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Titan is one of the sanctuary's success stories. Rescued from a Minnesota breeding operation 10 miles from Sandstone where he was starving, he has gained nearly 300 pounds. His brother Tango was euthanized when he mauled and killed the breeder in 2006. Both Titan and his companion Lilly, rescued from a former Park Rapids doctor's exotic animal farm in Otter Tail County, have lingering health problems associated with their poor diets and neglect. Last week the pair, which have lived in adjoining cages sin...

Minnesota wild cat sanctuary is home to neglected, mistreated

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SANDSTONE -- 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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