Woman bit, killed by large cat at animal sanctuary

NEAR SHERWOOD, OR (KPTV) -- A woman was killed after she was bit by a large wild cat at the WildCat Haven in Sherwood.

According to Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue the worker was in the sanctuary when the wild cat bit her, just before 7 p.m.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said they are not releasing details about the worker killed but said the Medical Examiner was responding.

Fire crews have had a difficult time reaching the worker because there are several cats loose within the sanctuary.

The web site states that WildCat is the lifetime home for more than 60 neglected, abandoned, and abused captive-born wildcats.

Some of those cats include; cougars, bobcats, tigers, and Lynx.

According to the WildCat Haven web site, the facility is a non-profit, no-kill, ‘last hope' sanctuary. It states that it's mission is to provide a safe, natural lifetime home for captive-born wildcats in need.

WildCat Haven is not open to the public.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.