The work done at this facility is superb! Animals all look happy & healthy & have fantastic open habitats.
I visit at least once a month & am always impressed.
It has been my honor and privilege to support The Wildanimal Sanctuary. I have been a supporter for over 10 years and the staff and volunteers that love and care for these beautiful animals can not be equaled. Pat Craig and his entire family have devoted their lives to rescuing and rehabilitating Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves and a large variety of other carnivores that have suffered horrendous abuse and neglect from the Captive wildlife trade.
They have provided a home for animals that spent their lives at the mercy of unimaginable torture and allow them to live the rest of their lives as close to being in the wild as possible. I strongly recommend visiting and supporting TWAS.
The first time I visited, I was moved to tears to see how these magnificent free-living animals are given a second chance after suffering all kinds of abuse at the hands of humans. There simply aren't words to describe this wonderful place!
I can't say enough about The Wild Animal Sanctuary. It is the most amazing forever home for abused and neglected carnivores. I "adopted" Buddy, the mountain lion, last year. I have visited twice from California so far, and although I have yet to see Buddy, I am not disappointed because I know he is now free to choose how he spends his days. It is so rewarding to see how the animals' lives have changed after arriving at the Sanctuary. The elevated walkway is such a great way to be able to observe the animals without intruding on them. I am so proud to be a donor for this non-profit. The Wild Animal Sanctuary exemplifies everything good that a non-profit should be.
The heart breaking and heart healing that lives within each and every animal here is incredible. The strength of spirit that it must take to do this work is so inspiring. Being an animal lover makes this an important place for me to donate to. I love this place!
The people that work and volunteer for this organization have saving and caring for animals running through their veins. Every detail is tended to for the care of every animal and every habitat. WAS is a class A organization from top to bottom. I have been there many times and am always impressed. I am honored to donate monthly to do my small part to help this wonderful organization. It is always the first place we take visitors and they too are always impressed.
Being a volunteer I get to see some of the inner workings and I can honestly say that everything the sanctuary does is for the animals, no one else. Not for the public, staff or publicity. The animals come first and in my opinion that is the way it should be at any decent sanctuary. Seeing the animals so happy makes my day whenever I go in to help and it makes me sooooo soooo happy.
We visited yesterday and this place is just amazing! Everybody who we interacted with made a point to speak about the conditions these animals were rescued from and raise awareness. Utilize the knowledge of the volunteers and staff and this is quite a fun, educational experience.
I visited this sanctuary 10 years ago and decided to go back last May. WOW, it has blossomed. This was before the new visitor center opened, but I had so much fun watching all the animals, that I took my Mom back over Christmas who was visiting from Chicago. By this time, the new visitor center was open, so we were able to enjoy some pizza and ice cream after our walk. It was great to go back at Christmas after reading the stories in their newsletter. It was fun to see the animals and progress from what I read. A great place where you can tell that they truly care about the well being of the animals and do all they can to keep them in their wild, natural habitat. I could sit there all day and listen to the lions roar. A must do for anyone who loves animals.
We visited Denver in November for the first time and had already researched the sanctuary, excited to make the drive out there. The reviews were spot on, what an amazing experience and we got great exercise and views. Some of the animals were out of view and the binocular s you can rent really helped. I might add there are some bad reviews circulating about small space for some of the tigers, however this is because they are reacclimating them in hopes to move them with other tigers in bigger enclosures. All the animals were so well taken care of and I recommend this place to anyone! If you have the means, please donate they take any amount extra after admission and they even send you a nice thank you letter in the mail when we got home.