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...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

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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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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The Wildcat Sanctuary offers assistance during flooding of Lake Superior Zoo

By | June 20, 2012 at 11:09 pm | No comments

Our hearts and prayers go out to the caregivers and animals of the Lake Superior Zoo. When a tragedy like this happens, especially one of this magnitude, we will do everything we can to help. The animals come first and their needs come first, no matter what. We were in immediate...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary No More Wild Pets PSA’s win Telly Awards!

By | June 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm | No comments

We are thrilled to announce that The Wildcat Sanctuary’s No More Wild Pets public service announcements (PSA) have already won the coveted Telly Award - Bronze.  Since Telly Awards are only given in silver and bronze levels, this is a high honor indeed! The 33rd annual...

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Take the No More Wild Pets Pledge!

By | June 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm | No comments

Help us create a world of No More Wild Pets! Take the No More Wild Pets Pledge today!! Between June 18 – 28, you can help us raise 10,000 signatures and $10,000 in 10 days! It’s easy! Just sign the FREE pledge and donate to help end the captive wildlife...

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