Animal Care

Treating the entire animal at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 19, 2015 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 do you know when a rescued wild cat is happy?

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

To most, it would appear that if you provide a rescued wild cat with good nutrition, an optimal natural environment with 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?...

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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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Resident Spotlight- Spring

By | December 3, 2013 at 2:28 am | No comments

Spring spent the first nine years of his life in a flimsy wire cage.  He was extremely bonded to his owners and did not know he was a cougar.  In fact, I still don’t think he’s sure.  When he first came to the sanctuary, everything frightened him, even his tiny bobcat...

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Holiday enrichment for the cats of TWS!

By | November 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm | No comments

Make a holiday wish come true for one of the TWS cats – purchase toys they love for any TWS resident at:  http://www.sanctuarysupplies.com/sanctuary_wishlist.asp?id=1009 When you think of animal care, a few things usually come to mind such as diet preparation, cleaning...

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Sanctuaries around the country step-up to support The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | November 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm | No comments

The care of the cats has always been the top priority at The Wildcat Sanctuary, and today is no different. “During this time of transition, we are so grateful to the amazing sanctuaries who have stepped up to ensure excellent care for our rescued residents.  They are...

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USDA Animal Care Seeks Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to Veterinary Care

By | September 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm | No comments

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service sent this bulletin at 09/13/2013 10:19 AM EDT USDA’s Animal Care unit enforces the Animal Welfare Act – the federal law requiring that humane care and treatment be provided to certain animals that are: exhibited to the...

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