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Two Argentina lion siblings will finally be reunited at The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota!

By | November 13, 2018 at 2:29 pm | No comments

Many times we’re asked, “Well, if zoos and circuses shut down, where will the animals go?” What’s happening in Argentina is an example. As their zoos change from exhibiting wild animals to instead becoming more compassionate eco-parks, it’s meant many of their big...

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Order your 2019 Wildcat Sanctuary calendar now!!

By | November 11, 2018 at 10:30 pm | No comments

You chose our cover girl Shadow - and now this gorgeous calendar can be yours! It's filled with so many of your favorite cats here at The Wildcat Sanctuary. Now, you can enjoy them throughout 2019 as you flip through your days and months. The calendar features...

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Big Cats Big World of Rescue Work

By | May 27, 2018 at 11:32 am | No comments

It’s hard to believe a small Midwest sanctuary that started out almost 20 years ago would be involved in so many national, and even international, big cat rescues. [caption id="attachment_20507" align="alignleft" width="439"] The Wildcat Sanctuary[/caption] Sadly, there...

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

By | May 22, 2018 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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8 fast facts about white tigers – did you know?

By | October 22, 2017 at 9:50 am | No comments

In 2017, The Wildcat Sanctuary is currently home to FIVE white tigers. There have been others in the past and sadly, there will be more in the future. If white tigers are so rare, though, why are there so many in need of rescue? We hope you'll learn these basic facts about...

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Blind, starving stray dog finds help and love at, of all places, The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | October 7, 2017 at 3:13 pm | No comments

The phone rang while I was in a staff meeting today.  A good samaritan was trying to catch a stray dog that was in really bad shape.  Would we be able to help? Yes, even though we're a sanctuary for wild cats, I can't tell you the number of phone calls I get about all sorts...

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Tiger loses its life on the streets of Atlanta – how does this happen?

By | September 6, 2017 at 10:06 am | No comments

Today, the public felt what we feel daily. The anger and sadness of a wild cat dying through no fault of its own. When a tiger was seen running loose on an interstate highway in Atlanta, authorities were called. What many don’t understand is that first responders do not...

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Can Facebook Save the Planet?

By | August 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm | No comments

Shanti Deva, a lioness who was rescued and brought to the Wildcat Sanctuary. This sanctuary is using its 3 million Facebook followers to change the lives of lots of big cats. (Photo: Wildcat Sanctuary) Learn how social media managers are using the Internet to amplify their...

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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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