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Exotic animals needlessly and tragically killed at Colorado facility

By | April 26, 2017 at 11:51 am | No comments

May 5, 2017 Update YOUR VOICES HAVE BEEN HEARD!! Steve Oberholtzer (Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in Colorado) contacted us personally. He told me his special agents are investigating this incident and will document whether unlawful acts...

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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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Will Lions Roam The Wildcat Sanctuary in the Future?

By | February 16, 2017 at 11:19 am | No comments

Aslan’s pride arrived at the Sanctuary in 2006 after the Catskill Game Farm closed its doors.  Our quiet sanctuary suddenly echoed with the most beautiful sound - the roar of the lion pride.  Though Aslan was the male of the lions here, Shanti Deva was always the leader,...

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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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Why we are a “no contact” big cat sanctuary.

By | January 2, 2017 at 6:36 pm | No comments

We’re often asked if we pet or interact with our cats. And, if they were previously owned as pets, don’t they miss that interaction? The simple answer is no, we do not have free contact with big cats - for their protection and ours.  But the answer is more complicated...

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How do you help unrelated, orphaned cougar kittens form a family unit?

By | April 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm | No comments

Imagine the terror of watching your mother die, then you being darted, tranquilized, captured, put in a holding cell and later transported by plane to a strange place. The trauma of what these four orphaned cougar kittens endured before arriving at The Wildcat Sanctuary would...

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How to provide comfort care for an aging big cat

By | January 11, 2016 at 1:52 pm | No comments

We often hear from people that we have dream jobs and how lucky we are to get to work with big cats.  We definitely do, and feel blessed each day that your support enables us to care for over 100 wild cats. But our days are much different than most perceive.  It’s...

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Wisconsin Big Cat on the Loose Possibly Escaped Pet

By | July 29, 2015 at 12:48 pm | No comments

For the past week, authorities have been investigating sightings of a big cat in the Milwaukee area.  Many people have weighed in on whether it’s a wild mountain lion or could it actually be an escaped pet? As of today, the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control...

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