Browsing Tag cougar

Resident Spotlight- Spring

By | December 3, 2013 at 2:28 am | No comments

Spring spent the first nine years of his life in a flimsy wire cage.  He was extremely bonded to his owners and did not know he was a cougar.  In fact, I still don’t think he’s sure.  When he first came to the sanctuary, everything frightened him, even his tiny bobcat...

Posted in: Animal Care

Big cat with a big appetite

By | August 31, 2013 at 4:51 pm | No comments

8/31/2013 It’s not something you see every day in suburban Los Angeles, not even in the remote Santa Monica Mountains south of the Conejo Valley. P-23, a young female mountain lion recently fitted with a tracking collar by the National Park Service, was spotted by a...

Posted in: Wildcat News

Fox 21 – The Wildcat Sanctuary nears capacity

By | February 27, 2013 at 1:57 pm | No comments

Watch the Video Here Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 10:42pm Dan Hanger Adam Jagunich FOX 21 News, KQDS-DT DULUTH - It's estimated there are as many as 10,000 large wildcats in private ownership across the United States, and only...

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

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

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

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

Help Bring Nikita and Tasha to The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm | No comments

Aftermath of the Ohio exotic animal tragedy – what happens to the other cats in the state?  The Wildcat Sanctuary is here to help. Like you, we were devastated as we heard the shots ring out that killed dozens of animals in Ohio last year.  These were animals that,...

Posted in: Animal Care, News, Rescues, TWS in the News, Updates

Zeus Moves to Wild Woodlands!

By | March 31, 2011 at 2:26 am | No comments

Our first resident has moved into the new Wild Woodlands area and he is very glad to be there.  Zeus was moved down to his new 5600 square foot habitat complete with a brand new perch.  We even brought down his favorite kiddie pool so he wouldn't be lonely.  [caption...

Posted in: Animal Care, Updates

Help us build Wild Woodlands

By | November 28, 2010 at 1:22 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_274" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Tiger Habitat & Tiger Splash"][/caption] Your support has allowed us to build Small Cat Track,Hybrid Haven, Roar Ridge and Cougar Cove. Each of these areas provide free roaming habitats for the wildcats...

Posted in: Animal Care, News, Programs, Rescues, Updates

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