Dwight Turner was left in need of multiple surgeries after being attacked by the animal that belongs to Michael Poggi, who claims to run an animal sanctuary in Davie, Florida. Once Turner entered into the animal’s enclosure, he got a “full-contact experience” only it wasn’t the kind he was hoping for. The cat pounced on him almost immediately.
An incident report says his injuries were so bad that his ‘scalp was hanging off his head’. Poggi has been charged with allowing him to get close to a dangerous animal while also maintaining captive wildlife in an unsafe condition. However, he is licensed to own the leopard which is back in its enclosure.