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Lilly, our tigress, leaves to her new wild life

By | July 16, 2015 at 10:59 pm | No comments

Why is it that, no matter how long you prepare for a loss, it still seems so sudden when it happens?  It must be because, no matter how long we prepare, the time we have with our loved ones is never long enough.  This has certainly been the case with Lilly, our tigress. At...

Posted in: TWS in the News

Sponsor a Wild One

By | May 20, 2015 at 8:20 pm | 22 comments

“If I were to come back as a tiger, I would want to live out my days at The Wildcat Sanctuary.” Dr. Ronald Tilson - Senior Conservation Advisor and World-Renowned Tiger Expert/Researcher   Our SPONSOR-A-WILD-ONE program lets you feel a special connection to our...

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White tiger cubs celebrate a WILD first birthday party!

By | May 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm | No comments

There’s been a lot of excitement building at Minnesota’s The Wildcat Sanctuary.  White tiger cubs Jeremy and Simon have been growing quickly since their rescue last year.  On Thursday, May 14th, the brothers celebrate their very first birthday – in a big tiger...

Posted in: Blog, General, Home Feature Below Left

The Wildcat Sanctuary named second most dominant environmental group

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm | No comments

Mother Nature Network ranked The Wildcat Sanctuary #2 worldwide in environmental groups that dominate Facebook, just behind the World Wildlife Fund! They put together a list of organizations wielding the power of Facebook to inspire, educate and advocate for the planet. Read...

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The top 5 differences between jaguars and leopards

By | April 20, 2015 at 10:45 pm | No comments

Having two big cats here at The Wildcat Sanctuary that are both black means people are always getting them confused.  Though one is a black leopard, Shazam, and one is a black jaguar, Diablo Guapo, it’s often hard for people to be able to tell them apart. And, to add to the...

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Why The Wildcat Sanctuary can’t “set them free”

By | April 6, 2015 at 8:32 pm | No comments

When we share a photo of one of our cats, one of the more frequent comments we receive is “set them free.”   And, oh, how we wish we could. Of course, we realize that every wild cat would rather be free.  No matter how natural the habitat is we provide, it’s still...

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Welcome home Cleo, the Canada Lynx

By | March 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm | No comments

In March of 2015, we received a very familiar call – a private owner whose life circumstances were quickly changing and it would be impossible for him to keep the exotic cat he so loved. His Canada Lynx had spent all thirteen years of her life with he and his wife, living...

Posted in: Blog, Home Feature Below Left, Rescues

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

By | March 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm | 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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Treating the entire animal at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 19, 2015 at 6:52 pm | No comments

It can be easy to think that, with just a little TLC, you can turn around the life of a rescued resident.  In the best case scenarios, that can happen.  But, more often than not, the cats that come to the Sanctuary have extreme medical conditions, unknown history and,...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog

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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