The Wildcat Sanctuary Mourns the Passing of Its Matriarch, 26-Year-Old Lioness Shanti Deva Sandstone, MINNESOTA – For more than 20 years, The Wildcat Sanctuary has been rescuing and providing a permanent home to more than 200 big cats in need. Every cat is special, loved and treated with respect and dignity throughout the time they … Read more

January 4, 2021 The Wildcat Sanctuary Provides Forever Home to Our First-Ever Newborn Tiger Cub Along with his Parents and Two Geriatric Lions TWS invites you to watch tiger cub Dash grow up, play and thrive at The Wildcat Sanctuary on his new Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/230969098548538 Sandstone, Minnesota – The Wildcat Sanctuary was called upon … Read more

Feeding big cats is a big job.     Tonka the tiger is the largest cat at the Sanctuary.  He was a former exhibit cat living in a small, non-compliant enclosure prior to arriving at The Wildcat Sanctuary. Thanks to you, Tonka now has room to roam. His natural enclosure provides tall grasses for stalking, … Read more

As my birthday approaches, I can’t help but look back over the years. Just this past week, our 22-year-old serval Cleo had her geriatric wellness exam. It was emotional for many reasons. Most of all because she was the first cat to begin the sanctuary with me. Luckily, Cleo’s as healthy as any 22-year-old cat … Read more

Our focus has always been on what is doing right for the animals. Our Tiger Amnesty Program allows for surrender of tigers, lions or any wild cat without question. We follow all state and federal requirements. This program ensures wild cats can find safe sanctuary. It allows owners, authorities or entities to place the cat … Read more

When we hear about accidents or fatalities happening at other facilities, it’s heartbreaking. But it reconfirms why here, at The Wildcat Sanctuary, human safety has always been the #1 Strategic Anchor our sanctuary’s built upon. We realize that, without making safety a priority, it jeopardizes the lives of all the animals we’ve worked so hard … Read more

Looking back over the year, it’s amazing what our donors and supporters accomplished for so many! Habitats and Residents  7 lions, 2 servals, 1 bobcat, 1 Eurasian Lynx and 5 hybrids were welcomed to the Sanctuary.  The sanctuary completed our largest international rescue to date, coordinating with four separate zoos from Argentina. This took years … Read more

The #1 thing you can do to help 2021 Big Cat Public Safety Act – UPDATE The Big Cat Public Safety Act has been reintroduced as H.R. 263 by Reps. Michael Quigley, D-Ill., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn. We need your help once again to pass this important bill – and take it across the finish … Read more

It can be easy to think that, with just a little TLC, you can turn around the life of a rescued resident.  In the best case scenarios, that can happen.  But, more often than not, the cats that come to the Sanctuary have extreme medical conditions, unknown history and, understandably, behavioral issues or fear of … Read more

Minnesota’s hosting the ? Super Bowl ? this year. Our Vikings may not be in the lineup, but our tiger trio sure is! Dimitri, Zeke, and Griffen’s caretakers set up the playing field, complete with referees and back-up players for our very own 400 POUND KITTEN BOWL! The boys raced to the field, anxious for play to begin…. Halftime … Read more