A picture taken during the tour given after I volunteered at Valley of the Kings in Wisconsin.
Big cats, small wild cats, and wolves/wolf-hybrids, and foxes generally find their way to the sanctuary from foreclosed zoos, seized from circuses for abuse, or seized from illegal private ownership.
Livestock (cows, goats, sheep, llamas, chickens, ducks, geese, peacocks) is often abandoned (thrown over the fence, tied to the outer gates) or donated with the intent of being meat-donations. They are usually in very poor shape upon arrival; after being nursed back to health they get to call the VotK sanctuary their home.
Pets (dogs, cats, rabbits) also find their way here through abandonment.