on a unique, forty-five acre wildlife habitat forty miles northeast of los angeles on the edge of the mojave desert. It's primary purpose is the operation and maintenance of the shambala preserve, an established wildlife sanctuary to over twenty nine (29) endangered "big cats". All of these animals were born in captivity in the united states with many of them being orphans or castoffs from private owners who can no longer care for them. None of these animals at the shambala preserve have ever been in the wild, nor can they ever be released in the wild. All depend upon human care. Many of the animals that arrive have suffered from gross mistreatment and neglect. The needs of each animal are considered, not only in health and diet, but also in size, landscaping and terrain of the various compounds they inhabit. The shambala preserve provides a dignified life for these precious wild animals. In addition to the operation and maintenance of the shambala preserve, roar seeks to educate the public to the plight of wildlife and discourage the ownership of exotic animals as "pets". Roar also gathers and shares information on the health, care and behavior of non-performing big cats in captivity, and has earned an outstanding reputation in the field of wildlife conservation.