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Will Lions Roam The Wildcat Sanctuary in the Future?

By | February 16, 2017 at 11:19 am | No comments

Aslan’s pride arrived at the Sanctuary in 2006 after the Catskill Game Farm closed its doors.  Our quiet sanctuary suddenly echoed with the most beautiful sound - the roar of the lion pride.  Though Aslan was the male of the lions here, Shanti Deva was always the leader,...

Posted in: Featured

How a Canadian orphaned cougar kitten made it to America

By | January 10, 2017 at 11:59 am | One comment

[embed]https://youtu.be/UqgwOPJ_noQ[/embed] It's fairly uncommon to hear of a cat in need months before their arrival.  We first heard of orphaned wild-born cougar Andre in late summer of 2009 when he was being cared for by Critter Care Wildlife in British Columbia. His...

Posted in: Rescues, Updates

Why we are a “no contact” big cat sanctuary.

By | January 2, 2017 at 6:36 pm | No comments

We’re often asked if we pet or interact with our cats. And, if they were previously owned as pets, don’t they miss that interaction? The simple answer is no, we do not have free contact with big cats - for their protection and ours.  But the answer is more complicated...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog

Message from our Founder – Counting our blessings and overcoming our challenges!

By | December 20, 2016 at 2:42 pm | No comments

This time of year, I’m guessing your email is full of holiday messages from good and compassionate organizations. I know it can be hard to tell one organization from the next. The Wildcat Sanctuary’s a small, but mighty organization, making a big impact thanks to YOU!...

Posted in: Blog

Tigers Pandora, Zeke, Dimitri and Griffen are home!

By | November 26, 2016 at 2:18 pm | No comments

Four Tigers begin their new life at The Wildcat Sanctuary.  Welcome home Griffen, Dimitri, Zeke and Pandora. Born at a private zoo, Griffen and other cubs were torn from their mother when they were just a few days old.  They were put in a small room with large windows on...

Posted in: General

What ever happened to the highly publicized case of Como the white tiger?

By | April 25, 2016 at 2:29 pm | No comments

The box read “Interstate Meat Dist., Inc.” This morning, I entered my office to find a large cardboard box with the words “Interstate Meat Dist., Inc.” on the side. It stopped me in my tracks.  As I approached, a wave of emotion came over me.  One so strong, it made...

Posted in: Blog, General, Home Feature Below Right

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...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog

So you want to start your own sanctuary?

By | August 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm | No comments

At least weekly, I receive an email from someone asking me how to start a sanctuary. Some are good-hearted animal lovers. Many really only want to have exotic animals themselves, but think “framing” it as a sanctuary legitimizes their personal desire. But they really...

Posted in: TWS in the News

Big Cat advocates speak out against the killing of Cecil the lion and trophy hunting

By | July 31, 2015 at 5:20 pm | No comments

The story of Cecil’s death has become front page news, dominated social media, and has resulted in an avalanche of ethical questions about trophy hunting.  How was Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer allowed to kill this iconic lion in Zimbabwe? The Wildcat Sanctuary dealt with...

Posted in: TWS in the News

Cecil the lion – Trophy hunting is not humane or conservation

By | July 29, 2015 at 8:54 am | No comments

The true identity of the trophy hunter who killed the iconic Zimbabwe lion Cecil has been revealed to be a Minnesotan, not a Spaniard as has been reported in the past. Whatever your stance is about hunting and conservation, we do not condone sport and trophy hunting. We do not...

Posted in: TWS in the News

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