Browsing Tag big cats

Do new laws mean dozens of exotic animals may be killed?

By | May 22, 2015 at 11:00 am | No comments

Recent headlines read: New law means dozens of exotic animals may be killed Mexico deadline to ban circus animals looms but doubt shrouds creatures' fate Man forced to remove exotic animals from County property We’re often asked if we support legislation like this.  With...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary named second most dominant environmental group

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm | No comments

Mother Nature Network ranked The Wildcat Sanctuary #2 worldwide in environmental groups that dominate Facebook, just behind the World Wildlife Fund! They put together a list of organizations wielding the power of Facebook to inspire, educate and advocate for the planet. Read...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary urges USDA ban on public contact with wild cats

By | April 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm | No comments

Copy of our letter to legislators and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack: "Since our sanctuary has been seriously impacted by the lack of a ban on public handling of big cats, we encourage the USDA to finalize this long overdue rule.  Public handling of big cats, bears, and...

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Cub Petting. Who pays the price?

By | January 5, 2015 at 1:55 am | No comments

A tiny, adorable, white tiger baby.  Who can resist?  Everyone wants this thrill of a lifetime; to hold one, to play with one, to bottle feed one, to take photos with one  – right? That’s exactly what exhibitors are counting on when they offer cubs for petting or...

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Help us create wild spaces for the wild at heart!

By | June 30, 2014 at 11:19 pm | No comments

We have planned habitat improvements for the tigers living in the Wild Woodlands area of our Sanctuary. But, we only have a few summer months to complete this. Though tigers Ekaterina, Zeus, Layla and Nikita have habitat space to enjoy, now it’s time to fill these habitats...

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Wildcat Sanctuary supports proposed rule to prohibit public contact with big cats

By | September 30, 2013 at 7:02 pm | No comments

September 30 2013 Dear Sir or Madam: RE: Support of Proposed Rule to Prohibit Public Contact with Big Cats, Bears, and Nonhuman Primates I am writing in support of the proposed rule to prohibit public contact with big cat, bears and nonhuman primates. I am the...

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We need to outnumber the bad guys NOW to stop public contact with big cats!

By | September 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm | No comments

Please act now!! After two years of work by a coalition of animal welfare groups, USDA has finally posted in the Federal Register for public comment a proposed rule to stop the exhibitors from exploiting infant tigers, bears and primates to make money charging people to pet...

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Action Needed: speak out against public handling of big cats

By | August 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm | No comments

Posted by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Take a stand and help prevent the public handling of big cats!  They need your voice! It’s no secret that one of the biggest problems fueling the U.S. big cat trade is the fact that dozens of traveling zoos and roadside...

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With your help, Nikita and Tasha will be home early next week!

By | March 23, 2012 at 12:06 am | No comments

DONATE TODAY Wanting the best for Tasha, the current owner is responsibly relinquishing her and Nikita to The Wildcat Sanctuary. Tasha is suffering from leg tremors, due to the poor declaw job done on her paws by her first owner.  Add to that her impaired sight and you can...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

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