TWS in the News

Minn. Wildcat Sanctuary Expands; Needs Donations

By | May 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm | No comments

by Dan Hanger & photojournalist Adam Jagunich, FOX 21 News SANDSTONE, Minn. -The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minn., needs help building a bigger habitat for newly rescued tigers. One-hundred twenty wildcats now call the sanctuary home, including six new tigers, which...

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Dentists give tiger 4 root canals

By | May 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm | No comments

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –- Dentists from across the country came to Minnesota Saturday to perform multiple root canals on a 15-year-old Bengal tiger named Titan. Titan’s four fangs, which are about as long as a human finger, needed root canals. While all 500 pounds of...

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Tiger and cougar at The Wildcat Sanctuary to receive dental care

By | May 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm | No comments

My, what big teeth you have... Tiger and cougar at The Wildcat Sanctuary to receive dental care See the WCCO News Coverage Try to imagine you're a Bengal tiger with a painful toothache. Now imagine you’re the dentist who needs to perform a root canal on the 500-pound...

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Sounds of the Sanctuary – MN Public Radio

By | May 7, 2011 at 12:19 am | No comments

by Marc Sanchez, Minnesota Public Radio October 15, 2010 Sandstone, Minn. — When people think of all the animals that call Minnesota home - bears, deer, rabbits, loons - most tend to leave out the African cats. Lions, tigers, and leopards are a few of the breeds housed...

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Sanctuary Road Impassable

By | May 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm | No comments

Rural Road A Real 'Stick In The Mud' For Residents   by Tracee Tolentino & photojournalist Adam Jagunich, FOX 21 News SANDSTONE, Minn.- For the past five years, April showers have brought May flowers, but on a rural road in Sandstone, now all they bring are...

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Tractor the Bobcat Receives Hip Surgery

By | April 11, 2011 at 12:00 am | One comment

January 2010 http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/01/13/wildlife-sanctuary-bobcat-undergoes-hip-surgery/ LAKE ELMO, Minn. (WCCO) — Locked in a cage, a bobcat named Tractor growled while waiting to be anesthetized. “It’s hard to communicate to him that this is better...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary Participates in Food Study with Nature’s Variety

By | April 8, 2011 at 7:18 pm | No comments

Four of The Wildcat Sanctuary residents have been chosen to participate in a food study with Nature's Variety.  Safari and Sebastian, bengals, Diego a savannah and Gopher a Dachshund mix will receive Nature's Variety dry and raw Instinct varieties. This will be the second...

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Big Cats get a Big Help from Northlanders

By | March 26, 2011 at 5:03 pm | No comments

Fox 21 News DULUTH - Northlanders come together tonight for the annual Whiskers and Waves Gala at the Greysolon Ballroom. Proceeds from Saturday night’s wine and beer tasting go to the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minn. The sanctuary is building a new free-roaming...

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5 Tigers Get a Home for the Holidays, a CNN I Report

By | January 12, 2011 at 12:16 am | No comments

December 2010 - http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-526762 CNN producer note BriCzar told me, 'These cats all pictured were former pets and when they have no where else to go, the Wildcat Sanctuary is there to keep them wild at heart and give them space to roam.' - hhanks,...

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Why Wild Animals Shouldn’t Be Pets

By | December 12, 2010 at 12:14 am | No comments

By Eliza McGraw ManageMyLife.com December 2010 People long have been enchanted by the idea that even the wildest animals can befriend the right person. In reality, keeping a wild animal as a pet often has disastrous results — usually for the...

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