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We have big plans for 2022 and we’re hoping you’ll join us!

Here’s to making life even better for the cats – with your help.  Donate Now!

Animal Care Center

  • Move into the new Animal Care Center Hospital and purchase the remaining hospital equipment needed
  • Hire a full-time, onsite veterinarian to provide support for around-the-clock care
  • Plans to recruit additional volunteer vet techs, adding to our current 4
  • Invest in IT/AV equipment for educational video and viewing of the new surgery suite
  • Research and develop onsite vet assist volunteer/internship program by Q3
  • Furnish and move all staff into the Animal Care Center office space
  • Upgrade generator to accommodate new building

Equipment & Projects

  • Plans include the remodel the old food prep and hospital building to meet the new food prep needs, including a commercial dishwasher, washer & dryer and new cabinets.
  • Staff to demolish and construct one additional Hybrid Haven yard
  • Upgrade platform systems in four habitat yards for cats to enjoy
  • Add more room-to-room indoor guillotines for cats living together
  • Purchase skid steer and trailer for critical onsite construction, road maintenance, food deliveries and snow removal
  • Purchase snow blowers and lawn mower for new intern/staff house
  • Plans to continue investing in safety and emergency response equipment including upgrading security cameras
  • Recruit and hire positions in Development and Animal Care for our growing organization

I know you have so many charities you can give to. I so appreciate your support of ours!

Charity Navigator 4 – star rating!

I’m incredibly proud to announce The Wildcat Sanctuary has earned a 5th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities!

Charity Navigator’s president shared, “This is our highest possible rating and verifies that TWS exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work.

Only 20% of charities evaluated have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations.

This designation sets TWS apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

2021 Year in Review

  • We welcomed 16 new cat residents, including several big cats in our witness protection program.
  • We purchased a 2nd 4-bedroom house for additional intern and staff housing
  • We hired key positions – Hospital Manager, Development Manager and Volunteer/Intern Resource Coordinator and Facilities
  • Construction focused on the build-out of our new 6,000 sf Animal Care Center plus demolition of the old Animal Care Office trailer.

Habitats

  • New drainage and landscaping for a big cat habitat
  • New shade systems were added to big cat habitats along with modifications of geriatric residents’ habitats.
  • 2 new free-roaming habitats and bungalow buildings were constructed for bobcats and cougars.
  • Quarantine was revamped and outdoor heat provided for the cheetah brothers’ winter housing.
  • Small cat quarantine was expanded for more outdoor dynamic space.
  • Many cat mergers took place to create compatible social groups.

Equipment Acquired

  • New boiler for Cougar Cove cat bedroom in-floor heating system
  • Enclosed UTV for safety and winter weather
  • Emergency generator and additional radios were purchased as part of our safety plan

Volunteers

  • 32 Volunteer “Crew” Days = 1,335 hours donated!
  • Volunteer Garden Team = 612 hours donated!
  • Social Media and Development Volunteers = 3,100 hours donated!
  • Implemented mowing and Chores & More team.

Industry

  • Launched a Tik-tok channel to educate against cub petting and wild cats as pets. It grew to 1.2 million followers.
  • Launched Daily with Dash on Facebook for his first 6-months to share the impacts of cub petting. His story was also picked up by national media outlets and The Dodo.
  • Worked with the Species Survival Program to provide a retirement home to two cheetahs.
  • Assisted the Department of Justice in one of the largest scale rescues of big cats at “Tiger King Park.”
  • Tammy remains a member of the Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance Steering committee.
  • Tammy presented to the Justice Clearing House on the Captive Wildlife Crisis.

 

 

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