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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...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, In Memory

Help us give Scarlet the clouded leopard the life she deserves!

By | January 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm | No comments

When we are able to provide a home to another cat in need, we breathe a sigh of relief each time they reach our front door.  Once they are here, we can provide them a life of solace, health and compassion. So, when a rescue comes through our door like Scarlet the Clouded...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Home Feature Below Right, News, Programs, Rescues

You never know what you can do, until you do it!

By | January 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm | No comments

As part of our daily routine, we always scan the newswire for stories about wild cats.  A few months ago, we started noticing lots of Google postings and advertisement features for the Wildcat Sanctuary – and it wasn’t coming from us! Luckily, at the same time, we...

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Lions and Roadies and Kids, Oh My!

By | January 2, 2013 at 2:20 am | No comments

  It sure was great to finish up 2012 with a weekend of shows in the midwest! This weekend featured fundraisers for Wildcat Sanctuary, Rock for Kids, and Save the Show Foundation. On Friday night, we were in Prior Lake, Minnesota for a concert at Mystic Lake,...

Posted in: Blog, TWS in the News

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...

Posted in: General

Grrrrreat News – AVMA now condemns declawing wild and exotic cats

By | January 1, 2013 at 2:54 pm | No comments

The AVMA has strengthened its opposition to declawing captive exotic and other wild indigenous cats for nonmedical reasons by condemning the practice. Concerns that pain and suffering associated with declawing may be exacerbated in wild and exotic felines prompted the...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog

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 (www.outreachforanimals.org): "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...

Posted in: General, News, Updates

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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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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The Wildcat Sanctuary welcomes Scarlet, a rare, endangered clouded leopard, home for the holidays!

By | November 20, 2012 at 4:50 am | No comments

A curator for a city zoo saw the posting about Bhutan the Snow Leopard on The Wildcat Sanctuary's Facebook page and it inspired her to contact the Sanctuary about providing a home for their clouded leopard, Scarlet. Scarlet is a 12 year old female that arrived at the zoo...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Home Feature Below Right, News, Rescues

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