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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In memory of bobcat Felicity and bengal cat Sumatra at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | January 12, 2015 at 9:16 pm | No comments

We have 106 residents, 47 are senior or geriatric with 27 of those being over 15 years old. The hardest part about rescuing so many cats is that they will one day leave us. It never gets easier and it tends to come in waves.  It can feel too much to bear sometimes.  But we...

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5 reasons why we don’t offer daily tours at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | January 7, 2015 at 7:58 pm | No comments

Here at The Wildcat Sanctuary, we've made a promise to the cats in our care that they would never be exploited or exhibited for profit again. Before their arrival, so many suffered a great deal of their lives at the hands of unscrupulous exhibitors.  It takes such a long time...

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The 12 Days of Catmas – wild cat style!

By | December 14, 2014 at 5:35 pm | No comments

The 12 Days of Catmas On the first day of Catmas My true love sent to me A lynx in an evergreen tree                     On the second day of Catmas My true love sent to me Two cubs...

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Aslan the lion – forever now king of his wild life

By | December 8, 2014 at 4:02 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_14131" align="alignright" width="300"] The lions enjoy a summer roll in the grass[/caption] It was an unseasonably warm winter day. The snow was thawing and patches of grass appeared all throughout sanctuary. The sun was shining. Aslan was spending...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary announces names for new resident white tiger cubs

By | December 1, 2014 at 1:49 pm | No comments

It's been an exciting week for two white tiger brothers who arrived recently at The Wildcat Sanctuary.  They came from an exhibit facility that used to breed tigers but has signed a contract to no longer breed tigers. You can read more about how they ended up at the Sanctuary...

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