Demand Zoo Accused of Abuse and Neglect Retire Animals to Sanctuary

Target: Kathleen Futrell, Owner of Waccatee Zoo

Goal: Retire the animals at the Waccatee Zoo to an accredited sanctuary.

Many have reported seeing countless animals suffering at a roadside zoo in South Carolina that also has a long history of violating the Animal Welfare Act. It is time this zoo shuts down and these animals move to an accredited sanctuary.

The Waccatee Zoo holds a number of animals. Throughout the years, witnesses have reported strange behaviors. Allegedly, cougars, lions, tigers, and bears have been seen excessively pacing, baboons have been seen swaying and rolling their heads, and a macaque was seen biting himself. All of these are clear signs of stress. In addition to these awful stress indicators, many of the animals reportedly struggled with physical health problems. Allegedly, a llama was seen struggling to walk, bears and monkeys had bald patches, and a goat had blood in his urine.

Sign this petition to demand the zoo owner move these animals to an accredited sanctuary where they can live out the rest of their days happy and healthy.


Dear Ms. Futrell,

For years, your zoo has been racking up Animals Welfare Act violations. Witnesses have reported seeing animals struggling to walk, animals with bald patches, and animals with blood in their urine. In addition, there have been reports of animals showing excessive stress signs like swaying, biting, and pacing.

Despite all of these issues, conditions have not seemed to improve at your zoo. It is time these animals live a happier and healthier life and that can only be achieved at an accredited sanctuary. At a sanctuary, these animals can live as close to their natural life as possible while being surrounded by friends and sunshine.

If you truly care about these animals, then you know what is best for them. Please consider retiring them to an accredited sanctuary.


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  1. You’ve had your blood out of these poor creatures. Let them go where they will be looked after by someone who understands animals because it’s patently obvious that that you either don’t know or don’t care. You are not fit to be in charge of a dead bluebottle.

  2. Barton Dixon says:

    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein
    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer


  4. why are these animals in a zoo to start with, surely someone must be in charge of they welfare, oh sorry what a laugh, as if they care for these beautiful creatures, i just hate all people that cannot look out for all animals

  5. Release these animals to the sanctuary, you have exploited them and made your money. Shameful behaviour of humans.

  6. If this has been going on for YEARS with a number of different animals then don’t u think WE are the idiots ?? …we keep on turning a blind eye …and then we wonder why this abuse has gone on for so long….

  7. kathleen futtrell, you are a VILE SUBHUMAN BEING!

  8. People go to zoos & they are the problem

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