You can be part of The Wildcat Sanctuary’s BIG PLANS for 2019!

A look ahead to 2019! 2019 is our 20th Anniversary of saving lives!  As we celebrate all we’ve accomplished together, we have big plans for this coming year and invite you to be a part of it, too. New Animal Care Center We’ll be planning and designing a new Animal Care Center to be built over

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Give Monthly – Join Our Monthly Pride!

Join our Monthly Pride! 12 gifts in 12 months makes you a guardian to the cats!  Guardians are important to our residents.  In fact, you’re the backbone that sustains their safe home. The Monthly Pride is a group of dedicated supporters who make a monthly gift that provides a huge impact on the lives of

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TWS’ Animal Enrichment Program

We use the term enrichment all the time in our newsletters and blogs and we thought, “Maybe our donors and supporters aren’t aware of what enrichment really means.”  So here it is, enrichment in a nutshell. What is enrichment? It’s an animal husbandry principle that can help improve the quality of life of captive animals.

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A bi-partisan issue we can all support – Big Cat Public Safety Act

2019 UPDATE – This important amendment was reintroduced February 26, 2019 H.R.1380 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) – To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to clarify provisions enacted by the Captive Wildlife Safety Act, to further the conservation of certain wildlife species, and for other purposes.  Sponsor: Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]           

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T.E.A.M. – Treating The Entire Animal at The Wildcat Sanctuary

It can be easy to think that, with just a little TLC, you can turn around the life of a rescued resident.  In the best case scenarios, that can happen.  But, more often than not, the cats that come to the Sanctuary have extreme medical conditions, unknown history and, understandably, behavioral issues or fear of

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Rescued Tigers play in the 400-pound Tiger Bowl!

Minnesota’s hosting the ? Super Bowl ? this year. Our Vikings may not be in the lineup, but our tiger trio sure is! Dimitri, Zeke, and Griffen’s caretakers set up the playing field, complete with referees and back-up players for our very own 400 POUND KITTEN BOWL! The boys raced to the field, anxious for play to begin…. Halftime

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Won’t You Help Feed a Feline Today at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

Feeding big cats is a big job.     Tonka the tiger is the largest cat at the Sanctuary.  He was a former exhibit cat living in a small, non-compliant enclosure prior to arriving at The Wildcat Sanctuary. Thanks to you, Tonka now has room to roam. His natural enclosure provides tall grasses for stalking,

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Creating Wild Spaces and Fun for the cats!

We have big plans and you can be a special part of creating wild spaces for the wild at heart! Skywalk systems for leopards as well as other climbing cats like bobcats so they can use more vertical space in their habitats. Plan and redesign of Wildcat Pines section of the sanctuary, to be constructed

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Meet white tiger Mohan – walking was painful for him

If Jeremy and Simon are our active adolescents, Callie’s socially silly, and Nikita’s radiantly resilient, that must mean Mohan is magnificently majestic!! We just picked up this big beautiful boy who came with many unanswered questions.  One being his age.  We heard he was 22 years old and also 12 years old.  That’s a significant

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Loving Animals So Much It Hurts Is An Actual Condition

People are finally talking about it. As director of one of the country’s oldest, busiest animal shelters, Alyssa Krieger has seen staff and volunteers come and go— many of them just months after they started at MSPCA-Angell in Massachusetts. And she has a good idea why. Compassion can be a heavy burden. And even the

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Do big cats roar or purr – or both?

We’re asked this question all the time!  Here’s the facts according to the National Wildlife Federation: “Contented lions might purr if they could, but they can’t. Only the smaller cats- – not just house cats, but also bobcats, ocelots, lynxes, cougars* and others- – have what it takes to purr. The relevant apparatus is a

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