In Memory

Nigel, the caracal, reunites with brother Ivan at the Rainbow Bridge

By | May 14, 2015 at 8:17 pm | No comments

If love could keep an animal alive, Nigel would still be with us today. Nigel and his brother Ivan, arrived at The Wildcat Sanctuary just this past year.  Never did we think we’d have to say good-bye so soon. Ivan left us within days of coming to The Wildcat Sanctuary,...

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In memory of bobcat Felicity and bengal cat Sumatra at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | January 12, 2015 at 9:16 pm | No comments

We have 106 residents, 47 are senior or geriatric with 27 of those being over 15 years old. The hardest part about rescuing so many cats is that they will one day leave us. It never gets easier and it tends to come in waves.  It can feel too much to bear sometimes.  But we...

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Aslan the lion – forever now king of his wild life

By | December 8, 2014 at 4:02 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_14131" align="alignright" width="300"] The lions enjoy a summer roll in the grass[/caption] It was an unseasonably warm winter day. The snow was thawing and patches of grass appeared all throughout sanctuary. The sun was shining. Aslan was spending...

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Saying Good-Bye to Sweet Sidney

By | July 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm | No comments

  I can remember the first time I met her.  I was called to Animal Control to pick up a bobcat who had been a former pet.  I walked down the concrete hallway, kennels on both sides.  Barking dogs jumped at the fence as we continued down the tight path. Dog after dog...

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Grieving the loss of Sierra the tigress

By | February 26, 2014 at 3:29 pm | No comments

In Memory -  February 2014 I sit here having to type because I don’t know what else to do.  I am beside myself. In a few short hours, we will say good-bye to a dear resident of ours.  Every loss is difficult, but this one seems so unfair.  To know that letting her go is...

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Donate to the Memorial Medical Fund

By | July 4, 2013 at 12:15 am | No comments

If you own a pet, you know how quickly medical expenses add up. When they’re young, there’s the cost of spaying/neutering and vaccinations. As they age, there’s the cost of the typical aches, pains, and diseases associated with growing old. The expenses we face for our...

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20 years was still too short – Good-bye Halifax the serval

By | April 11, 2013 at 3:34 pm | No comments

In Memory 2013 We said goodbye to our dear friend Halifax this week.  At 20 years old, he was an inspiration for my spirit.  I remember learning how old he was when I first started five years ago and being surprised at how virile and full of life he still was.  He loved...

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Goodbye dear George, may you ever rest peacefully with your love

By | January 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm | No comments

There are many different personalities when it comes to the residents here at TWS.  We have the loud ones, the shy ones and of course the show-off all the time ones.  And then there was George.  George was calm, cool and collected and never bothered with any of his...

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Max – His spirit was energetic but his body was not.

By | January 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm | No comments

Over the past seven years, we have been fortunate to watch Max, the cougar, grow into a fatherly figure to the others residing in Cougar Cove. While his spirit was still as energetic as his youthful neighbors, his body was not.  Through additional care, we helped Max maintain...

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Saying good-bye is never easy – Shay’s memorial.

By | December 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm | No comments

2012 - In Memory of Shay the Canada Lynx Sometimes it is hard to say goodbye.  But, when you know in your heart that it is the right time, it can make letting go a little easier.  It was time to let our lynx Shay go. Shay was a very reclusive cat but, given her experience...

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