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Blind, starving stray dog finds help and love at, of all places, The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | October 7, 2017 at 3:13 pm | No comments

The phone rang while I was in a staff meeting today.  A good samaritan was trying to catch a stray dog that was in really bad shape.  Would we be able to help? Yes, even though we're a sanctuary for wild cats, I can't tell you the number of phone calls I get about all sorts...

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Tiger loses its life on the streets of Atlanta – how does this happen?

By | September 6, 2017 at 10:06 am | No comments

Today, the public felt what we feel daily. The anger and sadness of a wild cat dying through no fault of its own. When a tiger was seen running loose on an interstate highway in Atlanta, authorities were called. What many don’t understand is that first responders do not...

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Can Facebook Save the Planet?

By | August 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm | No comments

Shanti Deva, a lioness who was rescued and brought to the Wildcat Sanctuary. This sanctuary is using its 3 million Facebook followers to change the lives of lots of big cats. (Photo: Wildcat Sanctuary) Learn how social media managers are using the Internet to amplify their...

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AmeriCorp volunteers dig in for a month at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | August 21, 2017 at 9:54 am | No comments

Have you ever heard of the international Peace Corps? Did you know there's a similar program here in the United States called AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps team mission is strengthening communities and developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community...

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How one volunteer built one of Facebook’s biggest environmental pages

By | August 14, 2017 at 3:16 pm | No comments

Griffen was living at a pay-to-play breeding facility before he was rescued. (Photo: Wildcat Sanctuary) Julie Hanan focused her energy on a small animal refuge in Minnesota, and the results have been amazing. Julie Hanan helped out at domestic cat rescues for years before...

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Ringling’s remaining big cats – what’s happened to them?

By | August 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm | No comments

US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently issued a decision allowing Ringling Bros.' big-cat trainer permission to export their remaining big cats abroad. According to major animal welfare organizations, this is clearly contrary to the true intent of the federal Endangered...

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Amazing medical progress for tigers Daisy and Mohan!

By | July 10, 2017 at 6:12 pm | No comments

What a difference a couple of months can make for two very ill tigers! When we picked up Mohan, he had such difficulty walking. With degenerative joint disease of the knees due to untreated cranial cruciate ligament injuries and with nails grown so long they'd embedded in...

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So, do you think MY cat is a Bengal?

By | June 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm | No comments

Whenever we share a photo of one of the dozens of hybrid wild cats we’ve rescued, someone always asks the question, “Could my rescue be a Bengal?” Tabby cats and Bengal cats can often look very similar. Without a bill of sale, some sort of registration/pedigree papers...

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Tell Congress you care about circus animals with a letter today!

By | June 26, 2017 at 11:41 am | No comments

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey's circus has gone out of business. Municipalities all over the US are banning or restricting the use of wild animals in circuses. Times are indeed changing. The general public is realizing the inherent cruelty of caging and transporting...

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Stop cross breeding and inbreeding big cats for profit

By | June 7, 2017 at 8:49 am | No comments

At one time, white tigers were indeed rare. The last one captured in the wild was Mohan in India in 1951. He was intentionally inbred with his daughter.  The resulting four white tiger cubs began a long line of inbreeding for profit. Fast forward to today when almost every...

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