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The call came in.  3 scared cougar kittens were found orphaned under a deck and couldn’t survive on their own.  Authorities asked for the public’s patience while they trapped them safely, otherwise they might have to be destroyed.  It’s unclear if their mother was the cougar killed a week earlier after entering city limits.

As soon as I said YES to saving them, a 2nd call came in. This time about 2 bobcat kittens.

Sadly, these kittens weren’t orphaned at all. Instead, they’d been taken by two hikers. They were kept as pets until they eventually were turned into a rehabber – because they were too much work, or they realized it was illegal. Since the kittens imprinted on humans, they couldn’t go back to the wild.

With 5 new rescues, Miracle Match 2020 couldn’t come at a better time.

Sadly, these kittens have been stripped of their wildlife.  But with your help, we can ensure they grow up ‘wild at heart’.


Now through April 30th, your donation will be DOUBLED by generous donors, up to $94,500.  That means $25 for food become $50.  $100 towards their vet care becomes $200.

I’ll be honest, these rescues aren’t possible without compassionate supporters like you.

Having your gift matched now helps us provide a ‘wild at heart’ life for these new kittens and so many rescued cats. Never doubt, your gift is truly life changing!

I hope you don’t miss this amazing opportunity and send a gift by April 30th, knowing your gift will go twice as far.  These kittens have a second chance at life because YOU cared enough to help.

P.S. Even though it’s VERY expensive to say “Yes” when it means caring for new wild cats for a lifetime, of course I agreed. Because I know you would have, too!  And I know you’ll help me support their new life here as we try to make up for what they’ve lost.

Thank you for helping us save so many who have no other option. It means the world for them.

Every donor to the Miracle Match 2020 will be entered in a drawing to win a very special behind-the-scenes private tour at the sanctuary! Since we’re not open to the public, this is a unique opportunity for one supporter to meet the new residents.


* All donors are entered into a drawing to WIN a Behind-the-scenes tour. One entry per person.

This experience is for two individuals, both must be 18 years or older. Winner will be announced on Facebook by May 5th, 2020.

This tour opportunity expires May 5th, 2021. Must be scheduled with sanctuary at least 2 weeks in advance. One night hotel stay at Grand Casino Hinckley included.  See below for more information.

One-of-a-Kind Gift Pack

Anyone who gives (or has given) an individual gift of $100 or more* from March 1st – April 30th will be entered in a drawing for this special care package of joy from the cats – one that will surely bring a smile to your face!

It includes a book of some of your favorite TWS cat photos, a Chupino bag, a cat paw-print casting, and a very special frame Shazam created himself!

This frame was made of wood from one of his scratching posts! Every scratch you see was carved by this very special leopard.

All of these items are so unique and I know will mean a lot to you if you win.

* must be one individual gift of $100 or more, one entry per donor

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

You and a guest will spend a day with founder Tammy Thies and one of  TWS’ Caretakers. You’ll learn what it takes to care for over 100 wild cats and meet our newest residents.

Your day experience will include learning how we prepare their meals, shadowing feeding, 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 May 5th, a new name will be drawn. The Behind-the-scenes tour must take place before 5/5/2021 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 “Behind-the-scenes” in the subject line.

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