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Tiger brothers Dimitri, Zeke and Griffen neutered

By | March 28, 2017 at 10:54 am | No comments

When you’re a vet, you’re used to seeing several patients in one day. But when your patients are three rescued tiger brothers, over 400 lbs. pounds each, you really have a BIG workload! While many people were out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, sanctuary staff and vets...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog

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

By | March 27, 2017 at 9:00 am | 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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Savannah cat Maximillion arrives at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 16, 2017 at 11:00 am | No comments

After a cross-country journey, Savannah cat Maximillion is finally at his forever home! Who drives over 1200 miles to make sure a recently surrendered Savannah cat has a forever home?  We do of course! Thanks to your support, committed volunteers and staff, we always...

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Evolution of The Wildcat Sanctuary – how the sanctuary began

By | February 3, 2017 at 11:48 am | No comments

"If I only make a fraction of the impact that Sampson and the other cats have made on me, then I am very blessed." Days like this are when I realize how fast time flies and how special each moment is.  Today, I’m spending a few of the last days with Sampson, the caracal. ...

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Where will Ringling’s big cats go?

By | February 1, 2017 at 9:03 am | No comments

With Ringling's circus going out of business, the question so many are asking is "What will happen to all of them, will they have a home?" It's definitely the end of an era, but hopefully a new life for many of the animals. Ringling only owns about a third of the big cats in...

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Ligers – what’s the reality for these big cat hybrids?

By | January 31, 2017 at 12:51 pm | No comments

We're seeing more and more instances of ligers being intentionally bred by those who want to exploit wild animals for profit. So, what exactly is a liger? A cross between a female tiger and a male lion, ligers can grow to be around 900 pounds.  Contrast this to a lion...

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How a Canadian orphaned cougar kitten made it to America

By | January 10, 2017 at 11:59 am | One comment

[embed]https://youtu.be/UqgwOPJ_noQ[/embed] It's fairly uncommon to hear of a cat in need months before their arrival.  We first heard of orphaned wild-born cougar Andre in late summer of 2009 when he was being cared for by Critter Care Wildlife in British Columbia. His...

Posted in: Rescues, Updates

Why we are a “no contact” big cat sanctuary.

By | January 2, 2017 at 6:36 pm | No comments

We’re often asked if we pet or interact with our cats. And, if they were previously owned as pets, don’t they miss that interaction? The simple answer is no, we do not have free contact with big cats - for their protection and ours.  But the answer is more complicated...

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Wild-born cougars released into new habitat at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | December 27, 2016 at 12:27 pm | No comments

Can you ever put a price on a life….on a moment…..on a new experience? Last year, you helped bring wild-born orphan kittens Snow, Storm, Aspen and Blaze home for the holidays. Though they came from two different areas, they’d each lost their mothers tragically. You...

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Message from our Founder – Counting our blessings and overcoming our challenges!

By | December 20, 2016 at 2:42 pm | No comments

This time of year, I’m guessing your email is full of holiday messages from good and compassionate organizations. I know it can be hard to tell one organization from the next. The Wildcat Sanctuary’s a small, but mighty organization, making a big impact thanks to YOU!...

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