Browsing Tag rescue

On the Road to Rescue sponsored by IFAW and TWS

By | January 18, 2013 at 11:21 pm | No comments

IFAW Grant helps fund new Rescue Trailer Having rescued big cats from all over the United States, The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) and The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) know only too well the enormity of such a task. But without our lifesaving efforts, many animals...

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George the Canadian lynx.

Goodbye dear George, may you ever rest peacefully with your love

By | January 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm | No comments

There are many different personalities when it comes to the residents here at TWS.  We have the loud ones, the shy ones and of course the show-off all the time ones.  And then there was George.  George was calm, cool and collected and never bothered with any of his...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, In Memory

Max – His spirit was energetic but his body was not.

By | January 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm | No comments

Over the past seven years, we have been fortunate to watch Max, the cougar, grow into a fatherly figure to the others residing in Cougar Cove. While his spirit was still as energetic as his youthful neighbors, his body was not.  Through additional care, we helped Max maintain...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, In Memory

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Saying good-bye is never easy – Shay’s memorial.

By | December 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm | No comments

2012 - In Memory of Shay the Canada Lynx Sometimes it is hard to say goodbye.  But, when you know in your heart that it is the right time, it can make letting go a little easier.  It was time to let our lynx Shay go. Shay was a very reclusive cat but, given her experience...

Posted in: Blog, In Memory

With your help, 4 Bobcats will find sanctuary at TWS

By | July 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm | No comments

When we got the call about four bobcats in need of rescue here in Minnesota, we knew we had to do something. The more we’re learning, the more determined we are to get them here as quickly as possible. These bobcats live in a 4’ x 8’ cage. They were purchased with the...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

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Four bobcats in immediate need of our help

By | July 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm | No comments

Recently, we received a call from a Minnesota owner of four bobcats looking to relinquish them. His 3-year old granddaughter had a very close call while near one of the cages and the owner was also scratched severely, requiring stitches. We don’t have much more...

Posted in: Blog, Home Feature Below Right, News, Rescues, Updates

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The Wildcat Sanctuary gains Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries accreditation

By | July 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | No comments

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) has announced that The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) in Sandstone, MN has achieved GFAS Accreditation. “The accreditation committee was impressed with every aspect of The Wildcat Sanctuary,” said Patty Finch, Executive Director...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, General, News, Programs

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What does it really mean to be called a “Sanctuary?”

By | July 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm | No comments

It seems like “sanctuaries” are very much in the news lately.  We keep reading and hearing about them being forced to close down due to so many reasons - passage of tighter regulations (as in Ohio), financial shortfalls, escapes or injuries by their captive animals, failure...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

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Take the No More Wild Pets Pledge!

By | June 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm | No comments

Help us create a world of No More Wild Pets! Take the No More Wild Pets Pledge today!! Between June 18 – 28, you can help us raise 10,000 signatures and $10,000 in 10 days! It’s easy! Just sign the FREE pledge and donate to help end the captive wildlife...

Posted in: Blog, Home Feature Below Right

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Help Bring Nikita and Tasha to The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm | No comments

Aftermath of the Ohio exotic animal tragedy – what happens to the other cats in the state?  The Wildcat Sanctuary is here to help. Like you, we were devastated as we heard the shots ring out that killed dozens of animals in Ohio last year.  These were animals that,...

Posted in: Animal Care, News, Rescues, TWS in the News, Updates

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