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Do big cats roar or purr – or both?

By | July 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm | No comments

We're asked this question all the time!  Here's the facts according to the National Wildlife Federation: "Contented lions might purr if they could, but they can't. Only the smaller cats- - not just house cats, but also bobcats, ocelots, lynxes, cougars* and others- - have...

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“But Mama, where did the tiger cub go?”

By | July 26, 2016 at 3:04 pm | No comments

What's the ONE most important thing you can do to reduce the number of big cats in need of rescue? Submit your comments today to the USDA asking them to STOP allowing public contact with dangerous animals - cubs or adults. If we want to help end the non-stop breeding by...

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Wildcat Sanctuary quoted in People Are Breeding These Giant Cats To Be Just Like Dogs

By | July 21, 2016 at 8:06 am | No comments

Giant cats who walk on a leash, play fetch and snuggle up to you at bedtime? No, this isn't bizarro world. This isn't Apocalypse Meow. This is real. And it's brutal. They're called Savannah cats, a cross between a regular domestic cat and the wilder (and larger)...

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Wildcat Sanctuary quoted in Dying Tiger Spent His Life Being Paraded Around At Football Games

By | July 21, 2016 at 7:47 am | No comments

Mike the tiger's Facebook page is inundated with messages like "You are so loved" and "We're pulling for you." Born and bred as a live mascot, the now 11-year-old tiger has spent his life being wheeled out in front of cheering fans at Louisiana State...

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Rescued Wildcats Form An Inseparable Bond

By | June 19, 2016 at 9:03 pm | No comments

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxMOSs3Mft4[/embed] In the woods of Minnesota, lies a beautiful sanctuary where rescued wildcats go to live happy, carefree lives. This beautiful story is about The Wildcat Sanctuary and an unbelievable friendship that formed...

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Tiger Torn From Mom Gets Paraded Around At Football Games

By | June 17, 2016 at 10:19 am | No comments

For 45 years, Massillon Washington High School has been parading baby tigers onto its field during football games, replacing each animal as soon as they grow too big. Lilly was one of those tigers. Lilly at Massillon Washington High School. PHOTO SOURCE...

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Minnesota’s shameful secret: Exotic animals kept captive as pets and for exhibits

By | June 4, 2016 at 1:38 pm | No comments

There are an estimated 1,000 big cats living in captivity in Minnesota, animals that will never live in the wild. The Wildcat Sanctuary Mayfield, New York resident Steve Salton's weakness for very large cats dates back years. It started in 2005...

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Lions, Tigers & Beers for The Wildcat Sanctuary – oh my!

By | June 3, 2016 at 3:01 pm | No comments

THANK YOU FOR A PAWESOME EVENT! OVER $11,000 WAS RAISED FOR THE CATS!   WHERE: Northdown Taproom Chicago, Illinois DETAILS HERE! Have you heard the buzz about Lions, Tigers and Beers? Be sure you follow the fun on Facebook HERE! It started as an idea by some Chicago...

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Big cats, clean teeth thanks to veterinary anesthesiologists

By | June 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm | No comments

Photo by Tammy Thies Just like people, big cats need to maintain teeth health too. But keeping their teeth healthy is easier said than done. To ensure that dentists can safely clean and fix the animal’s teeth, an experienced anesthesiology team is...

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Lilly, the case of the disappearing tiger cub mascot

By | May 4, 2016 at 3:42 pm | No comments

“Obie.”  It’s a strange name for a tiger, isn’t it? But, it comes with a lot of meaning behind it. For over 45 years, Massillon Ohio’s high school has had a tiger cub bred specifically to parade around for a few months as a  live tiger mascot for their football...

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