WildCat Haven, Inc.

Rating: 4.68 stars   56 reviews

Address:

PO Box 1071 Sherwood OR 97140 USA

Mission:

Our Mission The mission of WildCat Haven is threefold:Rescue . . . those wildcats who have suffered the fate of abandonment, abuse or neglect.Nurture . . . our rescues by providing a safe, natural habitat; the best nutritional and medical care possible; and an active, effective conditioning and enrichment program to provide for their physical and psychological well being.Educate . . . to promote awareness, empathy and active concern for the humane treatment of captive-born wildcats through information and advocacy.By continuously working with other sanctuaries, animal welfare agencies and the public, we are able to form strong relationships with individuals and businesses that support, and are invested in, the vision and mission of WildCat Haven.

Geographic areas served:

All across the United States

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503-625-0812
www.wildcathaven.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm sick to my stomach reading some of the slander that's being said here. I know how much Mike and Cheryl have sacrificed since making the common error of purchasing one of these animals from a breeder way back when. I've witnessed their dedication first-hand and have personally contributed my sweat and hours to helping construct a new enclosure for some of their residents. Don't try and tell me lies because I'm there; I see what goes on and I see how much effort, time and energy goes into providing the best possible situation for these cats. Nothing is built until the funds for the project are available. Mike alone puts in a full 40+ hours of employment at a "day" job, then spends all his waking hours working on the sanctuary. The guy barely ever sleeps. We're out working 8 hours in the pouring rain if that's what needs to be done because the cats can't go without any of their necessities. The allegations of donations going to line their pockets is not only absurd, it's factually inaccurate and borders on a legal repercussion to the person making such statements. The facility is closed to the public because that's what is best for the cats. They could pimp them out to rake in the dough but that's NOT WHY THEY DO WHAT THEY DO. Whoever is behind these attacks on these people who have given their very existence up to care for these animals is both misinformed and frankly, pathetic.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing abused and neglected animals come in with broken spirits and recovering to enjoy their daily lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way to do more to help. I donate both my time and my money and see the constant struggle of caring for these incredible cats.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

WildCat Haven has grown from humble beginning to a wonderful place for the rescues that they have. All of the folks involved love what they do and put their heart & soul into the mission. Wish sanctuaries weren't necessary but until breeding and selling wildcats is stopped true sanctuaries are needed for abused wildcats.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that they continue to work hard to give the best lives possible to the rescues.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more volunteers dedicated to fundraising.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the dedication of the folks involved.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

move to a larger piece of property.

Ways to make it better...

I could have raised more donations.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

WildCat Haven is to be commended for their amazing work. They are the only sanctuary in the Pacific Northwest that focuses their rescue work on smaller breed wildcats. They have over 50 rescues on site, representing 5 different species: cougar, bobcat, lynx, serval, caracal, and hybrids as well. It's heartbreaking work. The rescues--who were either purchased as pets or lived at fur farms--arrive at the sanctuary frightened, malnourished, some have broken bones, and by the look in their eyes--most have lost hope. The founders and volunteers work very hard to restore their health, trust, and mental and emotional wellbeing. They are fed high quality food, loved and nurtured, and provided natural surroundings in which to live. Food alone--for one month--costs $3,000. Materials for a single enclosure can cost up to $16,000. Funds are always desperately needed to ensure these precious cats can continue to receive the best care possible. Through no fault of their own, these cats have endured neglect, abuse and abandonment. At WildCat Haven these cats have been given a second chance. Please help us help them and donate today--you can make a difference for the wild at heart! Thank you!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

personally viewing/watching/participating in the work that they do. The rescues thrive at the sanctuary as a result of the excellent care they receive.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More volunteers are needed that are committed to the cause--and don't show up once just to see the cats and we never see them again.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The opportunity to see these beautiful wildcats in person and watch them heal from their horrendous experiences, and learn to trust again.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional, hard working, compasstionate, committed to their mission, and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Install its own on-site hospital, which would lessen the stress of transporting animals to veterinary clinis, and ultimately save us money. They could purchase additional, adjacent land to expand their rescue efforts.

Ways to make it better...

I was able to donate more money personally.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Fundraising--whether it's holding events, applying for grants--it's a constant struggle to consistently raise money for our wildcat rescues.

One thing I'd also say is that...

You won't find more compassionate, hard working, committed people than those at WildCat Haven. They work miracles every day for their rescues!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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