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Lyka the Lioness Needs YOUR Help

(March 27, 2019 - Alpine, CA) Our Rescue Team is preparing to depart on a mission to the Philippines to visit Lyka the lioness and establish a firsthand account on her condition and how we may best help her - but first WE NEED YOUR HELP

You may have been following the story of the young blind lioness named Lyka, being held at Maasin City Zoo in the southern Philippines. Animal welfare advocates have raised concerns for months over this young lioness living in a small, barren enclosure whose condition appears to be deteriorating. Zoo officials believe Lyka has gone blind as a result of a congenital eye condition resulting from a "breeding mistake."

Lions Tigers & Bears has been actively coordinating a more hopeful situation for Lyka over the past several months, working directly with Filipino veterinarians, Maasin City Zoo officials and others to help Lyka get the care she needs.

During this initial trip we will provide Lyka with a thorough medical assessment, work on building a strong relationship with Zoo management in the interest of helping Lyka and the other animals at Maasin City Zoo, and visit several facilities that could provide the lioness with more suitable care. Due to her poor health, relocation to the United States is not an option at this time.

You can help make this mission possible by donating today. And thanks to one of our generous donors - all donations made up to $20,000 will be matched DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR - meaning your donation to help Lyka will automatically be DOUBLED!