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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

Double your Donation now thru April 30th!

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

$20,000 more in matching funds!  Now's the time to give. Donate and DOUBLE your donation through April 30! Can you imagine being born a wild animal, but someone tried to make you their household pet?  You weren’t fed a proper diet, your bones became fragile and some...

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2017 was a PAW-SOME year for the cats!

By | December 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm | No comments

From the Director, Tammy Thies: When I reflect on the year behind us, I continue to be overwhelmed and amazed by what is accomplished with a humble budget and small group of people - including YOU! Our animals are the luckiest in the world!  We never stop making...

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Blind, starving stray dog finds help and love at, of all places, The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | October 7, 2017 at 3:13 pm | No comments

The phone rang while I was in a staff meeting today.  A good samaritan was trying to catch a stray dog that was in really bad shape.  Would we be able to help? Yes, even though we're a sanctuary for wild cats, I can't tell you the number of phone calls I get about all sorts...

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AmeriCorp volunteers dig in for a month at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | August 21, 2017 at 9:54 am | No comments

Have you ever heard of the international Peace Corps? Did you know there's a similar program here in the United States called AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps team mission is strengthening communities and developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community...

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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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Special needs tiger Daisy welcomed by The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | May 30, 2017 at 8:18 am | No comments

Look at this face!  This is 2 1/2 year old tiger Daisy, the day we met her. You'd never know from this picture, but Daisy has a neurological disorder.  She is ataxic, has an uneven gait, trouble with her balance, stumbles, and has stunted growth. Daisy takes a little...

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A bi-partisan issue we can all support – Big Cat Public Safety Act

By | May 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm | No comments

It's hard to believe states require dog licenses but, when it comes to dangerous exotic animals - well that's a whole other story! Here are the shocking facts, according to HSUS: 5 states have absolutely no laws addressing the private ownership of big cats - Wisconsin,...

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How to create a Facebook fundraiser so your friends can help, too!

By | May 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Have you heard of this new way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion in your life?  Or a way you'd like to memorialize or honor someone (human or pet)?   Now, it's really simple to create your very own customized fundraiser on your Facebook page! It's...

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