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Scarlet the clouded leopard recovers from surgery

By | May 23, 2014 at 1:22 am | No comments

Emergency surgery was performed on Scarlet the clouded leopard today after a medical exam confirmed pyometra. Pyometra is an infection of the uterus that occurs because of hormonal changes in a cat’s reproductive tract. Scarlet is not spayed unlike the majority of our...

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Mia the cougar meets Max at the Rainbow Bridge

By | May 6, 2014 at 9:00 am | No comments

Mia – May 2014 As caregivers, the most we can ever ask for is that our animal friends live long and happy lives, and when it is their time to leave, that they pass on as peacefully as possible.  This is what we had with Mia the cougar. Mia lived a long 17 years and...

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A letter from the Chair of The Wildcat Sanctuary Board of Directors – Accord with AG ensures future of 100+ animals

By | April 22, 2014 at 5:27 pm | No comments

A letter from the Chair of The Wildcat Sanctuary Board of Directors: You may have seen recent news reports about an investigation into The Wildcat Sanctuary by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. While we’ve tried to keep you as informed as we could in the past few...

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Half a million voices strong for wild cats

Half a million voices strong for wild cats

By | April 10, 2014 at 10:45 pm | No comments

Everyone loves wild cats, right?  Or, at least, that’s what we thought when we developed our Facebook page years ago.  But, for so long, our Facebook family just didn’t seem to be growing.  We crept along, gaining fans here and there, until we slowly reached about 20,000...

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At TWS, every life is special – no matter how big or small

By | March 26, 2014 at 11:51 pm | No comments

Even though The Wildcat Sanctuary is home to big cats, over the years, we've helped several stray cats as well. It's ranged from donors contacting us about stray cats, to neighbors calling finding kittens in culverts.  But what's very interesting is that there are also stray...

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Awwwww, I want one!

Awwwww, I want one!

By | March 12, 2014 at 1:39 am | No comments

The phone rings, our heart sinks.  You know what the caller will probably be asking, “Can you take in this wild cat?” The story is often the same.  An owner who loved cats, who bought the wild cat as a cute and cuddly cub.  Who was told by the breeder that, if...

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The real A-CAT-emy Awards show premieres at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 26, 2014 at 7:06 pm | No comments

The film industry's Academy Awards show will be on soon, but why wait for the glitz and glam? If you're wild about cats, you won't want to miss tuning into The Wildcat Sanctuary's very own A-CAT-emy Awards show. The nominees for many different CAT-egories come from all walks...

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In the heart of a rescuer

By | January 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm | No comments

This is such a poignant piece about what "rescue" really means. For all who've ever rescued an animal, you'll certainly identify with the feelings. We wish we knew who the author was so we could thank them and acknowledge them for something so moving.  "For animal lovers...

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Holiday enrichment for the cats of TWS!

Holiday enrichment for the cats of TWS!

By | November 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm | No comments

Make a holiday wish come true for one of the TWS cats – purchase toys they love for any TWS resident at:  http://www.sanctuarysupplies.com/sanctuary_wishlist.asp?id=1009 When you think of animal care, a few things usually come to mind such as diet preparation, cleaning...

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You made Give to the Max Day a wild success!

You made Give to the Max Day a wild success!

By | November 14, 2013 at 4:36 pm | No comments

Amazing!  Your generosity raised over $58,000 for the cats in one day.  Thank you. We cannot express our gratitude enough for each of you that supported TWS yesterday! I was watching Carlo, the cougar, having so much fun playing with his ball and how his life at TWS mainly...

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