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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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Lavender Magazine features The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | July 27, 2012 at 7:29 pm | No comments

  Wildcats in their sanctuary. Photos courtesy of The Wildcat Sanctuary and PCML Photography The scene in Zanesville, Ohio last October was like an animal Columbine. 49 animals including bears, lions, tigers, wolves, and a baboon all had to be shot and killed by...

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Ohio owners ban together to challenge new exotic animal law

By | July 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm | No comments

Nikita, the tigress, and Tasha, the cougar came to TWS from Denise Flores' Tiger Paw Exotic Rescue Center in Ohio After Max the lion left Rescue One, taking his mighty roar to Mississippi, concerned neighbors began calling David Cziraky. “Is something wrong?’’ they...

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FOX runs poll on should people own exotics as pets ESCAPE SLIDESHOW

By | July 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm | No comments

WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather  Las Vegas Metro police shot and killed a chimpanzee and tranquilized another after the animals escaped from a home on the city's northwest side Thursday. Police shoot escaped chimpanzee in northwest...

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