2018 was a PAWsome year for the cats at The Wildcat Sanctuary

Looking back over the year, it’s amazing what our donors and supporters accomplished for so many! Habitats and Residents  7 lions, 2 servals, 1 bobcat, 1 Eurasian Lynx and 5 hybrids were welcomed to the Sanctuary.  The sanctuary completed our largest international rescue to date, coordinating with four separate zoos from Argentina. This took years … Read more

Sponsor a Wild One

ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP OF A WILD CAT “If I were to come back as a tiger, I would want to live out my days at The Wildcat Sanctuary.” Dr. Ronald Tilson – Senior Conservation Advisor and World-Renowned Tiger Expert/Researcher   The cats will live at The Wildcat Sanctuary the rest of their lives.  Unlike a dog or cat … Read more

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

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 … Read more

How one volunteer built one of Facebook’s biggest environmental pages

Griffen was living at a pay-to-play breeding facility before he was rescued. (Photo: Wildcat Sanctuary) Julie Hanan focused her energy on a small animal refuge in Minnesota, and the results have been amazing. Julie Hanan helped out at domestic cat rescues for years before she heard about The Wildcat Sanctuary, a refuge that cares for … Read more

How to create a Facebook fundraiser so your friends can help, too!

Have you heard of this new way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion in your life?  Or a way you’d like to memorialize or honor someone (human or pet)?   Now, it’s really simple to create your very own customized fundraiser on your Facebook page! It’s an amazing way to help support the … Read more

Cub Petting – the sad reality behind this industry

Cub petting is the practice of using baby animals, like tigers, as photo props for paying customers. These operations are deceptive because they prey on people’s affection toward baby animals, and exploit the desire to hold or care for them. This masks a secretive dark side, inherently dependent on animal cruelty for its very existence. … Read more

Priya’s story – a tiger rescued from cub petting

Note: This article is the second in a multi part series explaining cub petting. For the first part, go here. This tigress has had a tough life. Following the rescue of more than 100 big cats, including 75 tigers, from a cub petting operation, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) and Tigers in America (TIA) took over … Read more

Behind the scenes – 3 tiger brothers move to new huge habitat!

Can you imagine the joy of finally living ‘wild at heart’ in a huge habitat, instead of a small cage where you spent the first six years of your life? Today, you don’t have to imagine. You can watch the first moments brothers Dimitri, Griffen and Zeke spent checking out their new home, as well … Read more

What this BLIND bengal cat can do is simply amazing!

As far as phone calls go, this one didn’t seem all that strange. Another rescue group had been contacted by a private owner. He was having trouble with his Bengal cat not using the litter box consistently. We get these calls all the time since it’s such a common complaint about hybrid wild cats. He … Read more

What ever happened to the highly publicized case of Como the white tiger?

The box read “Interstate Meat Dist., Inc.” This morning, I entered my office to find a large cardboard box with the words “Interstate Meat Dist., Inc.” on the side. It stopped me in my tracks.  As I approached, a wave of emotion came over me.  One so strong, it made my heart heavy, made it … Read more

Cougar Steps In To Guide His Best Friend When She Goes Blind

Liberty, a 14-year-old cougar who lives at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota, has lost the majority of her eyesight — but she has one constant in her life to keep her company. His name is Raja. Raja, along with another cougar named Tasha, came to the sanctuary in 2007 — they had both been kept as house … Read more

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