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Animal groups petition to restrict hybrid half-exotic cats as housepets

Animal groups petition to restrict hybrid half-exotic cats as housepets

By | July 1, 2014 at 2:55 am | No comments

Animal welfare groups have petitioned the state to restrict the breeding and possession of hybrid cats — the result of crossbreeding between house cats and wild cats such as Asian leopard cats or African servals. Hybrid cats have been gaining popularity as pets because...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary co-petitions California for hybrid cat regulations

The Wildcat Sanctuary co-petitions California for hybrid cat regulations

By | June 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm | No comments

Today, we have co-petitioned the state of California for a proposed amendment regulating the breeding and possession of hybrid cats. Our mission is to rescue wild cats; i.e. lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, etc.  We can barely keep up with the demand for big cats in need of...

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One Green Planet covers the story of Tasha the cougar at The Wildcat Sanctuary

One Green Planet covers the story of Tasha the cougar at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | June 1, 2014 at 12:31 pm | No comments

Keep the Wild in Your Heart, Not Your Home: The Story of Tasha the Cougar Since the day Tasha, the cougar, first set foot on the open land of The Wildcat Sanctuary, she never looked back. When Tasha arrived at her new forever home, it was the very first time she had been given...

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Who pays the price?

Who pays the price?

By | May 29, 2014 at 1:55 am | No comments

A tiny, adorable, white tiger baby.  Who can resist?  Everyone wants this thrill of a lifetime; to hold one, to play with one, to bottle feed one, to take photos with one  – right? That’s exactly what exhibitors are counting on when they offer cubs for petting or...

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How Facebook changes the world for these rescued wild cats

How Facebook changes the world for these rescued wild cats

By | May 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm | No comments

Tigers splashing in pools... Lions and mountain lions surveying their kingdom from lofty heights... Bobcats and servals curled up in hammocks enjoying the breezes... A jaguar and leopard stalking each other as they play hide and seek in the tall grass... Lynx...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary applauds introduction of Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act HR 4525

The Wildcat Sanctuary applauds introduction of Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act HR 4525

By | May 1, 2014 at 4:07 am | No comments

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, is an important day for animals in the United States. An historic bill has been introduced in Congress that would finally end the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling circuses. Known as The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA) - HR...

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Half a million voices strong for wild cats

Half a million voices strong for wild cats

By | April 10, 2014 at 10:45 pm | No comments

Everyone loves wild cats, right?  Or, at least, that’s what we thought when we developed our Facebook page years ago.  But, for so long, our Facebook family just didn’t seem to be growing.  We crept along, gaining fans here and there, until we slowly reached about 20,000...

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At TWS, every life is special – no matter how big or small

By | March 26, 2014 at 11:51 pm | No comments

Even though The Wildcat Sanctuary is home to big cats, over the years, we've helped several stray cats as well. It's ranged from donors contacting us about stray cats, to neighbors calling finding kittens in culverts.  But what's very interesting is that there are also stray...

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Awwwww, I want one!

Awwwww, I want one!

By | March 12, 2014 at 1:39 am | No comments

The phone rings, our heart sinks.  You know what the caller will probably be asking, “Can you take in this wild cat?” The story is often the same.  An owner who loved cats, who bought the wild cat as a cute and cuddly cub.  Who was told by the breeder that, if...

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The real A-CAT-emy Awards show premieres at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 26, 2014 at 7:06 pm | No comments

The film industry's Academy Awards show will be on soon, but why wait for the glitz and glam? If you're wild about cats, you won't want to miss tuning into The Wildcat Sanctuary's very own A-CAT-emy Awards show. The nominees for many different CAT-egories come from all walks...

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