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The top 5 differences between jaguars and leopards

By | April 20, 2015 at 10:45 pm | No comments

Having two big cats here at The Wildcat Sanctuary that are both black means people are always getting them confused.  Though one is a black leopard, Shazam, and one is a black jaguar, Diablo Guapo, it’s often hard for people to be able to tell them apart. And, to add to the...

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You helped us say “YES!” to these rescues

By | April 14, 2015 at 3:52 pm | No comments

Tonka, the tiger, was living in a small cage, unable to run.  His back end had atrophied.  Because of you, he now has a large, natural habitat where he can sprint and even stalk.  He climbs up and lounges in his cozy hammock.  And he's the biggest cat on the property, eating...

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Saying goodbye is never easy at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | April 8, 2015 at 6:20 pm | No comments

Losing a resident is the most difficult part of what we do. It's something that never gets easier, no matter how many times we go through it - even knowing we gave them the best years possible. I know you understand what we go through. You're there with us. Each of you care...

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Thank you for your support to our Miracle Match Program!

By | April 7, 2015 at 1:24 am | No comments

Thank YOU for your support of the Miracle Match Program - our biggest fundraiser of the year. Thanks to you and the generous donors who matched your donations, we raised over $170,000 which includes all program through March and April.  This will provide nearly 3 months of...

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Why The Wildcat Sanctuary can’t “set them free”

By | April 6, 2015 at 8:32 pm | No comments

When we share a photo of one of our cats, one of the more frequent comments we receive is “set them free.”   And, oh, how we wish we could. Of course, we realize that every wild cat would rather be free.  No matter how natural the habitat is we provide, it’s still...

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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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