Susan Aronoff Bradshaw Zooville
On September 20, 2011 it appears that Zooville began operating under the USDA license held previously by Kathleen Kathy Baird who used the trade name WildKats Exotics. See the screenshots below from the USDA inspection reports site.
Zooville’s website said they are located at 4702 Cooper Road Plant City, FL 33565
Wildkatz Exotics is listed with USDA as being located at 16801 Morris Bridge Road Thonotosassa, FL 33592
It is not clear if Zooville was listed on USDA’s site under Wildkatz Exotics USDA license because of some merger or if it was because there was a trade of animals between the two.
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In 2013 Susan Aronoff Bradshaw’s Zooville was cited for filthy living conditions and dangerous, rusty cages for exotic cats and monkeys.
In 2012 Zooville was cited multiple times for dangerous cages, filthy water dishes and more.
At the time of these citations Bhagavan “doc” Antle and his girlfriend, China York were listed as officers of Zooville.
When Carole Baskin and Big Cat Rescue became known for trying to stop the trade in exotic cats as pets, Susan Aronoff Bradshaw began slandering them in an attempt to draw the attention off the subject; Exotic Animals as Pets, which is not a subject anyone can defend, and try to misdirect attention in any way she can. She even lied to the police in 2005 when she told them that she had really lied in her sworn affidavit of 1997 regarding Don Lewis’ will. In 1997 Susan had no reason to lie, but in 2005, after Carole been successful in campaigning for laws that banned the sale of big cats across state lines as pets (a trade Susan wanted to pursue) she decided to lie to police in the hopes of jailing her adversary. The police saw through her ploy and no action was taken on her false report.
Susan Aronoff, nka Susan Bradshaw was thrown out of the Wildlife on Easy Street volunteer program when she was caught making money on the side by inviting guests to stick their hands in Judah, the lion’s mouth to let him lick raw meat off their hands. She since has relocated a number of times, living briefly with Debbie Sandlin and others. Susan started a number of big cat breeding facilities, such as the Preservation Station, but has had to relocate several times after irritating her neighbors, alienating her sponsors and being financially incapable of staying afloat. Vernon Yates has housed her lion, Judah, for her when she was without land and caging in his 2 acre backyard facility that holds 14 big cats, amid 200 other exotic animals, in concrete cells.
It was this alliance of Vernon Yates, Susan Aronoff, and Debbie Sandlin, that fed the lies and half truths to the Bay News 9 reporter, Chris Hawes. Because they have been able to mislead one reporter they have used the credibility of the Bay News 9 name as their sole source of credibility. That was until they were able to persuade Leonora LaPeter Anton to reprint much of the same false information and innuendo in her Nov. 11, 2007 piece called The Big Cat Fight. What they were not counting on was that the reporter would go on to report about the magnitude of the problem with dangerous exotics, making them all unwitting pawns in demonstrating exactly why their kind should be banned.
The St. Pete Times article reported that Susan Aronoff Bradshaw “has taken in or bought about 75 exotic animals, including tigers, bears, lynx, bobcats and primates. She hopes to open her living classroom zoo next year.”
People who know Susan (age 55 in 2015) say that she has used Debbie Sandlin to make her accusations publicly against Carole Baskin. Debbie Sandlin was briefly a volunteer at Wildlife on Easy Street about a decade ago. She never graduated from Red level to Yellow level which indicates that she either was there less than 6 months, did not keep her volunteer hours up or that she was not progressing through her training as required to achieve the next level. After Don Lewis disappeared in 1997 the sanctuary stopped breeding and trading in exotic cats and there was a small band of people who left when the policies changed. Between 1997 and 1999 Susan Aronoff, Judy Watson, Jim Moore, and Debbie Sandlin left Wildlife on Easy Street because of the change in direction.
Debbie Sandlin was the woman in the trailer carrying the pet monkey around with her in the video taped interview by Bay News 9. She openly bragged that she was above the law because she was having sex with a Florida Wildlife Conservation inspector and later announced that they were engaged, but the officer claims they are not. People who know her say that she does most of this at Susan Bradshaw’s bidding because she looks up to Susan and wants to please her. She stalks Carole Baskin and PDF with photos and has called in to repeat her nasty diatribe as a phone in caller on WMNF when Carole Baskin was interviewed. She has written numerous letters to supporters, regulating bodies, accrediting organizations and the media trying to discredit Carole Baskin and Big Cat Rescue.