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Big Paws, Big Eyes, Huge Appetites, Enormous Personalities

By | March 5, 2018 at 3:44 pm | No comments

Searching for the right internship At a very early age, from the first time I laid eyes on them, I felt an instant affinity towards big cats. I was intrigued. I was in love. What made them tick? Why were they so special, so intriguing, so magnificent? Their eyes, the way...

Posted in: Animal Care

Miracle Match brought Miracles!

By | February 2, 2018 at 9:38 am | No comments

YOU DID IT!!!  You helped us meet not only the double match, but also the triple match!  Thank you!!!  And we raised not four, but five months of operating costs!  You make miracles happen. Thank you for being a hero to the animals! Can you imagine being born a wild...

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Help Keep A Wild One Warm This Winter

By | December 4, 2017 at 1:10 am | No comments

What's a rescued leopard supposed to do on a cold Minnesota winter day? Play on his indoor jungle gym, or curl up in a cozy hammock inside where it's toasty warm!  Even though our warm weather cats like leopard Shazam enjoy playing outdoors in the snow, we also think it's...

Posted in: Blog, TWS in the News

Won’t You Help Feed a Feline Today at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

By | October 4, 2017 at 8:51 pm | No comments

Feeding big cats is a big job.     Tonka the tiger is the largest cat at the Sanctuary.  He was a former exhibit cat living in a small, non-compliant enclosure prior to arriving at The Wildcat Sanctuary. Thanks to you, Tonka now has room to roam. His...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary hosts the 2017 Big Cat Sanctuary Conference

By | September 18, 2017 at 4:09 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was honored to host the third Big Cat Sanctuary Conference. This is an annual gathering of reputable sanctuaries dedicated to ending the captive wildlife crisis. In early September 2017, 35 leaders from 16 U.S. sanctuaries and representatives from...

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Tiger loses its life on the streets of Atlanta – how does this happen?

By | September 6, 2017 at 10:06 am | No comments

Today, the public felt what we feel daily. The anger and sadness of a wild cat dying through no fault of its own. When a tiger was seen running loose on an interstate highway in Atlanta, authorities were called. What many don’t understand is that first responders do not...

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Amazing medical progress for tigers Daisy and Mohan!

By | July 10, 2017 at 6:12 pm | No comments

What a difference a couple of months can make for two very ill tigers! When we picked up Mohan, he had such difficulty walking. With degenerative joint disease of the knees due to untreated cranial cruciate ligament injuries and with nails grown so long they'd embedded in...

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So, do you think MY cat is a Bengal?

By | June 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm | No comments

Whenever we share a photo of one of the dozens of hybrid wild cats we’ve rescued, someone always asks the question, “Could my rescue be a Bengal?” Tabby cats and Bengal cats can often look very similar. Without a bill of sale, some sort of registration/pedigree papers...

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Stop cross breeding and inbreeding big cats for profit

By | June 7, 2017 at 8:49 am | No comments

At one time, white tigers were indeed rare. The last one captured in the wild was Mohan in India in 1951. He was intentionally inbred with his daughter.  The resulting four white tiger cubs began a long line of inbreeding for profit. Fast forward to today when almost every...

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Driveway Cats chalk art event sells out supporting big cats in need!

By | May 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm | No comments

Voted by editors of Spin Magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Drummers in Alternative Music,” Dave Witte is also something else – a major wild cat lover!  He and April Viar wanted to do something really different, something to help support The Wildcat Sanctuary’s rescue...

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