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!  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 joyful, isn’t it?

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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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The Future of Change – The New Animal Care Center

Meeting a cat for the first time during a rescue, looking into their eyes, you learn a lot about who they are. They provide so much information without speaking the English language. That’s when the healing process begins. We knew bobcat Luna had been kept as a pet and rehomed several times.  Looking into her

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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

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You can be part of The Wildcat Sanctuary’s BIG PLANS for 2019!

A look ahead to 2019! 2019 is our 20th Anniversary of saving lives!  As we celebrate all we’ve accomplished together, we have big plans for this coming year and invite you to be a part of it, too. New Animal Care Center We’ll be planning and designing a new Animal Care Center to be built over

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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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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

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Help Keep A Wild One Warm This Winter

What’s a rescued leopard supposed to do on a cold Minnesota winter day? Play on his indoor jungle gym, or curl up in a cozy hammock inside where it’s toasty warm!  Even though our warm weather cats like leopard Shazam enjoy playing outdoors in the snow, we also think it’s important to provide our cats

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The Lions are Home

Exhale! Finally, I can breathe a sigh of relief.  Kimba, Sofia, Gino, Salteña and Chupino arrived safely. After a day of loading, a 9-hour flight from Argentina to Miami and a 38-hour drive, the anticipation was making our hearts skip a beat.  Our primary concern was for the eldest lioness, Salteña. When the two semi-trucks pulled

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Give Monthly – Join Our Monthly Pride!

Join our Monthly Pride! 12 gifts in 12 months makes you a guardian to the cats!  Guardians are important to our residents.  In fact, you’re the backbone that sustains their safe home. The Monthly Pride is a group of dedicated supporters who make a monthly gift that provides a huge impact on the lives of

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