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Whiskers and Waves March 23

By | January 11, 2013 at 11:40 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary Celebrates “WHISKERS & WAVES” in Duluth The Wildcat Sanctuary will host its beer, cider and wine tasting gala, called “Whiskers & Waves,” on Saturday evening, MARCH 23, 2013, from 6-9 p.m. in Duluth, Minnesota. Held at the fabulous...

Posted in: TWS in the News

Max – His spirit was energetic but his body was not.

By | January 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm | No comments

Over the past seven years, we have been fortunate to watch Max, the cougar, grow into a fatherly figure to the others residing in Cougar Cove. While his spirit was still as energetic as his youthful neighbors, his body was not.  Through additional care, we helped Max maintain...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, In Memory

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Saying good-bye is never easy – Shay’s memorial.

By | December 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm | No comments

2012 - In Memory of Shay the Canada Lynx Sometimes it is hard to say goodbye.  But, when you know in your heart that it is the right time, it can make letting go a little easier.  It was time to let our lynx Shay go. Shay was a very reclusive cat but, given her experience...

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Scarlet clouded leopard at zoo

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

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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

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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...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

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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...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, General, News, Programs

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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

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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...

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