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 caretakers, but it has … Read more

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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 tigers occur when two Bengal tigers that carry a … Read more

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 habitats and providing vet care.  These are all extremely important to the health of … Read more

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 brand and marketing programs for national clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, Holiday … Read more

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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 for the heat by shedding their thick winter coats … Read more

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 to meet minimal USDA standards, and so on.  When substandard … Read more

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When Meme, a Bengal tiger, arrived at the Wildcat Sanctuary she had severe arthritis, a bladder infection and open wounds on her face and hips from rubbing against her tiny cage. She was rescued from a 10’ x 10’ corn crib filled knee-high with bones. She had no insulation from the harsh winter and could … Read more

We created our No More Wild Pets© campaign to increase public awareness about the captive wildlife crisis and decrease the number of wild animals being kept as pets. We strive to inspire people to keep the wild in their heart, not their home, and advocate for adopting appropriate pets instead. Why is education so important? A … Read more

I was born into a sea of light. What a strange world, one that would light up with camera flashes whenever I was around. They’d take pictures of me, they’d take pictures with me. These humans seemed to think I was something strange. Was I? Is that why my mother wasn’t with me? The first … Read more

The Wildcat Sanctuary’s Memorial Garden is a beautiful spot in the middle of the Sanctuary. It allows staff, volunteers, and our generous donors to celebrate the lives of the animals no longer physically with us. We can gather here while watching big cats splashing in their pools or cougars chasing each other in nearby habitats. … Read more