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A typical long day at our sanctuary. It takes a WHOLE lot of work and a WHOLE lot of people to care for 120+ rescued wild cats, both big and small.  We're so blessed to have the people we have helping us!  www.wildcatsanctuary.org

A typical long day at our sanctuary. It takes a WHOLE lot of work and a WHOLE lot of people to care for 120+ rescued wild cats, both big and small. We're so blessed to have the people we have helping us! www.wildcatsanctuary.org

Word got back to Sampson that he's not the ONLY caracal in town now! There's another handsome caracal named Nigel he keeps hearing about  Don't worry, though, Sampson. You were the second cat to come live at TWS and you'll always be extra special to us all. Visit Sampson's page here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/caracal/sampson/

Word got back to Sampson that he's not the ONLY caracal in town now! There's another handsome caracal named Nigel he keeps hearing about Don't worry, though, Sampson. You were the second cat to come live at TWS and you'll always be extra special to us all. Visit Sampson's page here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/caracal/sampson/

Bella means beautiful and, even though her ears aren't as perky as other bobcats' might be, we think she truly is beautiful! She was another cat that was dumped by an illegal owner. When you read her story, you'll find out why her ears look the way they do and why she's so special to us. Learn more about Bella's rescue here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/bobcats/bella/

Bella means beautiful and, even though her ears aren't as perky as other bobcats' might be, we think she truly is beautiful! She was another cat that was dumped by an illegal owner. When you read her story, you'll find out why her ears look the way they do and why she's so special to us. Learn more about Bella's rescue here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/bobcats/bella/

You really must read Tasha's story to appreciate the wonderful moment you're looking at in this photo. Tasha spent 9 years living in a garage, used for breeding, until she escaped through a hole in the roof. Her owner didn't report it. Though she has poor eyesight, she managed to return, hungry and scared. Read what happened next and how she ended up at TWS: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/cougars/tasha-2/

You really must read Tasha's story to appreciate the wonderful moment you're looking at in this photo. Tasha spent 9 years living in a garage, used for breeding, until she escaped through a hole in the roof. Her owner didn't report it. Though she has poor eyesight, she managed to return, hungry and scared. Read what happened next and how she ended up at TWS: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/cougars/tasha-2/

Cleo, the serval, and Sampson, the caracal - the definition of best friends  Read more about them at: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/caracal/sampson/

Cleo, the serval, and Sampson, the caracal - the definition of best friends Read more about them at: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/caracal/sampson/

Have you ever heard of a caravel? Zepo, a cross between a caracal and a serval, has such an incredible story of unlikely friendships that he was featured in National Geographic Kid's Magazine. Be sure to read his story and his rescue here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/caraval/zepo/

Have you ever heard of a caravel? Zepo, a cross between a caracal and a serval, has such an incredible story of unlikely friendships that he was featured in National Geographic Kid's Magazine. Be sure to read his story and his rescue here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/caraval/zepo/

Max started out as a cat being used for "educational" exhibitions. But, as in most cases, he outgrew that and his owner looked for a place to retire Max. The rest of his life is quite extraordinary! Read about the strange friendship he struck up once he arrived at TWS here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/siberian-lynx/max/

Max started out as a cat being used for "educational" exhibitions. But, as in most cases, he outgrew that and his owner looked for a place to retire Max. The rest of his life is quite extraordinary! Read about the strange friendship he struck up once he arrived at TWS here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/siberian-lynx/max/

Having spent 9 years in a wire cage, bonding only to his human owners, it wasn't surprising that when Spring was surrendered to us, he didn't know he was a cougar. He was fearful, confused, wanting to run and hide, refusing to eat. You can read how his story turned out here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/cougars/spring/

Having spent 9 years in a wire cage, bonding only to his human owners, it wasn't surprising that when Spring was surrendered to us, he didn't know he was a cougar. He was fearful, confused, wanting to run and hide, refusing to eat. You can read how his story turned out here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/cougars/spring/

Seeing tiny Liberty next to Raja, you can appreciate what she endured before her rescue. When we arrived at a rural farm, we couldn't get over how small in stature this cougar was, only the size of a lynx. Read and see more photos of her rescue at: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/cougars/liberty/

Seeing tiny Liberty next to Raja, you can appreciate what she endured before her rescue. When we arrived at a rural farm, we couldn't get over how small in stature this cougar was, only the size of a lynx. Read and see more photos of her rescue at: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/cougars/liberty/

Sabrina & her 2 sons were left to fend for themselves after their owner passed away. It was 10 days before anyone knew the owner had passed or that 3 tigers were baking in the Texas heat with no food and little water. Sabrina had somehow escaped her enclosure & authorities had to sedate her to get her into a travel trailer. Read more about her journey to TWS at http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/big-cats/tigers/sabrina/

Sabrina & her 2 sons were left to fend for themselves after their owner passed away. It was 10 days before anyone knew the owner had passed or that 3 tigers were baking in the Texas heat with no food and little water. Sabrina had somehow escaped her enclosure & authorities had to sedate her to get her into a travel trailer. Read more about her journey to TWS at http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/big-cats/tigers/sabrina/

Brianna at The Wildcat Sanctuary  "Having never felt grass under their paws, this would be the bobcats’ first opportunity.  It was a joyous moment when they were released into their habitat here at the Sanctuary.  They began acting like kittens, exploring their new areas, tossing their enrichment high into the air, batting it around and rolling in the grass and on the different scents."  Read more at: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/bobcats/brianna/

Brianna at The Wildcat Sanctuary "Having never felt grass under their paws, this would be the bobcats’ first opportunity. It was a joyous moment when they were released into their habitat here at the Sanctuary. They began acting like kittens, exploring their new areas, tossing their enrichment high into the air, batting it around and rolling in the grass and on the different scents." Read more at: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/bobcats/brianna/

These are the 3 orphaned cougars, Carlo (L) Noah (C) and Langley (R), who we ( at Wildcat Sanctuary) took in when their mother was killed by a hunter. They're all grown up now & you can watch a very cute video of Carlo in action at http://youtu.be/xpEstFNM4qY and more about them here http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/cougars/carlo/

These are the 3 orphaned cougars, Carlo (L) Noah (C) and Langley (R), who we ( at Wildcat Sanctuary) took in when their mother was killed by a hunter. They're all grown up now & you can watch a very cute video of Carlo in action at http://youtu.be/xpEstFNM4qY and more about them here http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/cougars/carlo/

Shalico, the Canada Lynx, here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/canadian-lynx/shalico/

Shalico, the Canada Lynx, here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/canadian-lynx/shalico/

This is Athena, the bobcat, and you can learn more about her at http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/bobcats/athena/

This is Athena, the bobcat, and you can learn more about her at http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/bobcats/athena/

Bobcat playtime....knowing where they came from, what they survived, makes moments like this extra special. Read about Stelter and Brianna's rescue here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/bobcats/stelter/

Bobcat playtime....knowing where they came from, what they survived, makes moments like this extra special. Read about Stelter and Brianna's rescue here: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/residents/small-cats/bobcats/stelter/