TWS in the News

Lions and Tigers and Leopards, Oh My!

By | December 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm | No comments

Find out more information about volunteering for The Wildcat Sanctuary HERE If you're interested in living onsite as in intern, find out more information HERE When choosing an applied learning project for her Global Citizenship class, Minnesota School of...

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Wildcat Sanctuary gets rare Asian leopard

By | November 22, 2012 at 4:55 am | No comments

A rare clouded leopard will live out its life at an animal rescue center in eastern Minnesota after a financially struggling zoo decided to retire the animal. Wildcat Sanctuary communications manager Holly Henry the 12-year-old female leopard will live in a roughly 6,000...

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Clouded leopard finds forever home in Sandstone, MN

By | November 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm | No comments

A rare endangered big cat native to southeast Asia will spend her retirement in Minnesota. Scarlet, a 12-year-old clouded leopard, is the newest resident of The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) in Sandstone. She was recently retired from a zoological organization, and TWS welcomed...

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Social media helps Wildcat Sanctuary cash in on Give to the Max Day

By | November 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm | No comments

For the Wildcat Sanctuary, Thursday was reason to celebrate. The nonprofit big cat refuge in Sandstone raised $88,629 from the annual Give to the Max Day, or about 14 percent of the $600,000 they expect to make this year. It also was a $24,000 increase from what the Sanctuary...

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Give to the Max Day sets new records despite glitches

By | November 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm | No comments

In its fourth year, Give to the Max Day set new records for fundraising, despite technical glitches which plagued the website for much of the day. At midnight,'s ticker showed that 53,339 donors raised $16,391,905 for 4,381 Minnesota nonprofits. Those are new...

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MN nonprofits rack up $15 million during Give to the Max Day

By | November 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm | No comments

Thousands of Minnesotans came out in droves Thursday to support their favorite charities, churches and schools. Jessie Masterman painted a flower on the cheek of Lauren Larson, a patient at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, as part of Give to the Max Day on...

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Best Friends Magazine features The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | November 7, 2012 at 11:29 pm | No comments

We're thrilled to be featured in the September/October 2012 issue of BEST FRIENDS MAGAZINE, which is now online. At the link below, you'll find a six page article about our Sanctuary and our "No More Wild Pets" campaign.  It showcases a lot of wonderful photos of our cats,...

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Bobcat kittens rescued from Lake Tahoe fire are thriving now, to be released

By | November 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm | No comments

Chips, the bobcat kitten that attracted national attention after she was rescued by firefighters from the Chips Fire near Lake Almanor, has made a full recovery, a new friend and soon will have a new home. On the Internet: Can't get enough of Chips? You can...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary featured in Atlanta Marathon thanks to runner Thad Dickinson

By | November 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm | No comments

We hear from so many, “How can I help?” or “I wish I could help.”  Thad Dickinson took that wish and made it a reality in such a great way! After watching “The Elephant in the Living Room” and witnessing the massacre of dozens of exotic animals in Zanesville,...

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Zanesville Sheriff Lutz joins Sanctuary directors lobbying for new exotic animal laws

By | September 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary's Executive Director Tammy Thies met with Congressional Representatives this week lobbying for passage of HR 4122 - The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. Muskingham County Sheriff Matt Lutz also spoke to Representatives relating his personal...

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