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Your gift today allows tigers like Lilly to make it against the odds! Through April 30th, your gift will be doubled.

By | March 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Your gift helps cats like Lilly!  And your gift will be doubled through April 30! Tigress Lilly made it against the odds. Lilly was born around 1996 at a pseudo sanctuary in southern Minnesota.  The facility closed down after a white tiger bit a young girl and owners were...

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‘Pet’ wildcats are vanishing from private captivity

By | February 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm | No comments

  First, the tiger attacked the boy. Then came the lion. They bit him and dragged him, and when it was over, 10-year-old Russell LaLa would be paralyzed for life in Morrison County. Cynthia Gamble's 550-pound pet tiger Tango mauled her to death in her Pine County...

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On the Road to Rescue sponsored by IFAW and TWS

By | January 18, 2013 at 11:21 pm | No comments

IFAW Grant helps fund new Rescue Trailer Having rescued big cats from all over the United States, The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) and The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) know only too well the enormity of such a task. But without our lifesaving efforts, many animals...

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Diablo Guapo moves into his new habitat at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | January 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm | No comments

This has already been an exciting new year for Diablo Guapo, the jaguar.  He was recently moved and released into a larger, new habitat built especially for him in the Wild Woodlands area of the Sanctuary. As you may remember, Diablo Guapo was declawed on all four paws...

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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...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, In Memory

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...

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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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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...

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