When a tiger dies in a backyard, who is at fault?

By | September 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm | No comments

UPDATE:  One of YOU, our supporters, forwarded our enewsletter on to the media and one station listened. KSTP just aired a story regarding “Delta” and “Ohio”. The necropsy report showed that “Delta” died from stomach cancer. There is nothing anyone could have...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

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...

Posted in: General, TWS in the News

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...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, General, Rescues, Updates

“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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With your help, 4 Bobcats will find sanctuary at TWS

By | July 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm | No comments

When we got the call about four bobcats in need of rescue here in Minnesota, we knew we had to do something. The more we’re learning, the more determined we are to get them here as quickly as possible. These bobcats live in a 4’ x 8’ cage. They were purchased with the...

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All paws up to World’s Best Cat Litter!

By | July 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm | No comments

Both keepers and cats were delighted this week with a gift from World’s Best Cat Litter. The Iowa-based company donated 360 7.5kg bags and 27 15kg bags of litter. World’s Best Cat Litter is the only litter on the market made from whole-kernel corn. With more than 30...

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Four bobcats in immediate need of our help

By | July 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm | No comments

Recently, we received a call from a Minnesota owner of four bobcats looking to relinquish them. His 3-year old granddaughter had a very close call while near one of the cages and the owner was also scratched severely, requiring stitches. We don’t have much more...

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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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What does it really mean to be called a “Sanctuary?”

By | July 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm | No comments

It seems like “sanctuaries” are very much in the news lately.  We keep reading and hearing about them being forced to close down due to so many reasons - passage of tighter regulations (as in Ohio), financial shortfalls, escapes or injuries by their captive animals, failure...

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Bobcats Haley & Henry want to be movie stars – will you help?

By | July 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm | No comments

Many have enjoyed watching their share of cute or crazy cat videos on YouTube. Now those viral videos are coming to the big screen! The inaugural Internet Cat Video Film Festival is coming to the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis. Selected viral videos will be projected on a...

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