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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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Thank you for your support to our Miracle Match Program!

By | April 7, 2015 at 1:24 am | No comments

Thank YOU for your support of the Miracle Match Program - our biggest fundraiser of the year. Thanks to you and the generous donors who matched your donations, we raised over $170,000 which includes all program through March and April.  This will provide nearly 3 months of...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary urges USDA ban on public contact with wild cats

By | April 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm | No comments

Copy of our letter to legislators and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack: "Since our sanctuary has been seriously impacted by the lack of a ban on public handling of big cats, we encourage the USDA to finalize this long overdue rule.  Public handling of big cats, bears, and...

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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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Minnesota artist Kat Corrigan’s benefit for The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | March 10, 2015 at 6:38 pm | No comments

Can you imagine challenging yourself to complete a cat painting every single day and posting it daily for all to see?  That's what popular Minnesota artist Kat Corrigan is doing this month. This is the fifth year for her 30 Cats in 30 Days project.  Kat has solicited cat...

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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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How do you know when a rescued wild cat is happy?

By | January 25, 2015 at 2:39 am | No comments

To most, it would appear that if you provide a rescued wild cat with good nutrition, an optimal natural environment with enrichment to challenge his or her senses, and quality veterinary care, they should be happy – right? But, what happens if that’s not always the case?...

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Cub Petting. Who pays the price?

By | January 5, 2015 at 1:55 am | No comments

A tiny, adorable, white tiger baby.  Who can resist?  Everyone wants this thrill of a lifetime; to hold one, to play with one, to bottle feed one, to take photos with one  – right? That’s exactly what exhibitors are counting on when they offer cubs for petting or...

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The 12 Days of Catmas – wild cat style!

By | December 14, 2014 at 5:35 pm | No comments

The 12 Days of Catmas On the first day of Catmas My true love sent to me A lynx in an evergreen tree                     On the second day of Catmas My true love sent to me Two cubs...

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