Sponsor a Wild One

Titan the Bengal tiger

By | December 30, 2017 at 8:20 pm | 54 comments | Blog, Featured, Programs | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


“If I were to come back as a tiger, I would want to live out my days at The Wildcat Sanctuary.”

Dr. Ronald Tilson – Senior Conservation Advisor and World-Renowned Tiger Expert/Researcher  

The cats will live at The Wildcat Sanctuary the rest of their lives.  Unlike a dog or cat with a traditional family, being a wild animal, our cats have a family of sponsors – a family you’re invited to join!



You can easily purchase your sponsorship online by clicking on the type cat you’d like to sponsor in the form above. Then, follow the directions on each drop-down menu.


Download our sponsor form HERE and mail it in with your annual payment. You can pay by check or fill in the information on the downloaded form for your credit card to be charged. 

Mail to:

The Wildcat Sanctuary – PO BOX 314 – Sandstone, MN 55072


If you’d like your sponsorship divided into monthly payments, be sure to check that option off on the downloaded sponsorship form you mail in.

If paying by credit card, please call our office at 320-245-6871 or email info@wildcatsanctuary.org so we can set up a recurring monthly credit card charge for you. 


Our SPONSOR-A-WILD-ONE program lets you feel a special connection to our cats – from a safe distance!

As a Sponsor Parent, you’ll receive the personal story of your sponsored wildcat along with photos.  

For those who would like updates throughout the year, just email us at cat@wildcatsanctuary.org when you want an update or have a specific question.  

Thank you for considering this wonderful way to help the cats here at the Sanctuary!



The Adamecs

Hartwell/Pelton Family

By sponsoring a cat, you’re helping The Wildcat Sanctuary provide the very best care for all the cats that reside here.  The proceeds from the sponsorship program fund nutritionally balanced diets and vitamins, excellent veterinary care, free-roaming habitats,  toys and enrichment.

Even though your sponsorship support helps all of our cats, we encourage you to choose a cat you can get to know better.



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  1. Donna Petrillo (6 years ago)

    I had a difficult time choosing which beautiful cat to sponsor. I wish I could sponsor them all so I decided this will become my new “special gift of choice” to the people in my life who appreciate and understand the important work your staff and facility provide to these wonderful animals. I’m excited about future sponsirships in the names of special people in my life who will enjoy receiving the updates on their sponsored cat. Wishing you and your residents blessings.

    Donna Petrillo

  2. Anna (6 years ago)

    I wish I had the money to sponser a leopard.. this breaks my heart.

  3. Brandi (5 years ago)

    I wish I could sponsor a tiger, they are my favorite animal. They are absolutely gorgeous. I’m getting a settlement for an injury in a car accident, so I may be able to sponsor one of these beauties. I would love to do so.

  4. debbie stuart (5 years ago)

    Hi i would defo love to become a sponser im a massive cat lover myself n agree with what u r doing n also how heartbreaking it is at same time . look fward to hearing from u give all cats a big cuddle fae me if u can x

  5. Ann (5 years ago)

    I am very interested in sponsoring a medium cat, and a big car when I can afford to. Wonderful program and the first charity that really got to me in a way of making me smile and also wanting to help.

  6. Elizabeth (5 years ago)

    I wish I could afford to sponsor one of these beautiful cats. I will give my mental support! 😀

  7. Jen (5 years ago)


  8. Amber Vanderleest (5 years ago)

    I wish i had the money i so love all big cats but tigers are my favorite i wish i had the money to do this

  9. catherine (5 years ago)

    can I do the sponsorship monthly (break the yearly amount into monthly payments)?

  10. Abby (5 years ago)

    I’m getting married next June, and in lieu of gifts, my fianc

  11. Saoumi (5 years ago)

    oh i wish i could sponser Misha & Max! And the Bengals too! Looking at each of them and reading their story makes me feel happy for the continued support of TWS to them but also, it makes me sad, that i cannot actively n financially support them.

    i hope one day, i’ll be able to sponser them and/or get a chance to meet them for i love cats, all kinds and i really want to help out!

  12. Stephanie Shaffer (5 years ago)

    I think the sponsorship program is a very unique way to help the Wildcat Sanctuary and it’s residents. I will definitely sign up to sponsor Scarlet the clouded leopard next year. Best wishes for her and all of the cats at Wildcat Sanctuary!

  13. Patricia Vega (5 years ago)

    I love ALL Cats. And would love to sponsor a cat as soon as I recieve my income.I will be in touch, and I hope you be in touch with me. I will pray for all the cats at the cat sanctuary, and for the Sanctuary it’s self. God Bless you all.

  14. Julie Johnson (4 years ago)

    can I break down sponsoring Baby Jenga into monthly payments?

  15. Sandra Gill (4 years ago)

    I would love to sponsor Ramsey or a smaller cat, but am on a fixed income and can’t even afford the $12.50/mo for a small cat.
    If all those that “like” TWS would donate even $1.00 per month it would be a big help. Right?!

  16. Melody Dilworth (4 years ago)

    I am very excited to be able to sponsor a big cat…now my only worry is which one???

  17. Britney Barber (4 years ago)

    I love cats whether they are big or small! I wish I could sponsor every single one! They are absolutely gorgeous! I will donate and help with the amazon wish list since sponsoring is a little much and it breaks my heart! At least I can still help in other ways because I love all the “babes” ( as I call the cats lol ) I will do anything I can for the cats! ( I hope to one day open a domestic cat sanctuary) 🙂

  18. Joanna Berry (4 years ago)

    This is an excellent idea. Have sponsored a Bengal for my mom, Diana.

  19. Christina (4 years ago)

    I have long been an advocate for wild cats who have been forced to be located in sanctuaries and currently support efforts to stabilize natural habitats for Tigers in particular. Via my company, Rivertiger Arts, we continue to monitor your site and the animals you protect and monetarily support efforts to protect wild cats. At this time, our funding has been placed elsewhere but please know that your organization is one of our top 5 around the world and that we will continue to give charitably as funds allow. Keep up the fantastic work!

  20. Staff2 (4 years ago)

    Christina –
    We appreciate that so very much! You made our month with this very kind news. Thank you for being an advocate for the cats and our mission.

  21. Barb (3 years ago)

    Hi, I know, that it is IMPOSSIBLE to keep wild animals in a home. So what I did, I sponsored SHAZAM (for a year)…………and was sent a beautiful picture of him. (and some information on him) 8X10, and I bought and framed it………..that is how I was able to get a wild cat into my home. I appreciate what TWS does with their cats, and how well the cats are cared for. TWS has not heard the last of me yet………LOL………I will sponsor another one in the new year. Thanks for reading my posting.

  22. Staff2 (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much Barb for your sponsorship! It truly does make a difference in Shazam’s life.

  23. Wendy (3 years ago)

    I just sponsored Baby Jenga, and when looking through your gift shop I saw that he’s on a card. It might just be great photography, but he certainly seems to be full of personality! It’s obvious that he’s getting great care. Thank you for all you do!

  24. Staff2 (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much Wendy! Your sponsorship means the world to us and Baby Jenga.

  25. Allison Comfort (3 years ago)

    I wish I could sponsor every one- I wish you all the best and luck- you have made me think what to ask people for Christmas , Birthdays- it will be a donation. Please keep me informed of your facility . I will donate when I can. I did get your calendar for 2016 . Thanks for all your hard work!

  26. Lisa Kolomyski (3 years ago)

    I am going to sponsor a tiger. Would Callie be available? She has the sweetest face. If not how will I find out which tiger I have sponsored?

  27. Shirley Statham'Swab (3 years ago)

    I spoke to your office today I pledge an amount to be sent via certified check. I just enjoy all the pics and videos. My husband pass away several years ago and we only had 4 legged children. So this donation will I’m sure make him happy as it does me. . THANK YOU ALL for the work and compaction you give to all the animals.
    Have and awesome purrrrrrrfurrly day🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯

  28. Staff2 (3 years ago)

    Hello Lisa –
    I am sorry we didn’t see your comment sooner. Our big cats have more than one sponsor since it take several thousand dollars to cover their care a year. Callie is available for sponsorship and would love your support.

  29. Staff2 (3 years ago)

    Thank you Allison for the kind words and support through purchasing a calendar!! It all helps.

  30. Staff2 (3 years ago)

    Wow! Thank you so much for your kind support. We are so happy to have you part of our feline family. Thank you for honoring your husband in such a special way. It means so much to us.

  31. Danny Ullom (3 years ago)

    Started the yearly sponsorship of your White Tiger Jeremy! Thanks for the packet info, certificate, and awesome 8X10 of Jeremy! Plan on helping out for years to come! Keep up the great work!

  32. Staff2 (3 years ago)

    Danny – Thank you for becoming an important part of our feline family and a sponsor parent to Jeremy!! Your support means the world to us and the cats. It has been very fun to watch Jeremy and Simon grow up at the Sanctuary and we can’t wait to share their future antics with you.

  33. Joanne Deyoe (3 years ago)

    You need to have an area on the screen where people can donate $1.00 or $5.00 or any small amount and feel comfortable about it. The photos that you put on the screen are really pretty and the cat with the snowman is funny. I just gave to Panther Ridge in Florida because I saw a black cat that I liked the looks of called Amos. Have a Happy New Year 2016 also.

  34. Staff2 (3 years ago)

    Hello Joanne – Thank you for caring about the cats. You can donate any amount at this link: https://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/donate-now/
    And everyone amount helps the cats!

  35. Robin Hoynacki (3 years ago)

    I sent in my Sponsor-a-Wild-One form last week to support one of your gorgeous cougars. I can’t wait to find out which one!! Thank you so very much for all you do; I can’t imagine everything that goes into giving these cats the best life possible. I’m honored to be given the chance to support one 😀

  36. Staff2 (3 years ago)

    Robin – Thank you!! That is very special and I know you will find out soon which special cougar you will be sponsoring. Thank you for caring enough to help. It means the world to them and us.

  37. Kathleen Muster (3 years ago)

    As much as I would love to sponsor one of the big cats I can’t commit to that large an amount on a regular basis, so I choose to just donate $100 when I can and you can use it wherever it’s needed most. Thank you for all you do for these magnificent animals! And thank you for sharing them with us on the internet!

  38. Staff2 (3 years ago)

    Kathleen – Every gift means so much to us and the cats! Thank you very much for joining our feline family. We are excited to share the sanctuary with you because you make our work possible. Chuffs and purrs.

  39. Nancy Williams (3 years ago)

    I am so delighted to sponsor Blaze, one of the two orphaned kittens recently saved by TWS. Since Snow and Storm arrived, I have been hoping for more cougar kittens so that the group could grow up together, like the 5 cougar kittens TWS previously rescued. What a wonderful life it will be for these kittens .. moving from the tragedy of having their mother shot to the free-roaming spaces of TWS (eventually). Thank you for all you do, every day, to make certain these magnificent creatures live “Wild at Heart.” ❤️

  40. Staff2 (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much Nancy! Your sponsorship of Blaze is so very appreciated! We are hoping to introduce all 4 together over the next month. We will keep you posted on how it goes.

  41. Staff2 (3 years ago)

    Sandra – Every amount helps the cats! Even sharing our posts helps! Thank you for caring about them as much as we do.

  42. Vincent (2 years ago)

    i do not have a card do you take money orders? also can you send flyers and info through regular mail?

  43. Staff2 (2 years ago)

    Hello Vincent – Yes, we do accept money orders. Our sponsor coordinator will email you with the information. Thank you for wanting to help the cats in such a special way.

  44. Jamie Chapin (1 year ago)

    So I just sponsored a Bobcat, since there are so many right now at the sanctuary. I chose Bella, not because I have heard that much about her, but because I have a sweet tabby at home that shares the name. I also live in AZ, where Bella was rescued from, so that seems to fit as well. I hope this helps with her care this year and I hope to donate some items through Amazon smiles through out this year, as well, to help all of the cats needing enrichment and supplies! I love everything you stand for and do for these big beautiful cats! I appreciate you! 🙂

  45. Carissa Anderson (1 year ago)

    My daughter Syd asked for donations this year for Christmas. She just sent a sponsorship for Ramsey. She would love to learn more about him and how her sponsorship will be used. Will TWS send her more info about him?

  46. Staff2 (1 year ago)

    Hello Carissa and Syd – Thank you so much for helping in such a special way. Yes, your daughter will receive a kit with photo and bio and will receive email updates through out the year. Ramsey is such a handsome boy – good choice 🙂

  47. Staff2 (1 year ago)

    Jamie – Thank you for being a special sponsor parent! Bella is one of the cutest bobcats ever. Her ears are so distinctive.

  48. Dianna (1 year ago)

    I would love to sponsor a tiger and all, but right now I can afford it. Once I am able to afford it, I will absolutely sponsor a tiger. ^–^

  49. Aimee (1 year ago)

    It’s my third year sponsoring Jewel! Love my girl <3<3

  50. Staff2 (1 year ago)

    Thank you so much Aimee for being a sponsor mom to Jewel. She is a shy girl, but so very special.

  51. Staff2 (1 year ago)

    Thank you for considering being a sponsor parent. It is a great way to get involved!

  52. Kate Gladfelter (1 year ago)

    I’m so proud to be a sponsor of Aurora and Safiya. My favorite cats were always Lions, so you would think my first sponsorship would have been Shanti Deva, but as I looked through all the beautiful pictures I found myself going back to Aurora. (I also have a great niece named Aurora, who we call Rory) She touched my heart and I knew I had to sponsor her. Next came Safiya, I have always admired Egyptian Maus, and always said that was my “dream breed”, but I don’t agree with breeders of any type of animal, so I called to add her to my TWS family before she even had an official name. All my life I struggled with money, but it’s such a small thing to help not just the cats but the staff. Coming from an animal shelter background I know what it’s like to worry each day that everyone will have what they need to live the best life possible. I’m proud to make the small personal sacrifices I need to so that The Wildcat Sanctuary can always say Yes! Some day I will add to my TWS feline family. No one should feel bad fir not being able to sponsor, educate, share, advocate, volunteer at a shelter close to you in honor or one of the cats. There are so many ways to help TWS, it’s not all about money.

  53. Karla (8 months ago)

    Sponsored one of the big new cats, thank you for rescuing them and giving them a safe place to call home. Many blessings your way!

  54. Staff1 (2 months ago)

    Thank you so much for your compassionate support Kate and Karla. You make life very special for the cats!!