POSTED: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:38am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 8:08am
FRESNO, CA — A woman is dead after being attacked inside a cage at an exotic cat sanctuary in California. The 24-year old was an intern at the sanctuary. Officials say the lion, a five-year old, 350 pound cat named Cous Cous, was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy who responded to the attack. The founder of the sanctuary, Project Survival Cat Haven, says their thoughts and prayers are with the victim and her family. Project Survival said it's investigating whether safety protocol was followed.