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Saying good-bye is never easy – Shay’s memorial.

By | December 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm | No comments

2012 - In Memory of Shay the Canada Lynx Sometimes it is hard to say goodbye.  But, when you know in your heart that it is the right time, it can make letting go a little easier.  It was time to let our lynx Shay go. Shay was a very reclusive cat but, given her experience...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary welcomes Scarlet, a rare, endangered clouded leopard, home for the holidays!

By | November 20, 2012 at 4:50 am | No comments

A curator for a city zoo saw the posting about Bhutan the Snow Leopard on The Wildcat Sanctuary's Facebook page and it inspired her to contact the Sanctuary about providing a home for their clouded leopard, Scarlet. Scarlet is a 12 year old female that arrived at the zoo...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Home Feature Below Right, News, Rescues

The story of Bhutan the very special Snow Leopard.

By | October 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) was supposed to welcome a very special resident.  “Bhutan,” a 10-year-old snow leopard had been retired from an AZA accredited zoo and TWS had been chosen for his forever home....but that has now changed. Bhutan was residing at the zoo as part...

Posted in: Animal Care, General, Home Feature Below Right, News

With your help, 4 Bobcats will find sanctuary at TWS

By | July 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm | No comments

When we got the call about four bobcats in need of rescue here in Minnesota, we knew we had to do something. The more we’re learning, the more determined we are to get them here as quickly as possible. These bobcats live in a 4’ x 8’ cage. They were purchased with the...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

All paws up to World’s Best Cat Litter!

By | July 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm | No comments

Both keepers and cats were delighted this week with a gift from World’s Best Cat Litter. The Iowa-based company donated 360 7.5kg bags and 27 15kg bags of litter. World’s Best Cat Litter is the only litter on the market made from whole-kernel corn. With more than 30...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog

Four bobcats in immediate need of our help

By | July 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm | No comments

Recently, we received a call from a Minnesota owner of four bobcats looking to relinquish them. His 3-year old granddaughter had a very close call while near one of the cages and the owner was also scratched severely, requiring stitches. We don’t have much more...

Posted in: Blog, Home Feature Below Right, News, Rescues, Updates

The Wildcat Sanctuary gains Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries accreditation

By | July 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | No comments

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) has announced that The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) in Sandstone, MN has achieved GFAS Accreditation. “The accreditation committee was impressed with every aspect of The Wildcat Sanctuary,” said Patty Finch, Executive Director...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, General, News, Programs

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

By | July 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm | No comments

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...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

Help Bring Nikita and Tasha to The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | February 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm | No comments

Aftermath of the Ohio exotic animal tragedy – what happens to the other cats in the state?  The Wildcat Sanctuary is here to help. Like you, we were devastated as we heard the shots ring out that killed dozens of animals in Ohio last year.  These were animals that,...

Posted in: Animal Care, News, Rescues, TWS in the News, Updates

The Wildcat Sanctuary needs your help to rescue three Texas tigers.

By | September 4, 2010 at 12:04 pm | No comments

Won't you help by donating today! The Wildcat Sanctuary is and always will be a forever home for unwanted, mistreated and abused wild cats. We have received hundreds of calls about cats in need over the years and while we wish we could give them all a forever home there is just...

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