Animal Care

TWS’ Animal Enrichment Program

By | February 22, 2012 at 8:41 pm | No comments

We use the term enrichment all the time in our newsletters and blogs and we thought, "Maybe our donors and supporters aren't aware of what enrichment really means."  So here it is, enrichment in a nutshell. What is enrichment? It's an animal husbandry principle that can...

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Cody the cougar gets treatment for his arthritis.

By | December 28, 2011 at 3:19 am | No comments

Cody the cougar still feels pain from his past abuse. Unfortunately due to his terrible four-paw declaw and the fact that he was facing starvation, he is having pain from severe arthritis. It is essential that cats get the proper nourishment in that this keeps fluid in...

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Leisha the lynx has exciting news for the holidays!

By | December 19, 2011 at 3:26 pm | No comments

Many people go home for the holidays! Well at TWS this week, residents moved to bigger homes for the holidays, including Leisha the Eurasian Lynx. Because of your generosity, earlier this month tigers Ekaterina and Sierra moved into their new free-roaming habitat in Wild...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Programs, Updates

Aztec returns to TWS – Leaving a legacy for your pets

By | November 23, 2011 at 7:16 pm | No comments

In memory 2012 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...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, General, Rescues

Dragon the serval told us it was time to let go

By | November 14, 2011 at 7:21 pm | No comments

We have experienced a devastating loss here at the Sanctuary this week.  Dragon the serval has passed and left us with unanswered questions why.  He was a happy healthy cat one day then the next was severely ill.  Our team of vets drew blood, took x-rays and ran tests but...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, In Memory, Updates

Small Cats Need Big Help

By | November 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm | No comments

Ciega after her eye surgery - thank you supporters! Ciega seems much happier now that the pressure is gone from her eye.  Because of your generosity, Ciega can live a better life. She knows helping one cat is just as important to you as helping the hundred others that call TWS...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

Zeus moves to Wild Woodlands…again!

By | August 24, 2011 at 5:54 pm | No comments

Your love for animals helped Zeus move to his new home in Wild Woodlands. Zeus is a charmer and loves people, but does not feel the same about other tigers.  After his rescue from Wild Animal Orphanage in TX, we tried Zeus in several habitats at The Wildcat...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Updates

Open Up and Say Ahhhh… Tiger and cougar at The Wildcat Sanctuary received dental care

By | May 15, 2011 at 12:48 am | No comments

Try to imagine you're a Bengal tiger with a painful toothache. Now imagine you’re the dentist who needs to perform a root canal on the 500-pound animal. It is not unusual for large cats rescued by The Wildcat Sanctuary to have dental disease that impacts their quality of...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, News, Updates

Zeus Moves to Wild Woodlands!

By | March 31, 2011 at 2:26 am | No comments

Our first resident has moved into the new Wild Woodlands area and he is very glad to be there.  Zeus was moved down to his new 5600 square foot habitat complete with a brand new perch.  We even brought down his favorite kiddie pool so he wouldn't be lonely.  [caption...

Posted in: Animal Care, Updates

Winter at the Sanctuary

By | January 19, 2011 at 7:36 pm | No comments

Some of you out there, not from any snowy or cold regions are probably wondering what the heck we do with the cats in the winter.  Minnesota can get very cold, below zero is the norm for most of January and February, but we don’t let that ruin our day.  So far this winter...

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