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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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Help us name our 2 new rescued cougar kittens!

By | December 7, 2015 at 2:07 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary just welcomed 2 orphaned cougar kittens home for the holidays! And we want your help naming this brother and sister!! Voting closed on Friday, December 11 at 12:00 noon CST. The winning names are Snow and Storm!!! survey software image...

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2 orphaned cougar kittens find a home for the holidays!

By | December 7, 2015 at 9:19 am | No comments

This week, The Wildcat Sanctuary was notified by the state of Washington that they had two wild orphaned cougar kittens in need of a home - within a few days. Saving these two wasn’t even a question. We knew we had to step up and act quickly.  We just received a couple of...

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When Wild Cat Interactions Go Bad – Very Bad!

By | December 2, 2015 at 10:30 am | No comments

WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS When your tabby cat gets a little frisky during play time and the claws come out, you might walk away with some serious scratches. But what about if the cat you’re playing with is a full grown cheetah? Sadly, this week, another mauling has taken...

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7 reasons why black cats love Black Friday!!

By | November 26, 2015 at 6:47 pm | No comments

Because these 7 gifts give them the 'wild at heart' life they love - what could be better than that!! Holiday Sponsorship Cards  Wouldn't your friends and family love receiving a beautiful card, featuring some of our big cats playing with snowmen, letting them know that you...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary holiday sponsorships are GRRReat gifts!

By | November 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm | No comments

The gift-giving season will be here soon, so why not vow to make it easy on yourself this year? Skip the shopping crowds and give the gift of compassion, sure to delight everyone on your holiday gift-giving list. For $24.99, we'll send your chosen recipient a special holiday...

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