Most think, if you provide a rescued wild cat with good nutrition, an optimal natural environment, enrichment to challenge his or her senses, and quality veterinary care, they should be happy – right? But, what happens if that’s not always the case? That’s why behavioral monitoring of our cats is a high priority. Just as … Read more

Scattered burly men in plaid shirts and camouflage hats; women wearing cowboy hats and boots; and what by their dress and demeanor my gut feeling told me were animal activists, all pushed through a parking lot full of trucks bearing Texas and other out-of-state license plates to enter the Catskill Game Farm auction on October … Read more

Today, we have co-petitioned the state of California for a proposed amendment regulating the breeding and possession of hybrid cats. Our mission is to rescue wild cats; i.e. lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, etc.  We can barely keep up with the demand for big cats in need of sanctuary.  Now, the calls for hybrid cat rescues … Read more

Tigers splashing in pools… Lions and mountain lions surveying their kingdom from lofty heights… Bobcats and servals curled up in hammocks enjoying the breezes… A jaguar and leopard stalking each other as they play hide and seek in the tall grass… Lynx catnapping under evergreen trees… Tiny hybrid wild cats enjoying the company of others … Read more

Even though The Wildcat Sanctuary is home to big cats, over the years, we’ve helped several stray cats as well. It’s ranged from donors contacting us about stray cats, to neighbors calling finding kittens in culverts.  But what’s very interesting is that there are also stray cats that have found their way personally to our … Read more

This is such a poignant piece about what “rescue” really means. For all who’ve ever rescued an animal, you’ll certainly identify with the feelings. We wish we knew who the author was so we could thank them and acknowledge them for something so moving.  “For animal lovers like me, rescue is the most incredible, rewarding … Read more