Animal Care

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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Why we are a “no contact” big cat sanctuary.

By | January 2, 2017 at 6:36 pm | No comments

We’re often asked if we pet or interact with our cats. And, if they were previously owned as pets, don’t they miss that interaction? The simple answer is no, we do not have free contact with big cats - for their protection and ours.  But the answer is more complicated...

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Orphaned bobcat kittens create their own special family at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | October 11, 2016 at 8:14 am | No comments

Imagine you’re walking along a path outdoors, you see two little balls of fur on the dirt path in front of you. They’re meowing. Loudly. No mother is in sight. You’re worried for them and you don’t want to leave them in harm’s way. You scoop them up and bring them...

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T.E.A.M. – Treating The Entire Animal at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | July 19, 2016 at 6:52 pm | No comments

It can be easy to think that, with just a little TLC, you can turn around the life of a rescued resident.  In the best case scenarios, that can happen.  But, more often than not, the cats that come to the Sanctuary have extreme medical conditions, unknown history and,...

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How to provide comfort care for an aging big cat

By | January 11, 2016 at 1:52 pm | No comments

We often hear from people that we have dream jobs and how lucky we are to get to work with big cats.  We definitely do, and feel blessed each day that your support enables us to care for over 100 wild cats. But our days are much different than most perceive.  It’s...

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How do you know when a rescued wild cat is happy?

By | January 25, 2015 at 2:39 am | No comments

Most think, if you provide a rescued wild cat with good nutrition, an optimal natural environment, enrichment to challenge his or her senses, and quality veterinary care, they should be happy – right? But, what happens if that’s not always the case? That's why behavioral...

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Aslan the lion – forever now king of his wild life

By | December 8, 2014 at 4:02 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_14131" align="alignright" width="300"] The lions enjoy a summer roll in the grass[/caption] It was an unseasonably warm winter day. The snow was thawing and patches of grass appeared all throughout sanctuary. The sun was shining. Aslan was spending...

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When do you know if it’s time to let go? Aslan, the king of our sanctuary

By | July 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm | No comments

Aslan the male lion has always been strong and impressive. This past winter, Asha, a mate of Aslan, successfully went through emergency surgery. But, we never expected we would be facing a similar fate with Aslan so soon. It has been a long month for both Aslan and his team of...

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See your dollars at work for the cats!

By | July 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm | No comments

Summer may be playtime for the cats but, for us  it's our busiest season!  We have a few short months to get a lot of work done to better the lives of our residents. And thanks to your support, we are accomplishing so much for the cats in our care this summer!  Along with...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary welcomes new resident Kasha!

By | July 10, 2014 at 4:09 am | No comments

We hope your 4th of July was fun!  For those of us involved in rescue work, there is no resting on holidays and this July 4th was no exception.  That's when Kasha, the Bengal, arrived here at The Wildcat Sanctuary.   A small non-profit cat rescue contacted The...

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