#Give, BidAtHome & Giving Tuesday

The name Aurora means “dawn.”  As we face this new world, one with so many challenges, we have a choice to stay optimistic, to live our lives in a different way. It truly is the dawn of a new day. As we deal with a worldwide pandemic, something we’ve never experienced before, we can become

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MIRACLE MATCH – TRIPLE your donation! 1 week only!

THANK YOU!!! We are blessed to have supporters like YOU! Because of you: We met the match We met the triple match And we met our goal of 5 months of operating costs!!!! Stay tuned on May 5th and we will announce the winners of the behind-the-scenes tour and the gift pack! Miracle Match 2020

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Ho Ho Ho ~ How to be a Holiday Hero for a wild cat!

There are so many ways you can be a HOLIDAY HERO to a wild cat this season!  MAKE A DONATION For some, Thanksgiving Day begins the season of getting. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday. But what Thanksgiving really begins is the season of giving back. That’s what makes each of us feel truly

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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

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GIVE TO THE MAX – your donations MATCHED!

UPDATE – November 15th Wow!!!  You made this one of the most incredible GIVE TO THE MAX days! From the biggest cat to the littlest, from our caretakers, staff, interns, and volunteers, we’re all so grateful and so humbled by the support you give. We’re still tallying totals, but we’re thrilled that we met our

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Minnesota Sanctuary Bears Burden of Boom in Big Cats

DARLENE PROIS Star Tribune of Minneapolis Posted on Mon, Jan. 08, 2007 SANDSTONE, Minn. – The Wildcat Sanctuary, the state’s only certified home for exotic cats, had 20 felines when it moved out of Isanti County last year after its relationship with township leaders grew contentious. Since last spring, the sanctuary’s new home on a

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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

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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

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Tractor the bobcat, a former wild pet

Creating WILD SPACES for rescued bobcats!

Help us renovate Wildcat Pines – our bobcat area at The Wildcat Sanctuary! We have big plans for our rescued bobcats and you can be a part of this special project! Wildcat Pines was the first area built when we moved to the site in 2006.  It currently utilizes insulated and heated den boxes for

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8 fast facts about white tigers – did you know?

In 2017, The Wildcat Sanctuary is currently home to FIVE white tigers. There have been others in the past and sadly, there will be more in the future. If white tigers are so rare, though, why are there so many in need of rescue? We hope you’ll learn these basic facts about white tigers. The

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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

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