The facts on white tigers: Inbreeding ‘for beauty and tourism dollars’ By Paige Cockburn Updated 18 Feb 2016, 7:47pm White tigers, while incredibly beautiful and popular, are clouded with controversy over the inbreeding required to produce the cat’s rare appearance. Earlier this week the ABC ran a story on the arrival of two white tiger … Read more

So often we hear the phrase, “I wish I could help but I don’t have the money to.” And yet, there are so many free and easy ways to help wild cats in need every single day! Below are just a few…   WHAT YOU CAN DO   SIGN UP FOR AMAZON’S SMILE PROGRAM Whenever … Read more

What started out as a surrender from a private owner, ended up exposing the hard truth of the wild animal industry as a whole. Once again, we’ve learned how quickly one decision can change the fate for a tiger caught up in this cycle of exploitation.  When we’re called upon to accept cats into our … Read more

Most often, the cats we rescue are victims of the exotic animal trade – failed “pets” that didn’t work out. They come to us already having been named. But occasionally, we’re also called on to take in orphaned wild cats. Our first wish is, of course, that they’re able to live their lives in the wild … Read more

If you were asking Nikita, a tiger who fought to survive being used as a photo prop by a notorious criminal, she’d choose rescue. But, if you were to ask a legislator trying to shut down rampant breeding in a state with no exotic laws, he or she would say education. Luckily, we don’t have to … Read more

The true cost will shock you! Stories about early-generation hybrid wild cats are so often the same – and so disturbing. Yet the general public simply sees the beauty of the cat, the gorgeous markings of the fur and asks, “how much?” They’ll pay ridiculous amounts of money to have one. But, what’s the true … Read more

Here at The Wildcat Sanctuary, we’ve made a promise to the cats in our care that they would never be exploited or exhibited for profit again. Before their arrival, so many suffered a great deal of their lives at the hands of unscrupulous exhibitors.  It takes such a long time for them to heal emotionally … Read more

13 years ago we wanted to buy a cat to replace a moggie that’d been an energetic playmate to our farm-cat, Tiger, but who succumbed to mammarian cancer. We went through the cat magazines and decided a Bengal had the advertised personality, and so we brought Louis Scratchmo Armstrong into our household. He and Tiger … Read more

As an animal lover, if someone were to make you this offer, would you accept?  You can pet, play with and bottle feed this cub and we’ll take a picture of you so you can share it with your friends – BUT, it means one of the following will happen to this cub once he/she … Read more

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 confusion, Shazam and … Read more