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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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Behind the scenes – 3 tiger brothers move to new huge habitat!

By | April 18, 2017 at 9:17 am | No comments

Can you imagine the joy of finally living 'wild at heart' in a huge habitat, instead of a small cage where you spent the first six years of your life? Today, you don't have to imagine. You can watch the first moments brothers Dimitri, Griffen and Zeke spent checking out...

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What this BLIND bengal cat can do is simply amazing!

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:42 am | No comments

As far as phone calls go, this one didn’t seem all that strange. Another rescue group had been contacted by a private owner. He was having trouble with his Bengal cat not using the litter box consistently. We get these calls all the time since it’s such a common complaint...

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Big News! Two tigers become roommates and $22,000 added to the Miracle Match!

By | April 5, 2017 at 9:14 am | No comments

Big news for TWS' biggest tigers! What’s better than introducing two huge tigers to their very own large, natural habitats at the Sanctuary?  Introducing them to each other!!! You can imagine the planning, discussions and strategy that goes into deciding whether or not...

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If tigers are endangered, why are you neutering tigers you rescue?

By | April 1, 2017 at 7:00 am | No comments

This is a question we're often asked when people find out our rescued tigers are neutered or spayed. The misconception is, if tigers are endangered in the wild, shouldn't you allow captive tigers to breed? Four reasons accredited sanctuaries don't breed captive tigers: 1....

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Evolution of The Wildcat Sanctuary – how the sanctuary began

By | February 3, 2017 at 11:48 am | No comments

"If I only make a fraction of the impact that Sampson and the other cats have made on me, then I am very blessed." Days like this are when I realize how fast time flies and how special each moment is.  Today, I’m spending a few of the last days with Sampson, the caracal. ...

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Ligers – what’s the reality for these big cat hybrids?

By | January 31, 2017 at 12:51 pm | No comments

We're seeing more and more instances of ligers being intentionally bred by those who want to exploit wild animals for profit. So, what exactly is a liger? A cross between a female tiger and a male lion, ligers can grow to be around 900 pounds.  Contrast this to a lion...

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