Dealing with loss – Good Grief

Dealing with Loss Writing to you usually comes easily to me. I feel like I know each of you and the conversations are natural. So, I couldn’t figure out why, when I decided to write an article about dealing with loss and grief, I couldn’t get started. Good Grief I sat down several times to write,

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Join us for what’s ahead in 2020!

A look ahead to 2020 2020 is a big construction year for our future Animal Care & Education Center. The Animal Care and Education Center is the future of The Wildcat Sanctuary and will provide an important platform for our mission – to help more animals and educate more people. With your support, this new

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Join us for our big plans in 2020!

A look ahead to 2020 2020 is a big construction year for our future Animal Care & Education Center. The Animal Care and Education Center is the future of The Wildcat Sanctuary and will provide an important platform for our mission – to help more animals and educate more people. With your support, this new

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Ho Ho Ho ~ How to be a Holiday Hero for a wild cat!

There are so many ways you can be a HOLIDAY HERO to a wild cat this season!  MAKE A DONATION For some, Thanksgiving Day begins the season of getting. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday. But what Thanksgiving really begins is the season of giving back. That’s what makes each of us feel truly

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Caretaker For A Day experience

What’s it really like to win a CARETAKER FOR A DAY experience at The Wildcat Sanctuary? Some of our previous winners couldn’t wait to share their thoughts with us! Caretaker for a Day – Mary from Massachusetts “My caretaker for a day experience was definitely a once in a lifetime chance I was so fortunate

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GIVE TO THE MAX – your donations MATCHED!

UPDATE – November 15th Wow!!!  You made this one of the most incredible GIVE TO THE MAX days! From the biggest cat to the littlest, from our caretakers, staff, interns, and volunteers, we’re all so grateful and so humbled by the support you give. We’re still tallying totals, but we’re thrilled that we met our

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Minnesota Sanctuary Bears Burden of Boom in Big Cats

DARLENE PROIS Star Tribune of Minneapolis Posted on Mon, Jan. 08, 2007 SANDSTONE, Minn. – The Wildcat Sanctuary, the state’s only certified home for exotic cats, had 20 felines when it moved out of Isanti County last year after its relationship with township leaders grew contentious. Since last spring, the sanctuary’s new home on a

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The Future of Change – The New Animal Care Center

Meeting a cat for the first time during a rescue, looking into their eyes, you learn a lot about who they are. They provide so much information without speaking the English language. That’s when the healing process begins. We knew bobcat Luna had been kept as a pet and rehomed several times.  Looking into her

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Safety is The Wildcat Sanctuary’s #1 Strategic Anchor

When we hear about accidents or fatalities happening at other facilities, it’s heartbreaking. But it reconfirms why here, at The Wildcat Sanctuary, human safety has always been the #1 Strategic Anchor our sanctuary’s built upon. We realize that, without making safety a priority, it jeopardizes the lives of all the animals we’ve worked so hard

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2018 was a PAWsome year for the cats at The Wildcat Sanctuary

Looking back over the year, it’s amazing what our donors and supporters accomplished for so many! Habitats and Residents  7 lions, 2 servals, 1 bobcat, 1 Eurasian Lynx and 5 hybrids were welcomed to the Sanctuary.  The sanctuary completed our largest international rescue to date, coordinating with four separate zoos from Argentina. This took years

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Two Argentina lion siblings will finally be reunited at The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota!

Many times we’re asked, “Well, if zoos and circuses shut down, where will the animals go?” What’s happening in Argentina is an example. As their zoos change from exhibiting wild animals to instead becoming more compassionate eco-parks, it’s meant many of their big cats have needed placement. You’ve already helped lions Salteña, Chupino. Kimba, Sofia

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Help Keep A Wild One Warm This Winter

What’s a rescued leopard supposed to do on a cold Minnesota winter day? Play on his indoor jungle gym, or curl up in a cozy hammock inside where it’s toasty warm!  Even though our warm weather cats like leopard Shazam enjoy playing outdoors in the snow, we also think it’s important to provide our cats

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