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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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Rori a spotted snow Bengal cat

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 was being used to breed Savannah cats

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. ...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, In Memory

Thank you to the team at Owens Companies Inc.

By | September 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm | No comments

Thank you to Richard, Rolland and Aaron of Owens Companies Inc. for donating their services and time to install the mechanics of the new walk-in freezer!!  We always encourage our supporters to use companies who give back!  Please think of Owens next time you need heating or...

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Delta - enews

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...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

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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With your help, 4 Bobcats will find sanctuary at TWS

By | July 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm | No comments

When we got the call about four bobcats in need of rescue here in Minnesota, we knew we had to do something. The more we’re learning, the more determined we are to get them here as quickly as possible. These bobcats live in a 4’ x 8’ cage. They were purchased with the...

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All paws up to World’s Best Cat Litter!

By | July 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm | No comments

Both keepers and cats were delighted this week with a gift from World’s Best Cat Litter. The Iowa-based company donated 360 7.5kg bags and 27 15kg bags of litter. World’s Best Cat Litter is the only litter on the market made from whole-kernel corn. With more than 30...

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GFAS

The Wildcat Sanctuary gains Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries accreditation

By | July 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | No comments

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) has announced that The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) in Sandstone, MN has achieved GFAS Accreditation. “The accreditation committee was impressed with every aspect of The Wildcat Sanctuary,” said Patty Finch, Executive Director...

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Guapo on perch

What does it really mean to be called a “Sanctuary?”

By | July 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm | No comments

It seems like “sanctuaries” are very much in the news lately.  We keep reading and hearing about them being forced to close down due to so many reasons - passage of tighter regulations (as in Ohio), financial shortfalls, escapes or injuries by their captive animals, failure...

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