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Cub Petting – the sad reality behind this industry

By | April 24, 2017 at 5:17 pm | No comments

Cub petting is the practice of using baby animals, like tigers, as photo props for paying customers. These operations are deceptive because they prey on people’s affection toward baby animals, and exploit the desire to hold or care for them. This masks a secretive dark side,...

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Priya’s story – a tiger rescued from cub petting

By | April 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm | No comments

Note: This article is the second in a multi part series explaining cub petting. For the first part, go here. This tigress has had a tough life. Following the rescue of more than 100 big cats, including 75 tigers, from a cub petting operation, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge...

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Behind the scenes – 3 tiger brothers move to new huge habitat!

By | April 18, 2017 at 9:17 am | No comments

Can you imagine the joy of finally living 'wild at heart' in a huge habitat, instead of a small cage where you spent the first six years of your life? Today, you don't have to imagine. You can watch the first moments brothers Dimitri, Griffen and Zeke spent checking out...

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What this BLIND bengal cat can do is simply amazing!

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:42 am | No comments

As far as phone calls go, this one didn’t seem all that strange. Another rescue group had been contacted by a private owner. He was having trouble with his Bengal cat not using the litter box consistently. We get these calls all the time since it’s such a common complaint...

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Big News! Two tigers become roommates and $22,000 added to the Miracle Match!

By | April 5, 2017 at 9:14 am | No comments

Big news for TWS' biggest tigers! What’s better than introducing two huge tigers to their very own large, natural habitats at the Sanctuary?  Introducing them to each other!!! You can imagine the planning, discussions and strategy that goes into deciding whether or not...

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If tigers are endangered, why are you neutering tigers you rescue?

By | April 1, 2017 at 7:00 am | No comments

This is a question we're often asked when people find out our rescued tigers are neutered or spayed. The misconception is, if tigers are endangered in the wild, shouldn't you allow captive tigers to breed? Four reasons accredited sanctuaries don't breed captive tigers: 1....

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Tiger brothers Dimitri, Zeke and Griffen neutered

By | March 28, 2017 at 10:54 am | No comments

When you’re a vet, you’re used to seeing several patients in one day. But when your patients are three rescued tiger brothers, over 400 lbs. pounds each, you really have a BIG workload! While many people were out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, sanctuary staff and vets...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary’s vision of a future with No More Wild Pets

By | March 27, 2017 at 9:00 am | No comments

Whether it’s divorce, relocation, expecting a baby, loss of job, pets that don’t get along, loss of homeowners insurance, change in zoning laws….we hear all the same stories that most rescue organizations and shelters do. The difference is that, if it were a domestic cat...

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Savannah cat Maximillion arrives at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 16, 2017 at 11:00 am | No comments

After a cross-country journey, Savannah cat Maximillion is finally at his forever home! Who drives over 1200 miles to make sure a recently surrendered Savannah cat has a forever home?  We do of course! Thanks to your support, committed volunteers and staff, we always...

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Evolution of The Wildcat Sanctuary – how the sanctuary began

By | February 3, 2017 at 11:48 am | No comments

"If I only make a fraction of the impact that Sampson and the other cats have made on me, then I am very blessed." Days like this are when I realize how fast time flies and how special each moment is.  Today, I’m spending a few of the last days with Sampson, the caracal. ...

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