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The Wildcat Sanctuary hosts the 2017 Big Cat Sanctuary Conference

By | September 18, 2017 at 4:09 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was honored to host the third Big Cat Sanctuary Conference. This is an annual gathering of reputable sanctuaries dedicated to ending the captive wildlife crisis. In early September 2017, 35 leaders from 16 U.S. sanctuaries and representatives from...

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How one volunteer built one of Facebook’s biggest environmental pages

By | August 14, 2017 at 3:16 pm | No comments

Griffen was living at a pay-to-play breeding facility before he was rescued. (Photo: Wildcat Sanctuary) Julie Hanan focused her energy on a small animal refuge in Minnesota, and the results have been amazing. Julie Hanan helped out at domestic cat rescues for years before...

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Tell Congress you care about circus animals with a letter today!

By | June 26, 2017 at 11:41 am | No comments

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey's circus has gone out of business. Municipalities all over the US are banning or restricting the use of wild animals in circuses. Times are indeed changing. The general public is realizing the inherent cruelty of caging and transporting...

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How to create a Facebook fundraiser so your friends can help, too!

By | May 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Have you heard of this new way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion in your life?  Or a way you'd like to memorialize or honor someone (human or pet)?   Now, it's really simple to create your very own customized fundraiser on your Facebook page! It's...

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Sponsor a Wild One

By | April 30, 2017 at 8:20 pm | 43 comments

ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP OF A WILD CAT [gravityform id="3" title="false" description="false"] Zeus and the other cats will live at The Wildcat Sanctuary the rest of their lives.  Unlike a dog or cat with a traditional family, being a wild animal, our cats have a family of...

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Cub Petting – the sad reality behind this industry

By | April 24, 2017 at 5:17 pm | No comments

Cub petting is the practice of using baby animals, like tigers, as photo props for paying customers. These operations are deceptive because they prey on people’s affection toward baby animals, and exploit the desire to hold or care for them. This masks a secretive dark side,...

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Priya’s story – a tiger rescued from cub petting

By | April 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm | No comments

Note: This article is the second in a multi part series explaining cub petting. For the first part, go here. This tigress has had a tough life. Following the rescue of more than 100 big cats, including 75 tigers, from a cub petting operation, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge...

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Behind the scenes – 3 tiger brothers move to new huge habitat!

By | April 18, 2017 at 9:17 am | No comments

Can you imagine the joy of finally living 'wild at heart' in a huge habitat, instead of a small cage where you spent the first six years of your life? Today, you don't have to imagine. You can watch the first moments brothers Dimitri, Griffen and Zeke spent checking out...

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What this BLIND bengal cat can do is simply amazing!

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:42 am | No comments

As far as phone calls go, this one didn’t seem all that strange. Another rescue group had been contacted by a private owner. He was having trouble with his Bengal cat not using the litter box consistently. We get these calls all the time since it’s such a common complaint...

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Orphaned bobcat kittens create their own special family at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | October 11, 2016 at 8:14 am | No comments

Imagine you’re walking along a path outdoors, you see two little balls of fur on the dirt path in front of you. They’re meowing. Loudly. No mother is in sight. You’re worried for them and you don’t want to leave them in harm’s way. You scoop them up and bring them...

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