Please help us support this Civet Cat

Early Saturday morning (26/3/22) we were contacted by a ranger at Zebula Game Reserve about a civet cat that had been hit by a car and found on the road by a visitor. The ears were twitching a bit but that was all the movement left in the poor civet.

So we quickly rushed there to see how we could help. It was difficult to see what chance the civet cat still had to survive, and to see what really was wrong, so we had the vet take a look. X-rays were done and other tests, to find out this was a “lucky one”, to have nothing broken, and no vital organs damaged.

It was still in shock of course, very cold and wet. And suffering a bad concussion. The vet gave anti inflammatory and put him on a drip. Monday after, he is still at the vet. He tried to stand a few times which is good, but the bad concussion gave too much problems still. When he can leave the vet again, not sure when that will be, we will give proper care until he is well enough to be released again.

Thanks to Mariette at Zebula and foremost the guest who picked him up and by doing so was the initial rescue of this poor fellow.

A special donation page on Facebook will be created soon and we appeal to your generosity to support us to provide the best of (medical) care for this civet and all animals/cats like him.

On this page we will publish the full story and all up-dates.

Europe: Stichting Wild Cats World ABN AMRO Bank
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February 19, 2022 by Web Master

It's a wild cats world

At our sanctuary it is not just heaven for the bigger and smaller wildcats such as leopards, cheetahs or servals/caracals… also the smaller African wildcat (pure blood) and Black-footed cats (currently homed at a separate place) are having a safe place at our sanctuary.

Then we also have the feral/wildcat program – giving home to 30 feral and (semi) African wildcats, and helping farmers to capture them in order to fix and vaccinate them. Lots of them found a wonderful home on our property.

The biggest group living in our yard, the African wildcats are homed separately on our farm and some loved to be promoted to domestic cats. All of course get daily food, water, love and when necessary medical treatment. On these photos you can see some of the cats, with all different colour variations.

If you support Wild Cats World – you support all the cats at our sanctuary, wild or tame, big or small. Please write to (or use our Contact form) if you are interested in supporting our organisation or if you like to (symbolically) adopt one of the resident cats at our sanctuary.

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Alley Cat Rescue Announces New African Wildcat Project

Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. (ACR) is commencing a project to map African wildcat (Felis lybica) sightings throughout Africa and surrounding countries. The African Wildcat Project will collect
data from individuals visiting and living in these areas via ACR’s Facebook group and online report form. Those reporting sightings will provide details including the sighting date, location, and notable physical characteristics of the wildcats.

The goal of the African Wildcat Project is to create a visual representation of AWC distribution that will aid ACR and other conservationist groups in monitoring the species’ population, which
has been labeled by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as in decline. AWC’s are becoming rarer due in part to habitat loss and hunting, but the most significant threat to the survival of their species in hybridization through breeding with free-roaming domestic cats.

African Wild Cat – (c) Babette de Jonge

Alley Cat Rescue has been involved with preserving the AWC South African subspecies, Felis l. cafra, for many years. Through their African Wildcat Conservation Action Plan, which
was founded and has been funded to date mainly through grants from the Ayers Wild Cat conservation Trust, ACR works with South African organizations, game rangers, and resorts and lodges to implement focused trap-neuter-return (TNR) efforts for domestic cats living along game preserve borders, thereby maintaining populations of genetically pure African wildcats in the region.

ACR President, Louise Holton passionate about this iconic species.
“We need to preserve this beautiful small wildcat as she has given us our amazing housecats that have given people so much companionship over a long period of time —living with a small tiger in your home!,” says Holton. “Cats make great companions but we do need to control their numbers, using humane nonlethal methods, which work more effectively than killing.”

To date, ACR has TNR’d close to 3,000 domestic cats in towns bordering Kruger National Park.
The African Wildcat Project expands ACR’s focus efforts geographically from
South Africa to any territory Felis lybica inhabits. Crowd-sourced data on AWC sightings is a novel venture made possible by the popularity of social media. Alley Cat Rescue encourages anyone who has personally seen an AWC to report the sighting to them via their Facebook page or survey at

For more information about African Wildcats and ACR’s conservation projects, visit

Up-date Wild Cats World Sanctuary

After the move to our new location there’s of course lots of things still to do; to organise, get things together and to improve. Most important to make a plan for the future: how to move forward from now.

We are happy to tell you all cats are happy and healthy after the big move, which was very 

exciting for them and just as much for their carers. It was a huge responsibility to keep all cats and other animals, as well as the humans, happy and healthy. Such a long-distance relocation can be very stressful. Some cats of course adapted quicker than others, but it is clear to see that it was a wonderful investment in WCW’s future for all.

We now have a true sanctuary, and without any disturbance to the animals from tourists on tours just to create income. As before we don’t offer any interaction with our animals either. We still have a volunteering program (like always, not more than 2 or max 3 volunteers at the same time). Also we very occasionally receive guests who are truly passionate about the sanctuary, our work and the animals.

We are now excited about a new agreement concerning cheetahs which will be moved to our sanctuary sometime in future. That will ensure them the stability and proper care they deserve, with no interference, interaction, or trade and breeding. They will have a permanent home in the most natural conditions. In (near) future we’ll be able to provide more info about this.

So the one thing that hasn’t changed is that we, Wild Cats World, keep doing all that’s in our power to give the best to captive born (wild) cats or rescues from the wild. To provide the best forever home for these cats in need, whether small or big. 

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