For over 30 years we have provided safe sanctuary, shelter, nutritional diets, clean water, enrichment, veterinary care, comfort and more for over 100 cats including lions, bobcats, tigers, cougars, servals, caracals, lynx, leopards, clouded leopards, jaguars, and a liger (a hybrid offspring of a male lion and a female tiger). Coyotes, foxes, wolves, and bears have also found forever homes with us.
Our sanctuary is filled with wildlife that comes to us as orphans from the wild, from people who garnered the animals illegally, or from those who came to realize that a tiger – or other wildlife – just doesn’t domesticate well.
Our staff and students are professional, safety-oriented zookeepers who dedicate long days to the health and welfare of the animals in their care while unselfishly sharing their time, knowledge, and compassion with all who enter our gates.
Our collection of family members changes with the seasons
Along with the big cats, we’ve cared for small and large exotic pets, farm animals, parrots, reptiles, and of course, puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats. Some animals are not on exhibit to the public but provide hands-on experience for students enrolled in the academy. Most of the non-feline animals arrived as orphans, or unwanted pets, and were taken in as part of the center’s rescue program.
We continue to provide second chance and forever homes for:
- owner relinquished and/or habituated wildlife
- older or misfit exotic animals that would be facing early euthanasia
- enforcement captured wildlife deemed non-releasable
Meet Our Animals
Black bear cubs are cute and start out little, but grow into their full wild and dangerous selves as they mature.
Bobcats do not make good pets! Bobcats are the most requested or needed rescue of all privately-owned wildcats.
Expensive, and often times illegal, private possession of the Canada Lynx, includes a dedicated lifespan of ~20 years in captivity.
As ambassadors for the species, our coyotes teach advocacy for predators such as themselves.
Cat Tales currently houses multiple species of foxes that some would classify as “misfits”.
The largest of the “purring” cats, the puma can entice you with their sweet rumble and chirps.
Animals that have been taken out of the wild into captivity are especially difficult to rehome.
Servals and their domestic hybrid cousins do not like to be cuddled and have razor sharp teeth.
What happens to an animal once it is no longer small, cute, profitable, or becomes dangerous?”
Siberian Tigers are the largest of the cat species and are comfortable in very cold climates.
The White Tiger is seen as a magical or fantasy animal surrounded by many misconceptions.
Wolfdog hybrids were originally bred for their pelts which are larger than a wolves and worth more.