(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...
By Dave Olson
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...
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...
By Jill Burcum
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
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...