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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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Former Area Couple Rescues Michigan Cougars(2004)v

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

Michael and Cheryl (Mehki) Tuller run WildCat Haven in Oregon. By DEAN COUSINO Evening News staff writer Thanks to two Ida High School graduates and a third rescuer, two Michigan cougars on the brink of being killed have found a safe place to spend the rest of the their...

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Michigan Cougars Headed for New Home In Oregon Thanks to TWS

By | February 21, 2004 at 2:59 pm | No comments

Cougars typically inhabit a variety of regions throughout the Americas, from lowland swamps and grasslands to forests and mountains, often occupying territories up to 100 square miles. However, in January 2004, Jeff Robinette, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)...

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Unlikely Cass Residents Forced To Move On: Cougars Headed To New Digs In Oregon After Rescue From Jones Pole Barn

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

Cougars headed to new digs in Oregon after rescue from Jones pole barn By ADAM JACKSON Tribune Staff Writer Ask any schoolkid what kind of animals are found in barns, and odds are, they'll rattle off a list of old standards like cows, pigs and horses. The odds are also...

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National Geographic Kids article

By | October 12, 2003 at 12:34 am | No comments

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The Wildcat Sanctuary Helps Big Cats Remain Wild At Heart

By | March 12, 2003 at 12:20 am | No comments

Tammy Quist's Wildcat Sanctuary helps big cats remain wild at heart J. Pinkley, Star Tribune March 12, 2003 Editor's note: This article has been corrected to repair an inaccuracy in the number of wild cats at the sanctuary. Tammy Quist wasn't at all surprised to receive a...

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Anna, MN Tiger Cub, Saved

By | March 6, 2003 at 5:32 pm | No comments

In February, 2003, TWS received a call from the Humane Society, looking for a home for a young tiger cub, Anna. Most of what we know of Anna's situation came from several news articles written about her. Animal neglect and abuse draws media attention, but, what happens after the...

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Wildcats Surrendered from Private Home

By | March 6, 2003 at 5:04 pm | No comments

Existing as the only accredited big cat sanctuary in the upper Midwest keeps the staff of The Wildcat Sanctuary incredibly busy. Along with providing the residents a permanent home, several rescue calls come in each month to help additional animals in need. November 2003 was no...

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