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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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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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