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

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

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!

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

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

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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One Green Planet covers the story of Tasha the cougar at The Wildcat Sanctuary

One Green Planet covers the story of Tasha the cougar at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | June 1, 2014 at 12:31 pm | No comments

Keep the Wild in Your Heart, Not Your Home: The Story of Tasha the Cougar Since the day Tasha, the cougar, first set foot on the open land of The Wildcat Sanctuary, she never looked back. When Tasha arrived at her new forever home, it was the very first time she had been given...

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How Facebook changes the world for these rescued wild cats

How Facebook changes the world for these rescued wild cats

By | May 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm | No comments

Tigers splashing in pools... Lions and mountain lions surveying their kingdom from lofty heights... Bobcats and servals curled up in hammocks enjoying the breezes... A jaguar and leopard stalking each other as they play hide and seek in the tall grass... Lynx...

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Awwwww, I want one!

Awwwww, I want one!

By | March 12, 2014 at 1:39 am | No comments

The phone rings, our heart sinks.  You know what the caller will probably be asking, “Can you take in this wild cat?” The story is often the same.  An owner who loved cats, who bought the wild cat as a cute and cuddly cub.  Who was told by the breeder that, if...

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Judge Rules ‘Ikea Monkey’ To Remain In Animal Sanctuary

Judge Rules ‘Ikea Monkey’ To Remain In Animal Sanctuary

By | September 16, 2013 at 3:30 pm | No comments

By Scott Neuman Credit ABC News A still from news video of Darwin's great escape in December. Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 5:12 pm Darwin the 'Ikea monkey' will no longer be hitting the superstores with a Canadian woman who calls him her...

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Law change may end private ownership of exotic pet

By | September 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm | No comments

September 14, READING, Pa. (AP) — Barry Hoch stood close to the cage, holding a bunch of green grapes with one hand and poking a piece of the fruit through the chain links with the other. The bear stuck out its tongue, greedily accepted the food, and grunted for...

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