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AmeriCorp volunteers dig in for a month at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | August 21, 2017 at 9:54 am | No comments

Have you ever heard of the international Peace Corps? Did you know there's a similar program here in the United States called AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps team mission is strengthening communities and developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community...

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Ringling’s remaining big cats – what’s happened to them?

By | August 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm | No comments

US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently issued a decision allowing Ringling Bros.' big-cat trainer permission to export their remaining big cats abroad. According to major animal welfare organizations, this is clearly contrary to the true intent of the federal Endangered...

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So, do you think MY cat is a Bengal?

By | June 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm | No comments

Whenever we share a photo of one of the dozens of hybrid wild cats we’ve rescued, someone always asks the question, “Could my rescue be a Bengal?” Tabby cats and Bengal cats can often look very similar. Without a bill of sale, some sort of registration/pedigree papers...

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Tell Congress you care about circus animals with a letter today!

By | June 26, 2017 at 11:41 am | No comments

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey's circus has gone out of business. Municipalities all over the US are banning or restricting the use of wild animals in circuses. Times are indeed changing. The general public is realizing the inherent cruelty of caging and transporting...

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Stop cross breeding and inbreeding big cats for profit

By | June 7, 2017 at 8:49 am | No comments

At one time, white tigers were indeed rare. The last one captured in the wild was Mohan in India in 1951. He was intentionally inbred with his daughter.  The resulting four white tiger cubs began a long line of inbreeding for profit. Fast forward to today when almost every...

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Driveway Cats chalk art event sells out supporting big cats in need!

By | May 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm | No comments

Voted by editors of Spin Magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Drummers in Alternative Music,” Dave Witte is also something else – a major wild cat lover!  He and April Viar wanted to do something really different, something to help support The Wildcat Sanctuary’s rescue...

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Behind the scenes – 3 tiger brothers move to new huge habitat!

By | April 18, 2017 at 9:17 am | No comments

Can you imagine the joy of finally living 'wild at heart' in a huge habitat, instead of a small cage where you spent the first six years of your life? Today, you don't have to imagine. You can watch the first moments brothers Dimitri, Griffen and Zeke spent checking out...

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What this BLIND bengal cat can do is simply amazing!

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:42 am | No comments

As far as phone calls go, this one didn’t seem all that strange. Another rescue group had been contacted by a private owner. He was having trouble with his Bengal cat not using the litter box consistently. We get these calls all the time since it’s such a common complaint...

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Big News! Two tigers become roommates

By | April 5, 2017 at 9:14 am | No comments

Big news for TWS' biggest tigers! What’s better than introducing two huge tigers to their very own large, natural habitats at the Sanctuary?  Introducing them to each other!!! You can imagine the planning, discussions and strategy that goes into deciding whether or not...

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If tigers are endangered, why are you neutering tigers you rescue?

By | April 1, 2017 at 7:00 am | No comments

This is a question we're often asked when people find out our rescued tigers are neutered or spayed. The misconception is, if tigers are endangered in the wild, shouldn't you allow captive tigers to breed? Four reasons accredited sanctuaries don't breed captive tigers: 1....

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