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You helped us reach our overall goal of $300,000 for the cats!  Thank you!!!! You are the most amazing supporters in the world. 

The cats are so lucky to have you on their side!

We will be announcing the winner of the Caretaker for a Day experience early next week.  Stay tuned!

Join our Rescue Team this GIVE TO THE MAX day – November 1st – 19th

You won’t want to miss this behind-the-scenes look into our rescue work!


November 19th only, your donation will now be TRIPLED (up to $25,000) thanks to some very generous supporters who want to help us make our $300,000 goal.


At 26 yrs. old, Shanti Deva is our oldest rescued wild cat at The Wildcat Sanctuary. On behalf of over 115 others who call the sanctuary home, she thanks you for giving now when it matters so much!

Thanks to generous supporters who’ve offered to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION, we have the opportunity to DOUBLE THE SIZE OF OUR SANCTUARY, too.

By acquiring another 45 acres, that means we can also assure the sanctuary remains a place of peace, nestled in the northern woods of Minnesota. For so many cats we rescue, this is exactly what they need – tranquility and a life free of exhibition and exploitation.


  • You’ll be entered for a chance to win our CARETAKER FOR A DAY experience – something we only offer this one time a year!
  • $75,000 in MATCHING FUNDS will make your gift go twice as far !
  • Individual donations over $100 will receive a PAW PRINT THANK YOU from rescued lioness Shanti Deva, 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 rescue 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 19th – Live Posts

November 19th 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 rescue 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 rescue team, saving big cats.


* All donors are entered into a drawing to WIN the experience of being a CARETAKER FOR A DAY. 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, 2020.

This tour opportunity expires November 19, 2021. 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 day with one of  TWS’ Caretakers. You’ll learn what it takes to care for over 100 wild cats. Read about previous winners’ experience, with photos, HERE.

Your day experience will include hands-on activities such as preparing their meals, shadowing feeding, cleaning habitats, observing training and providing enrichment items to stimulate the cats, both mentally and physically.

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 for a Day experience must take place before 11/19/2021 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 for a Day 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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