A look ahead to 2020
2020 is a big construction year for our future Animal Care & Education Center.
The Animal Care and Education Center is the future of The Wildcat Sanctuary and will provide an important platform for our mission – to help more animals and educate more people.
With your support, this new multi-use building will serve our cats through all stages of their lives. It will also be a place to teach those who can help make a difference the realities of the captive wildlife crisis.
You can be a part of it at: bit.ly/TWSACC
New Animal Care & Education Center
We’ll be breaking ground this spring on this multi-purpose building.
- Veterinary hospital with equipment, lab, pharmacy and surgery
- Rescue Bay for recovery area, transport and rescue equipment
- Surgical observation suite for 12, with closed circuit TV
- Open-space lobby with mission-driven educational displays for use by volunteers and interns, as well as conference space
- Break/Refuel room for staff, interns and volunteers
- Distance Learning Lab for media and outreach team to educate schools and groups off-site via skype and satellite
- Education space for training animal care interns, staff, AmeriCorps and visiting veterinary students and externs
- Quiet room for grieving, 1-on-1 meetings, mentoring and private space
- Collaboration and workspace for caretakers and animal care interns
- Overnight quarters for emergency animal care staff and veterinarians
- Staff offices and meeting rooms
- Reflection porch for staff, donors and volunteers; includes a catio for office cats
- 2nd story viewing window with deck that acts as an overhang for UTV and equipment parking
- Parking for volunteers, staff, interns, donors and vendors
Habitats for the Cats
- Maintenance and habitat enhancement will be provided for several habitats; including areas in Roar Ridge, and pool repairs in Feline Meadows and Wild Woodlands.
- Open habitats are being prepared for pending rescues.
- Plans for renovating two outdoor hybrid haven yards, if time permits.
- A daily SUV is needed for staff/interns to drive for supply and food runs.
- A new plow truck will be needed to ensure we have road access and can clear the property at all times during the winter.
- New mowers are needed to maintain the habitats and grounds.
- Ongoing maintenance is always necessary; including tiger pool and drainage repairs in habitats. Any old fencing will be replaced.
Building for our Future
- A 2nd intern/staff house or land is being researched in order to expand daily resources for our growing organization.
- Bringing the sanctuary to our supporters through:
- More photos, live posts and videos through more social media channels
- Growing the media and communications internship
- Developing our strategic plan for the next 3, 5 and 10 years.
- Including Development and Finance staff/resources
- Expanding leadership
- Continuing Education for all staff
- How we impact the Captive Wildlife Crisis nationally and internationally
We look forward to another successful year for the cats – we can’t do it without you!