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Exotic animals needlessly and tragically killed at Colorado facility

By | April 26, 2017 at 11:51 am | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was shocked to hear that Lions Gate owners in Colorado have apparently killed all the animals at their facility. After losing a request to relocate, it’s reported that owners chose to have each animal killed and buried on property...

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Cub Petting – the sad reality behind this industry

By | April 24, 2017 at 5:17 pm | No comments

Cub petting is the practice of using baby animals, like tigers, as photo props for paying customers. These operations are deceptive because they prey on people’s affection toward baby animals, and exploit the desire to hold or care for them. This masks a secretive dark side,...

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Only a few days left of Miracle Match 2017 – your donation doubled now!

By | April 23, 2017 at 6:21 pm | No comments

Today, I’m asking for your help with an amazing matching challenge. Generous donors have offered The Wildcat Sanctuary a $72,000 matching gift opportunity. That means for every dollar donated March 1st through April 30th – up to $72,000 – they'll double it! So...

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Behind the scenes – 3 tiger brothers move to new huge habitat!

By | April 18, 2017 at 9:17 am | No comments

Can you imagine the joy of finally living 'wild at heart' in a huge habitat, instead of a small cage where you spent the first six years of your life? Today, you don't have to imagine. You can watch the first moments brothers Dimitri, Griffen and Zeke spent checking out...

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

By | March 27, 2017 at 9:00 am | 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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Evolution of The Wildcat Sanctuary – how the sanctuary began

By | February 3, 2017 at 11:48 am | No comments

"If I only make a fraction of the impact that Sampson and the other cats have made on me, then I am very blessed." Days like this are when I realize how fast time flies and how special each moment is.  Today, I’m spending a few of the last days with Sampson, the caracal. ...

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The Dodo quotes The Wildcat Sanctuary about Compassion Fatigue Syndrome

By | August 29, 2016 at 8:17 am | No comments

Loving Animals So Much It Hurts Is An Actual Condition Aug. 25, 2016 As director of one of the country's oldest, busiest animal shelters, Alyssa Krieger has seen staff and volunteers come and go— many of them just months after they started at MSPCA-Angell...

Posted in: TWS in the News

How to provide comfort care for an aging big cat

By | January 11, 2016 at 1:52 pm | No comments

We often hear from people that we have dream jobs and how lucky we are to get to work with big cats.  We definitely do, and feel blessed each day that your support enables us to care for over 100 wild cats. But our days are much different than most perceive.  It’s...

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

By | December 20, 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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Big Cats Relocated to Pine County FOX21 KQDS

By | October 5, 2015 at 10:57 am | No comments

Three Tigers and Black Leopard Moved to Wildcat Sanctuary Kris North, Reporter, knorth@kqdsfox21.tv Nathaniel LeCapitaine, Photojournalist, nlecapitaine@kqdsfox21.tv POSTED: 06:48 PM CDT Sep 02, 2015  The Wildcat Sanctuary PINE COUNTY, Minn. -Three...

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