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Unlikely friendship forms between animals at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | March 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm | No comments

WATCH NEWS VIDEO REPORT HERE SANDSTONE, Minn. - An unexpected bond has formed between two animals at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone. A friendship is blossoming between Shazam, a black leopard whose jaguar friend died last year and Nikita, a white tiger. Nikita...

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Lynx Kept As A Pet For 13 Years Walks Outside For The First Time

By | March 15, 2016 at 9:10 pm | No comments

Coverage of Cleo the lynx' rescue by The Dodo By Zainab Akande    Mar. 15, 2016 Before arriving at Minnesota's Wildcat Sanctuary, Cleo, a Canada lynx, had never been outside. For 13 years, she was kept as an indoor pet, so she had no idea what it was like to...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary speaks out against barbaric practice of breeding white tigers

By | March 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm | No comments

PHOTO: Zoos often "trick" people into thinking white tigers need conservation however white tigers are purposely inbred by zoos as tourist attractions. (Reuters: Mariana Bazo) The facts on white tigers: Inbreeding 'for beauty and tourism dollars' By Paige Cockburn Updated...

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VIDEO – Behind the scenes of the NY big cats coming home!

By | November 16, 2015 at 12:06 pm | No comments

Do you know what it REALLY takes to save big cats? As part of our feline family, we want to share with you the work that went into bringing Caesar, Logan, Callie and Shadow home to The Wildcat Sanctuary. It was a very emotional, cross-country trip for both the cats and...

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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, knorth@kqdsfox21.tv Nathaniel LeCapitaine, Photojournalist, nlecapitaine@kqdsfox21.tv 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 http://m.wdio.com/article.html#!/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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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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