TWS in the News

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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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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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 - 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

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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