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Share the Love – FREE Wild Valentine’s Day Cards to Download

By | February 9, 2016 at 11:36 am | No comments

Let your special Valentine know how WILD you are about them! You can download and share each of these free cards by right clicking on them and choose "Save Image As" to your own personal...

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Why does rescuing one wild cat really matter?

By | February 2, 2016 at 7:21 pm | No comments

What started out as a surrender from a private owner, ended up exposing the hard truth of the wild animal industry as a whole. Once again, we've learned how quickly one decision can change the fate for a tiger caught up in this cycle of exploitation.  When we're called upon...

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How are the cats named at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

By | January 28, 2016 at 8:42 pm | No comments

Most often, the cats we rescue are victims of the exotic animal trade - failed "pets" that didn't work out. They come to us already having been named. But occasionally, we're also called on to take in orphaned wild cats. Our first wish is, of course, that they're able...

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Rescuing wild cats or educating about them – which is more important?

By | January 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm | No comments

If you were asking Nikita, a tiger who fought to survive being used as a photo prop by a notorious criminal, she’d choose rescue. But, if you were to ask a legislator trying to shut down rampant breeding in a state with no exotic laws, he or she would say...

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What’s the cost of a hybrid wild cat?

By | January 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm | No comments

The true cost will shock you! Stories about early-generation hybrid wild cats are so often the same - and so disturbing. Yet the general public simply sees the beauty of the cat, the gorgeous markings of the fur and asks, "how much?" They'll pay ridiculous amounts of money to...

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The evolution of The Wildcat Sanctuary – how it all began

By | December 28, 2015 at 9:36 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."  Tammy Thies, The Wildcat Sanctuary Founder Days like this are when I realize how fast time flies by and how special each moment is.  Today, I’m spending a...

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Why The Wildcat Sanctuary can’t “set them free”

By | December 20, 2015 at 8:32 pm | No comments

When we share a photo of one of our cats, one of the more frequent comments we receive is “set them free.”   And, oh, how we wish we could. Of course, we realize that every wild cat would rather be free.  No matter how natural the habitat is we provide, it’s still...

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5 reasons why we don’t offer daily tours at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | December 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm | No comments

Here at The Wildcat Sanctuary, we've made a promise to the cats in our care that they would never be exploited or exhibited for profit again. Before their arrival, so many suffered a great deal of their lives at the hands of unscrupulous exhibitors.  It takes such a long time...

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2016 Wildcat Sanctuary calendars are available now!

By | December 14, 2015 at 8:41 am | No comments

Guess who our cover cat is this year?  It's Tonka!!!   Wouldn't you love to have this gorgeous tiger staring at you, inspiring you every day of the year?  Or how about Shazam, our black leopard, or Guapo, our jaguar, or many others you love! Our calendar is chock full of...

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When Wild Cat Interactions Go Bad – Very Bad!

By | December 2, 2015 at 10:30 am | No comments

WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS When your tabby cat gets a little frisky during play time and the claws come out, you might walk away with some serious scratches. But what about if the cat you’re playing with is a full grown cheetah? Sadly, this week, another mauling has taken...

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