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Pine County Tiger Attack

By | April 9, 2006 at 12:19 am | No comments

Dead woman's tigers to be taken to Wildcat Sanctuary MEGGAN LINDSAY rachel.kytonen@ecm-inc.com Pioneer Press 2006 Pine County authorities will seize two Bengal tigers left at a former animal breeding business where a third tiger...

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Young Serval Surrendered

By | March 6, 2006 at 5:51 pm | No comments

The wild nature of many exotic wildcats prohibits them from becoming companion pets, regardless of how innocent or cute they appear. Such is the case with Eve, a baby African Serval. Servals are rapidly becoming very popular in the exotic cat trade. Owners quickly realize the...

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TWS Rescues a 350 lb Lion from Rural Minnesota

By | March 6, 2006 at 5:41 pm | No comments

Recently, media representatives from the Twin Cities and neighboring South Dakota were present to document the move of a 3 1/2 year old, 350 pound male lion from a local farm to an accredited sanctuary in Mississippi by The Wildcat Sanctuary. As staff members and reporters...

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Willmar Cougar Headed to Tennessee

By | February 3, 2006 at 12:19 am | No comments

(Willmar, Minn. Feb. 3, 2006) The cougar that was captured in Willmar, Minn. earlier this week will be spending the rest of its days at a big cat facility in Tennessee. Tammy Quist of the Wildcat Sanctuary in Cedar, Minn., picked up the cat from a veterinary clinic in Willmar...

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TC Dog Magazine

By | September 12, 2005 at 12:19 am | No comments

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Underwood Tigers Appear Saved

By | June 12, 2005 at 12:19 am | No comments

By Dave Olson The Forum June 22, 2005 Whether they know it or not, nine tigers seized from an Underwood, Minn., animal farm last week can breathe a little easier. Euthanasia - which had loomed as a possible fate - now appears a remote threat after...

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Animal Rights Coalition Newsletter

By | March 12, 2005 at 12:19 am | No comments

he Wildcat Sanctuary Tammy Quist, Executive Director, The Wildcat Sanctuary The captive wildcat crisis and exotic pet problem is in the news almost weekly. In Illinois, a man is mauled to death by two tigers kept in his backyard. A “pet” leopard attacks a woman in...

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Actress Hedren promotes Isanti County wildcat refuge

By | September 27, 2004 at 12:19 am | No comments

By Jill Burcum Star Tribune Published August 27, 2004 ISANTI, MINN. -- The young, blonde Minnesota woman wore barn boots and jeans. The aging, still-glamorous movie star sported a dapper suit and dainty sandals from which perfectly polished...

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Local Sanctuary Provides Homes for Captive Wildcats

By | July 12, 2004 at 12:19 am | No comments

By T.W. Budig Isanti County News Published July 15, 2004 When an “exotic pet” takes the form of a leaping 275-pound Bengal tiger, it becomes plain the term fails to capture a striped reality. The Wildcat Sanctuary in Isanti County is home to...

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Unwanted Wild Cats Becoming Bigger Problem

By | June 13, 2004 at 12:19 am | No comments

Published June 13, 2004 No one knows for sure how many wild, exotic animals are being kept in Minnesota, but for just large wild cats, it's probably in the hundreds. That's the estimate by Tammy Quist, director of The Wildcat Sanctuary in Isanti County, which has...

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