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(Sandstone, MN – November 14, 2023) – Just one year ago, four young lion cubs rescued from Ukraine made national headlines as they arrived at their forever home – The Wildcat Sanctuary. At just weeks old, male lion Taras along with females Stefania, Lesya, and Prada, were rescued from the wildlife trade in Ukraine.  They … Read more

Big Cat Public Safety Act Passes! The Big Cat Public Safety Act was signed into law by the President. For so long, we’ve been supporting the passage of this bill, as have Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance member sanctuaries and other animal advocates throughout the country. And you! Many of you called your Congressional representatives. Many … Read more

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. As the adage goes, “You are what you eat.” Selecting the right diet is especially important for cats because of the unique way they break down food for energy. So the simplest and most critical thing we can do to help our rescued residents is to provide them … 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

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

ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP OF A WILD CAT “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 … Read more