Oregon Tiger Sanctuary


Rescued brothers, Bashu & Tulku

About Us

The OREGON TIGER SANCTUARY (OTS) was founded in 1991 by Penny Torres in the beautiful, verdant mountains of southern Oregon. OTS, an IRS approved non-profit 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of exotic and endangered species.  Created to provide a safe haven for abused, neglected and abandoned exotic animals, OTS provides a permanent and loving home to many species including tigers, lions, black leopards, cougars, a wide variety of primates as well as numerous domestic dogs and cats.  OTS welcomes these animals to live out their lives in the peaceful mountains of Oregon and neither breeds nor sells the animals we care for.  OTS is also dedicated to educating the human species about the endangered ones of our planet and the issues they face in captivity and in the wild.

OTS has been recognized by the USDA as a model animal rescue facility with over twelve full time volunteers on staff.  Today the Sanctuary is devoted to its vision of a world where animals are treated with respect and its Mission is to provide a safe and loving home for the animals in our care and to stop the flow of animals needing sanctuary by educating the public about the plight of these animals and supporting stronger laws to protect them.


Mission Statement

The Oregon Tiger Sanctuary is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of exotic and endangered species. Created as a safe haven for abused, neglected and abandoned exotic animals, OTS provides a permanent and loving home to many species including tigers, lions, black leopards, cougars, a wide variety of primates as well as numerous domestic dogs and cats.  OTS is also dedicated to educating the human species about the endangered ones of our planet and the issues they face in captivity and in the wild.