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Sanctuary Tour

Can I take a tour of The Wildcat Sanctuary? Though others may have made the choice to be open for a sanctuary tour, we made the decision long ago not to be open to the public.

Rather, we invite you to take a virtual sanctuary tour by watching the videos above. Or, please follow our daily live videos on Facebook to see the cats and how they live their lives everyday HERE.

Scroll through the photos on the left to see more of the sanctuary.

We are not a zoo for people, but instead a true sanctuary for the wild cats we've rescued. Combining natural and spacious habitats with a life free of exhibition, The Wildcat Sanctuary allows all its residents to live wild at heart.

Each cat has the opportunity, often for the first time in their lives, to choose a path to walk and a place to lie down. Surrounded by the vast northern woods of Minnesota, they live peacefully enjoying nature.

As an internationally accredited sanctuary, The Wildcat Sanctuary does not breed, buy, sell or exhibit animals.
The sanctuary is committed to public education about the captive wildlife crisis, seeking to create a world where animal sanctuaries are no longer needed.

The sanctuary is not open to the public in order to assure true peace and tranquility for the cats. Seeing tigers like Nikita, who was beaten and had to fight for her survival, now finally trusting that humans can be good, is just one of the benefits of letting the cats live free of exhibition.

Each rescued resident enjoys both outdoor habitats and indoor temperature-controlled areas. These spacious habitats feature trees for napping under, pools for playing, platforms to lay up high and survey their new kingdom, sky walks for dynamic space and four seasons to enjoy.

The sanctuary relies totally on donations to support its rescue work.