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WildCat Haven, Inc.
April 1, 2010

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!

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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.

Ways to make it better...

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.

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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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I assist with on-site work--cleaning, landscaping, project work; as well as fundraising.