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The Wildcat Sanctuary encourages Gov. Cuomo’s signature on big cat legislation

The Wildcat Sanctuary encourages Gov. Cuomo’s signature on big cat legislation

By | July 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm | No comments

 A.9004-C/S.6903-C, a bill prohibiting public contact with Big Cats, has passed both Houses of New York's legislature and awaits action by Governor Cuomo.  The Wildcat Sanctuary joins IFAW, HSUS, Born Free USA, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Wildlife...

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Animal groups petition to restrict hybrid half-exotic cats as housepets

Animal groups petition to restrict hybrid half-exotic cats as housepets

By | July 1, 2014 at 2:55 am | No comments

Animal welfare groups have petitioned the state to restrict the breeding and possession of hybrid cats — the result of crossbreeding between house cats and wild cats such as Asian leopard cats or African servals. Hybrid cats have been gaining popularity as pets because...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary co-petitions California for hybrid cat regulations

The Wildcat Sanctuary co-petitions California for hybrid cat regulations

By | June 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm | No comments

Today, we have co-petitioned the state of California for a proposed amendment regulating the breeding and possession of hybrid cats. Our mission is to rescue wild cats; i.e. lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, etc.  We can barely keep up with the demand for big cats in need of...

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July 26, 2014 POSTPONED – Grrrl Band Benefit & Buffet at Clyde Ironworks – Duluth, MN

By | June 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm | No comments

POSTPONEMENT Circumstances have necessitated the postponement of The Wildcat Sanctuary event "Grrrowl with the Grrrls" that was set for Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at The Clyde Ironworks in Duluth. Look for this event in the Spring of 2015!!  Refunds will be made within the...

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TWS receives a positive inspection by USDA.

By | June 10, 2014 at 6:40 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary values its reputation as one of the most respected animal facilities in the country. Part of ensuring that we maintain the highest of standards includes periodic inspections by accreditation organizations as well as government agencies. Below are the...

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One Green Planet covers the story of Tasha the cougar at The Wildcat Sanctuary

One Green Planet covers the story of Tasha the cougar at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | June 1, 2014 at 12:31 pm | No comments

Keep the Wild in Your Heart, Not Your Home: The Story of Tasha the Cougar Since the day Tasha, the cougar, first set foot on the open land of The Wildcat Sanctuary, she never looked back. When Tasha arrived at her new forever home, it was the very first time she had been given...

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Local animal rights activists turn old fur coats into toys for animals

By | May 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm | No comments

Local animal activists transform old fur coats into pelts designed to protect and soothe distressed animals. In a nondescript building in South Minneapolis, a small group of volunteers — all animal-rights activists — grab handfuls of musty old furs and tear them...

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June 13th – Lions, Tigers and Beers Benefit in Chicago

June 13th – Lions, Tigers and Beers Benefit in Chicago

By | May 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm | No comments

Join us JUNE 13th for LIONS, TIGERS AND BEERS, an annual fundraiser hosted by Northdown Café Taproom in Chicago, IL. Along with top breweries in the world, they bring in the rarest beer for a day of great drinking for a great cause! This year, the...

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Jungle Boogie 2014 – A Black Tail Event!  October 12

Jungle Boogie 2014 – A Black Tail Event! October 12

By | May 2, 2014 at 10:04 pm | No comments

SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS YEAR'S JUNGLE BOOGIE - A BLACK TAIL EVENT! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014      4:30 – 9:00 pm MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT NORTHWEST 7025 Northland Drive North Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763.536.8300  SAVE $10 BY PURCHASING YOUR SEAT BEFORE AUG 15! Early...

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A letter from the founder, Our Financial Future

By | April 22, 2014 at 3:06 pm | No comments

As an important part of The Wildcat Sanctuary, I wanted you to know that you may hear some criticism of me and The Wildcat Sanctuary in the near future. This last year has been one of the most difficult of the 15 years I've been running The Wildcat Sanctuary.  During...

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