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Minnesota AG looking into cat sanctuary complaints

November 5, 2013
Associated Press

SANDSTONE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota attorney general's office is looking into complaints about The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone.

KSTP-TV reports (http://bit.ly/17D1De9) there have been questions raised about how the nonprofit spends donations. The sanctuary about one and a half hours north of the Twin Cities cares for more than 100 lions, tigers and other big cats.

Half of the sanctuary's board resigned last summer after receiving a report from a Minneapolis law firm hired to investigate complaints. The report accused founder Tammy Thies of embezzlement and fraud. Thies declined to comment to the television station.

Board president Gail Plewacki says a separate audit recently determined there has been no theft from the organization.

The attorney general's office says it's looking into the complaints but declined to say whether a full investigation was underway.

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Information from: KSTP-TV, http://www.kstp.com

 
 

 

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