How Facebook changes the world for these rescued wild cats

Tigers splashing in pools… Lions and mountain lions surveying their kingdom from lofty heights… Bobcats and servals curled up in hammocks enjoying the breezes… A jaguar and leopard stalking each other as they play hide and seek in the tall grass… Lynx catnapping under evergreen trees… Tiny hybrid wild cats enjoying the company of others

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At TWS, every life is special – no matter how big or small

Even though The Wildcat Sanctuary is home to big cats, over the years, we’ve helped several stray cats as well. It’s ranged from donors contacting us about stray cats, to neighbors calling finding kittens in culverts.  But what’s very interesting is that there are also stray cats that have found their way personally to our

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Awwwww, I want one!

The phone rings, our heart sinks.  You know what the caller will probably be asking, “Can you take in this wild cat?” The story is so often the same.  An owner who loved cats, who bought the wild cat as a cute and cuddly cub.  Who thought they’d make a great pet. An owner who

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In the heart of a rescuer

This is such a poignant piece about what “rescue” really means. For all who’ve ever rescued an animal, you’ll certainly identify with the feelings. We wish we knew who the author was so we could thank them and acknowledge them for something so moving.  “For animal lovers like me, rescue is the most incredible, rewarding

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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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Wild cats find forever home in Minnesota

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

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