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TWS attends National Big Cat Sanctuary Workshop

By | October 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was honored to attend the Big Cat Sanctuary Workshop in North Carolina this past weekend.  The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) co-sponsored the event.  There were 22 big cat sanctuaries...

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TWS Welcomes New Board Members Sue Schmitt, Peggy Callahan & Heather Macleod

By | October 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of three new members. We are excited to bring  fresh talent to our organization and believe these accomplished people will help continue to lead TWS to a bright and sustainable future. Sue...

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Northdown Taproom hosts Lions, Tigers and Beers event to benefit TWS!

Northdown Taproom hosts Lions, Tigers and Beers event to benefit TWS!

By | October 5, 2013 at 9:07 pm | No comments

Thank you Northdown Café Taproom! Lions, Tigers and Beers is an annual fundraiser hosted by Northdown Café Taproom in Chicago, IL to benefit The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota. Along with top breweries in the world, they bring in the rarest beer for a day of great drinking...

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Genomes of big cats revealed

Genomes of big cats revealed

By | September 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm | No comments

By Helen Briggs BBC News International scientists have mapped the genomes of the tiger, lion and snow leopard, in conservation efforts to protect endangered species. The research give clues to how big cats evolved to become top predators with superior muscle strength and a...

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USDA Animal Care Seeks Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to Veterinary Care

By | September 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm | No comments

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service sent this bulletin at 09/13/2013 10:19 AM EDT USDA’s Animal Care unit enforces the Animal Welfare Act – the federal law requiring that humane care and treatment be provided to certain animals that are: exhibited to the...

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West Hollywood to consider ban on wild, exotic animal performances

West Hollywood to consider ban on wild, exotic animal performances

By | September 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm | No comments

By Hailey Branson-PottsSeptember 12, 2013, 2:23 p.m. West Hollywood -- a city where pets are formally recognized as “companions” and their owners as “guardians” -- has long been known for its animal-friendly laws. In its latest effort, the City Council on Monday...

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Clamp on animal trade is pledged

By | September 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm | No comments

By FRANCES LEATE , Posted on » Monday, September 09, 2013 BAHRAINI authorities have pledged a crackdown on the illegal import of endangered animals such as white tigers, African cheetahs and lion cubs. They promised to shut down pet stores, zoos and farms that trade in...

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Bizarre Behavior in Endangered Tigers Traced to Dog Virus

Bizarre Behavior in Endangered Tigers Traced to Dog Virus

By | September 4, 2013 at 6:23 pm | No comments

By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer   |   August 16, 2013 12:59pm ET Marty is an endangered Amur tiger. Credit: Jan Morse | RZSS View full size image A rare breed of tigers in Russia has been spotted behaving bizarrely for more than a decade, and now researchers say...

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Uncaged lion found lounging in front yard in Ohio

By | September 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm | No comments

After a neighbor discovered the lioness in his front yard, the big cat's owner was able to put it back into its cage without incident. (Photo: Matthew Berry, Lancaster (Ohio) Eagle-Gazette) FAIRFIELD BEACH, Ohio -- Residents here were startled over the weekend...

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Ask your U.S. senator to co-sponsor the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act today.

Ask your U.S. senator to co-sponsor the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act today.

By | August 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Did you know that there are at least 10,000 big cats kept in private hands in the U.S., but that no one knows exactly how many or where? It's a dangerous situation - for people and animals - when tigers, lions and other big cats are kept as backyard pets or in roadside zoos....

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