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Tigers and leopard will finally roam free at acclaimed sanctuary after four years in legal limbo

By | September 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm | No comments

SANDSTONE, MINN. - Sept. 1, 2015 - After an owner lost his legal battle to keep custody of his four big cats, preparations are finally underway to move them cross country. Three tigers and a leopard have been loaded and are being moved from New York to their new home at The...

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So you want to start your own sanctuary?

By | August 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm | No comments

At least weekly, I receive an email from someone asking me how to start a sanctuary. Some are good-hearted animal lovers. Many really only want to have exotic animals themselves, but think “framing” it as a sanctuary legitimizes their personal desire. But they really...

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Big Cat advocates speak out against the killing of Cecil the lion and trophy hunting

By | July 31, 2015 at 5:20 pm | No comments

The story of Cecil’s death has become front page news, dominated social media, and has resulted in an avalanche of ethical questions about trophy hunting.  How was Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer allowed to kill this iconic lion in Zimbabwe? The Wildcat Sanctuary dealt with...

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Wisconsin Big Cat on the Loose Possibly Escaped Pet

By | July 29, 2015 at 12:48 pm | No comments

For the past week, authorities have been investigating sightings of a big cat in the Milwaukee area.  Many people have weighed in on whether it’s a wild mountain lion or could it actually be an escaped pet? As of today, the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control...

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Cecil the lion – Trophy hunting is not humane or conservation

By | July 29, 2015 at 8:54 am | No comments

The true identity of the trophy hunter who killed the iconic Zimbabwe lion Cecil has been revealed to be a Minnesotan, not a Spaniard as has been reported in the past. Whatever your stance is about hunting and conservation, we do not condone sport and trophy hunting. We do not...

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Help us create WILD SPACES for The Wildcat Sanctuary’s tigers

By | July 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm | No comments

Each cat that comes to the sanctuary is promised several things, including nutritious food and proper veterinary care. Our promise also includes a WILD SPACE where they can choose their own path to walk and lie down, plenty of options for shade and alone time, as well as...

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Do new laws mean dozens of exotic animals may be killed?

By | May 22, 2015 at 11:00 am | No comments

Recent headlines read: New law means dozens of exotic animals may be killed Mexico deadline to ban circus animals looms but doubt shrouds creatures' fate Man forced to remove exotic animals from County property We’re often asked if we support legislation like this.  With...

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Sponsor a Wild One

By | May 20, 2015 at 8:20 pm | 41 comments

ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP OF A WILD CAT [gravityform id="3" title="false" description="false"] Download our Sponsorship Form and mail it in with your check OR purchase your sponsorship online by clicking on the type cat you'd like to sponsor below.  If there's a particular cat...

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Help us complete the Scarlet Veterinary Center at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | May 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm | No comments

The Hospital Upgrade is launching with a very important new name: THE SCARLET VETERINARY CENTER. This is in memory of Scarlet, the clouded leopard. As I sit here in our 18’ x 26’ hospital, I’m amazed at all that has gone on here in this small space. It’s one of the...

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Nigel, the caracal, reunites with brother Ivan at the Rainbow Bridge

By | May 14, 2015 at 8:17 pm | No comments

If love could keep an animal alive, Nigel would still be with us today. Nigel and his brother Ivan, arrived at The Wildcat Sanctuary just this past year.  Never did we think we’d have to say good-bye so soon. Ivan left us within days of coming to The Wildcat Sanctuary,...

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