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January 30, 2018 (Alpine) - Lions Tigers & Bears, San Diego's only accredited big cat and exotic animal rescue, will host its annual springtime fundraiser, “Wild in the Country” on Saturday, May 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. This year's theme is Rock 'n' Roar.

Located just outside Alpine on the edge of the Cleveland National Forest, the sanctuary is home to over 75 animals, 19 species in total, including African lions, Bengal tigers, American black bears, Himalayan black bears, grizzly bears, mountain lions, leopards, an African serval, bobcats and dozens of rescued ranch animals.

Guests will enjoy al fresco dining in an idyllic country setting, plus live entertainment and the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime auction item experiences, all while in the company of the sanctuary's animals.

This family-friendly event, the organization's largest fundraiser of the year, is open to the public and tickets are on sale now.

What:            Wild in the Country: Rock 'n' Roar  

When:           Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.  

VIP reception: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  

Where:          24402 Martin Way, Alpine, CA 91901 

Tickets:         General Admission - $120

VIP Admission - $300

Children 12 and under - $45

Tickets may be purchased online, or call (619) 659-8078 ext. 2. VIP tickets are sold through May 11, and include an exclusive reception hour and premier seating. General Admission tickets increase to $145 starting May 12. 

Proceeds from Wild in the Country are a major source of funding to support the daily needs of the animals who live at Lions Tigers & Bears.

About Lions Tigers & Bears

Lions Tigers & Bears is a federally and state licensed 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue facility dedicated to providing a safe haven to abused and abandoned exotic animals while inspiring an educational forum to end the exotic animal trade. Lions Tigers & Bears is a NO KILL, NO BREED and NO SELL facility that allows the animals in its care the opportunity to live out their lives with dignity in a caring and safe environment. Lions Tigers & Bears is one of the few sanctuaries in the United States with the highest level of accreditation from the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the American Sanctuary Association.

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