Lucky the elephant’s story

Animal Welfare Specialist
Cathy has worked in the animal welfare field for more than 25 years. As a Director of Public Relations for local and national animal welfare agencies, Cathy developed and managed public relations programs, wrote press materials, and prepared staff to handle media interviews on animal issues.

I live in San Antonio and write a pet column and blog for the San Antonio Express News. A reader sent me this link about a lonely, 49-year-old elephant in our local zoo who certainly deserves to live out the remainder of her days in a sanctuary that has already agreed to take her — all expenses paid. Elephants are intelligent, social creatures that need companionship and space to roam. They don’t belong in zoos or circuses. Can you imagine her trumpeting if she were moved to a sanctuary with thousands of acres to roam and other elephants to hang out with? Her story is told in the video below. Also, check out the link to a story about an elephant already living at the sanctuary. It looks like a great place for an elephant to live out the remainder of her days.