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Andre is a 5-week-old cougar cub found orphaned in British Columbia. He will soon be flown to the sanctuary in Sandstone. (Submitted photo)

Wild cat sanctuary is home to neglected, mistreated

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Deep in the woods of east central Minnesota, 108 exotic cats are living out their golden years.

They're permanent residents of The Wildcat Sanctuary, the only accredited facility of its kind in the state, located outside of Sandstone. It turned away another 200+ cats last year; hundreds more are awaiting room and board.


Each of the lucky ocelots, lions, Bengal tigers, lynxes, cougars, leopards and hybrids has a story to tell.

None of them are good.

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