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One Green Planet features The Wildcat Sanctuary’s rescue of Shazam, the black leopard

By | November 15, 2014 at 11:18 pm | No comments

Shazam, the Stunning Black Leopard Finally Enjoys His Freedom at The Wildcat Sanctuary When the Catskill Game Farm closed its doors for business in 2006, it rang a number of alarm bells for animal welfare organizations across the U.S. The Game Farm had been in operation since...

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Growing animal advocacy around the world – Give to the Max Day is a Huge Success

By | November 14, 2014 at 6:22 am | No comments

What was once a local initiative to help rescue wild cats in need has grown to a worldwide movement, thanks to the amazing power of social media.  Give to the Max Day 2014, administered by giveMN.org, saw donors from as far away as Denmark, New Zealand, India, Sweden, and Great...

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Driveway Cats art event – a fun way to sponsor a cat at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | November 8, 2014 at 3:03 am | No comments

We love to share stories about our sponsors, especially when they come to us in such inventive ways! Take Dave Witte and his wife April Vlar.  They came up with a really original idea about how to raise money to help support a cat at The Wildcat Sanctuary.  Calling their...

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10 fun facts about pumpkins from Tasha, a rescued cougar!

By | November 4, 2014 at 11:45 pm | No comments

Did you know? In 2010, the world record for the largest pumpkin was 1810 pounds?  That's huge! Scientifically speaking, pumpkins are considered a fruit since they contain seeds.  But, when it comes to cooking, they're often referred to as vegetables.  Go...

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3M partners with The Wildcat Sanctuary on new line of animal print duct tape

By | October 23, 2014 at 3:44 am | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary is happy to announce a new partnership with 3M products.  The company recently launched a new series of duct tape called Tiger, Serval Spots, and White Tiger.  These duct tapes feature the animal fur patterns of our serval Sebastian, along with tigresses...

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Small Cat Track is right on track at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | October 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm | No comments

We are so grateful for the help we’ve received to reconstruct the habitats and temperature-controlled building in the Small Cat Track section of the Sanctuary.  Many of you may recall mold was discovered in the building and, for the safety of the cats, it had to be gutted....

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One Green Planet features spokescat Tasha from The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | September 23, 2014 at 1:45 am | No comments

5 Amazing Rescue Animals Changing the World for Other Animals in Need Here on One Green Planet, you can find a wealth of heart-warming, inspiring stories about animals that were rescued from deplorable situations. These stories illustrate the kindness and compassion of...

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How do you know when a rescued wild cat is happy?

By | September 9, 2014 at 2:39 am | No comments

To most, it would appear that if you provide a rescued wild cat with good nutrition, an optimal natural environment with enrichment to challenge his or her senses, and quality veterinary care, they should be happy – right? But, what happens if that’s not always the case?...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary encourages Gov. Cuomo’s signature on big cat legislation

By | July 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm | No comments

 A.9004-C/S.6903-C, a bill prohibiting public contact with Big Cats, has passed both Houses of New York's legislature and awaits action by Governor Cuomo.  The Wildcat Sanctuary joins IFAW, HSUS, Born Free USA, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Wildlife...

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Animal groups petition to restrict hybrid half-exotic cats as housepets

By | July 1, 2014 at 2:55 am | No comments

Animal welfare groups have petitioned the state to restrict the breeding and possession of hybrid cats — the result of crossbreeding between house cats and wild cats such as Asian leopard cats or African servals. Hybrid cats have been gaining popularity as pets because...

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