How to provide comfort care for an aging big cat

Titan the Bengal tiger

We often hear from people that we have dream jobs and how lucky we are to get to work with big cats.  We definitely do, and feel blessed each day that your support enables us to care for over 100 wild cats. But our days are much different than most perceive.  It’s not all about … 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

The top 5 differences between jaguars and leopards

Having two big cats here at The Wildcat Sanctuary that are both black means people are always getting them confused.  Though one is a black leopard, Shazam, and one is a black jaguar, Diablo Guapo, it’s often hard for people to be able to tell them apart. And, to add to the confusion, Shazam and … 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 Facebook changes the world for these rescued wild cats

Tigers splashing in pools… Lions and mountain lions surveying their kingdom from lofty heights… Bobcats and servals curled up in hammocks enjoying the breezes… A jaguar and leopard stalking each other as they play hide and seek in the tall grass… Lynx catnapping under evergreen trees… Tiny hybrid wild cats enjoying the company of others … Read more

What does it really mean to be called a “Sanctuary?”

It seems like “sanctuaries” are very much in the news lately.  We keep reading and hearing about them being forced to close down due to so many reasons. Passage of tighter regulations (as in Ohio), financial shortfalls, escapes or injuries by their captive animals, failure to meet minimal USDA standards, and so on.  When substandard … Read more

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