Hartwell/Pelton family – a family with wild personalities

By | June 7, 2012 at 5:41 pm | No comments

You might not expect a family with a child allergic to cats and dogs to be so devoted to wildlife.  But, that’s exactly what you’ll find with the Hartwell family.  The 5 cats they sponsor at The Wildcat Sanctuary have become such an important part of their lives that the...

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Tasha and Nikita happy to see Ohio’s new law banning exotics

By | June 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm | No comments

Governor Kasich finally signed legislation to end Ohio's reputation as "the Wild, Wild West" on June 5, 2012 . "We had virtually no rules and no regulations in terms of all this," he explained.  Now, thankfully, Ohio does. Ohio was one of a handful of states with no...

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TWS No More Wild Pets 2012 Scholarship presented to Rowan Hilty

By | June 4, 2012 at 10:00 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_8141" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="High school Senior Rowan Hilty - 2012 TWS No More Wild Pets Scholarship recipient"][/caption] The Wildcat Sanctuary was pleased to recognize East Central High School senior Rowan Hilty as the 2012 recipient...

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‘Wild’ launch of LUSH’s Charity Pot benefits Minnesota’s Wildcat Sanctuary

By | May 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm | No comments

Ohio’s captive wildlife crisis, and the tragedy occurring there, is grabbing everyone’s attention. Sadly, for the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, MN, it’s an issue they deal with every day. As a rescue facility for wild cats in need of refuge, the Sanctuary is hoping to...

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Tragedy continues as Ohio zoo is forced to return surviving exotic animals to Zanesville widow

By | May 4, 2012 at 5:51 pm | No comments

"We are saddened to watch the tragic return of the survivors of the Zanesville massacre to Marian Thompson.  Had Ohio lawmakers acted fast enough in passing much-needed legislation or had there been protective, more restrictive exotic animal laws in place to begin with,...

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A very important day for Ohio Cats! And you can help!

By | April 17, 2012 at 3:39 pm | No comments

Donate Today! Today is a very important day for animals in Ohio. A bill to finally regulate the breeding and selling of big cats and other exotic animals is being heard by members of the Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee. This...

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What does it take to rescue a wild cat?

By | April 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm | No comments

In February, we were contacted by the owner of Tiger Paw Rescue Center in Ohio.  She tearfully pleaded with us to help find homes for the tigers and cougar she had.  With pending state and federal legislation bringing new regulations and fees she couldn't possibly afford, she...

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ABC Ohio Video Coverage – Denise Flores’ Tiger Paws Rescue

By | April 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm | No comments

Tiger Lady May Have to Get Rid of Big Cats A Richland County woman who owns four adult tigers worries that she may be forced to get rid of the animals if state lawmakers pass new laws placing limits on exotic animal ownership. Denise Flores said she is watching what the...

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Tasha the cougar and Nikita the tigress call TWS home

By | April 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm | No comments

One day, we received a tearful call from a USDA-licensed owner in Ohio asking for help. With pending state and federal legislation, she realized what the future might mean for her as well as the animals she had in cages in her backyard. Though she wanted to provide more for...

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It took a Dream Team to help Nikita and Tasha from Ohio.

By | March 26, 2012 at 9:06 pm | No comments

Nikita’s USDA licensed owner in Ohio contacted The Wildcat Sanctuary about taking one of her most traumatized tigers. She knew how well we’ve helped other injured souls in the past and knew we’d be the best place for her. We agreed and began tackling the many details...

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