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Animal Support Grant given towards free roaming habitat

By | November 13, 2013 at 11:12 pm | No comments

The cofounders of Animal Support, Dr. Michael Omidi, Maria Abaca, and Julian Omidi, recently received the appreciation of The Wildcat Sanctuary for helping to fund new facilities to house wild cats at the sanctuary. “We are a sanctuary for animals; a place of refuge where...

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Good-Bye to Makisha, a very strong and independent bobcat

Good-Bye to Makisha, a very strong and independent bobcat

By | November 9, 2013 at 6:51 pm | No comments

October 28 2013 We are so sorry to have to tell you that we had to say goodbye to Makisha, a very strong and independent bobcat this weekend.  Earlier this summer we had noticed Makisha limping.  She was seen by the vet and had a large cyst or tumor on one of her front...

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Thank you for helping us with the serval building renovations!

Thank you for helping us with the serval building renovations!

By | August 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm | No comments

Lizzy, the serval, and I would both like to thank you for your gift to renovate the serval building before winter.  Because of you, the future is bright for countless others - just like Lizzy – who will be able to live wild at heart here at The Wildcat Sanctuary; safe,...

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Resident Spotlight: Tigress Lilly

Resident Spotlight: Tigress Lilly

By | July 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm | No comments

Lilly, the tigress, was born in 1996 and came to The Wildcat Sanctuary in 2006 after her owner was tragically killed by another tiger, Tango. She now lives wild at heart in a free-roaming natural area thanks to you, our supporters. Authorities called The Wildcat Sanctuary to...

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200 Captive Wild Animals Discovered in Thailand

By | June 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm | No comments

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="420"] Two of the white lions seized in Thailand[/caption] A man in Thailand has been charged with illegal possession of and trade in protected wildlife after a raid on his house uncovered more than 200 exotic animals. Neighbors...

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Couple Hospitalized After Playing With Lion Cub

By | June 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_11324" align="alignright" width="300"] Two white lion cubs at Ukutula Lion Park and Lodge.[/caption] A South African couple has been hospitalized after what they were hoping to be just a fun play date with a lion cub. Manie and Angelique Visser were in...

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With over $100,000 of damage, your help is vital to our recovery

With over $100,000 of damage, your help is vital to our recovery

By | April 22, 2013 at 4:41 pm | No comments

In the 13 years of running this Sanctuary, I've never experienced anything like this. It's been a whirlwind, after a severe storm dumped over 2 feet of ice and snow on The Wildcat Sanctuary.   What a devastating few days! Inside view of enclosure that concaved The...

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Your gift today allows tigers like Lilly to make it against the odds! Through April 30th, your gift will be doubled.

Your gift today allows tigers like Lilly to make it against the odds! Through April 30th, your gift will be doubled.

By | March 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Your gift helps cats like Lilly!  And your gift will be doubled through April 30! Tigress Lilly made it against the odds. Lilly was born around 1996 at a pseudo sanctuary in southern Minnesota.  The facility closed down after a white tiger bit a young girl and owners were...

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On the Road to Rescue sponsored by IFAW and TWS

By | January 18, 2013 at 11:21 pm | No comments

IFAW Grant helps fund new Rescue Trailer Having rescued big cats from all over the United States, The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) and The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) know only too well the enormity of such a task. But without our lifesaving efforts, many animals...

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Can we rescue our way out of the captive wildlife crisis?

By | January 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary’s director has a quote that often rings in my head. “We cannot rescue ourselves out of the captive wildlife crisis.” I’ve only been at the Sanctuary a short time and I humbly admit now that when I started here I thought we COULD rescue our way...

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