Animal Care

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!

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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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...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, In Memory

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.

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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We miss you so much Rori and wish you a safe journey sweet girl

By | October 19, 2012 at 8:29 pm | No comments

In Memory – October 2012 Back in 2007 we welcomed Rori the bengal to the Sanctuary. Her tiny feet stepped out of her transport crate and into our hearts forever. She was a shy and independent little girl, but loved the undivided attention of humans. Sadly, these little feet...

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Princess Savannah the serval passes on

By | September 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm | No comments

I believe that every cat at the Sanctuary is special in their own unique way and so many have left paw prints on my heart, but there are those certain cats that no matter how down you are or how bad you think you have it just by looking into their eyes your spirit is lifted. ...

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When a tiger dies in a backyard, who is at fault?

By | September 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm | No comments

UPDATE:  One of YOU, our supporters, forwarded our enewsletter on to the media and one station listened. KSTP just aired a story regarding “Delta” and “Ohio”. The necropsy report showed that “Delta” died from stomach cancer. There is nothing anyone could have...

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Bobcats named to start their new life at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | August 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm | No comments

The four bobcats that were recently rescued from a backyard in Minnesota are settling in at The Wildcat Sanctuary. Because of your ongoing support, we were able to provide a second chance for these four. Recently, all received their intake exams.  Three of the four will...

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