WildCat Haven, Inc.

Rating: 4.69 stars   55 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 93-1320051
503-625-0812
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My husband and I sponsored a wildcat and had a private tour of WildCat Haven. It was a wonderful place, quiet, secluded, lots of trees and the most noise we heard were the birds chirping. The cats were in huge pens with trees and things to jump on and get under. They all seemed very relaxed, we didn't see any of them pacing. The people there spent over two hours with us, answering questions and telling how the sanctuary started and how they got to where they are today. We will continue to support this place and feel good about how our donations are helping.

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

visiting

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

like to see them able to raise more money.

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

talking with the staff and seeing how happy the cats are.

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

wonderful, you could tell how much they loved the animals.

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

do more great work.

Ways to make it better...

n/a

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

funding

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

everyone should donate.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

WildCat Haven has grown over the years to be a premier wildcat sanctuary. As with most sanctuaries they started out the wrong way, purchasing a wildcat as a pet. Things change and growth comes out of knowledge. They have always been honest about their beginnings, using it as an example of how foolish it is to want to make a wildcat a pet. Now, as an accredited sanctuary they are making a difference in the lives of wildcats who need a safe, lifetime home. Over the years they have (obviously) made some people unhappy by no longer supporting private ownership, but I for one am glad that they learned and now do all they can to support legislation to stop the breeding and selling of exotic cats. They don't have to defend their past record, what they do as a sanctuary is important and much needed.

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

that they continue to create a wonderful safe, peaceful life for the wildcats that come to them. They do not breed, sell, buy or exhibit the rescues and work with other accredited sanctuaries across the US.

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

say that they need more help with fundraising. With limited resources, they do amazing things, creating large natural habitats, feeding wholesome food and the best vet care but more funding would enable them to do even more.

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

that they have created a wonderful haven for the animals that they have taken in. Quiet, peaceful and safe, it's a wonderful place

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

totally dedicated to the animals and the mission.

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

purchase more property to create an even more secluded spot for the rescues.

Ways to make it better...

na

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

funding

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

I wish there were more places like WildCat Haven that are honest in how they started and able to create something so positive out of something that was so foolish.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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