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The Wildcat Sanctuary hosts the 2017 Big Cat Sanctuary Conference

By | September 18, 2017 at 4:09 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was honored to host the third Big Cat Sanctuary Conference. This is an annual gathering of reputable sanctuaries dedicated to ending the captive wildlife crisis. In early September 2017, 35 leaders from 16 U.S. sanctuaries and representatives from...

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Join our team! Open position for Veterinary Hospital Manager

By | September 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is seeking an experienced veterinary technician with dynamic leadership skills to serve as Hospital Manager.  We are a 501c3 non-profit, big cat rescue nested between the beautiful lakes, fields and forests in Sandstone, Minnesota conveniently...

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Tiger loses its life on the streets of Atlanta – how does this happen?

By | September 6, 2017 at 10:06 am | No comments

Today, the public felt what we feel daily. The anger and sadness of a wild cat dying through no fault of its own. When a tiger was seen running loose on an interstate highway in Atlanta, authorities were called. What many don’t understand is that first responders do not...

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Can Facebook Save the Planet?

By | August 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm | No comments

Shanti Deva, a lioness who was rescued and brought to the Wildcat Sanctuary. This sanctuary is using its 3 million Facebook followers to change the lives of lots of big cats. (Photo: Wildcat Sanctuary) Learn how social media managers are using the Internet to amplify their...

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Chemical Immobilization and Humane Handling Course for Wildlife Caretakers

By | August 25, 2017 at 2:45 pm | No comments

Chemical Immobilization and Humane Handling Course For Wildlife Caretakers November 6-9, 2017 Wolf Haven International, Tenino, Washington Are you a caretaker working with captive exotic or indigenous wildlife? Do you rescue and rehabilitate wildlife or work in a setting...

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AmeriCorp volunteers dig in for a month at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | August 21, 2017 at 9:54 am | No comments

Have you ever heard of the international Peace Corps? Did you know there's a similar program here in the United States called AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps team mission is strengthening communities and developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community...

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How one volunteer built one of Facebook’s biggest environmental pages

By | August 14, 2017 at 3:16 pm | No comments

Griffen was living at a pay-to-play breeding facility before he was rescued. (Photo: Wildcat Sanctuary) Julie Hanan focused her energy on a small animal refuge in Minnesota, and the results have been amazing. Julie Hanan helped out at domestic cat rescues for years before...

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Ringling’s remaining big cats – what’s happened to them?

By | August 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm | No comments

US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently issued a decision allowing Ringling Bros.' big-cat trainer permission to export their remaining big cats abroad. According to major animal welfare organizations, this is clearly contrary to the true intent of the federal Endangered...

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Order your 2018 Wildcat Sanctuary Cat Calendar now!

By | July 17, 2017 at 8:23 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_19261" align="alignnone" width="343"] Tiger Griffen won as Calendar Cover Cat 2018[/caption] Pre-order your 2018 Calendar TODAY! Note:  Calendars will not be shipped until September 2017. Our calendar will be filled with some of our best...

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Reserve your spot for Jungle Boogie today!

By | July 16, 2017 at 2:27 pm | No comments

REGISTER HERE -$100 per person Jungle Boogie – Crystal Ball - A look to our future Sunday, October 15, 2017 Minneapolis Marriott West:  9960 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis Minnesota 55426 As a TWS supporter, you’ve helped us grow through the years and you’ve made us what...

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