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Plea from animal sanctuary: Don't let the bears hurt the cats

September 30, 2008 | 12:15 pm

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The bad economy is sure to take a toll on all sorts of charitable fundraising, including for animal-rescue programs.

For instance, ticket sales for Saturday's fifth annual fundraiser for Lions, Tigers and Bears have been slow. The 93-acre facility outside Alpine in eastern San Diego County has 13 big cats and a variety of smaller creatures.

Organizers have sent out a final plea for the Saturday event: Don't let the Wall Street bears hurt the big cats.

Tickets are $90 for adults, $25 for children 12 and under. Go to www.lionstigersandbears.org for more information.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Tigers at the Lions, Tigers and Bears rescue facility.

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