Big Cat Sanctuary Cougar Attack: 911 Call Released

The head keeper was killed when she was cleaning a cougar cage alone.
1:51 | 11/14/13

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We have an update on the deadly cougar attack at an oregon wild life sanctuary. The 911 call came after the hea keeper was found in the cougar's cage. Clayton sandell has the story. Reporter: It is hard to listen to. Oh, my god. Reporter: The moment wildcat haven sanctuary owner mike tuller frantically dials 911. The head keeper renee is dadly hurt. I have a keeper at wildcat haven that was attacked. I think she's dead. She's in the cat enclosure. I'm going down to get her out if I can. Reporter: Two cougars roam near her body. One, police say, has blood on its nose. I don't want you to get hurt. I hear what you're saying. Get out of here. Get. Reporter: As police and firefighters race to wildcat haven, tuller pulls chapman out by her boots. Is your friend still in the enclosure? I got her out. Okay. Can we try cpr? She's -- no. Reporter: A 36-year-old new mom to daughter, noah, cared for abused and abandoned cats at the sanctuary for eight years. Bobcats, lynx. We got two tigers. Reporter: The question, now, why was she cleaning a cougar cage alone? The sanctuary says that's a violation of policy. Her family says she recently complained to the owners about being left to work by herself. Calls to wildcat haven have not been returned. But in a statement, the sanctuary says it's cooperating with state and federal investigators, searching for answers about what happened to a woman known as a fearless advocate for the predators in her care. For "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, denver.

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