Wildcat Sanctuary

A nonprofit organization

4,397 donors

Your gift saves lions, tigers and other rescued wild cats. 


Rescued: four lion cubs survived recent drone attacks and sporadic bombings in Kyiv followed by the journey to Poland from their war-torn birthplace in Ukraine. 

An estimated 200 lions live in private homes in Ukraine and face increasingly grim outcomes. Because big cats bred in captivity cannot be released back to the wild, IFAW aims to send these cats to us at The Wildcat Sanctuary in the United States pending issuance of all required permits. 

TWS is proud to offer a forever home for these soon-to-be big cats and with your help, we can rescue and care for more cats like them!

Because of you, the future is bright for countless others - just like these rescued cubs – able to live wild at heart here at The Wildcat Sanctuary. They're safe, secure, loved, and well cared for, thanks to your support. 

Your gift enables us to do so much more in the future. You make it possible for us to rescue many from starvation, suffering, and deplorable conditions.  You will turn their lives around! 

For many, it will be the first time they’ll be able to choose a path to walk, a place to lie down, and the serenity to be as free as they can possibly be.  They'll enjoy life, without the fear of exhibition or exploitation, in natural, wide-open, spacious habitats – thanks to your caring and compassion.

We know that kindness to animals makes a better world for all of us.  The world will certainly be a kinder, gentler place because of you.  Thank you for helping make so much possible, for so many.

We do not buy, breed or exhibit animals. TWS is funded solely by private donations and receives no state or federal funding. TWS is accredited by the American Sanctuary Association and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Combining natural and spacious habitats with a life free of exhibition or exploitation, the Sanctuary allows all residents to live wild at heart.

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Organization name

Wildcat Sanctuary

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Education Environment Animals


PO Box 314
Sandstone, MN 55072



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