Please support our very good friends Wildcat Sanctuary on Give To The Max Day TODAY ~ NOVEMBER 12th! This is Wildcat Sanctuary’s biggest fundraising day of the year and we’d like to show our support for the tremendous work TWS does providing homes for big cats, educating the public about the big cat crisis and how we can work together to end it. We’d also like to express our gratitude to TWS for their continued support of Tony’s release to a reputable big cat sanctuary and for their standing offer of a home for Tony at TWS.
The Wildcat Sanctuary’s tweet for Tony in 2011; TWS has continually supported Tony and reiterated their offer of a home for him.
Recently at TWS’s Big Cat Crisis Symposium, Tony and the Free Tony The Tiger Campaign were a major topic, including Tony’s presence on social media and the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s dedicated efforts to his release to a big cat sanctuary.
Photos from The Wildcat Sanctuary’s Big Cat Crisis Symposium
Please join us in supporting Wildcat Sanctuary on Give to the Max Day!
“The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill rescue facility located in Sandstone, MN. TWS provides a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspires change to end the captive wildlife crisis.”
The Wildcat Sanctuary does not buy, breed or exhibit animals. TWS is funded solely by private donations and receives no state or federal funding and is USDA licensed and accredited by the American Sanctuary Association and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
Tony: March 4, 2012 - Photo Courtesy of Cloversweed
Tony: March 4, 2012 - Photo Courtesy of Cloversweed
Pictures and videos of Tony courtesy of “Cloversweed” taken March 4, 2012. Please visit her recent Youtube videos of Tony at these links
http://youtu.be/iha8F3PXLIk || http://youtu.be/9xKyl7_4mB0 || http://youtu.be/B6x5Je7tHXU || http://youtu.be/WZzAW1OmbFU || http://youtu.be/iAmLUTH1-Jc
Please Sign Tony's Petition!
Tony’s petition has reached 13,769 signatures. Thanks for signing and please continue to share:
Visit tinyurl.com/helptonytiger for ways you can advocate for Tony. Updates will be posted when they are made available.
We can make a difference by taking action for animals in need. Please participate in these actions and share the links with friends, family and on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Thanks again for your support of Tony and for all animals who deserve our respect, protection and advocacy for their welfare.
Actions To Take To Help Big Cats!!!
The WildCat Sanctuary – Sandstone MN
Nikita the Tiger and Tasha the Cougar are two lucky cats who will soon have a home at The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone MN. TWS was asked on their Facebook page to “save room for Tony” TWS replied: “Tony will always be welcome at Wildcat Sanctuary!”
Thank You TWS for again offering a home for Tony and for providing exemplary care and homes for your cats.
Please read about Nikita and Tasha here: Nikita the tiger needs your help! and how you can help them, and see this wonderful blog post “from Nikita” My life in captivity – through the eyes of Nikita, the tigress
Click Nikita's picture to learn how you can help bring her and Tasha The Cougar to The Wildcat Sanctuary! Photo Courtesy The WildCat Sanctuary
WildCat Haven Sanctuary – Sherwood OR
WildCat Haven Sanctuary has another “LIKE” Match! A generous donor, Richard Harris has offered them $1 for each new “LIKE” their Facebook page receives by April 1, 2012. WCH hoped to reach a goal of 5,000 members and have surpassed that number! Please visit WCH’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wildcathaven and click “LIKE” at the top and share their page. It’s such an easy way to help the cats at WCH.
Mac and Shirley, residents of WildCat Haven Sanctuary. Click their picture and “LIKE” their Facebook to help the WCH cats! Photo Credit: ©2011 Karine Aigner & Courtesy of WildCat Haven Sanctuary
Ask Your Congress Member to Support H.R.4122 – The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
Please ask your Congress Member to support H.R.4122 – The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. This bill would prohibit private possession of big cats except at highly-qualified facilities like accredited zoos where they can be properly cared for and safely managed.
- Enter your zip code at Big Cat Rescue – Tampa FL’s Action Alert for a fast easy way to voice your support of this bill and ask your congressperson to co-sponsor it:
or visit IFAW’s ( International Fund For Animal Welfare) Action Alert: http://www.ifaw.org/us/get-involved/protect-big-cats-cruelty
- You can also sign this petition: Tell Congress: Big Cats are NOT Pets!
- and show your support for H.R. 4122 at PopVox:
More Petitions and Actions for Animals Who Need Our Help!
Lucy The Elephant
Lucy is a beautiful 35 year old Asian elephant who lives alone at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee has agreed to take Lucy as has PAWS Ark 2000 Sanctuary in California but their offers have been turned down by the city of Edmonton. These sanctuaries would provide the habitat and climate Lucy needs as well as elephant companionship which is so vital to these wonderful animals.
Please sign Lucy’s new petition and share the link:
Learn more about Lucy:
Please Sign For NYC Carriage Horses:
Please Sign: Mayor Mike Bloomberg: Stop the Abuse of NYC Carriage Horses! 8 Accidents in 8 Months!
Visit: http://ny-class.org/ to sign another petition calling for the end to carriage horses in New York City and to also co-sign Angelica Huston’s letter to Christine C. Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council.
Help Circus Animals! Support H.R. 3359 The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act!
Ringling Bros. Circus Tiger - E. Rutherford NJ 3.17.2012
The abuse, confinement, exploitation and cruelty animals are subjected to in circuses and traveling shows are horrific and heartbreaking. For the few minutes the public is “entertained” by them performing ridiculous unnatural stunts, these animals suffer a lifetime of misery. On November 2, 2011, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) along with Jan Creamer (Animal Defenders International,) Ed Stewart (Performing Animal Welfare Society -PAWS) Dr. Mel Richardson, DVM, Bob Barker, and Jorja Fox, introduced H.R. 3359 – The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act. If passed, this federal bill would amend the Animal Welfare Act to restrict the use of exotic and non-domesticated animals in circuses and traveling shows.
It is crucial that we support this bill. Please contact your congress member and tell them as their constituent you support H.R. 3359 – The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act and ask them to co-sponsor this bill. It takes only a few minutes to call, write, e-mail or fax your representative for animals that endure inhumane conditions and abuse.
- Contact information for your representative can be found by entering your zip code at this link:
(Please do not contact your Senators at this time as a companion bill in the Senate has not yet been introduced.)
- You can send an automated e-mail here:
- For more information about H.R. 3359 / TEAPA visit Break The Chain “the campaign to bring an end to circus animal suffering in the USA, led by Animal Defenders International.” Break The Chain has updates about the campaign, resources, and more ways to take action.
- Sign ADI’s petition: Ask Congress to protect circus animals and pass H.R. 3359:
- More information and resources available from PAWS – The Performing Animal Welfare Society at:
- Please cast your vote in SUPPORT of H.R. 3359 at Pop Vox:
Using animals in circuses and traveling shows is not only cruel and inhumane, but it is a threat public safety – this archaic and cruel practice must end – with support of H.R. 3359 we can make that happen.
From ADI & PAWS:
National measures to prohibit the use of wild animals, or selected species, have been adopted in: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Malta, Slovakia, Sweden, Portugal, Taiwan, Singapore, Bolivia, Costa Rica, India and Israel. Similar laws are being discussed in: United Kingdom, Netherlands, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Norway, and Peru. Due to public concerns, local town and city bans are in place in the US, UK, Brazil and many other countries.
November 2, 2011 Introduction of The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act
Jan Creamer (ADI) Addresses Congress
Bob Barker Addresses Congress
Jorja Fox Addresses Congress
Videos (*Please Note: GRAPHIC Footage. May be disturbing to some viewers)
Take Action For Circus Animals*
Alec Baldwin: Boycott Circuses That Use Animals*
“There will be a time when people will be shocked that we ever allowed the suffering of these animals in the name of entertainment to continue so long.” Bob Barker
ADI Website: http://www.ad-international.org/adi_usa/
PAWS Website: http://www.pawsweb.org/
Posted on The Wildcat Sanctuary’s Facebook and Twitter: “The Wildcat Sanctuary has offered sanctuary to Tony if he is ever seized or if the owner decides to place him.”
From The Wildcat Sanctuary’s website:
Provide a natural sanctuary to wildcats in need and inspire change to end the captive wildlife crisis.
Help create a world where animal sanctuaries are no longer needed.
Who we are
The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill big cat rescue located in Sandstone, MN. TWS provides a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspires change to end the captive wildlife crisis. TWS is funded solely on private donations. The Sanctuary is a home for animals, not a zoo for people and is not open to the public. Combining natural and spacious habitats with a life free of exhibition and exploitation, TWS allows all residents to live wild at heart.
Links for The Wildcat Sanctuary: