Creating WILD SPACES for rescued bobcats!

Tractor the bobcat, a former wild pet

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Help us renovate Wildcat Pines – our bobcat area at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

We have big plans for our rescued bobcats and you can be a part of this special project!

Wildcat Pines was the first area built when we moved to the site in 2006.  It currently utilizes insulated and heated den boxes for native species such as bobcats and one Canada Lynx. The new design will include roofed habitats with more vertical space. No shared walls allows moreHaley the bobcat flexibility for non-socialized cats. They’ll all have access to a permanent, indoor temperature-controlled animal building.

We feel strongly that the small cats at our sanctuary should receive the same WILD SPACE as the big cats enjoy!  You’ve already helped us build free-roaming habitats with pools, perches, caves and more for our rescued cougars, leopards, tigers and lions.  Now YOU can show the same love for the bobcats, too!

Did you know we’re currently home to 23 bobcats?  This new area will accommodate them and one Canada Lynx, Shalico.

It will provide more vertical space so cat walk systems can be installed, giving them double the space to explore.  It will also provide indoor heated rooms so, as they age, they can still live a compassionate and comfortable life.

In many facilities the funding goes to the big cats! But here at the Sanctuary, we believe EVERY cat is just as special and deserving – no matter the size.

What is the plan for Wildcat Pines?

Cost include materials only. Volunteer labor can begin on the outdoor habitat construction before the central animal building is built (similar to Feline Meadows). Structural integrity is critical for safety. That is why this service is hired out to a licensed welder. We aim to keep as much wetland for native wildlife in the area as we can.

Brick and mortar construction with 8 indoor, temperature-controlled rooms and electric

 

Steel doors, indoor kennel fronts and access panels for the building and outdoor habitats$10,200We are a no contact facility and employ the use of shift yards and guillotine doors to allow us to move cats safely for cleaning and care.Habitat enhancements$15,000Wood perches, cat walks, cement caves, and other species or cat specific enhancements for each of the eight indoor rooms and attached outdoor habitats.Demolition$5,000Older habitats will be torn down and fence panels, perches will be repurposedHeated Slab for Central Animal Building including boiler/plumbing$30,500The foundation for the building includes in-floor heat in each of the eight indoor cat roomsCentral Animal building walls, rooms, roof and finished exterior$58,800Electric$12,000Modify existing 400 amp that runs through the area undergroundPlumbing$11,000Add water lines in building and septicTotal Project:$218,700

Wild Cat Pines feature Cost Purpose
Expansion of perimeter fence $9,250 Contracted work to push back perimeter fence for expanded habitat compound.
Fencing material and hardware for 8 free-roaming, outdoor habitats $42,350 Each habitat is 3,000-4,000 sq. ft. and 12 foot high (roofed).
Contracted labor to set habitat posts $9,600 Contractor hired to set the posts for the outdoor habitats. This considerably expedites the construction process and ensures structural integrity.
Site Excavation and preparation $15,000 We are located in rural wetland areas and must excavate for proper drainage around the building site.

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