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Walking on the Wild Side

By | October 12, 2008 at 12:19 am | No comments

Despite 4,500 years of domestication, there's a little "wild" left in every cat. But some owners want to walk closer to the wild side. So they seek out one of the new domestic cat hybrids whose separation from the jungle or savannah may be only four generations, not...

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Is Wildcat Law Too Tame

By | April 12, 2008 at 12:19 am | No comments

By Kevin Giles Star Tribune Published April 13, 2008 The cougar named Liberty scoots around her pen at the Wildcat Sanctuary on twisted legs and a deformed spine, hungry for every bit of chicken that senior keeper Trista Campbell pulls out of a red...

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African Serval Found Roaming Coon Rapids

By | March 6, 2008 at 5:38 pm | No comments

Authorities were called to a residence in Coon Rapids to capture a serval which had escaped from a neighborhood apartment complex. City ordinances prohibit possession of wildcats such as this African serval and the cat was taken to the Humane Society. TWS took custody of the...

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Escaped pet tiger mauls dog, is shot by deputy

By | November 16, 2007 at 7:13 pm | No comments

Escaped pet tiger mauls dog, is shot by deputy By Tom Alex Des Moines Register November 16, 2007 The Chickasaw County sheriff and his deputies found themselves face to face with a tiger this week. Sheriff Marty Larsen said the deputy who shot and killed a tiger...

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New Hope for Rescued Wildcats

By | April 12, 2007 at 12:19 am | No comments

By Maya Nishikawa WCCO Published April 15, 2007 (WCCO) Sandstone, Minn. - The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minn. has opened its first hospital and Sunday some of its new additions received the first surgeries. A young cougar named Matty is getting...

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A Sanctuary of Second Chances

By | April 12, 2007 at 12:19 am | No comments

By Sharon Schmickle Star Tribune Published April 15, 2007 The Wildcat Sanctuary began doing surgeries on cats that experts say never should have been held captive. Tammy Quist, Executive Director, cleans out Mia's ears looking for any...

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From Crisis to Care – Vista’s Story

By | February 12, 2007 at 12:19 am | No comments

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Sanctuary Bears Burden of Boom of Big Cats

By | January 12, 2007 at 12:19 am | No comments

The 40-acre Wildcat Sanctuary has found a niche, and demand is already outstripping space. By Darlene Prois, Star Tribune Last update: January 07, 2007 – 11:41 PM SANDSTONE, Minn. -- The Wildcat Sanctuary, the state's only certified home for exotic cats, had 20 felines...

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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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