Cougar Kills Philly Native in Oregon

Renee Radziwon was cleaning the cat's enclosure.

NBC 10 reports: “A Philadelphia woman killed by a cougar this weekend at a suburban Portland, Ore., animal sanctuary had expressed concerns about safety measures at the facility, her mother said Monday.”

Renee Radziwon, who grew up in Fairless Hills, Bucks County, Pa. before moving to Portland, was killed Saturday while cleaning a cougar enclosure at WildCat Haven in Sherwood. The 36-year-old wife and new mother had worked as an animal care technician and head keeper at the sanctuary for the past eight years.

“There was no one there to help her. There was no one at that sanctuary. They left her completely alone,” her mother, Carol Radziwon, told The Associated Press by phone from Pennsylvania.

The sanctuary is located 17 miles south of Portland.