This page (and the new Northwest Animal Area) is currently under construction. Thanks for your patience. New Animals
In the Spring 2018, Cat Tales was offered a red fox kit ("Kali") and two Coyote pups ("Sunny" and "Blue"). Part of the arrangements were to supply a retirement home to an older Coyote ("Cody"), and an older Bobcat ("Tubbs").
These animals were captive born and came from Montana (Triple D Wildlife - tripledwildlife.com ) The animals at Triple D are experienced "talent" for wildlife documentary films and professional wildlife photography. Sometimes older animals don't care to be photographed and we were more than happy to provide them a forever home. Also getting coyote pups and a red fox kit was a great learning experience for our students.
Cat Tales took in these animals because we wanted to diversify our animal species by adding more native animals other than the cats. Cat Tales had recently rescued a Wolf - Hybrid ("Akeylah"), so the coyotes and red fox transitioned us into the world of canines, the dog family.
In September 2018, we also brought in an older Puma - Cougar ("Jewel"), a Puma - Cougar cub ("Kachina") and a Canada Lynx cub ("Sibella") from Montana. Along with providing "Jewel" with a forever retirement home, we made arrangements to bring in some young cats. These younger animals will help to provide financial support through guest experiences that will generate the funds needed to keep the other animals fed and healthy. (As a nonprofit rescue sanctuary we are in constant need of funding. Since the majority of our support comes from our visiting guests, we have recently taken in some younger animals in order to meet our responsibilities, our expenses, and to provide an experience that will draw attention to our mission.)
We will be opening our new Northwest Animal Area in the spring/summer 2019. We have added winter quarters built just for the canines. Depending on the winter weather, they should be view-able when you visit. (We allow the animals to "do as they please" when it comes to them being on exhibit. Our responsibility to them is to keep them safe and healthy in body, mind and spirit.)
----For those who have come out to Cat Tales in the past, you will probably be as excited as we are to know that the rescue trailer that has been a part of our housing will be dismantled. We have had it since 1993 when it arrived, as a rescue, with a lioness, tiger and 3 leopards living in over a years worth of waste. Obviously, we immediately cleaned and sanitized the trailer, attended to the medical needs of the animals and moved them into larger enclosures. With our loving care all of these cats lived well into their 20's. We have since used the trailer for emergency rescues, quarantine, and comfort care. Though it has served many functions over the last 25 years, it is a bit unsightly and there are those guests that just don't understand why it exists. The footprint that the trailer sits on will be part of the new wolf and coyote Play and Enrichment area. We hope to have the rescue trailer out of site by early spring (this is all dependent on Mother Nature and if/when we get snowed on and how much it accumulates.)
Thank you to the folks at Ziggy's for their help with this project! (The "pushers" and the painters are Cat Tales family.)