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Won’t You Help Feed a Feline Today at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

By | November 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm | No comments

Feeding big cats is a big job. Tonka the tiger is the largest cat at the Sanctuary.  He was a former exhibit cat living in a small, non-compliant enclosure prior to arriving at The Wildcat Sanctuary. Thanks to you, Tonka now has room to roam. His natural enclosure...

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Help us complete the Scarlet Veterinary Center at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | May 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm | No comments

The Hospital Upgrade is launching with a very important new name: THE SCARLET VETERINARY CENTER. This is in memory of Scarlet, the clouded leopard. As I sit here in our 18’ x 26’ hospital, I’m amazed at all that has gone on here in this small space. It’s one of the...

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Nigel, the caracal, reunites with brother Ivan at the Rainbow Bridge

By | May 14, 2015 at 8:17 pm | No comments

If love could keep an animal alive, Nigel would still be with us today. Nigel and his brother Ivan, arrived at The Wildcat Sanctuary just this past year.  Never did we think we’d have to say good-bye so soon. Ivan left us within days of coming to The Wildcat Sanctuary,...

Posted in: Blog, In Memory

The top 5 differences between jaguars and leopards

By | April 20, 2015 at 10:45 pm | No comments

Having two big cats here at The Wildcat Sanctuary that are both black means people are always getting them confused.  Though one is a black leopard, Shazam, and one is a black jaguar, Diablo Guapo, it’s often hard for people to be able to tell them apart. And, to add to the...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary’s vision of a future with No More Wild Pets

By | March 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm | No comments

Whether it’s divorce, relocation, expecting a baby, loss of job, pets that don’t get along, loss of homeowners insurance, change in zoning laws….we hear all the same stories that most rescue organizations and shelters do. The difference is that, if it were a domestic cat...

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

By | January 25, 2015 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?...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog

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, 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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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...

Posted in: TWS in the News

The Wildcat Sanctuary co-petitions California for hybrid cat regulations

By | June 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm | No comments

Today, we have co-petitioned the state of California for a proposed amendment regulating the breeding and possession of hybrid cats. Our mission is to rescue wild cats; i.e. lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, etc.  We can barely keep up with the demand for big cats in need of...

Posted in: TWS in the News

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