Zanesville Tattoo Artist Extends Exotic Animal Benefit

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Updated Thu, Oct 27, 2011 7:38 am

The ink is still flowing in a tattoo fundraiser for the remaining exotic animals from an Ohio farm where the owner opened the cages and killed himself.

 
Following last week's events in eastern Ohio, tattoo artist Bill White in nearby Zanesville said he'd donate the proceeds if people got new tattoos of tigers and other wild beasts. 
 
His offer originally ended last weekend, but the Zanesville Times Recorder reports White is now keeping it going until this Saturday.
 
He has so far raised more than $2,000 for six surviving animals now cared for at the Columbus Zoo.
 
A zoo spokeswoman says donations totaling $30,000 have poured in from all over the country.
 
Police killed 48 animals that ran loose from the farm, including rare Bengal tigers, lions and bears.
 
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