DOB: September 2002
Weight: 251 lbs.
Misty, believed to be a cross between a Bengal and Siberian (Panthera tigris altaica x Panthera tigris tigris), was born in September 2002. Early in 2003 she was taken from an “animal rescue” business in southern California when authorities raided the facility. Misty was found in a 3-by-3 foot cage, starving and covered with mange. There were dozens of bodies of big cats on the premises and 58 tiger cub carcasses in a freezer. Eleven tiger and leopard cubs were found hidden in an attic. The owners were charged with numerous counts, including felony animal cruelty and illegal breeding.