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Cub Petting – the sad reality behind this industry

By | April 24, 2017 at 5:17 pm | No comments

Cub petting is the practice of using baby animals, like tigers, as photo props for paying customers. These operations are deceptive because they prey on people’s affection toward baby animals, and exploit the desire to hold or care for them. This masks a secretive dark side,...

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Only a few days left of Miracle Match 2017 – your donation doubled now!

By | April 23, 2017 at 6:21 pm | No comments

Today, I’m asking for your help with an amazing matching challenge. Generous donors have offered The Wildcat Sanctuary a $72,000 matching gift opportunity. That means for every dollar donated March 1st through April 30th – up to $72,000 – they'll double it! So...

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Behind the scenes – 3 tiger brothers move to new huge habitat!

By | April 18, 2017 at 9:17 am | No comments

Can you imagine the joy of finally living 'wild at heart' in a huge habitat, instead of a small cage where you spent the first six years of your life? Today, you don't have to imagine. You can watch the first moments brothers Dimitri, Griffen and Zeke spent checking out...

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What this BLIND bengal cat can do is simply amazing!

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:42 am | No comments

As far as phone calls go, this one didn’t seem all that strange. Another rescue group had been contacted by a private owner. He was having trouble with his Bengal cat not using the litter box consistently. We get these calls all the time since it’s such a common complaint...

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

By | March 27, 2017 at 9:00 am | 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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Evolution of The Wildcat Sanctuary – how the sanctuary began

By | February 3, 2017 at 11:48 am | No comments

"If I only make a fraction of the impact that Sampson and the other cats have made on me, then I am very blessed." Days like this are when I realize how fast time flies and how special each moment is.  Today, I’m spending a few of the last days with Sampson, the caracal. ...

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Where will Ringling’s big cats go?

By | February 1, 2017 at 9:03 am | No comments

With Ringling's circus going out of business, the question so many are asking is "What will happen to all of them, will they have a home?" It's definitely the end of an era, but hopefully a new life for many of the animals. Ringling only owns about a third of the big cats in...

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Ligers – what’s the reality for these big cat hybrids?

By | January 31, 2017 at 12:51 pm | No comments

We're seeing more and more instances of ligers being intentionally bred by those who want to exploit wild animals for profit. So, what exactly is a liger? A cross between a female tiger and a male lion, ligers can grow to be around 900 pounds.  Contrast this to a lion...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary ROARS past GIVE TO THE MAX day goal!!

By | November 18, 2016 at 1:40 pm | No comments

YOU RAISED OVER $155,000! THANK YOU FOR BEING A HERO TO ANIMALS! What a whirlwind 24 hours. The day began with a goal of raising $125,000 for the cats - and you blew that away! And you blew us away! You never wavered in your support.  Even when the GiveMN.org website...

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Four Bengal tigers have a new home at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | November 14, 2016 at 8:00 am | No comments

Four Bengal tigers are joining over 100 other wild cats at Minnesota’s only big cat sanctuary! The four tigers, including a trio of three brothers and a single female, recently arrived after a long journey.  In all, over 100 animals are being rehomed to reputable...

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