Catio Town–the first ever of its kind! Exotic hybrid cats are all the rage on social media, made especially popular by influencers and A-List celebrities. Their stunning beauty has caused overbreeding and impulse purchases. But too often,they end up cast aside due to their unwanted behaviors. TWS is one of only a few sanctuaries to
You helped us accomplish amazing things for the cats this year! Not only for our existing residents but also 30 additional rescues that now get to live wild at heart! Join us as we look ahead to what’s in store for 2024! Build Catio Town to accommodate small and hybrids cats. This includes temporarily
One year Anniversary for Lion Cubs Rescued from War-stricken Ukraine – You won’t believe how big they’ve gotten!
(Sandstone, MN – November 14, 2023) – Just one year ago, four young lion cubs rescued from Ukraine made national headlines as they arrived at their forever home – The Wildcat Sanctuary. At just weeks old, male lion Taras along with females Stefania, Lesya, and Prada, were rescued from the wildlife trade in Ukraine. They
UPDATE: Thank you for helping us raise 4 months of operating for the cats! You are amazing! We are forever grateful for your support. ____________________________________________________ Your donations TRIPLED on Give to the Max Day! We GIVE TO THE MAX because you do! Your gift TODAY (Nov 16) will go even farther when generous donors triple
Minnesota Wildcat Sanctuary’s Founder Receives Global Award for Sanctuary Excellence October 16, 2023 – (Washington, DC) The Board of Directors of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) today announced the recipient of the 2023 Carole Noon Award, Tammy Thies of The Wildcat Sanctuary, Minnesota. “Tammy has been instrumental in the rescue of wild cats
It’s the Tiger-Thon Triple Match!! ONE WEEK ONLY your gift will be tripled by a group of generous donors from 9/12 – 9/17. (up to $25,000) DONATE HERE NOW!!! When it costs us as much as $10,000 every year just to care for ONE tiger, you can see why this TIGER-THON will help so much.
Last week, our caretakers drove to Michigan to help rescue 4 exotic cats from Even Keel Exotics, a facility with a long list of violations of the Animal Welfare Act and Endangered Species Act. They include 2 caracals, a fishing cat, and a young serval. Even Keel Exotics was an exotic animal dealer who bought,
7/17/23 Update: Thank you all who helped us purchase much needed equipment for Cats in Crisis like Lucy and Violeta. Your generosity helped us buy: Customized transport trailer Brush hog for clearing brush Istat mobile blood machine Onsite storage crate dedicated to crisis response equipment Water storage containers, pumps and hoses Dens and kennels heaters,
May 16, 2023- MEDIA ALERT Seized before illegally sold online, tiger cub finds a forever home at The Wildcat Sanctuary Sandstone, MN – An Arizona man was arrested in January after he illegally listed a tiger cub for sale on social media. He was apprehended after he made a deal to sell the cub to
Animal welfare overflows the boundaries of a regular workday All of us are part of our sanctuary family because of the amazing rescue work we do for animals. But after the exciting news of a rescue fades, the cats still need to be cared for day after day, year after year. And that’s where our
Big Cat Public Safety Act Passes! The Big Cat Public Safety Act was signed into law by the President. For so long, we’ve been supporting the passage of this bill, as have Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance member sanctuaries and other animal advocates throughout the country. And you! Many of you called your Congressional representatives. Many
Ending the year with the rescue of 4 Ukraine lion cubs, we are excited for 2023 and what it can bring! We’re hoping you’ll join us make a difference in the lives of the cats and those that care for them. Here’s to making life even better for the cats – with your help.