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TWS receives a positive inspection by USDA.

By | June 10, 2014 at 6:40 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary values its reputation as one of the most respected animal facilities in the country. Part of ensuring that we maintain the highest of standards includes periodic inspections by accreditation organizations as well as government agencies. Below are the...

Posted in: TWS in the News

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Awwwww, I want one!

By | March 12, 2014 at 1:39 am | No comments

The phone rings, our heart sinks.  You know what the caller will probably be asking, “Can you take in this wild cat?” The story is often the same.  An owner who loved cats, who bought the wild cat as a cute and cuddly cub.  Who was told by the breeder that, if...

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Wildcat Sanctuary supports proposed rule to prohibit public contact with big cats

By | September 30, 2013 at 7:02 pm | No comments

September 30 2013 Dear Sir or Madam: RE: Support of Proposed Rule to Prohibit Public Contact with Big Cats, Bears, and Nonhuman Primates I am writing in support of the proposed rule to prohibit public contact with big cat, bears and nonhuman primates. I am the...

Posted in: TWS in the News, Wildcat News

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Officials moving animals out of Las Vegas zoo

By | September 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm | No comments

September 26, 2013 By ANNALISE PORTER and RICHARD LAKE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Federal officials began removing animals from the Southern Nevada Zoological Park this week, but a sign on the front gate says the facility is closed to the public for upgrades. In the...

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We need to outnumber the bad guys NOW to stop public contact with big cats!

By | September 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm | No comments

Please act now!! After two years of work by a coalition of animal welfare groups, USDA has finally posted in the Federal Register for public comment a proposed rule to stop the exhibitors from exploiting infant tigers, bears and primates to make money charging people to pet...

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Tiger awaiting rescue in Texas

Action Needed: speak out against public handling of big cats

By | August 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm | No comments

Posted by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Take a stand and help prevent the public handling of big cats!  They need your voice! It’s no secret that one of the biggest problems fueling the U.S. big cat trade is the fact that dozens of traveling zoos and roadside...

Posted in: Blog, News, Wildcat News

Bengal Tiger Lilly

Resident Spotlight: Tigress Lilly

By | July 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm | No comments

Lilly, the tigress, was born in 1996 and came to The Wildcat Sanctuary in 2006 after her owner was tragically killed by another tiger, Tango. She now lives wild at heart in a free-roaming natural area thanks to you, our supporters. Authorities called The Wildcat Sanctuary to...

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Wildcat Sanctuary featured in The American Tiger Documentary

By | February 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was featured in the documentary, The American Tiger.  We are hoping that this documentary helps raise awareness for the captive wildlife crisis.  As in many documentaries, the Directors show both sides of the story, including private owners and...

Posted in: TWS in the News

Tim Harrison’s account of what happened that night in Zanesville, Ohio

By | December 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm | No comments

The following account and opinion is that of Timothy Harrison from Outreach for Animals (www.outreachforanimals.org): "I was shocked by what John Moore said because he was not with the officers when I understood the actual shooting began. The cages were all cut so as the...

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Scarlet clouded leopard at zoo

The Wildcat Sanctuary welcomes Scarlet, a rare, endangered clouded leopard, home for the holidays!

By | November 20, 2012 at 4:50 am | No comments

A curator for a city zoo saw the posting about Bhutan the Snow Leopard on The Wildcat Sanctuary's Facebook page and it inspired her to contact the Sanctuary about providing a home for their clouded leopard, Scarlet. Scarlet is a 12 year old female that arrived at the zoo...

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