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An update from The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | November 5, 2013 at 2:25 am | No comments

Dear Supporters, I’ve spent the past 15 years as the founder and Executive Director at The Wildcat Sanctuary.  Over the years, TWS has grown and changed.  Several months ago I moved to the role of Director of Development & Fundraising at The Wildcat Sanctuary.  As of...

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TWS attends National Big Cat Sanctuary Workshop

By | October 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was honored to attend the Big Cat Sanctuary Workshop in North Carolina this past weekend.  The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) co-sponsored the event.  There were 22 big cat sanctuaries...

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Surly brew benefits the cats of Wildcat Sanctuary

By | October 5, 2013 at 9:59 pm | No comments

Thank you Surly Brewing Company! All summer Surly has been donating $1 from every glass of "You're In Trouble" sold at their Taproom to the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone. Their efforts raised $2,200! The collaboration beer that head brewer Todd brewed with 3 Floyds, was...

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Northdown Taproom hosts Lions, Tigers and Beers event to benefit TWS!

By | October 5, 2013 at 9:07 pm | No comments

Thank you Northdown Café Taproom! Lions, Tigers and Beers is an annual fundraiser hosted by Northdown Café Taproom in Chicago, IL to benefit The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota. Along with top breweries in the world, they bring in the rarest beer for a day of great drinking...

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Employee Injured In Tiger Attack At Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park

By | October 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm | No comments

Posted: Oct 05, 2013 12:57 PM CST Updated: Oct 05, 2013 2:51 PM CST By Xin Xin Liu, News9.com - email WYNNEWOOD, Oklahoma -An employee at the G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, was injured when she was attacked by a tiger at the park Saturday...

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Wildcat Sanctuary supports proposed rule to prohibit public contact with big cats

By | September 30, 2013 at 7:02 pm | No comments

September 30 2013 Dear Sir or Madam: RE: Support of Proposed Rule to Prohibit Public Contact with Big Cats, Bears, and Nonhuman Primates I am writing in support of the proposed rule to prohibit public contact with big cat, bears and nonhuman primates. I am the...

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Officials moving animals out of Las Vegas zoo

By | September 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm | No comments

September 26, 2013 By ANNALISE PORTER and RICHARD LAKE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Federal officials began removing animals from the Southern Nevada Zoological Park this week, but a sign on the front gate says the facility is closed to the public for upgrades. In the...

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We need to outnumber the bad guys NOW to stop public contact with big cats!

By | September 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm | No comments

Please act now!! After two years of work by a coalition of animal welfare groups, USDA has finally posted in the Federal Register for public comment a proposed rule to stop the exhibitors from exploiting infant tigers, bears and primates to make money charging people to pet...

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Tiger, lion and domestic cat genes not so different

By | September 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm | No comments

By Tina Hesman Saey Web edition: September 18, 2013 HwaRang, a white Bengal tiger that lives at the Everland Zoo in South Korea, is one of five big cats that donated DNA for a genome sequencing project. Tigers and their relatives have hit on the right...

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Genomes of big cats revealed

By | September 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm | No comments

By Helen Briggs BBC News International scientists have mapped the genomes of the tiger, lion and snow leopard, in conservation efforts to protect endangered species. The research give clues to how big cats evolved to become top predators with superior muscle strength and a...

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