Caretaker For A Day experience

What’s it really like to win a CARETAKER FOR A DAY experience at The Wildcat Sanctuary? Some of our previous winners couldn’t wait to share their thoughts with us! Caretaker for a Day – Mary from Massachusetts “My caretaker for a day experience was definitely a once in a lifetime chance I was so fortunate … Read more

Safety is The Wildcat Sanctuary’s #1 Strategic Anchor

When we hear about accidents or fatalities happening at other facilities, it’s heartbreaking. But it reconfirms why here, at The Wildcat Sanctuary, human safety has always been the #1 Strategic Anchor our sanctuary’s built upon. We realize that, without making safety a priority, it jeopardizes the lives of all the animals we’ve worked so hard … Read more

2018 was a PAWsome year for the cats at The Wildcat Sanctuary

Looking back over the year, it’s amazing what our donors and supporters accomplished for so many! Habitats and Residents  7 lions, 2 servals, 1 bobcat, 1 Eurasian Lynx and 5 hybrids were welcomed to the Sanctuary.  The sanctuary completed our largest international rescue to date, coordinating with four separate zoos from Argentina. This took years … Read more

Two Argentina lion siblings will finally be reunited at The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota!

Many times we’re asked, “Well, if zoos and circuses shut down, where will the animals go?” What’s happening in Argentina is an example. As their zoos change from exhibiting wild animals to instead becoming more compassionate eco-parks, it’s meant many of their big cats have needed placement. You’ve already helped lions Salteña, Chupino. Kimba, Sofia … Read more

Big Cats Big World of Rescue Work

It’s hard to believe a small Midwest sanctuary that started out almost 20 years ago would be involved in so many national, and even international, big cat rescues. Sadly, there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t hear about a big cat somewhere in the world in need of rescue.  Because of social … Read more

A bi-partisan issue we can all support – Big Cat Public Safety Act

The #1 thing you can do to help Please contact your federal representatives today and let them know you support H.R. 1380/S.2561 – the Big Cat Public Safety Act. IFAW makes it easy to sign a letter to your Congressional representatives urging them to support the bill HERE. You can also find out who your representatives are … Read more

Blind, starving stray dog finds help and love at, of all places, The Wildcat Sanctuary!

The phone rang while I was in a staff meeting today.  A good samaritan was trying to catch a stray dog that was in really bad shape.  Would we be able to help? Yes, even though we’re a sanctuary for wild cats, I can’t tell you the number of phone calls I get about all … Read more

Can Facebook Save the Planet?

Shanti Deva, a lioness who was rescued and brought to the Wildcat Sanctuary. This sanctuary is using its 3 million Facebook followers to change the lives of lots of big cats. (Photo: Wildcat Sanctuary) Learn how social media managers are using the Internet to amplify their causes. Nonprofits traditionally have a pretty tough time making … Read more

How one volunteer built one of Facebook’s biggest environmental pages

Griffen was living at a pay-to-play breeding facility before he was rescued. (Photo: Wildcat Sanctuary) Julie Hanan focused her energy on a small animal refuge in Minnesota, and the results have been amazing. Julie Hanan helped out at domestic cat rescues for years before she heard about The Wildcat Sanctuary, a refuge that cares for … Read more