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The Wildcat Sanctuary speaks out against barbaric practice of breeding white tigers

By | March 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm | No comments

PHOTO: Zoos often "trick" people into thinking white tigers need conservation however white tigers are purposely inbred by zoos as tourist attractions. (Reuters: Mariana Bazo) The facts on white tigers: Inbreeding 'for beauty and tourism dollars' By Paige Cockburn Updated...

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If white tigers are rare, why are there so many at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

By | March 2, 2016 at 11:48 am | No comments

“Step right up and come see the rare, endangered Royal White Bengal tiger!” If you’ve been to a fair or local festival, chances are you’ve probably seen or heard this from exhibitors. Whether they’re baby white tiger cubs for you to hold and play with or they’re...

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6 FREE and EASY ways to help wild cats!

By | February 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm | No comments

So often we hear the phrase, “I wish I could help but I don’t have the money to.” And yet, there are so many free and easy ways to help wild cats in need every single day! Below are just a few...   WHAT YOU CAN DO   SIGN UP FOR AMAZON’S SMILE...

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A big milestone to celebrate at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | February 17, 2016 at 11:40 am | No comments

Because of YOU, we have a lot to celebrate! In 2015, with your in-kind support, we have hit the one million dollar milestone of support!! On top of that, we have over 2.8 million Facebook fans, with support coming from 46 countries. You helped us welcome 8 wild cats to TWS in...

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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...

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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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