TWS in the News

Won’t You Help Feed a Feline Today at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

By | November 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm | No comments

Feeding big cats is a big job. Tonka the tiger is the largest cat at the Sanctuary.  He was a former exhibit cat living in a small, non-compliant enclosure prior to arriving at The Wildcat Sanctuary. Thanks to you, Tonka now has room to roam. His natural enclosure...

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4 New York Wildcats Relocated To Minnesota Sanctuary

By | October 23, 2015 at 4:26 pm | No comments

VIDEO REPORT HERE MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Some exotic animals have found a new home in Minnesota. Four wildcats were relocated after being surrendered by their owner. “They deserve compassion and dignity,” Wildcat Sanctuary executive directory Tammy Thies said....

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Big Cats Relocated to Pine County FOX21 KQDS

By | October 5, 2015 at 10:57 am | No comments

Three Tigers and Black Leopard Moved to Wildcat Sanctuary Kris North, Reporter, Nathaniel LeCapitaine, Photojournalist, POSTED: 06:48 PM CDT Sep 02, 2015  The Wildcat Sanctuary PINE COUNTY, Minn. -Three...

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Wildcat Sanctuary Completes its Biggest Cat Rescue this year

By | October 4, 2015 at 9:06 am | No comments

VIDEO AT!/60467/5f1e1a19e4077589ab2e71d9f897ab07 It was the conclusion to the biggest and longest cross-country rescue ever on Wednesday at The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone. The rescue of three cats and a leopard has been nearly...

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2016 Wildcat Sanctuary calendars are available now!

By | September 14, 2015 at 8:41 am | No comments

Guess who our cover cat is this year?  It's Tonka!!!   Wouldn't you love to have this gorgeous tiger staring at you, inspiring you every day of the year?  Or how about Shazam, our black leopard, or Guapo, our jaguar, or many others you love! Our calendar is chock full of...

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Tigers and leopard will finally roam free at acclaimed sanctuary after four years in legal limbo

By | September 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm | No comments

SANDSTONE, MINN. - Sept. 1, 2015 - After an owner lost his legal battle to keep custody of his four big cats, preparations are finally underway to move them cross country. Three tigers and a leopard have been loaded and are being moved from New York to their new home at The...

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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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