Holiday Gift Shop

Holiday Gift Shop Sorry, as of 12/14, we can no longer guarantee delivery by December 24th. If you’re looking for a compassionate gift, one that truly shows the spirit of the season, we have just the items for you! When you purchase any of these gifts, you bring true comfort and joy to over 115

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My birthday thoughts in 2020

As my birthday approaches, I can’t help but look back over the years. Just this past week, our 22-year-old serval Cleo had her geriatric wellness exam. It was emotional for many reasons. Most of all because she was the first cat to begin the sanctuary with me. Luckily, Cleo’s as healthy as any 22-year-old cat

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#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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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 EXPERIENCE at The Wildcat Sanctuary? Some of our previous winners couldn’t wait to share their thoughts with us! Caretaker Experience – Mary from Massachusetts “My caretaker experience was definitely a once in a lifetime chance I was so fortunate to win!! I would’ve donated on GIVE TO THE

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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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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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So, do you think MY cat is a Bengal?

Whenever we share a photo of one of the dozens of hybrid wild cats we’ve rescued, someone always asks the question, “Could my rescue be a Bengal?” Tabby cats and Bengal cats can often look very similar. Without a bill of sale, some sort of registration/pedigree papers from the breeder, or more information from whoever

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