It’s fairly uncommon to hear of a cat in need months before their arrival.  We first heard of orphaned wild-born cougar Andre in late summer of 2009 when he was being cared for by Critter Care Wildlife in British Columbia. His story was so sad, found alone on a road, we had to try to … Read more

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

Imagine the terror of watching your mother die, then you being darted, tranquilized, captured, put in a holding cell and later transported by plane to a strange place. The trauma of what these four orphaned cougar kittens endured before arriving at The Wildcat Sanctuary would break anyone’s heart. Though they were orphaned under  tragic circumstances … Read more

Who would’ve thought Shazam, a black leopard who lost his best friend, black jaguar Diablo Guapo, would find a new friend in a white tigress named Nikita?  They’re not only different species but different colors! At The Wildcat Sanctuary, we spend a great deal of time assessing personalities of the cats we rescue. For some, they … Read more

The facts on white tigers: Inbreeding ‘for beauty and tourism dollars’ By Paige Cockburn Updated 18 Feb 2016, 7:47pm White tigers, while incredibly beautiful and popular, are clouded with controversy over the inbreeding required to produce the cat’s rare appearance. Earlier this week the ABC ran a story on the arrival of two white tiger … Read more

Most think, if you provide a rescued wild cat with good nutrition, an optimal natural environment, enrichment to challenge his or her senses, and quality veterinary care, they should be happy – right? But, what happens if that’s not always the case? That’s why behavioral monitoring of our cats is a high priority. Just as … Read more

Today, we have co-petitioned the state of California for a proposed amendment regulating the breeding and possession of hybrid cats. Our mission is to rescue wild cats; i.e. lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, etc.  We can barely keep up with the demand for big cats in need of sanctuary.  Now, the calls for hybrid cat rescues … Read more