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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 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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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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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...

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Thank you for helping us with the serval building renovations!

By | August 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm | No comments

Lizzy, the serval, and I would both like to thank you for your gift to renovate the serval building before winter.  Because of you, the future is bright for countless others - just like Lizzy – who will be able to live wild at heart here at The Wildcat Sanctuary; safe,...

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20 years was still too short – Good-bye Halifax the serval

By | April 11, 2013 at 3:34 pm | No comments

In Memory 2013 We said goodbye to our dear friend Halifax this week.  At 20 years old, he was an inspiration for my spirit.  I remember learning how old he was when I first started five years ago and being surprised at how virile and full of life he still was.  He loved...

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Your gift today allows tigers like Lilly to make it against the odds! Through April 30th, your gift will be doubled.

By | March 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Your gift helps cats like Lilly!  And your gift will be doubled through April 30! Tigress Lilly made it against the odds. Lilly was born around 1996 at a pseudo sanctuary in southern Minnesota.  The facility closed down after a white tiger bit a young girl and owners were...

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