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A big milestone to celebrate at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | February 17, 2016 at 11:40 am | No comments

Because of YOU, we have a lot to celebrate! In 2015, with your in-kind support, we have hit the one million dollar milestone of support!! On top of that, we have over 2.8 million Facebook fans, with support coming from 46 countries. You helped us welcome 8 wild cats to TWS in...

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Join us in celebrating the new Meme Welcome & Rescue Center!!

By | February 8, 2016 at 9:14 am | No comments

Rescuing cats and providing natural habitats is always our priority at The Wildcat Sanctuary!  Each year, we construct more free-roaming areas for the residents, add in-ground pools and platforms.  This year, we're constructing 2 large tiger habitats and breaking ground on an...

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Why does rescuing one wild cat really matter?

By | February 2, 2016 at 7:21 pm | No comments

What started out as a surrender from a private owner, ended up exposing the hard truth of the wild animal industry as a whole. Once again, we've learned how quickly one decision can change the fate for a tiger caught up in this cycle of exploitation.  When we're called upon...

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How are the cats named at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

By | January 28, 2016 at 8:42 pm | No comments

Most often, the cats we rescue are victims of the exotic animal trade - failed "pets" that didn't work out. They come to us already having been named. But occasionally, we're also called on to take in orphaned wild cats. Our first wish is, of course, that they're able...

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Two orphaned brothers are safe at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | January 21, 2016 at 10:52 am | No comments

Snow and Storm will be welcoming 2 new friends soon at The Wildcat Sanctuary! Read Snow and Storm's story HERE! They'll be joined by 2 more orphaned cougar kittens whose mother was apparently killed by a Washington property owner on January 4th after she...

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Rescuing wild cats or educating about them – which is more important?

By | January 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm | No comments

If you were asking Nikita, a tiger who fought to survive being used as a photo prop by a notorious criminal, she’d choose rescue. But, if you were to ask a legislator trying to shut down rampant breeding in a state with no exotic laws, he or she would say...

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How to provide comfort care for an aging big cat

By | January 11, 2016 at 1:52 pm | No comments

We often hear from people that we have dream jobs and how lucky we are to get to work with big cats.  We definitely do, and feel blessed each day that your support enables us to care for over 100 wild cats. But our days are much different than most perceive.  It’s not...

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What’s the cost of a hybrid wild cat?

By | January 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm | No comments

The true cost will shock you! Stories about early-generation hybrid wild cats are so often the same - and so disturbing. Yet the general public simply sees the beauty of the cat, the gorgeous markings of the fur and asks, "how much?" They'll pay ridiculous amounts of money to...

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The evolution of The Wildcat Sanctuary – how it all began

By | December 28, 2015 at 9:36 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."  Tammy Thies, The Wildcat Sanctuary Founder   Days like this are when I realize how fast time flies by and how special each moment is.  Today, I’m...

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

By | December 20, 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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