‘Wild’ launch of LUSH’s Charity Pot benefits Minnesota’s Wildcat Sanctuary

‘Wild’ launch of LUSH’s Charity Pot benefits Minnesota’s Wildcat Sanctuary

By | May 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm | No comments | General, Home Feature Below Right

Titan poses with LUSH smallOhio’s captive wildlife crisis, and the tragedy occurring there, is grabbing everyone’s attention. Sadly, for the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, MN, it’s an issue they deal with every day.

As a rescue facility for wild cats in need of refuge, the Sanctuary is hoping to end the notion that wild animals can ever be kept as pets. Now, thanks to the international firm LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, they’ll be getting some much-needed help.

When LUSH assistant manager Stacy Taylor learned about the life-saving work of The Wildcat Sanctuary, she thought they’d be the perfect recipient for the company’s Charity Pot program. Knowing LUSH “likes to look after those who look after others, and is committed to supporting small, grassroots charities,” she felt The Wildcat Sanctuary would be a perfect fit and so deserving of the company’s fundraising program.

With over 800 stores in 49 countries, Stacy shared “how excited we all are that The Wildcat Sanctuary was chosen and will be our first local charity to benefit from sales of our Charity Pots!”

LUSH Charity Pots are filled with a hand and body lotion made with vegan and non-animal tested ingredients. For every Charity Pot sold, 100% of the price (less taxes) are donated to a variety of handpicked charities.LUSH_Charity_Pot_2

LUSH is also putting the Sanctuary’s logo on selected pots so their hard work can be acknowledged and appreciated.

Since LUSH started their Charity Pot program in 2007, they’ve raised over $2.6 million while partnering with more than 150 organizations in 16 different countries. As a proponent of ethical consumerism, LUSH has won a string of Vegan awards.

LUSH is donating an $8700 grant (from the proceeds of sales) toward The Wildcat Sanctuary’s No More Wild Pets educational campaign. With their helping hand, more and more people will learn how they can prevent another tragedy like the Ohio massacre from happening.

Titan inside Charity Pot small

The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill big cat rescue located in Sandstone, MN. TWS provides a natural sanctuary to over 120 wild cats in need and inspires change to end the captive wildlife crisis. TWS is funded solely on private donations. The Sanctuary is a home for animals, not a zoo for people and is not open to the public. Combining natural and spacious habitats with a life free of exhibition and exploitation, TWS allows all residents to live wild at heart. As a true sanctuary, we do not buy, breed, sell or exhibit animals.
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