We were impressed by the level of care afforded these incredible animals which you get to see up close. The fact that these tigers and lions as well as beautiful birds and other exotic animals are all rescued from owners who can no longer care for them or are animals that are injured and nursed back to health and in some cases returned to the wild makes this sanctuary so much more impressive than any zoo. The grounds are remarkably clean and the love for these animals is evident throughout. Our guide was Brittany who was fantastic both in the detailed history she gave for each animal as well as the enthusiasm she conveyed for the whole enterprise. McCarthy's animal sanctuary is a MUST SEE experience for all animal lovers. Can't wait to go back!