Raja, along with another cougar named Tasha, came to the sanctuary in 2007 - they had both been kept as house pets by their previous owner. Liberty, who is one of the sanctuary's worse abuse cases, was rescued and joined them a year later. She was extremely emaciated and dehydrated when she first arrived, and had untreated fractures in both of her back legs.
"The tops of her ears were dangling by a small amount of flesh and were about to fall off," according to a blog post by the sanctuary.
Eventually, Liberty was able to recover thanks to the care of the sanctuary's staff. She also gained a partner for life.