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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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To declaw or not to declaw…that is the question.

By | February 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm | No comments

I remember walking into the shelter to adopt my very first pet.  I had looked at rescue groups, ads in the paper and had visited several shelters looking for the right cat – the one looking for me. When I saw her, I knew.  She was not exotic looking, nor a fancy breed. ...

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Goodbye to our dear caraval Zepo at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | January 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm | No comments

Our hearts are heavy as we had to say goodbye to Zepo, the caraval. At 15 years old, he was geriatric.  Caracals normally live between 15-17 years in captivity and hybrids lives are even shorter.  Even so, Zepo didn’t seem old to us.  We have had cats live to be in their...

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How do you know when a rescued wild cat is happy?

By | January 25, 2015 at 2:39 am | No comments

To most, it would appear that if you provide a rescued wild cat with good nutrition, an optimal natural environment with enrichment to challenge his or her senses, and quality veterinary care, they should be happy – right? But, what happens if that’s not always the case?...

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Congratulations to The Wildcat Sanctuary’s grrreat volunteers!

By | January 19, 2015 at 5:34 pm | No comments

The Sanctuary volunteers are a talented and committed group of individuals who put in thousands of hours every year to help the Sanctuary thrive.  So we LOVE coming together for an annual celebration to showcase all they helped accomplish, as well as provide recognition of...

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