TWS in the News

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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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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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Resident Spotlight: Jaguar Diablo Guapo

By | March 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm | No comments

Diablo Guapo, a black Jaguar, resided at a big cat rescue facility in CO. Unfortunately, the facility was not receiving enough funding to continue to care for the animals. The Director made the very difficult decision to start placing animals at other facilities, undoubtedly...

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The Truth About White Tigers

By | January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am | No comments

What really is a white tiger? White tigers are very popular with pseudo sanctuaries, breeders and exhibitors as they tend to bring in more visitors and more money. White tigers are a sub-species of Bengal tigers and not albino or their own species like many people think. White...

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In the heart of a rescuer

By | January 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm | No comments

This is such a poignant piece about what "rescue" really means. For all who've ever rescued an animal, you'll certainly identify with the feelings. We wish we knew who the author was so we could thank them and acknowledge them for something so moving.  "For animal lovers...

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Counting our Holiday Blessings at The Wildcat Sanctuary as Asha the Lioness Recovers

By | December 17, 2013 at 3:28 am | No comments

Do you ever find yourself at a time in life, when the obstacles seem so high, that you question what the future holds?  You've worked so hard, but you feel you still aren't keeping pace.  I've experienced those feelings too, and even though the feelings may be fleeting, they...

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Leave Your Legacy

By | December 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary allows all our residents to live wild at heart. We remain passionately committed to our mission, and we invite you to join us. A planned gift is one way to support our important work even after your lifetime. It may sound complicated but it's actually...

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Sanctuary Leaders support Tammy Thies and TWS

By | November 19, 2013 at 2:55 am | No comments

Read The Wild Animal Sanctuary Director's letter of support here - Pat...

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Statement from the TWS Board of Directors

By | November 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm | No comments

November 15, 2013 The Wildcat Sanctuary Board of Directors wants all supporters of the sanctuary to know that without you, we could not provide the quality care we do to our more than one hundred captive cat residents. “Thank you” is not adequate and we know it.  We need...

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