Provide a natural sanctuary to wildcats in need and inspire change to end the captive wildlife crisis.
Help create a world where animal sanctuaries are no longer needed.
Who we are
The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill big cat rescue located in Sandstone, MN. TWS provides a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspires change to end the captive wildlife crisis. TWS is funded solely on private donations. The Sanctuary is a home for animals, not a zoo for people and is not open to the public. Combining natural and spacious habitats with a life free of exhibition and exploitation, TWS allows all residents to live wild at heart. As a true sanctuary, we do not buy, breed, sell or exhibit animals.
What we do
TWS is committed to serving public welfare through assisting authorities upon request in removing big cats that are owned illegally and pose a public safety risk. We provide skilled services in chemical immobilization of an animal, transport, housing and veterinary services. We also facilitate rescues, and as needed, transportation to a reputable sanctuary out of state.
TWS provides natural sanctuary to over 125 wild cats. We provide large, free-roaming habitats that offer our residents to live wild at heart. Each animal can escape extreme weather in a temperature controlled den or central animal building. Every individual has the opportunity, often for the first time in their lives, to choose a path to walk and a place to lie down. After living in a small concrete cage in the backyard of a Texas home, Sabrina the tiger, now has a free-roaming habitat with grass under her feet, a pool with a fountain and a safe environment for the rest of her life.
TWS generates statewide public education and awareness through presentations to civic group events, issuing press releases, on-line newsletters and animal sponsorship programs. We work to educate the general public on the safety issues surrounding the captive wildlife crisis and why wild cats do not make appropriate pets.