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AmeriCorp volunteers dig in for a month at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | August 21, 2017 at 9:54 am | No comments

Have you ever heard of the international Peace Corps? Did you know there's a similar program here in the United States called AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps team mission is strengthening communities and developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community...

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How one volunteer built one of Facebook’s biggest environmental pages

By | August 14, 2017 at 3:16 pm | No comments

Griffen was living at a pay-to-play breeding facility before he was rescued. (Photo: Wildcat Sanctuary) Julie Hanan focused her energy on a small animal refuge in Minnesota, and the results have been amazing. Julie Hanan helped out at domestic cat rescues for years before...

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Ringling’s remaining big cats – what’s happened to them?

By | August 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm | No comments

US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently issued a decision allowing Ringling Bros.' big-cat trainer permission to export their remaining big cats abroad. According to major animal welfare organizations, this is clearly contrary to the true intent of the federal Endangered...

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Order your 2018 Wildcat Sanctuary Cat Calendar now!

By | July 17, 2017 at 8:23 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_19261" align="alignnone" width="343"] Tiger Griffen won as Calendar Cover Cat 2018[/caption] Pre-order your 2018 Calendar TODAY! Note:  Calendars will not be shipped until September 2017. Our calendar will be filled with some of our best...

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Amazing medical progress for tigers Daisy and Mohan!

By | July 10, 2017 at 6:12 pm | No comments

What a difference a couple of months can make for two very ill tigers! When we picked up Mohan, he had such difficulty walking. With degenerative joint disease of the knees due to untreated cranial cruciate ligament injuries and with nails grown so long they'd embedded in...

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Tell Congress you care about circus animals with a letter today!

By | June 26, 2017 at 11:41 am | No comments

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey's circus has gone out of business. Municipalities all over the US are banning or restricting the use of wild animals in circuses. Times are indeed changing. The general public is realizing the inherent cruelty of caging and transporting...

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Stop cross breeding and inbreeding big cats for profit

By | June 7, 2017 at 8:49 am | No comments

At one time, white tigers were indeed rare. The last one captured in the wild was Mohan in India in 1951. He was intentionally inbred with his daughter.  The resulting four white tiger cubs began a long line of inbreeding for profit. Fast forward to today when almost every...

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A bi-partisan issue we can all support – Big Cat Public Safety Act

By | May 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm | No comments

It's hard to believe states require dog licenses but, when it comes to dangerous exotic animals - well that's a whole other story! Here are the shocking facts, according to HSUS: 5 states have absolutely no laws addressing the private ownership of big cats - Wisconsin,...

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How to create a Facebook fundraiser so your friends can help, too!

By | May 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Have you heard of this new way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion in your life?  Or a way you'd like to memorialize or honor someone (human or pet)?   Now, it's really simple to create your very own customized fundraiser on your Facebook page! It's...

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Sponsor a Wild One

By | April 30, 2017 at 8:20 pm | 43 comments

ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP OF A WILD CAT [gravityform id="3" title="false" description="false"] Zeus and the other cats will live at The Wildcat Sanctuary the rest of their lives.  Unlike a dog or cat with a traditional family, being a wild animal, our cats have a family of...

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