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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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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...

Posted in: Blog, In Memory

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

Today, I had to say goodbye to a friend and teacher.

By | November 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm | No comments

Today, I had to say goodbye to a friend and teacher. He had a way of making everyone he came in contact with feel very special, especially me.  Over a decade, he had returned to the Sanctuary three times.  Each time, it was after his caregiver had passed away.  This time, he...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, In Memory

Best Friends Magazine features The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | November 7, 2012 at 11:29 pm | No comments

We're thrilled to be featured in the September/October 2012 issue of BEST FRIENDS MAGAZINE, which is now online. At the link below, you'll find a six page article about our Sanctuary and our "No More Wild Pets" campaign.  It showcases a lot of wonderful photos of our cats,...

Posted in: Blog, TWS in the News

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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Minnesota rescued bobcats – update, photos

By | October 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm | No comments

It’s been a few months since Stelter, Brianna, Felicity, and Hamlin were rescued and brought to our Sanctuary.  And my, oh my, how life has changed for them! You can tell, from these pictures, that they're so happy they literally kiss the ground they walk on!! No longer...

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