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Help us give Tonka the tiger a new life at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | September 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm | No comments

Update Read about Tonka's story and how you helped bring him to The Wildcat Sanctuary HERE! Tonka's Story Rescues never seem to pleas for help never seem to stop. These past few months have been no exception. There have been so many in need and so many...

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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

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

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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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 Bengal tigers and not albino or their own species like many people think. White tigers occur...

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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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