Sponsor a Wild One


By | May 20, 2015 at 8:20 pm | 34 comments | Blog, Featured, Programs | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


“If I were to come back as a tiger, I would want to live out my days at The Wildcat Sanctuary.”

Dr. Ronald Tilson – Senior Conservation Advisor and World-Renowned Tiger Expert/Researcher  

Our SPONSOR-A-WILD-ONE program lets you feel a special connection to our cats – from a safe distance! As a Sponsor Parent, you’ll receive the personal story of your sponsored wildcat along with photos.   For those who would like updates throughout the year, we’ll be happy to provide you with details about your cat by email if requested at cat@wildcatsanctuary.org.  You can read first-hand stories of some of our Sponsor Parents and what sponsoring a wild cat has meant to them at the bottom of this page.

The sponsorship amounts detailed below are for an entire year of sponsoring the cat of your choice.  If you want to sponsor a specific animal, read about each cat here and write in the cat you’d like to choose in the memo section of the Sponsorship form you submit.

Though most of our sponsors pay in full either by check or credit card, we are happy to set up a monthly payment program for your sponsorship.  There is a place to check that off on the Sponsorship form you download below or contact us at info@wildcatsanctuary.org to discuss making those arrangements. Thank you for considering this wonderful way to help the cats here at the Sanctuary!



You can sponsor with monthly payments, download a Sponsor-a-Wild-One-form and mail to:

The Wildcat Sanctuary – PO Box 314 – Sandstone, MN 55072 or email info@wildcatsanctuary.org.



Big Cat – $600.00

Shalico the Canadian Lynx was a former wild pet

Medium Cat – $300.00

Hilo the F1 Savannah

Small Cat – $150.00

Download our Sponsorship Form and mail it in with your check OR purchase your sponsorship online by clicking on the type cat you’d like to sponsor below.  If there’s a particular cat you’re fond of, you can let us know that in the NOTES section of your shopping cart.  Whether doing a sponsorship by mail or by credit card, sponsorship payments can be divided up into monthly installments if you let us know you’d prefer that option.


The desire for a human-animal connection is universal and undeniable. But we have all seen what happens when humans overstep the boundaries of that connection. The Wildcat Sanctuary advocates for keeping the wild in your heart and not in your home and envisions an end to the careless exhibiting, breeding and selling of wildlife as pets.

Meet a few of our wonderful Sponsor Parents and read what the program’s meant to them:


The Adamecs

Hartwell/Pelton Family

This is a fantastic gift to give the animal lover or avid outdoors person in your life… or show your respect for wildlife and become a Sponsor Parent yourself.

By sponsoring a cat, you are helping The Wildcat Sanctuary provide the very best care for all of the cats that reside at The Wildcat Sanctuary.  The proceeds from the sponsorship program fund nutritionally balanced diets and vitamins, excellent veterinary care, free-roaming habitats,  toys and enrichment. Even though your sponsorship support helps all of our cats, we encourage you to choose a cat you can get to know better.



  1. Donna Petrillo (3 years ago)

    I had a difficult time choosing which beautiful cat to sponsor. I wish I could sponsor them all so I decided this will become my new “special gift of choice” to the people in my life who appreciate and understand the important work your staff and facility provide to these wonderful animals. I’m excited about future sponsirships in the names of special people in my life who will enjoy receiving the updates on their sponsored cat. Wishing you and your residents blessings.

    Donna Petrillo

  2. Anna (2 years ago)

    I wish I had the money to sponser a leopard.. this breaks my heart.

  3. Brandi (1 year ago)

    I wish I could sponsor a tiger, they are my favorite animal. They are absolutely gorgeous. I’m getting a settlement for an injury in a car accident, so I may be able to sponsor one of these beauties. I would love to do so.

  4. debbie stuart (1 year ago)

    Hi i would defo love to become a sponser im a massive cat lover myself n agree with what u r doing n also how heartbreaking it is at same time . look fward to hearing from u give all cats a big cuddle fae me if u can x

  5. Ann (1 year ago)

    I am very interested in sponsoring a medium cat, and a big car when I can afford to. Wonderful program and the first charity that really got to me in a way of making me smile and also wanting to help.

  6. Elizabeth (1 year ago)

    I wish I could afford to sponsor one of these beautiful cats. I will give my mental support! 😀

  7. Jen (1 year ago)


  8. Amber Vanderleest (1 year ago)

    I wish i had the money i so love all big cats but tigers are my favorite i wish i had the money to do this

  9. catherine (1 year ago)

    can I do the sponsorship monthly (break the yearly amount into monthly payments)?

  10. Abby (1 year ago)

    I’m getting married next June, and in lieu of gifts, my fianc

  11. Saoumi (1 year ago)

    oh i wish i could sponser Misha & Max! And the Bengals too! Looking at each of them and reading their story makes me feel happy for the continued support of TWS to them but also, it makes me sad, that i cannot actively n financially support them.

    i hope one day, i’ll be able to sponser them and/or get a chance to meet them for i love cats, all kinds and i really want to help out!

  12. Stephanie Shaffer (1 year ago)

    I think the sponsorship program is a very unique way to help the Wildcat Sanctuary and it’s residents. I will definitely sign up to sponsor Scarlet the clouded leopard next year. Best wishes for her and all of the cats at Wildcat Sanctuary!

  13. Patricia Vega (1 year ago)

    I love ALL Cats. And would love to sponsor a cat as soon as I recieve my income.I will be in touch, and I hope you be in touch with me. I will pray for all the cats at the cat sanctuary, and for the Sanctuary it’s self. God Bless you all.

  14. Melody Dilworth (1 year ago)

    I am very excited to be able to sponsor a big cat…now my only worry is which one???

  15. Britney Barber (1 year ago)

    I love cats whether they are big or small! I wish I could sponsor every single one! They are absolutely gorgeous! I will donate and help with the amazon wish list since sponsoring is a little much and it breaks my heart! At least I can still help in other ways because I love all the “babes” ( as I call the cats lol ) I will do anything I can for the cats! ( I hope to one day open a domestic cat sanctuary) :-)

  16. Joanna Berry (9 months ago)

    This is an excellent idea. Have sponsored a Bengal for my mom, Diana.

  17. Christina (8 months ago)

    I have long been an advocate for wild cats who have been forced to be located in sanctuaries and currently support efforts to stabilize natural habitats for Tigers in particular. Via my company, Rivertiger Arts, we continue to monitor your site and the animals you protect and monetarily support efforts to protect wild cats. At this time, our funding has been placed elsewhere but please know that your organization is one of our top 5 around the world and that we will continue to give charitably as funds allow. Keep up the fantastic work!

  18. Staff2 (8 months ago)

    Christina –
    We appreciate that so very much! You made our month with this very kind news. Thank you for being an advocate for the cats and our mission.

  19. Barb (7 months ago)

    Hi, I know, that it is IMPOSSIBLE to keep wild animals in a home. So what I did, I sponsored SHAZAM (for a year)…………and was sent a beautiful picture of him. (and some information on him) 8X10, and I bought and framed it………..that is how I was able to get a wild cat into my home. I appreciate what TWS does with their cats, and how well the cats are cared for. TWS has not heard the last of me yet………LOL………I will sponsor another one in the new year. Thanks for reading my posting.

  20. Staff2 (7 months ago)

    Thank you so much Barb for your sponsorship! It truly does make a difference in Shazam’s life.

  21. Wendy (6 months ago)

    I just sponsored Baby Jenga, and when looking through your gift shop I saw that he’s on a card. It might just be great photography, but he certainly seems to be full of personality! It’s obvious that he’s getting great care. Thank you for all you do!

  22. Staff2 (6 months ago)

    Thank you so much Wendy! Your sponsorship means the world to us and Baby Jenga.

  23. Allison Comfort (5 months ago)

    I wish I could sponsor every one- I wish you all the best and luck- you have made me think what to ask people for Christmas , Birthdays- it will be a donation. Please keep me informed of your facility . I will donate when I can. I did get your calendar for 2016 . Thanks for all your hard work!

  24. Lisa Kolomyski (4 months ago)

    I am going to sponsor a tiger. Would Callie be available? She has the sweetest face. If not how will I find out which tiger I have sponsored?

  25. Shirley Statham'Swab (3 months ago)

    I spoke to your office today I pledge an amount to be sent via certified check. I just enjoy all the pics and videos. My husband pass away several years ago and we only had 4 legged children. So this donation will I’m sure make him happy as it does me. . THANK YOU ALL for the work and compaction you give to all the animals.
    Have and awesome purrrrrrrfurrly day🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯

  26. Staff2 (3 months ago)

    Hello Lisa –
    I am sorry we didn’t see your comment sooner. Our big cats have more than one sponsor since it take several thousand dollars to cover their care a year. Callie is available for sponsorship and would love your support.

  27. Staff2 (3 months ago)

    Thank you Allison for the kind words and support through purchasing a calendar!! It all helps.

  28. Staff2 (3 months ago)

    Wow! Thank you so much for your kind support. We are so happy to have you part of our feline family. Thank you for honoring your husband in such a special way. It means so much to us.

  29. Danny Ullom (2 months ago)

    Started the yearly sponsorship of your White Tiger Jeremy! Thanks for the packet info, certificate, and awesome 8X10 of Jeremy! Plan on helping out for years to come! Keep up the great work!

  30. Staff2 (2 months ago)

    Danny – Thank you for becoming an important part of our feline family and a sponsor parent to Jeremy!! Your support means the world to us and the cats. It has been very fun to watch Jeremy and Simon grow up at the Sanctuary and we can’t wait to share their future antics with you.

  31. Joanne Deyoe (2 weeks ago)

    You need to have an area on the screen where people can donate $1.00 or $5.00 or any small amount and feel comfortable about it. The photos that you put on the screen are really pretty and the cat with the snowman is funny. I just gave to Panther Ridge in Florida because I saw a black cat that I liked the looks of called Amos. Have a Happy New Year 2016 also.

  32. Staff2 (2 weeks ago)

    Hello Joanne – Thank you for caring about the cats. You can donate any amount at this link: http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/donate-now/
    And everyone amount helps the cats!

  33. Robin Hoynacki (1 week ago)

    I sent in my Sponsor-a-Wild-One form last week to support one of your gorgeous cougars. I can’t wait to find out which one!! Thank you so very much for all you do; I can’t imagine everything that goes into giving these cats the best life possible. I’m honored to be given the chance to support one 😀

  34. Staff2 (1 week ago)

    Robin – Thank you!! That is very special and I know you will find out soon which special cougar you will be sponsoring. Thank you for caring enough to help. It means the world to them and us.