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Breaking up is hard to do….or is it?

By | March 21, 2016 at 11:17 am | No comments

We really cherish our Facebook family, we really do!  We’ve all gotten to know each other so well the past few years, haven’t we? We start the days together, and we end them together. That’s why it hurts to hear so many asking, “Where have you gone? Why have you...

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The day a white tiger and black leopard became friends at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | March 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm | No comments

Who would've thought Shazam, a black leopard who lost his best friend, black jaguar Diablo Guapo, would find a new friend in a white tigress named Nikita?  They're not only different species but different colors! Well, we did!  And a miracle match is always a happy story...

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If white tigers are rare, why are there so many at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

By | March 2, 2016 at 11:48 am | No comments

“Step right up and come see the rare, endangered Royal White Bengal tiger!” If you’ve been to a fair or local festival, chances are you’ve probably seen or heard this from exhibitors. Whether they’re baby white tiger cubs for you to hold and play with or they’re...

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6 FREE and EASY ways to help wild cats!

By | February 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm | No comments

So often we hear the phrase, “I wish I could help but I don’t have the money to.” And yet, there are so many free and easy ways to help wild cats in need every single day! Below are just a few...   WHAT YOU CAN DO   SIGN UP FOR AMAZON’S SMILE...

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A big milestone to celebrate at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | February 17, 2016 at 11:40 am | No comments

Because of YOU, we have a lot to celebrate! In 2015, with your in-kind support, we have hit the one million dollar milestone of support!! On top of that, we have over 2.8 million Facebook fans, with support coming from 46 countries. You helped us welcome 8 wild cats to TWS in...

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Why does rescuing one wild cat really matter?

By | February 2, 2016 at 7:21 pm | No comments

What started out as a surrender from a private owner, ended up exposing the hard truth of the wild animal industry as a whole. Once again, we've learned how quickly one decision can change the fate for a tiger caught up in this cycle of exploitation.  When we're called upon...

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How are the cats named at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

By | January 28, 2016 at 8:42 pm | No comments

Most often, the cats we rescue are victims of the exotic animal trade - failed "pets" that didn't work out. They come to us already having been named. But occasionally, we're also called on to take in orphaned wild cats. Our first wish is, of course, that they're able...

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Rescuing wild cats or educating about them – which is more important?

By | January 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm | No comments

If you were asking Nikita, a tiger who fought to survive being used as a photo prop by a notorious criminal, she’d choose rescue. But, if you were to ask a legislator trying to shut down rampant breeding in a state with no exotic laws, he or she would say...

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5 reasons why we don’t offer daily tours at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | December 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm | No comments

Here at The Wildcat Sanctuary, we've made a promise to the cats in our care that they would never be exploited or exhibited for profit again. Before their arrival, so many suffered a great deal of their lives at the hands of unscrupulous exhibitors.  It takes such a long time...

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2 Orphaned Cougar Kittens receive names for the holidays!

By | December 11, 2015 at 1:21 pm | No comments

  A big thank you to all who voted on the holiday themed list of possible names for the 2 orphaned cougar kittens.  The rescued kittens arrived this week and now call The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, MN home. Drumroll please.... Welcome home for the holidays...

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