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GIVE TO THE MAX – your donations MATCHED!



Update:  Thank you all who gave to Give to the Max to help us reach our goal of 4 months of sanctuary operations!!!  We are totaling the gifts now and will have results soon!  Thank you for being the best supporters in the world!!

I know you won’t want to miss our GIVE TO THE MAX opportunity. It’s the biggest giving time of the year and so important for the cats.

Why give?  Because giving helps us save lives – and that feels pretty darn good, doesn’t it?

Your gift now through November 18th will go even further when generous donors match it up to $70,000 – WOW! That means your gift will be doubled – $10 becomes $20, $50 becomes $100.

And we have big news to share. I can finally introduce you to a few of our many Witness Protection Cats, tigers Terek and Polina, who are now permanent residents of the sanctuary.


  • You’ll be entered for a chance to win our CARETAKER EXPERIENCE  – something we only offer this one time a year!
  • $70,000 in MATCHING FUNDS will make your gift go twice as far !
  • Individual donations over $100 will receive a PAW PRINT THANK YOU from rescued tiger Terek, too! 
    (International and Facebook donors will receive via email)

Your gift for GIVE TO THE MAX DAY qualifies you for a chance to literally be part of our caretaking team. How awesome would that be! Details about this experience listed below.*

We know kindness to animals makes a better world for all of us.  It will certainly be a kinder, gentler place because of your compassion.

Thank you for helping make so much possible, for so many.

November 18th – Live Posts

November 18th is GIVE TO THE MAX DAY Day and that’s the day we’ll be giving you a glimpse into what it takes to be part of our caretaking team. From early morning food prep and medication rounds to overnight care, you’ll be a part of it all!

Tune in throughout the day to our live Facebook posts to get a behind-the-scenes look. Rescues don’t take holidays or nights off – and neither do we.

And by donating for GIVE TO THE MAX DAY, you’re already part of our extended caretaker team, saving big cats.



* All donors are entered into a drawing to WIN the CARETAKER EXPERIENCE. One entry per person.

This experience is for two individuals, both must be 18 years or older. Winner will be announced on Facebook on November 24, 2021.

This tour opportunity expires November 18, 2022. Must be scheduled with sanctuary at least 2 weeks in advance. One night hotel stay at Grand Casino Hinckley included.

Winners are responsible for their own airfare/transportation to and from the Sanctuary. 

You and a guest will spend a 1/2 day learning what it takes to care for over 100 wild cats. Read about previous winners’ experience, with photos, HERE.

If you can’t attend, we’ll give you your own private tour via Facebook ‘live.’  We’ll answer your questions and show you the cats you want to see. Either way you win.

If the winner cannot be reached by November 23rd, a new name will be drawn. The Caretaker Experience must take place before 11/18/2022 and date/time to be coordinated with the Sanctuary. If you can’t donate at this time, but would still like to qualify for the drawing, please email your name, address, email, and phone to [email protected] with “Caretaker Experience Drawing” in the subject line.

PS  This year, we’re making it easy! Since we’re asking you to give any way, any amount to make it count, all donations won’t be reflected on the GiveMN leaderboard.  But check back on this page, and we’ll be sure to provide you our overall totals!


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