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The Wildcat Sanctuary welcomes Scarlet, a rare, endangered clouded leopard, home for the holidays!

The Wildcat Sanctuary welcomes Scarlet, a rare, endangered clouded leopard, home for the holidays!

By | November 20, 2012 at 4:50 am | No comments

A curator for a city zoo saw the posting about Bhutan the Snow Leopard on The Wildcat Sanctuary's Facebook page and it inspired her to contact the Sanctuary about providing a home for their clouded leopard, Scarlet. Scarlet is a 12 year old female that arrived at the zoo...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Home Feature Below Right, News, Rescues

The story of Bhutan the very special Snow Leopard.

The story of Bhutan the very special Snow Leopard.

By | October 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) was supposed to welcome a very special resident.  “Bhutan,” a 10-year-old snow leopard had been retired from an AZA accredited zoo and TWS had been chosen for his forever home....but that has now changed. Bhutan was residing at the zoo as part...

Posted in: Animal Care, General, Home Feature Below Right, News

When a tiger dies in a backyard, who is at fault?

When a tiger dies in a backyard, who is at fault?

By | September 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm | No comments

UPDATE:  One of YOU, our supporters, forwarded our enewsletter on to the media and one station listened. KSTP just aired a story regarding “Delta” and “Ohio”. The necropsy report showed that “Delta” died from stomach cancer. There is nothing anyone could have...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

With your help, 4 Bobcats will find sanctuary at TWS

By | July 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm | No comments

When we got the call about four bobcats in need of rescue here in Minnesota, we knew we had to do something. The more we’re learning, the more determined we are to get them here as quickly as possible. These bobcats live in a 4’ x 8’ cage. They were purchased with the...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary gains Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries accreditation

The Wildcat Sanctuary gains Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries accreditation

By | July 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | No comments

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) has announced that The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) in Sandstone, MN has achieved GFAS Accreditation. “The accreditation committee was impressed with every aspect of The Wildcat Sanctuary,” said Patty Finch, Executive Director...

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What does it really mean to be called a “Sanctuary?”

What does it really mean to be called a “Sanctuary?”

By | July 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm | No comments

It seems like “sanctuaries” are very much in the news lately.  We keep reading and hearing about them being forced to close down due to so many reasons - passage of tighter regulations (as in Ohio), financial shortfalls, escapes or injuries by their captive animals, failure...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

Federal legislation seeks to protect big cats,  as tiger and cougar are rescued in Ohio

Federal legislation seeks to protect big cats, as tiger and cougar are rescued in Ohio

By | March 26, 2012 at 9:34 am | No comments

(Yarmouth Port, MA – 26 March 2012) – Today, in Ashland, Ohio, Nikita, a 7-year-old white tiger and Tasha, a 10-year-old cougar are being loaded onto a rescue trailer and moving 800 miles away to their new home at The Wildcat Sanctuary. The International Fund for Animal...

Posted in: TWS in the News

First exotics affected by Ohio legislation to be transferred to The Wildcat Sanctuary

First exotics affected by Ohio legislation to be transferred to The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | March 23, 2012 at 1:30 am | No comments

First exotics affected by Ohio legislation to be transferred to The Wildcat Sanctuary The Wildcat Sanctuary received a tearful call from a small USDA licensed facility in Ohio asking for help.  The owner realized that, after the recent Zanesville massacre of 50+ exotic animals...

Posted in: TWS in the News

H.R. 4122 Big Cat Protection Act

By | March 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm | No comments

Read the press release A Message from Tippi Hedren re: "H.R. 4122 Big Cat Protection Act" At last, one of the missions in my life since I brought A bill titled 'A Federal Ban on the Breeding of the Exotic Feline for Personal Possession' in 2009 to my Rep. Buck McKeon was  to...

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Actress and Animal Advocate Tippi Hedren visits The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | March 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm | No comments

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