What’s Ahead for 2022!

We have big plans for 2022 and we’re hoping you’ll join us! Here’s to making life even better for the cats – with your help.  Donate Now! Animal Care Center Move into the new Animal Care Center Hospital and purchase the remaining hospital equipment needed Hire a full-time, onsite veterinarian to provide support for around-the-clock

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Cats in Crisis Challenge Grant

Will you help cats in crisis like Anastasia? DONATE NOW Online giving through June 30th and mail in gifts accepted until July 15. Each cat who arrives at the sanctuary has their own unique history. Some need extreme medical care, others need to heal emotionally. Little cougar Anastasia needed both. Many of the cats’ stories

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The Wildcat Sanctuary Provides Forever Home to our First-Ever Newborn Tiger Cub- Along with his Parents and Two Geriatric Lions

January 4, 2021 The Wildcat Sanctuary Provides Forever Home to Our First-Ever Newborn Tiger Cub Along with his Parents and Two Geriatric Lions TWS invites you to watch tiger cub Dash grow up, play and thrive at The Wildcat Sanctuary on his new Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/230969098548538 Sandstone, Minnesota – The Wildcat Sanctuary was called upon

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Keeping the sanctuary safe during Covid-19

Our sanctuary is one of the few in the country not open for public tours. It’s served the animals well over the years – and even more so now as we deal with COVID-19. The health and safety of our team and animals has always been at the forefront. You may have heard this weekend

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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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Big Paws, Big Eyes, Huge Appetites, Enormous Personalities

Searching for the right internship At a very early age, from the first time I laid eyes on them, I felt an instant affinity towards big cats. I was intrigued. I was in love. What made them tick? Why were they so special, so intriguing, so magnificent? Their eyes, the way they move, their language,

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

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 than just a yes or

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Providing comfort care for aging big cats

Few know the amount of comfort care required when you rescue geriatric cats. We often hear from our followers 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

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How do you know when a rescued wild cat is happy?

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

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Holiday enrichment for the cats of TWS!

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

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

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

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