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Join our team! Open position for Veterinary Hospital Manager

By | September 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is seeking an experienced veterinary technician with dynamic leadership skills to serve as Hospital Manager.  We are a 501c3 non-profit, big cat rescue nested between the beautiful lakes, fields and forests in Sandstone, Minnesota conveniently...

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Can Facebook Save the Planet?

By | August 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm | No comments

Shanti Deva, a lioness who was rescued and brought to the Wildcat Sanctuary. This sanctuary is using its 3 million Facebook followers to change the lives of lots of big cats. (Photo: Wildcat Sanctuary) Learn how social media managers are using the Internet to amplify their...

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AmeriCorp volunteers dig in for a month at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | August 21, 2017 at 9:54 am | No comments

Have you ever heard of the international Peace Corps? Did you know there's a similar program here in the United States called AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps team mission is strengthening communities and developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community...

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Ringling’s remaining big cats – what’s happened to them?

By | August 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm | No comments

US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently issued a decision allowing Ringling Bros.' big-cat trainer permission to export their remaining big cats abroad. According to major animal welfare organizations, this is clearly contrary to the true intent of the federal Endangered...

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Order your 2018 Wildcat Sanctuary Cat Calendar now!

By | July 17, 2017 at 8:23 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_19261" align="alignnone" width="343"] Tiger Griffen won as Calendar Cover Cat 2018[/caption] Pre-order your 2018 Calendar TODAY! Note:  Calendars will not be shipped until September 2017. Our calendar will be filled with some of our best...

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So, do you think MY cat is a Bengal?

By | June 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm | No comments

Whenever we share a photo of one of the dozens of hybrid wild cats we’ve rescued, someone always asks the question, “Could my rescue be a Bengal?” Tabby cats and Bengal cats can often look very similar. Without a bill of sale, some sort of registration/pedigree papers...

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Tell Congress you care about circus animals with a letter today!

By | June 26, 2017 at 11:41 am | No comments

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey's circus has gone out of business. Municipalities all over the US are banning or restricting the use of wild animals in circuses. Times are indeed changing. The general public is realizing the inherent cruelty of caging and transporting...

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Stop cross breeding and inbreeding big cats for profit

By | June 7, 2017 at 8:49 am | No comments

At one time, white tigers were indeed rare. The last one captured in the wild was Mohan in India in 1951. He was intentionally inbred with his daughter.  The resulting four white tiger cubs began a long line of inbreeding for profit. Fast forward to today when almost every...

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A bi-partisan issue we can all support – Big Cat Public Safety Act

By | May 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm | No comments

It's hard to believe states require dog licenses but, when it comes to dangerous exotic animals - well that's a whole other story! Here are the shocking facts, according to HSUS: 5 states have absolutely no laws addressing the private ownership of big cats - Wisconsin,...

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Driveway Cats chalk art event sells out supporting big cats in need!

By | May 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm | No comments

Voted by editors of Spin Magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Drummers in Alternative Music,” Dave Witte is also something else – a major wild cat lover!  He and April Viar wanted to do something really different, something to help support The Wildcat Sanctuary’s rescue...

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