If white tigers are rare, why are there so many at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

“Step right up and come see the rare, endangered Royal White Bengal tiger!” If you’ve been to a fair or local festival, chances are you’ve probably seen or heard this from exhibitors. Whether they’re baby white tiger cubs for you to hold and play with. Whether they’re full-grown tigers they offer you the opportunity to

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6 FREE and EASY ways to help wild cats!

So often we hear the phrase, “I wish I could help but I don’t have the money to.” And yet, there are so many free and easy ways to help wild cats in need every single day! Below are just a few…   WHAT YOU CAN DO   SIGN UP FOR AMAZON’S SMILE PROGRAM Whenever

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Why does rescuing one wild cat really matter?

What started out as a surrender from a private owner, ended up exposing the hard truth of the wild animal industry as a whole. Once again, we’ve learned how quickly one decision can change the fate for a tiger caught up in this cycle of exploitation.  When we’re called upon to accept cats into our

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How are the cats named at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

Most often, the cats we rescue are victims of the exotic animal trade – failed “pets” that didn’t work out. They come to us already having been named. But occasionally, we’re also called on to take in orphaned wild cats. Our first wish is, of course, that they’re able to live their lives in the wild

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5 reasons why we don’t offer daily tours at The Wildcat Sanctuary

Here at The Wildcat Sanctuary, we’ve made a promise to the cats in our care that they would never be exploited or exhibited for profit again. Before their arrival, so many suffered a great deal of their lives at the hands of unscrupulous exhibitors.  It takes such a long time for them to heal emotionally

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First- hand stories from hybrid cat owners

13 years ago we wanted to buy a cat to replace a moggie that’d been an energetic playmate to our farm-cat, Tiger, but who succumbed to mammarian cancer. We went through the cat magazines and decided a Bengal had the advertised personality, and so we brought Louis Scratchmo Armstrong into our household. He and Tiger

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Petting a lion or tiger – would you do it?

As an animal lover, if someone were to make you this offer, would you accept?  You can pet, play with and bottle feed this cub and we’ll take a picture of you so you can share it with your friends – BUT, it means one of the following will happen to this cub once he/she

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The top 5 differences between jaguars and leopards

Having two big cats here at The Wildcat Sanctuary that are both black means people are always getting them confused.  Though one is a black leopard, Shazam, and one is a black jaguar, Diablo Guapo, it’s often hard for people to be able to tell them apart. And, to add to the confusion, Shazam and

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In the heart of a rescue at The Wildcat Sanctuary

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 were all 4-paw declawed, in very small

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