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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Tim Harrison’s account of what happened that night in Zanesville, Ohio

By | December 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm | No comments

The following account and opinion is that of Timothy Harrison from Outreach for Animals ( "I was shocked by what John Moore said because he was not with the officers when I understood the actual shooting began. The cages were all cut so as the...

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Help share our Bengal Mark’s vision for the future

By | November 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm | No comments

When you're caring for 100+ wild cats, there never seems to be a day without an issue. That's why we're so vigilant about observing every detail about changes in our cats' behavior and appearance. A few months ago, we noticed our F1 Bengal cat Mark having a problem with his...

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Zanesville Massacre – indepth interviews with officers who shot 56 exotic animals

By | October 25, 2012 at 10:16 pm | No comments


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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 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

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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