If we build it, they will come! Will you help today?

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Join us in building the new big cat habitat – for lions and other big cats!

It’s the hustle and bustle of summer and even though we love the warmer weather, it’s never enough time to get all we want done for the cats.

Wildcat Pines renovation is well underway.  The old enclosures have been torn down. Contractors are starting on the central animal building. And the new habitats will be up by late summer.

Because of your support, 23 bobcats and one lynx will move into their huge new areas before fall.  We’re so excited – and so are they!

And if that wasn’t enough, we’re now under the gun to complete the new lion and big cat area.

With the loss of Shanti Deva’s lion pride, we extended an offer to provide a home for lions in need.  And we know, if we build it – they will come! 

Over the last several years, we’ve been working on national and international cases involving big cats. The cats in need include lions, tigers, leopards, and other small cats. Many will be here before fall.

For the last 8 months, I keep walking by the new lion habitat area here at the sanctuary. It’s an area we’ve cleared to begin building habitats and buildings for two prides of lions.

It’s been different around the sanctuary since Asha and Aslan passed away. Shanti Deva still roars, but the echoing of the pride is missed daily.

The current cases we’re working on have so many ups and downs. From government processes to import permits to time table changes. But I know in my heart, if we build this area…they will come.

Whether it be a new pride of lions to call the sanctuary home, or other big cats in need.  Every life is important, and they depend on us to provide them a home.

It’s important now, more than ever, to build this area – the largest habitat area of our sanctuary. It’s designed for communal living of large groups of cats that can live together.

With so many lives hanging in the balance, we must begin construction sooner than later.

Often, we build our habitats ourselves to save on costs and to stretch your dollar further. But we know that, with the Wildcat Pines renovation and timing being of the essence, we’ll have to outsource more of this big project for the cats who need it so desperately.

I’m asking for your help now to build a home, so they will come.

I don’t know why this area feels so close to my heart, but I get a lump in my throat thinking about it. I can’t explain why, but I know it’ll make a positive change for the sanctuary’s future, as well as the special cats that will call it home.

Somehow, I feel Aslan has been holding this space, along with the others in our pride on the other side. The new habitat area lies behind the Memorial Pavilion and will have a strong presence at the sanctuary.

Please join us in building this new area and welcome those feline family members that need us most. I look forward to introducing you to them in the near future.

Join in building their future!


We invite you to be a part of this amazing opportunity by helping complete the new big cat habitat through a purchase of 10, 20 or 30 linear feet of habitat.  You can also become a ground-breaking member know you are creating a forever home to a rescued big cat!

$260 – buys 10 ft of habitat wall

  • 10 linear feet of habitat = $260
  • 50 linear feet of habitat = $1,300
  • 100 linear feet of habitat = $2,600 and you will receive your name on the central animal building
  • 200 linear feet of habitat = $5,200 and you will receive your name on a habitat plaque
  • 400 linear feet of habitat – $10,400 and you will receive your name on a habitat plaque and be the first to meet the new residents in person
  • Naming and sponsorships are also available for $10,500 and above. Contact me at cat@wildcatsanctuary.org


Thank you to the Marta Heflin Foundation for their generous support
as a ground-breaking member of the big cat habitat project.

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