Local tiger refuge receives endorsement from actor William Shatner

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3:51pm

TYLER — Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge is proud to have the endorsement and support of many celebrities and influential people that believe in the mission of our organization.

"Today we embrace the continued support from actor William Shatner. The refuge is excited to know that Mr. Shatner has made this outstanding effort on behalf of our animals. As a friend of Tiger Creek Mr. Shatner demonstrates leadership as a caring and compassionate man.” says director of operations Terri Werner.

A lifelong animal lover, actor William Shatner became involved with Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge in 2006 when he started making donations, in 2011 he agreed to serve as Celebrity Spokesperson through our capital campaign by providing a written endorsement.

Bill's involvement began with a personal telephone call to our executive director Brian Werner.

"Unlike some celebrities, William Shatner does not just “tie his name” to a cause. He actually has made numerous donations to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, and now Bill has tied his name to a written endorsement urging others to support the construction efforts and the mission of saving these great cats. It was such an honor to talk with him in-person via telephone and I look forward to being able to show Bill around the refuge in the near future" said executive director Brian Werner.

"Dear Fellow Animal Lover, You and I have something very special in common. We deeply love and care about nature’s Great Cats. That’s why I’ve been a proud supporter of Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge since 2006. The Founders, Brian & Terri Werner, created Tiger creek in 1995 for a very specific purpose: To provide rescue and rehabilitation to great cats that have been abused, neglected or displaced. The caring staff at Tiger Creek has dedicated their lives providing these great cats a warm and loving home. Today, Tiger Creek is home to over 40 magnificent animals. Many of these abused cats would have nowhere else to go. Most would be euthanized. These animals deserve a second chance at life. I hope you will join me in supporting Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge. Together you and I can help save innocent lives – one by one." William Shatner
Tiger Missing Link Foundation was organized in 1995 and it's Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge was co-founded in 1998 by both Terri Werner and Brian Werner. Tiger Missing Link Foundation is the parent corporation of the sanctuary. Together Terri and Brian manage the operations with visionary leadership that has taken the non-profit to a national level. Aside from rescuing big cats and educating the public the facility serves as a training zone for big cat management through its worldwide recognized internship program. Many of the graduates of the big cat internship program move on to work at numerous zoos and wildlife parks around the world. Tiger Creek has been featured on Animal Planet, Discovery Networks and the History Channel along with numerous other media outlets around the world.

For more information see www.tigercreek.org

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