My birthday thoughts in 2020

As my birthday approaches, I can’t help but look back over the years. Just this past week, our 22-year-old serval Cleo had her geriatric wellness exam. It was emotional for many reasons. Most of all because she was the first cat to begin the sanctuary with me. Luckily, Cleo’s as healthy as any 22-year-old cat

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#Give, BidAtHome & Giving Tuesday

The name Aurora means “dawn.”  As we face this new world, one with so many challenges, we have a choice to stay optimistic, to live our lives in a different way. It truly is the dawn of a new day. As we deal with a worldwide pandemic, something we’ve never experienced before, we can become

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Tiger Amnesty Program

Our focus has always been on what is doing right for the animals. Our Tiger Amnesty Program allows for surrender of tigers, lions or any wild cat without question. We follow all state and federal requirements. This program ensures wild cats can find safe sanctuary. It allows owners, authorities or entities to place the cat

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Keeping the sanctuary safe during Covid-19

Our sanctuary is one of the few in the country not open for public tours. It’s served the animals well over the years – and even more so now as we deal with COVID-19. The health and safety of our team and animals has always been at the forefront. You may have heard this weekend

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Covid-19 is affecting us all

If you are anything like me, perhaps you are a little anxious right now.  Your head might want to rationalize that others are overreacting, as your heart might bring awareness to the fragility of life.  This is perfectly normal. When something unfounded or big happens in our own world, it can feel just as uneasy. 

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Dealing with loss – Good Grief

Dealing with Loss Writing to you usually comes easily to me. I feel like I know each of you and the conversations are natural. So, I couldn’t figure out why, when I decided to write an article about dealing with loss and grief, I couldn’t get started. Good Grief I sat down several times to write,

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Join us for what’s ahead in 2020!

A look ahead to 2020 2020 is a big construction year for our future Animal Care & Education Center. The Animal Care and Education Center is the future of The Wildcat Sanctuary and will provide an important platform for our mission – to help more animals and educate more people. With your support, this new

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Join us for our big plans in 2020!

A look ahead to 2020 2020 is a big construction year for our future Animal Care & Education Center. The Animal Care and Education Center is the future of The Wildcat Sanctuary and will provide an important platform for our mission – to help more animals and educate more people. With your support, this new

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Ho Ho Ho ~ How to be a Holiday Hero for a wild cat!

There are so many ways you can be a HOLIDAY HERO to a wild cat this season!  MAKE A DONATION For some, Thanksgiving Day begins the season of getting. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday. But what Thanksgiving really begins is the season of giving back. That’s what makes each of us feel truly

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Caretaker For A Day experience

What’s it really like to win a CARETAKER EXPERIENCE at The Wildcat Sanctuary? Some of our previous winners couldn’t wait to share their thoughts with us! Caretaker Experience – Mary from Massachusetts “My caretaker experience was definitely a once in a lifetime chance I was so fortunate to win!! I would’ve donated on GIVE TO THE

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Minnesota Sanctuary Bears Burden of Boom in Big Cats

DARLENE PROIS Star Tribune of Minneapolis Posted on Mon, Jan. 08, 2007 SANDSTONE, Minn. – The Wildcat Sanctuary, the state’s only certified home for exotic cats, had 20 felines when it moved out of Isanti County last year after its relationship with township leaders grew contentious. Since last spring, the sanctuary’s new home on a

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The New Animal Care Center

November 2021 Animal Care Center Update: The time to move in is almost here!  We are so excited all this new building will bring for us and the cats at the Sanctuary. You can be a Patron Founding member for $3,000 and be invited to the spring 2022 event. You can be a Platinum Founding

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