Leisha, a female Eurasian lynx, came to live at The Wildcat Sanctuary in 2005 when she was six years old.

Her owner surrendered her when city ordinances became more stringent. Insurance issues also came up that prevented ownership of an exotic pet. There are so many reasons why private ownership of wild cats is NOT something we support. These are just two of so many reasons owners have no idea about when they purchase a wild cat as a “pet.”

Life at the Sanctuary

Leisha arrived at The Wildcat Sanctuary a very socialized cat with a very healthy appetite. She’d been well cared for at her previous home and adjusted quickly to sanctuary life here.

She loves empty milk jugs and scents of all kinds. But the one thing she is not too fond of is other lynx. We tailor all of our cats’ habitats to fit their personalities. Since Leisha has made it very clear that she does not want to live near another lynx, she doesn’t.

She thoroughly enjoys the special habitat she roams near the bigger cats, the cougars, lions, and tigers.  She may look like a smaller cat, but she obviously has a big cat personality!

How You Can Help

Rescuing wild cats is so expensive since they each require such specialized care for many years. That’s why our sponsorship program is such a huge help! Would you consider being Leisha’s sponsor parent?

Or even a one time donation towards her care would help so much. It’s easy to do using the buttons you see at the top of this page.

Thank you for your compassionate support!



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