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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 matches!

As soon as we have all our information complied, we’ll share the news and announce our CARETAKER FOR A DAY winner.

Without YOU, none of this is possible!  No matter how you give, whether it’s your time, your donations, or your support, you’re a treasure to us all.

Thanks again for standing with us and changing the world for so many wild cats in need.


Join our Rescue Team this GIVE TO THE MAX day – November 1st thru 14th

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

GIVE TO THE MAX DAY is our biggest time of giving!

November 14th is Give to the Max 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.

Beginning November 1-14th, you can give any amount to make it count!


  • You’ll be entered for a chance to win our CARETAKER FOR A DAY experience – something we only offer this one time a year!
  • $60,000 in MATCHING FUNDS will make your gift go twice as far – our LAST MATCH of the year!
  • Individual donations over $100 will receive a PAW PRINT THANK YOU from rescued tiger Mohan, 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.*

Our goal this year is to raise $225,000 for big cats in need!


* 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 by November 19, 2019.

This tour opportunity expires November 14, 2020. 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 19th, a new name will be drawn. The Caretaker for a Day experience must take place before 11/14/2020 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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