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The Wildcat Sanctuary hosts the 2017 Big Cat Sanctuary Conference

By | September 18, 2017 at 4:09 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was honored to host the third Big Cat Sanctuary Conference. This is an annual gathering of reputable sanctuaries dedicated to ending the captive wildlife crisis. In early September 2017, 35 leaders from 16 U.S. sanctuaries and representatives from...

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Meet white tiger Mohan – walking was painful for him

By | May 31, 2017 at 7:00 am | No comments

If Jeremy and Simon are our active adolescents, Callie's socially silly, and Nikita's radiantly resilient, that must mean Mohan is magnificently majestic!! We just picked up this big beautiful boy who came with many unanswered questions.  One being his age.  We heard he was...

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Priya’s story – a tiger rescued from cub petting

By | April 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm | No comments

Note: This article is the second in a multi part series explaining cub petting. For the first part, go here. This tigress has had a tough life. Following the rescue of more than 100 big cats, including 75 tigers, from a cub petting operation, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge...

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Big Cat Crisis Symposium a huge success!

By | October 12, 2015 at 2:37 pm | No comments

Big Cat Crisis Symposium - Hosted by The Wildcat Sanctuary Did you know thousands of tigers, lions and other wild cats are kept as pets or used for profit across the United States? Many are mistreated and neglected. The few lucky ones find permanent sanctuary to live out...

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Wildcat Sanctuary’s busy building lots of new fun for their rescued cats to enjoy!

By | June 16, 2015 at 2:17 pm | No comments

“Summer time and the livin’s easy” – or at least that’s how the song goes.  If you’re one of our rescued cats, it’s very true! But, for staff, interns, volunteers, and contractors, these long summer days mean hours of hard work reconstructing, remodeling and...

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In the heart of a rescue at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 9, 2015 at 11:51 pm | No comments

A life on display I received a call from a caretaker of a small event center in California.  She explained that servals, caracals, a lynx and tigers were on display at a mansion.  The mansion was used for weddings, events, retreats, tours and even yoga classes.  The cats...

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TWS attends National Big Cat Sanctuary Workshop

By | October 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was honored to attend the Big Cat Sanctuary Workshop in North Carolina this past weekend.  The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) co-sponsored the event.  There were 22 big cat sanctuaries...

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Ask your U.S. senator to co-sponsor the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act today.

By | August 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Did you know that there are at least 10,000 big cats kept in private hands in the U.S., but that no one knows exactly how many or where? It's a dangerous situation - for people and animals - when tigers, lions and other big cats are kept as backyard pets or in roadside zoos....

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Action Needed: speak out against public handling of big cats

By | August 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm | No comments

Posted by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Take a stand and help prevent the public handling of big cats!  They need your voice! It’s no secret that one of the biggest problems fueling the U.S. big cat trade is the fact that dozens of traveling zoos and roadside...

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IFAW grant helps the cats of the Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | August 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm | No comments

Having rescued big cats from all over the United States, The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) and The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) know how important providing a natural habitat is in a sanctuary environment. IFAW has generously provided a grant towards helping build...

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