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Do new laws mean dozens of exotic animals may be killed?

By | May 22, 2015 at 11:00 am | No comments

Recent headlines read: New law means dozens of exotic animals may be killed Mexico deadline to ban circus animals looms but doubt shrouds creatures' fate Man forced to remove exotic animals from County property We’re often asked if we support legislation like this.  With...

Posted in: TWS in the News

In the heart of a rescue at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 9, 2015 at 11:51 pm | No comments

A life on display I received a call from a caretaker of a small event center in California.  She explained that servals, caracals, a lynx and tigers were on display at a mansion.  The mansion was used for weddings, events, retreats, tours and even yoga classes.  The cats...

Posted in: General

To declaw or not to declaw…that is the question.

By | February 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm | No comments

I remember walking into the shelter to adopt my very first pet.  I had looked at rescue groups, ads in the paper and had visited several shelters looking for the right cat – the one looking for me. When I saw her, I knew.  She was not exotic looking, nor a fancy breed. ...

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When do you know if it’s time to let go? Aslan, the king of our sanctuary

By | July 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm | No comments

Aslan the male lion has always been strong and impressive. This past winter, Asha, a mate of Aslan, successfully went through emergency surgery. But, we never expected we would be facing a similar fate with Aslan so soon. It has been a long month for both Aslan and his team of...

Posted in: Animal Care, General

The Truth About White Tigers

By | January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am | No comments

What is a white tiger - really? White tigers are very popular with pseudo sanctuaries, breeders and exhibitors as they tend to bring in more visitors and more money. White tigers are Bengal tigers. They're not albino or their own separate species, as many people think. White...

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Holiday enrichment for the cats of TWS!

By | November 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm | No comments

Make a holiday wish come true for one of the TWS cats – purchase toys they love for any TWS resident at:  http://www.sanctuarysupplies.com/sanctuary_wishlist.asp?id=1009 When you think of animal care, a few things usually come to mind such as diet preparation, cleaning...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, General

Book us for your next event – TWS’ Speakers Bureau

By | August 6, 2013 at 8:56 pm | No comments

Book TWS' Founder for your next corporate event Tammy Thies is more than the founder of The Wildcat Sanctuary, she is also an advocate, marketing professional and public speaker. With a marketing and journalism degree from the University of St. Thomas, Thies developed...

Posted in: Blog, News

How do the wild cats deal with the summer heat?

By | July 17, 2013 at 3:29 am | No comments

Sizzling, sweltering, blistering – no matter what you call it, it has been a hot few days!  With all-time high temperature records tied or broken around the country, everyone is wondering how does this heat wave affect the animals? Many of our cat species begin adapting...

Posted in: Blog

Commemorative Bricks and Benches

By | July 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm | No comments

Purchasing a commemorative brick is a perfect for family, friends and pets.  Your purchase will also help care for the animals at The Wildcat Sanctuary including food, enrichment, enclosures and much more. For as little as $100 you can be a part of The Sanctuary by purchasing a...

Posted in: Programs

What does it really mean to be called a “Sanctuary?”

By | July 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm | No comments

It seems like “sanctuaries” are very much in the news lately.  We keep reading and hearing about them being forced to close down due to so many reasons. Passage of tighter regulations (as in Ohio), financial shortfalls, escapes or injuries by their captive animals, failure...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

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