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So you want to start your own sanctuary?

By | August 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm | No comments

At least weekly, I receive an email from someone asking me how to start a sanctuary. Some are good-hearted animal lovers. Many really only want to have exotic animals themselves, but think “framing” it as a sanctuary legitimizes their personal desire. But they really...

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Big Cat advocates speak out against the killing of Cecil the lion and trophy hunting

By | July 31, 2015 at 5:20 pm | No comments

The story of Cecil’s death has become front page news, dominated social media, and has resulted in an avalanche of ethical questions about trophy hunting.  How was Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer allowed to kill this iconic lion in Zimbabwe? The Wildcat Sanctuary dealt with...

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Wisconsin Big Cat on the Loose Possibly Escaped Pet

By | July 29, 2015 at 12:48 pm | No comments

For the past week, authorities have been investigating sightings of a big cat in the Milwaukee area.  Many people have weighed in on whether it’s a wild mountain lion or could it actually be an escaped pet? As of today, the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control...

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Cecil the lion – Trophy hunting is not humane or conservation

By | July 29, 2015 at 8:54 am | No comments

The true identity of the trophy hunter who killed the iconic Zimbabwe lion Cecil has been revealed to be a Minnesotan, not a Spaniard as has been reported in the past. Whatever your stance is about hunting and conservation, we do not condone sport and trophy hunting. We do not...

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Help us create WILD SPACES for The Wildcat Sanctuary’s tigers

By | July 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm | No comments

Each cat that comes to the sanctuary is promised several things, including nutritious food and proper veterinary care. Our promise also includes a WILD SPACE where they can choose their own path to walk and lie down, plenty of options for shade and alone time, as well as...

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Lilly, our tigress, leaves to her new wild life

By | July 16, 2015 at 10:59 pm | No comments

Why is it that, no matter how long you prepare for a loss, it still seems so sudden when it happens?  It must be because, no matter how long we prepare, the time we have with our loved ones is never long enough.  This has certainly been the case with Lilly, our tigress. At...

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Aurora, the dawn of a new life at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | July 10, 2015 at 11:04 am | No comments

Would you consider being Aurora's sponsor parent?  Please find out the best way to help her HERE It started like most weeks do, with a list of chores and projects a mile long.  As we were working hard finishing up the pools and new habitats for Jeremy and Simon, Ekaterina,...

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One Green Planet features The Wildcat Sanctuary’s Facebook success

By | June 20, 2015 at 9:26 pm | No comments

How Facebook Changed the Lives of Rescued Big Cats Forever Tigers splashing in pools… Lions and mountain lions surveying their kingdom from lofty heights… Bobcats and servals curled up in hammocks enjoying the breezes… A jaguar and leopard stalking each other as...

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Online news outlet THE DODO features Nikita, the tigress, from The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | June 9, 2015 at 4:40 pm | No comments

WHAT HAPPENS TO TIGERS CUBS WHEN THEY GET TOO BIG FOR SELFIES? This is Maximus: The Humane Society of the United States Little Maximus was at the center of a recent and disturbing investigation into tiger cub facilities by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)....

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One Green Planet shares Wildcat Sanctuary’s “Say No to Cub Petting” message

By | June 2, 2015 at 11:09 am | No comments

The Hidden Cruelty Behind Cute Exotic Cat Cub Petting Attractions As an animal lover, if someone were to make you this offer, would you accept? You can pet, play with and bottle feed this cub and we’ll take a picture of you so you can share it with your friends – BUT,...

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