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Working together to end the Captive Wildife Crisis – PAWS Conference

By | November 12, 2014 at 6:36 pm | No comments

TWS' Director just returned from the International Captive Wildlife Conference, where she was invited by Tigers in America.  Many other big sanctuaries were also represented including Big Cat Rescue, InSync Exotics, Safe Haven and Turpentine Creek. The conference covered a...

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Driveway Cats art event – a fun way to sponsor a cat at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | November 8, 2014 at 3:03 am | No comments

We love to share stories about our sponsors, especially when they come to us in such inventive ways! Take Dave Witte and his wife April Vlar.  They came up with a really original idea about how to raise money to help support a cat at The Wildcat Sanctuary.  Calling their...

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Remembering Ivan

By | November 6, 2014 at 2:52 pm | No comments

With a habitat this large, it's like playing 'Where's Waldo?' when trying to spot Nigel the caracal in his new habitat.  We promise to have better photos soon, but wanted you to enjoy the first moments of his new 'wild at heart' life. If you look closely, you'll see him as he...

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7 day countdown for Give To The Max Day at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | November 5, 2014 at 10:05 pm | No comments

Give To The Max Day on Thursday, November  13th is our biggest giving day of the year.  It’s a 24-hour extravaganza of generosity. Though it’s become a tradition in Minnesota, it doesn’t matter where you live – you can give and help us reach our goal of raising...

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10 fun facts about pumpkins from Tasha, a rescued cougar!

By | November 4, 2014 at 11:45 pm | No comments

Did you know? In 2010, the world record for the largest pumpkin was 1810 pounds?  That's huge! Scientifically speaking, pumpkins are considered a fruit since they contain seeds.  But, when it comes to cooking, they're often referred to as vegetables.  Go...

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3M partners with The Wildcat Sanctuary on new line of animal print duct tape

By | October 23, 2014 at 3:44 am | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary is happy to announce a new partnership with 3M products.  The company recently launched a new series of duct tape called Tiger, Serval Spots, and White Tiger.  These duct tapes feature the animal fur patterns of our serval Sebastian, along with tigresses...

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Small Cat Track is right on track at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | October 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm | No comments

We are so grateful for the help we’ve received to reconstruct the habitats and temperature-controlled building in the Small Cat Track section of the Sanctuary.  Many of you may recall mold was discovered in the building and, for the safety of the cats, it had to be gutted....

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Help us ROAR for much needed federal legislation

By | October 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm | No comments

Incredibly, in the United States, there are still 17 states where it’s legal to own a dangerous big cat as a “pet.”  That means there are thousands of tigers and lions living in private homes in garages and backyard cages, in unaccredited breeding facilities, in filthy...

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Where the Animals Went: The End of the Catskill Game Farm

By | October 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm | No comments

Scattered burly men in plaid shirts and camouflage hats; women wearing cowboy hats and boots; and what by their dress and demeanor my gut feeling told me were animal activists, all pushed through a parking lot full of trucks bearing Texas and other out-of-state license plates to...

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A Wild Day of Volunteering: Vet Tech Students Help at Wildcat Sanctuary

By | September 13, 2014 at 4:25 pm | No comments

On a recent hot summer day, several members of the Globe University-Wausau campus Veterinary Technology Club made the long journey to The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minnesota. Our trip began in the early morning hours, but even with some sleep still left in our eyes,...

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