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Sanctuaries around the country step-up to support The Wildcat Sanctuary

Sanctuaries around the country step-up to support The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | November 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm | No comments

The care of the cats has always been the top priority at The Wildcat Sanctuary, and today is no different. “During this time of transition, we are so grateful to the amazing sanctuaries who have stepped up to ensure excellent care for our rescued residents.  They are...

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An update from The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | November 5, 2013 at 2:25 am | No comments

Dear Supporters, I’ve spent the past 15 years as the founder and Executive Director at The Wildcat Sanctuary.  Over the years, TWS has grown and changed.  Several months ago I moved to the role of Director of Development & Fundraising at The Wildcat Sanctuary.  As of...

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Beginning November 1, you can schedule your gift for Give to the Max Day!

Beginning November 1, you can schedule your gift for Give to the Max Day!

By | October 31, 2013 at 7:43 pm | No comments

Beginning on November 1, 2013, you may "schedule" your donations for Give to the Max Day. Between November 1 and November 14, your donation will automatically be deducted from your credit or debit card at midnight on November 14 making it eligible for the Golden Ticket drawing...

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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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