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Small Cat Track renovation has begun

By | June 24, 2014 at 2:50 pm | No comments

The serval building and habitat renovation is underway!  The cats at Small Cat Track have been patiently waiting for this development!  The harsh winter and wet spring delayed the project initially, but the demolition and renovation have begun. Your gifts last year made all...

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Scarlet the clouded leopard recovers from surgery

By | May 23, 2014 at 1:22 am | No comments

Emergency surgery was performed on Scarlet the clouded leopard today after a medical exam confirmed pyometra. Pyometra is an infection of the uterus that occurs because of hormonal changes in a cat’s reproductive tract. Scarlet is not spayed unlike the majority of our...

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Local animal rights activists turn old fur coats into toys for animals

By | May 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm | No comments

Local animal activists transform old fur coats into pelts designed to protect and soothe distressed animals. In a nondescript building in South Minneapolis, a small group of volunteers — all animal-rights activists — grab handfuls of musty old furs and tear them...

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Mia the cougar meets Max at the Rainbow Bridge

By | May 6, 2014 at 9:00 am | No comments

Mia – May 2014 As caregivers, the most we can ever ask for is that our animal friends live long and happy lives, and when it is their time to leave, that they pass on as peacefully as possible.  This is what we had with Mia the cougar. Mia lived a long 17 years and...

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A letter from the Chair of The Wildcat Sanctuary Board of Directors – Accord with AG ensures future of 100+ animals

By | April 22, 2014 at 5:27 pm | No comments

A letter from the Chair of The Wildcat Sanctuary Board of Directors: You may have seen recent news reports about an investigation into The Wildcat Sanctuary by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. While we’ve tried to keep you as informed as we could in the past few...

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A letter from the founder, Our Financial Future

By | April 22, 2014 at 3:06 pm | No comments

  As an important part of The Wildcat Sanctuary, I wanted you to know that you may hear some criticism of me and The Wildcat Sanctuary in the near future. This last year has been one of the most difficult of the 15 years I've been running The Wildcat Sanctuary. ...

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Resident Spotlight: Jaguar Diablo Guapo

By | March 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm | No comments

Diablo Guapo, a black Jaguar, resided at a big cat rescue facility in CO. Unfortunately, the facility was not receiving enough funding to continue to care for the animals. The Director made the very difficult decision to start placing animals at other facilities, undoubtedly...

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Grieving the loss of Sierra the tigress

By | February 26, 2014 at 3:29 pm | No comments

In Memory -  February 2014 I sit here having to type because I don’t know what else to do.  I am beside myself. In a few short hours, we will say good-bye to a dear resident of ours.  Every loss is difficult, but this one seems so unfair.  To know that letting her go is...

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The Truth About White Tigers

By | January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am | No comments

What is a white tiger - really? White tigers are very popular with pseudo sanctuaries, breeders and exhibitors as they tend to bring in more visitors and more money. White tigers are Bengal tigers. They're not albino or their own separate species, as many people think. White...

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Plush tigers bring kids comfort while spreading the message of No More Wild Pets

By | December 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm | No comments

Some months ago, we put out the call for plush tiger donations.  How exciting it was to have our mailbox filled with tigers when you didn't even know how they would be used.  The office has, literally, been drowning in stuffed tigers! Our vision was for a PR event that...

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