Oregon wildlife sanctuary keeper dies

Oregon wildlife sanctuary keeper dies

WildCat Haven Sanctuary head keeper Renee Radziwon-Chapman was killed at the facility near Sherwood.

The sanctuary’s handbook specifies that, ‘two qualified staff members shall work together during the lock out of dangerous animals. Once the animals are locked out, one staff member can safely enter the enclosure to clean or make repairs. Two qualified staff members shall be available when releasing animals from lockout areas,’ according to the statement.

“At this time, it is believed that Radziwon-Chapman was alone at the sanctuary and alone in the enclosure with cats, who had not been shifted into the lockout area. Investigation is ongoing.” according to the statement.

Read more at OregonLive.com.