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Snow, ice damage wildcat center

By | April 22, 2013 at 11:03 pm | No comments

Several enclosures that held domestic cats at the Wildcat Sanctuary near Sandstone were damaged early Friday after nearly two feet of ice and snow built up on their roofs.   The roof of a domestic cat pen caves to the weight of snow at the Wildcat Sanctuary near...

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Snow Damages Roof Of Wildcat Sanctuary In C. MN

By | April 22, 2013 at 11:01 pm | No comments

(credit: CBS) SANDSTONE, Minn. (WCCO) – The heavy snow that fell overnight caused the roofs of the enclosures at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minn., to collapse. Holly Henry said it’s never happened before. “Never in our 13-year...

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Fences in Pine County sanctuary damaged in storm

By | April 22, 2013 at 10:57 pm | No comments

Heavy snow collapsed enclosures at Wildcat Sanctuary, but no animals escaped. A tiger played in the snow at the Wildcat Sanctuary, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 in Sandstone. Photo: Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune Star Tribune photo galleries Heavy...

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Wildcat Sanctuary Damage may be More than $100,000

By | April 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm | No comments

Watch the video from Fox 21 Duluth SANDSTONE - The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone was still recovering Sunday, from damage from Thursday night’s snow storm. Around two feet of snow and heavy ice created historic damage. Several small-cat enclosures collapsed from the...

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Wildcat Sanctuary to Focus on Education, Prevention

By | February 28, 2013 at 4:55 pm | No comments

Watch the video here Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 11:20pm Dan Hanger Adam Jagunich FOX 21 News, KQDS-DT SANDSTONE, Minn - Continuing our special report Wednesday, we take you to The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone where more than 100...

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Fox 21 – The Wildcat Sanctuary nears capacity

By | February 27, 2013 at 1:57 pm | No comments

Watch the Video Here Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 10:42pm Dan Hanger Adam Jagunich FOX 21 News, KQDS-DT DULUTH - It's estimated there are as many as 10,000 large wildcats in private ownership across the United States, and only...

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Wildcat Sanctuary featured in The American Tiger Documentary

By | February 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was featured in the documentary, The American Tiger.  We are hoping that this documentary helps raise awareness for the captive wildlife crisis.  As in many documentaries, the Directors show both sides of the story, including private owners and...

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TWS featured on cover of Animal Helpers by renowned author Jennifer Keats Curtis.

By | February 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary’s tigers Lilly and Titan are featured on the cover and in the new children’s book Animal Helpers: Sanctuaries by renowned author Jennifer Keats Curtis. You can order here through Amazon.com today! Many months ago, we were approached by the author...

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Video interview with The Wildcat Sanctuary founder Tammy Thies about needed legislation

By | February 4, 2013 at 5:32 pm | No comments

Big cat sanctuary sees greater need from out-of-state Author: Mark Vancleave | February 4, 2013 The Wildcat Sanctuary now sees a greater influx of big cats from other states after a recent Minnesota changed the rules for would-be pet owners.   WATCH VIDEO...

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‘Pet’ wildcats are vanishing from private captivity

By | February 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm | No comments

  First, the tiger attacked the boy. Then came the lion. They bit him and dragged him, and when it was over, 10-year-old Russell LaLa would be paralyzed for life in Morrison County. Cynthia Gamble's 550-pound pet tiger Tango mauled her to death in her Pine County...

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