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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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Domestic dispute reported as chimps escape from USDA-licensed owner, 1 dead

By | July 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm | No comments

Two chimpanzees escaped their enclosure in a Las Vegas-area neighborhood this morning. Police shot and killed one and tranquilized the other. Update at 4:33 p.m. ET: A Las Vegas animal control official tells On Deadline that today's escape happened outside the city limits in...

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Actress Tippi Hedren appeals for help in standing up to Ringling’s opposition of HR 4122

By | July 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm | No comments

The fate of the Big Cats & Public Safety Protection Act -HR 4122 now sits with the Committee on Natural Resources. They have sought the input of Ringling's CEO and Chairman Kenneth Feld, who is vehemently opposed to this bill's passage.  Now is the time to contact your...

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Wild cats find forever home in Minnesota

By | July 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm | No comments

When Meme, a Bengal tiger, arrived at the Wildcat Sanctuary she had severe arthritis, a bladder infection and open wounds on her face and hips from rubbing against her tiny cage. She was rescued from a 10’ x 10’ corn crib filled knee-high with bones. She had no insulation...

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Help the Lake Superior Zoo Flood Clean Up – Volunteer/Donate

By | June 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm | No comments

Lake Superior Zoo Flood Relief Project Underway http://www.lszoo.org/zoohappenings.html The Lake Superior Zoo is recuperating after a severe flood. Cleanup efforts have begun and extent of the damage still needs to be determined. Staff is working on developing an extensive...

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