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The Big Cats and all of us give thanks to YOU!!

By | November 24, 2015 at 11:44 am | No comments

It's the end of the day and, as with most days, we're here late reviewing the long list of items we want to accomplish for the cats. But, thinking of what YOU helped us do over this past year, I can't help but smile. In the midst of looking at the "to do" list in front of me,...

Posted in: Blog

Behind the scenes video of the NY big cats coming home!

By | November 16, 2015 at 12:06 pm | No comments

Do you know what it REALLY takes to save big cats? As part of our feline family, we want to share with you the work that went into bringing Caesar, Logan, Callie and Shadow home to The Wildcat Sanctuary. It was a very emotional, cross-country trip for both the cats and...

Posted in: Featured, TWS in the News

Thank you to the owner of Calcutta, Logan, Caesar and Shadow

By | September 4, 2015 at 4:08 pm | No comments

Is a picture really worth 1000 words? A beautiful picture of Calcutta can express more than the written language. Photographs can capture the beauty of her face, the look in her eye and even give you a glimpse into her soul. But some pictures only tell part of the...

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4 big cats to begin their new lives at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | September 2, 2015 at 1:02 pm | No comments

It’s been over a year in the making and several months of not knowing if four new big cats would be calling The Wildcat Sanctuary home. An owner-surrender rescue takes an enormous amount of time, patience. That’s why we don’t feel comfortable sharing details until the...

Posted in: General, Updates

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...

Posted in: TWS in the News

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...

Posted in: TWS in the News

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...

Posted in: TWS in the News

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...

Posted in: TWS in the News

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...

Posted in: Programs, TWS in the News

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