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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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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...

Posted in: TWS in the News

Orphaned bobcat kittens create their own special family at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | October 11, 2016 at 8:14 am | No comments

Imagine you’re walking along a path outdoors, you see two little balls of fur on the dirt path in front of you. They’re meowing. Loudly. No mother is in sight. You’re worried for them and you don’t want to leave them in harm’s way. You scoop them up and bring them...

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Rescued Wildcats Form An Inseparable Bond

By | June 19, 2016 at 9:03 pm | No comments

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxMOSs3Mft4[/embed] In the woods of Minnesota, lies a beautiful sanctuary where rescued wildcats go to live happy, carefree lives. This beautiful story is about The Wildcat Sanctuary and an unbelievable friendship that formed...

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Big cats visit the dentist at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | May 7, 2016 at 1:58 pm | No comments

Open up and say ahhhh! Does your dentist work on the weekend? Luckily for many big cats, the dental professionals from the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation do. In fact, they travel around the world all year long assuring exotic animals in need receive...

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Scared Cougar Cubs Had No One — So They Made Their Own Family

By | April 30, 2016 at 10:40 pm | No comments

Four cougar kittens who lost everything — including their mothers and their freedom to roam in the wild — are now recovering from their various traumas, together, as a solid family unit. Snow and Storm were the first two cougar kittens to arrive at Minnesota's Wildcat...

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