Help Keep A Wild One Warm This Winter

What’s a rescued leopard supposed to do on a cold Minnesota winter day? Play on his indoor jungle gym, or curl up in a cozy hammock inside where it’s toasty warm!  Even though our warm weather cats like leopard Shazam enjoy playing outdoors in the snow, we also think it’s important to provide our cats

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The Lions are Home

Exhale! Finally, I can breathe a sigh of relief.  Kimba, Sofia, Gino, Salteña and Chupino arrived safely. After a day of loading, a 9-hour flight from Argentina to Miami and a 38-hour drive, the anticipation was making our hearts skip a beat.  Our primary concern was for the eldest lioness, Salteña. When the two semi-trucks pulled

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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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Jungle Boogie – Welcome to the Jungle!

Jungle Boogie – Welcome to the Jungle Sunday, October 13, 2019 Minneapolis Marriott West:  9960 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis Minnesota 55426 Contact [email protected] with any question regarding you reservation. Welcome to the Jungle is a celebration of our 20 years of saving lives! It’s been a wild ride, one we couldn’t have done without YOU! Join

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For their future – join our Legacy Pride

BECOME A MEMBER OF OUR LEGACY PRIDE When tigress Daisy first arrived, her future was counted in only days. Barely able to walk or stand, we didn’t know if we could help her. But we had to try. Your ongoing support helped provide her specialty care and treatments for spinal meningitis and gave her a

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Big Cats Big World of Rescue Work

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. Sadly, there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t hear about a big cat somewhere in the world in need of rescue.  Because of social

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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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Big Paws, Big Eyes, Huge Appetites, Enormous Personalities

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 they move, their language,

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Creating WILD SPACES for rescued bobcats!

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 insulated and heated den boxes for

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