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Big Cats Big World of Rescue Work

By | May 27, 2018 at 11:32 am | No comments

It’s hard to believe a small Midwest sanctuary that started out almost 20 years ago would be involved in so many national, and even international, big cat rescues. [caption id="attachment_20507" align="alignleft" width="439"] The Wildcat Sanctuary[/caption] Sadly, there...

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Big Paws, Big Eyes, Huge Appetites, Enormous Personalities

By | March 5, 2018 at 3:44 pm | No comments

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...

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Creating WILD SPACES for rescued bobcats!

By | February 25, 2018 at 10:46 am | No comments

Help us renovate Wildcat Pines - our bobcat area at The Wildcat Sanctuary! We have big plans for our rescued bobcats and you can be a part of this special project! Wildcat Pines was the first area built when we moved to the site in 2006.  It currently utilizes...

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NEW- Media and Graphic Internships – Apply now!

By | January 15, 2018 at 1:49 pm | No comments

Due to high demand for this internship, the 2018 summer sessions have already been filled. The next available session is Fall 2018. Join TWS as a Media and Graphics Intern Media and Graphics Interns play a strong role in creating a window into sanctuary life through...

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Sponsor a Wild One

By | December 30, 2017 at 8:20 pm | 53 comments

ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP OF A WILD CAT [gravityform id="3" title="false" description="false"] The cats will live at The Wildcat Sanctuary the rest of their lives.  Unlike a dog or cat with a traditional family, being a wild animal, our cats have a family of sponsors – a...

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Be part of our BIG PLANS for the cats in 2018!

By | December 27, 2017 at 12:01 pm | No comments

So, what do we want to accomplish together in 2018?  Take a look!  You can make these miracles happen! Construction for the cats is our biggest focus for next year. Over 23 bobcats need to be moved to other areas of the sanctuary to allow for demolition and...

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2017 was a PAW-SOME year for the cats!

By | December 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm | No comments

From the Director, Tammy Thies: When I reflect on the year behind us, I continue to be overwhelmed and amazed by what is accomplished with a humble budget and small group of people - including YOU! Our animals are the luckiest in the world!  We never stop making...

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8 fast facts about white tigers – did you know?

By | October 22, 2017 at 9:50 am | No comments

In 2017, The Wildcat Sanctuary is currently home to FIVE white tigers. There have been others in the past and sadly, there will be more in the future. If white tigers are so rare, though, why are there so many in need of rescue? We hope you'll learn these basic facts about...

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Blind, starving stray dog finds help and love at, of all places, The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | October 7, 2017 at 3:13 pm | No comments

The phone rang while I was in a staff meeting today.  A good samaritan was trying to catch a stray dog that was in really bad shape.  Would we be able to help? Yes, even though we're a sanctuary for wild cats, I can't tell you the number of phone calls I get about all sorts...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary hosts the 2017 Big Cat Sanctuary Conference

By | September 18, 2017 at 4:09 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was honored to host the third Big Cat Sanctuary Conference. This is an annual gathering of reputable sanctuaries dedicated to ending the captive wildlife crisis. In early September 2017, 35 leaders from 16 U.S. sanctuaries and representatives from...

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