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Saying goodbye is never easy at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | April 8, 2015 at 6:20 pm | No comments

Losing a resident is the most difficult part of what we do. It's something that never gets easier, no matter how many times we go through it - even knowing we gave them the best years possible. I know you understand what we go through. You're there with us. Each of you care...

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Thank you for your support to our Miracle Match Program!

By | April 7, 2015 at 1:24 am | No comments

Thank YOU for your support of the Miracle Match Program - our biggest fundraiser of the year. Thanks to you and the generous donors who matched your donations, we raised over $170,000 which includes all program through March and April.  This will provide nearly 3 months of...

Posted in: General, Home Feature Below Right

Welcome home Cleo, the Canada Lynx

By | March 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm | No comments

In March of 2015, we received a very familiar call – a private owner whose life circumstances were quickly changing and it would be impossible for him to keep the exotic cat he so loved. His Canada Lynx had spent all thirteen years of her life with he and his wife, living...

Posted in: Blog, Home Feature Below Left, Rescues

Animal Caretaker II Open Position at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | March 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm | No comments

Open Position: Animal Caretaker II Level/hourly non-exempt Reports to: Sanctuary Manager Description: Applicants at the Animal Caretaker II level must be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of animal care, animal husbandry, animal behavior and safety practices; and...

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Treating the entire animal at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 19, 2015 at 6:52 pm | No comments

It can be easy to think that, with just a little TLC, you can turn around the life of a rescued resident.  In the best case scenarios, that can happen.  But, more often than not, the cats that come to the Sanctuary have extreme medical conditions, unknown history and,...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog

In the heart of a rescue at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 9, 2015 at 11:51 pm | No comments

A life on display I received a call from a caretaker of a small event center in California.  She explained that servals, caracals, a lynx and tigers were on display at a mansion.  The mansion was used for weddings, events, retreats, tours and even yoga classes.  The cats...

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Long time resident, Mark the F1 Bengal, passes on.

By | February 4, 2015 at 3:09 pm | No comments

At 19, Mark was one of the oldest cats at The Sanctuary, a very unheard of age for an F1 Bengal (a cross between an Asian Leopard Cat and a Bengal Cat).  Saying good-bye was bittersweet.  We were able to celebrate that he lived a long, good life surrounded by humans and cats...

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To declaw or not to declaw…that is the question.

By | February 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm | No comments

I remember walking into the shelter to adopt my very first pet.  I had looked at rescue groups, ads in the paper and had visited several shelters looking for the right cat – the one looking for me. When I saw her, I knew.  She was not exotic looking, nor a fancy breed. ...

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Goodbye to our dear caraval Zepo at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | January 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm | No comments

Our hearts are heavy as we had to say goodbye to Zepo, the caraval. At 15 years old, he was geriatric.  Caracals normally live between 15-17 years in captivity and hybrids lives are even shorter.  Even so, Zepo didn’t seem old to us.  We have had cats live to be in their...

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What’s ahead at The Wildcat Sanctuary for 2015?

By | January 28, 2015 at 11:15 pm | No comments

I feel blessed to look back at 2014 seeing how much we’ve accomplished for the cats together!  I’m even more excited about 2015 and the difference we can continue to make in the lives of so many. Because of you, our organization continues to grow and has been named one...

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