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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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Elephant in the Living Room reveals chilling story of exotic pet ownership

By | September 20, 2012 at 5:11 am | No comments

As a police officer in Ohio, Tim Harrison was well aware of the exotic pet trade, having been called on to deal with bears, alligators, wild cats and deadly snakes that were kept as pets and later became a danger to the community. It no longer surprises Harrison that there is...

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Check out The Wildcat Sanctuary’s Jungle Boogie on October 7 – TV VIDEO REPORT

By | September 15, 2012 at 11:07 pm | No comments

WATCH VIDEO HERE - http://www.kare11.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1839123601001 MINNEAPOLIS -- The Wildcat Sanctuary's signature event, Jungle Boogie, is just around the corner. This year's event is themed Panther on the Prowl, following the footsteps of Pink Panther. The...

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Wildcat Sanctuary concerned about tiger owned by Chisago County woman

By | September 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm | No comments

Tammy Thies runs the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone. She says the facility was set up 12 years ago because people foolishly want animals like tigers for pets. "We have so many wonderful dogs and cats that are euthanized each year that need homes. We don't need to create...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary chosen by USDA for 64th Annual Honor Award

The Wildcat Sanctuary chosen by USDA for 64th Annual Honor Award

By | September 1, 2012 at 11:25 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was selected by Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack as a recipient of the 64th Annual Honor Award. These awards are the most prestigious awards presented by the USDA, given only to those teams and individuals whose work reflects the Department’s core value...

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Tiger Rescue Center Closing After 20 Years

By | August 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm | No comments

VIDEO REPORT HERE ASHLAND, Ohio - A northern Ohio rescue center that took in tigers for over 20 years is closing. Denise Flores is the owner of Tiger Paw Exotic Rescue Center. She said that she is losing her home, while finding homes for her four remaining cats. "I...

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Aging tigers can’t stay at Tiger Paws Rescue Center PHOTO SLIDESHOW

Aging tigers can’t stay at Tiger Paws Rescue Center PHOTO SLIDESHOW

By | August 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm | No comments

Denise Flores completed a familiar chore Sunday morning -- using a garden hose to fill metal bowls with water for her tigers. Taz loped toward the bowl from inside his cage, then began licking the steady stream of water as it arced into the bowl. One paw came up...

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Four Minnesota bobcats rescued by The Wildcat Sanctuary VIDEO

By | August 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm | No comments

Updated: 08/02/2012 8:10 PM Created: 08/02/2012 5:30 PM KSTP.com By: Joe Mazan Some call them pets, but for most they're illegal to own. The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone rescued four bobcats near Mankato Thursday. The owner gave up the cats after he was...

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4 Rescued Bobcats Arrive at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | August 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm | No comments

The pick-up of 4 bobcats from a Minnesota backyard went very smoothly yesterday!  The bobcats were owned by a gentleman who held a MN DNR Game Farm license.  The cats were originally purchased to be bred and pelted, but never bred.  In addition, the owner realized that it was...

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Wildcat Sanctuary rescues 4 bobcats near Mankato, MN

By | August 3, 2012 at 1:55 am | No comments

Some call them pets but for most they're illegal to own. The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone rescued four bobcats near Mankato Thursday. The owner gave up the cats after he was attacked.  He bought the wild animals on the internet for $1,700. The sanctuary says keeping...

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