Woman killed at Oregon wildcat sanctuary ID'd

Woman killed at Oregon wildcat sanctuary ID'd

Print
Email
|

by KGW.com Staff

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 10, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 7:03 PM

SHERWOOD, Ore. -- An woman who died after being "gravely injured" while working at the WildCat Haven Sanctuary near Sherwood was identified as 36-year-old Renee Radziwon of Portland, deputies said.

Radziwon is listed as an Animal Care Technician on the sanctuary's website.

Emergency crews were called to the no-kill large-cat haven in the 31000 block of Heater Road about 7 p.m. Saturday night after reports someone inside an enclosure who had been bitten, said Sgt. Robert Wurpes with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews arrived but could not enter the enclosure because of the large cats that were still in there.  They had to set up a staging area until their safety could be ensured to get to the Radziwon.

Wurpes later said there is no danger to the public and the case in under investigation.

According to the organization's website, the sanctuary is a "last hope' for captive-born wildcats in need. The sanctuary houses tigers, mountain lions, lynx, bobcats and other large cats.

Print
Email
|