Tiger Truck Stop owner helps La. facility

FRIERSON — The owner of a Baton Rouge-area truck stop that keeps a live tiger was among volunteers helping a northwest Louisiana big cat owner bring facilities up to state standards.

Officials at Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary in Frierson have a Sept. 3 hearing in DeSoto Parish Court to answer a state citation.

The facility must show progress on a list of deficiencies noted in July by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which also cited Executive Director Jenny Senier for having the animals without a permit.

Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin; Doug Terranova, of Kaufman, Texas; Joe Schreibvogel, of Oklahoma; and other volunteers spent up to three days last week enlarging dens and doing other work.