Animal Care

Diablo Guapo moves into his new habitat at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | January 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm | No comments

This has already been an exciting new year for Diablo Guapo, the jaguar.  He was recently moved and released into a larger, new habitat built especially for him in the Wild Woodlands area of the Sanctuary. As you may remember, Diablo Guapo was declawed on all four paws...

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Goodbye dear George, may you ever rest peacefully with your love

Goodbye dear George, may you ever rest peacefully with your love

By | January 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm | No comments

There are many different personalities when it comes to the residents here at TWS.  We have the loud ones, the shy ones and of course the show-off all the time ones.  And then there was George.  George was calm, cool and collected and never bothered with any of his...

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Max – His spirit was energetic but his body was not.

By | January 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm | No comments

Over the past seven years, we have been fortunate to watch Max, the cougar, grow into a fatherly figure to the others residing in Cougar Cove. While his spirit was still as energetic as his youthful neighbors, his body was not.  Through additional care, we helped Max maintain...

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Help us give Scarlet the clouded leopard the life she deserves!

Help us give Scarlet the clouded leopard the life she deserves!

By | January 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm | No comments

When we are able to provide a home to another cat in need, we breathe a sigh of relief each time they reach our front door.  Once they are here, we can provide them a life of solace, health and compassion. So, when a rescue comes through our door like Scarlet the Clouded...

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Grrrrreat News – AVMA now condemns declawing wild and exotic cats

By | January 1, 2013 at 2:54 pm | No comments

The AVMA has strengthened its opposition to declawing captive exotic and other wild indigenous cats for nonmedical reasons by condemning the practice. Concerns that pain and suffering associated with declawing may be exacerbated in wild and exotic felines prompted the...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary welcomes Scarlet, a rare, endangered clouded leopard, home for the holidays!

The Wildcat Sanctuary welcomes Scarlet, a rare, endangered clouded leopard, home for the holidays!

By | November 20, 2012 at 4:50 am | No comments

A curator for a city zoo saw the posting about Bhutan the Snow Leopard on The Wildcat Sanctuary's Facebook page and it inspired her to contact the Sanctuary about providing a home for their clouded leopard, Scarlet. Scarlet is a 12 year old female that arrived at the zoo...

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Meet Kona – One new resident and one more reason to give!

Meet Kona – One new resident and one more reason to give!

By | November 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm | No comments

Give to the Max for Kona, our newest resident domestic Bengal! Your support will help us care for and feed Kona as he lives out his life in his new forever home. Kona is a little cat who has already kneaded his way into our hearts with his big love. He was originally...

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Today, I had to say goodbye to a friend and teacher.

Today, I had to say goodbye to a friend and teacher.

By | November 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm | No comments

Today, I had to say goodbye to a friend and teacher. He had a way of making everyone he came in contact with feel very special, especially me.  Over a decade, he had returned to the Sanctuary three times.  Each time, it was after his caregiver had passed away.  This time, he...

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Minnesota rescued bobcats – update, photos

Minnesota rescued bobcats – update, photos

By | October 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm | No comments

It’s been a few months since Stelter, Brianna, Felicity, and Hamlin were rescued and brought to our Sanctuary.  And my, oh my, how life has changed for them! You can tell, from these pictures, that they're so happy they literally kiss the ground they walk on!! No longer...

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The story of Bhutan the very special Snow Leopard.

The story of Bhutan the very special Snow Leopard.

By | October 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) was supposed to welcome a very special resident.  “Bhutan,” a 10-year-old snow leopard had been retired from an AZA accredited zoo and TWS had been chosen for his forever home....but that has now changed. Bhutan was residing at the zoo as part...

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