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Big Cats for Small Cats

May 21, 2018

Inspired by the issues we see as a result of the exotic animal trade, as well as rampant homelessness among cats in NWA, TCWR will be partnering with local shelters to highlight adoptable felines! We will be implementing #MeetMeMonday across our social media channels and doing a special feature in our weekly e-newsletter that will give you the nitty-gritty on who might just be the kitty of your dreams!

There are at least 2,000 tigers being kept by private owners in the United States and countless other lions, leopards, and other wild animals in the same situation. After rescuing these animals for 26 years, we know firsthand the issues people encounter in their misguided attempts at domestication: from severe bites, to stitch-worthy scratches, to the simple fact that these critters grow from tiny, cute cubs to huge, destructive predators quickly. This leaves us scratching our heads when we read that there are 1.5 million shelter animals euthanized each year, according to There will be about 3.2 million cats waiting for a new home in 2018, alone.

Why would you want to contribute to the horrors of the exotic pet trade and put yourself and your family in danger by bringing a “big cat” into your house when there are many wonderful cats that have thousands of years of domestication in their DNA, who you could easily adopt today?

Check out the first candidate in your search for a lifetime companion, Mystic. This 8-month-old female was abandoned in a storage unit and needs someone to restore her faith in humanity. Will that someone be you? You can visit her at Purr Catfe in Fayetteville to find out:


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