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Loving Animals So Much It Hurts Is An Actual Condition

By | February 8, 2017 at 11:00 am | No comments

People are finally talking about it. As director of one of the country's oldest, busiest animal shelters, Alyssa Krieger has seen staff and volunteers come and go— many of them just months after they started at MSPCA-Angell in Massachusetts. And she has a good idea...

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Evolution of The Wildcat Sanctuary – how the sanctuary began

By | February 3, 2017 at 11:48 am | No comments

"If I only make a fraction of the impact that Sampson and the other cats have made on me, then I am very blessed." Days like this are when I realize how fast time flies and how special each moment is.  Today, I’m spending a few of the last days with Sampson, the caracal. ...

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Where will Ringling’s big cats go?

By | February 1, 2017 at 9:03 am | No comments

With Ringling's circus going out of business, the question so many are asking is "What will happen to all of them, will they have a home?" It's definitely the end of an era, but hopefully a new life for many of the animals. Ringling only owns about a third of the big cats in...

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Ligers – what’s the reality for these big cat hybrids?

By | January 31, 2017 at 12:51 pm | No comments

We're seeing more and more instances of ligers being intentionally bred by those who want to exploit wild animals for profit. So, what exactly is a liger? A cross between a female tiger and a male lion, ligers can grow to be around 900 pounds.  Contrast this to a lion...

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Wild-born cougars released into new habitat at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | December 27, 2016 at 12:27 pm | No comments

Can you ever put a price on a life….on a moment…..on a new experience? Last year, you helped bring wild-born orphan kittens Snow, Storm, Aspen and Blaze home for the holidays. Though they came from two different areas, they’d each lost their mothers tragically. You...

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7 reasons why black cats love Black Friday!!

By | November 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm | No comments

Because these 7 gifts give them the 'wild at heart' life they love - what could be better than that!! Holiday Sponsor Program For $24.99, we’ll send your chosen recipient a special Wildcat Sanctuary card, noting that you’ve made a generous donation to support the wild...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary holiday sponsorships are GRRReat gifts!

By | November 22, 2016 at 5:22 pm | No comments

The gift-giving season will be here soon, so why not vow to make it easy on yourself this year? Skip the shopping crowds and give the gift of compassion, sure to delight everyone on your holiday gift-giving list. For $24.99, we'll send your chosen recipient a special Wildcat...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary ROARS past GIVE TO THE MAX day goal!!

By | November 18, 2016 at 1:40 pm | No comments

YOU RAISED OVER $155,000! THANK YOU FOR BEING A HERO TO ANIMALS! What a whirlwind 24 hours. The day began with a goal of raising $125,000 for the cats - and you blew that away! And you blew us away! You never wavered in your support.  Even when the GiveMN.org website...

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2017 Wildcat Sanctuary calendars are available now!

By | October 20, 2016 at 8:41 am | No comments

                Guess who our cover cat is this year?  It's Shanti Deva!!!  Wouldn't you love to have this gorgeous lioness staring at you, inspiring you every day of the year?  Or how about Shadow, our black...

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What is CITES and why should animal lovers care?

By | October 3, 2016 at 10:50 am | No comments

What does CITES stand for? CITES is a global treaty regulating international trade of threatened and endangered species of wildlife and plants. CITES stands for The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Its aim is to ensure that...

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