How a Canadian orphaned cougar kitten made it to America

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

Rescued Wildcats Form An Inseparable Bond

In the woods of Minnesota, lies a beautiful sanctuary where rescued wildcats go to live happy, carefree lives. This beautiful story is about The Wildcat Sanctuary and an unbelievable friendship that formed there. At less than a year old, Morgan the bobcat was found in a room at the Ritz Carlton hotel in California. Yes, … 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

How do you help unrelated, orphaned cougar kittens form a family unit?

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

The day a white tiger and black leopard became friends at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

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 Wildcat Sanctuary speaks out against barbaric practice of breeding white tigers

PHOTO: Zoos often “trick” people into thinking white tigers need conservation however white tigers are purposely inbred by zoos as tourist attractions. (Reuters: Mariana Bazo) 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 … Read more

If white tigers are rare, why are there so many at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

“Step right up and come see the rare, endangered Royal White Bengal tiger!” If you’ve been to a fair or local festival, chances are you’ve probably seen or heard this from exhibitors. Whether they’re baby white tiger cubs for you to hold and play with. Whether they’re full-grown tigers they offer you the opportunity to … Read more

Why The Wildcat Sanctuary can’t “set them free”

When we share a photo of one of our cats, one of the more frequent comments we receive is “set them free.”   And, oh, how we wish they could be set free. Of course, we realize that every wild cat would rather be free.  No matter how natural the habitat is we provide, it’s still captivity.  … Read more

In the heart of a rescue at The Wildcat Sanctuary

A life on display I received a call from a caretaker of a small event center in California.  She explained that servals, caracals, a lynx and tigers were on display at a mansion.  The mansion was used for weddings, events, retreats, tours and even yoga classes.  The cats were all 4-paw declawed, in very small … Read more

How do you know when a rescued wild cat is happy?

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

The Wildcat Sanctuary co-petitions California for hybrid cat regulations

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

Get Our Updates!