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

Cub Petting. Who pays the price?

A tiny, adorable, white tiger baby.  Who can resist?  Everyone wants this thrill of a lifetime; to hold one, to play with one, to bottle feed one, to take photos with one  – right? That’s exactly what exhibitors are counting on when they offer cubs for petting or posing for photos – for a fee. … 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

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

Get Our Updates!