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The story of Bhutan the very special Snow Leopard.

The story of Bhutan the very special Snow Leopard.

By | October 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) was supposed to welcome a very special resident.  “Bhutan,” a 10-year-old snow leopard had been retired from an AZA accredited zoo and TWS had been chosen for his forever home....but that has now changed. Bhutan was residing at the zoo as part...

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Four Minnesota bobcats rescued by The Wildcat Sanctuary VIDEO

By | August 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm | No comments

Updated: 08/02/2012 8:10 PM Created: 08/02/2012 5:30 PM KSTP.com By: Joe Mazan Some call them pets, but for most they're illegal to own. The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone rescued four bobcats near Mankato Thursday. The owner gave up the cats after he was...

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Bobcats named to start their new life at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | August 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm | No comments

The four bobcats that were recently rescued from a backyard in Minnesota are settling in at The Wildcat Sanctuary. Because of your ongoing support, we were able to provide a second chance for these four. Recently, all received their intake exams.  Three of the four will...

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“Appropriate” Pet Photo Contest

“Appropriate” Pet Photo Contest

By | August 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm | No comments

Is your pet dog or cat the most adorable, the funniest, the cutest?  Now's your chance to show them off by entering them in our "Appropriate" Pet Photo contest! We'd love to feature the winning pet's photo as part of our No More Wild Pets campaign and on our website! To...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary gains Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries accreditation

The Wildcat Sanctuary gains Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries accreditation

By | July 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | No comments

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) has announced that The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) in Sandstone, MN has achieved GFAS Accreditation. “The accreditation committee was impressed with every aspect of The Wildcat Sanctuary,” said Patty Finch, Executive Director...

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Wild cats find forever home in Minnesota

Wild cats find forever home in Minnesota

By | July 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm | No comments

When Meme, a Bengal tiger, arrived at the Wildcat Sanctuary she had severe arthritis, a bladder infection and open wounds on her face and hips from rubbing against her tiny cage. She was rescued from a 10’ x 10’ corn crib filled knee-high with bones. She had no insulation...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary No More Wild Pets PSA’s win Telly Awards!

The Wildcat Sanctuary No More Wild Pets PSA’s win Telly Awards!

By | June 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm | No comments

We are thrilled to announce that The Wildcat Sanctuary’s No More Wild Pets public service announcements (PSA) have already won the coveted Telly Award - Bronze.  Since Telly Awards are only given in silver and bronze levels, this is a high honor indeed! The 33rd annual...

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Warden’s killing of mtn lion cub with tailpipe exhaust is questioned

Warden’s killing of mtn lion cub with tailpipe exhaust is questioned

By | May 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm | No comments

A Difficult Position: How People Decided the Fate of a Mt. Lion Cub This is the mountain lion cub found in the Lubrecht Experimental Forest last May. Photo by Mae Foresta. Just before Memorial Day weekend 2011, a group of U.S. Forest Service employees was finishing a...

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‘Wild’ launch of LUSH’s Charity Pot benefits Minnesota’s Wildcat Sanctuary

‘Wild’ launch of LUSH’s Charity Pot benefits Minnesota’s Wildcat Sanctuary

By | May 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm | No comments

Ohio’s captive wildlife crisis, and the tragedy occurring there, is grabbing everyone’s attention. Sadly, for the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, MN, it’s an issue they deal with every day. As a rescue facility for wild cats in need of refuge, the Sanctuary is hoping to...

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Tragedy continues as Ohio zoo is forced to return surviving exotic animals to Zanesville widow

By | May 4, 2012 at 5:51 pm | No comments

"We are saddened to watch the tragic return of the survivors of the Zanesville massacre to Marian Thompson.  Had Ohio lawmakers acted fast enough in passing much-needed legislation or had there been protective, more restrictive exotic animal laws in place to begin with,...

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