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Exotic animals needlessly and tragically killed at Colorado facility

By | April 26, 2017 at 11:51 am | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was shocked to hear that Lions Gate owners in Colorado have apparently killed all the animals at their facility. After losing a request to relocate, it’s reported that owners chose to have each animal killed and buried on property...

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Cub Petting – the sad reality behind this industry

By | April 24, 2017 at 5:17 pm | No comments

Cub petting is the practice of using baby animals, like tigers, as photo props for paying customers. These operations are deceptive because they prey on people’s affection toward baby animals, and exploit the desire to hold or care for them. This masks a secretive dark side,...

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Priya’s story – a tiger rescued from cub petting

By | April 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm | No comments

Note: This article is the second in a multi part series explaining cub petting. For the first part, go here. This tigress has had a tough life. Following the rescue of more than 100 big cats, including 75 tigers, from a cub petting operation, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge...

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Behind the scenes – 3 tiger brothers move to new huge habitat!

By | April 18, 2017 at 9:17 am | No comments

Can you imagine the joy of finally living 'wild at heart' in a huge habitat, instead of a small cage where you spent the first six years of your life? Today, you don't have to imagine. You can watch the first moments brothers Dimitri, Griffen and Zeke spent checking out...

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What this BLIND bengal cat can do is simply amazing!

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:42 am | No comments

As far as phone calls go, this one didn’t seem all that strange. Another rescue group had been contacted by a private owner. He was having trouble with his Bengal cat not using the litter box consistently. We get these calls all the time since it’s such a common complaint...

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If tigers are endangered, why are you neutering tigers you rescue?

By | April 1, 2017 at 7:00 am | No comments

This is a question we're often asked when people find out our rescued tigers are neutered or spayed. The misconception is, if tigers are endangered in the wild, shouldn't you allow captive tigers to breed? Four reasons accredited sanctuaries don't breed captive tigers: 1....

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The Wildcat Sanctuary’s vision of a future with No More Wild Pets

By | March 27, 2017 at 9:00 am | No comments

Whether it’s divorce, relocation, expecting a baby, loss of job, pets that don’t get along, loss of homeowners insurance, change in zoning laws….we hear all the same stories that most rescue organizations and shelters do. The difference is that, if it were a domestic cat...

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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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