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The Wildcat Sanctuary urges USDA ban on public contact with wild cats

By | April 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm | No comments

Copy of our letter to legislators and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack: "Since our sanctuary has been seriously impacted by the lack of a ban on public handling of big cats, we encourage the USDA to finalize this long overdue rule.  Public handling of big cats, bears, and...

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Welcome home Cleo, the Canada Lynx

By | March 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm | No comments

In March of 2015, we received a very familiar call – a private owner whose life circumstances were quickly changing and it would be impossible for him to keep the exotic cat he so loved. His Canada Lynx had spent all thirteen years of her life with he and his wife, living...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary’s vision of a future with No More Wild Pets

By | March 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm | No comments

Whether it’s divorce, relocation, expecting a baby, loss of job, pets that don’t get along, loss of homeowners insurance, change in zoning laws….we hear all the same stories that most rescue organizations and shelters do. The difference is that, if it were a domestic cat...

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Minnesota artist Kat Corrigan’s benefit for The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | March 10, 2015 at 6:38 pm | No comments

Can you imagine challenging yourself to complete a cat painting every single day and posting it daily for all to see?  That's what popular Minnesota artist Kat Corrigan is doing this month. This is the fifth year for her 30 Cats in 30 Days project.  Kat has solicited cat...

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Animal Caretaker II Open Position at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | March 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm | No comments

Open Position: Animal Caretaker II Level/hourly non-exempt Reports to: Sanctuary Manager Description: Applicants at the Animal Caretaker II level must be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of animal care, animal husbandry, animal behavior and safety practices; and...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary inspires new iPhone/iPad app MOHAN about white tigers

By | March 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm | No comments

Thanks to the international growth of The Wildcat Sanctuary's Facebook page, an upper level student from Sydney, Australia has been inspired to help make a difference.  After being exposed to the truth about white tigers on the Sanctuary's Facebook page, Nicaela...

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How to make The Wildcat Sanctuary cats smile – it’s easy!

By | February 25, 2015 at 1:26 am | No comments

  Would you like to make our cats smile every day? This could be one of the easiest ways you can ever help us support the cats – and it’s free! If you shop on Amazon – ANYTIME & EVERY TIME -  .5% of what you spend can be given to the cats – at no cost...

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Treating the entire animal at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 19, 2015 at 6:52 pm | No comments

It can be easy to think that, with just a little TLC, you can turn around the life of a rescued resident.  In the best case scenarios, that can happen.  But, more often than not, the cats that come to the Sanctuary have extreme medical conditions, unknown history and,...

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In the heart of a rescue at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 9, 2015 at 11:51 pm | No comments

A life on display I received a call from a caretaker of a small event center in California.  She explained that servals, caracals, a lynx and tigers were on display at a mansion.  The mansion was used for weddings, events, retreats, tours and even yoga classes.  The cats...

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Long time resident, Mark the F1 Bengal, passes on.

By | February 4, 2015 at 3:09 pm | No comments

At 19, Mark was one of the oldest cats at The Sanctuary, a very unheard of age for an F1 Bengal (a cross between an Asian Leopard Cat and a Bengal Cat).  Saying good-bye was bittersweet.  We were able to celebrate that he lived a long, good life surrounded by humans and cats...

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