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Review for The Wildcat Sanctuary, Sandstone, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a long-time volunteer at The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS), I have witnessed the natural, spacious and well-kept enclosures provided to each of the more than 100 residents. The TWS staff truly care about the physical and emotional well-being of its cats; it’s a delight to see the many cats enjoying challenging and fun enrichments, made by dedicated volunteers.

Even though offering public tours would provide a steady stream of revenue, TWS is not open to the public. This preserves the dignity of the cats and ensures the grounds remain a peaceful safe haven.

TWS has built much support and public awareness. TWS has nearly three million fans on Facebook and uses social media not only to build support for the sanctuary, but to raise awareness of the captive wildlife crisis through its No More Wild Pets campaign.

The staff at TWS learn the personalities of each cat, and with their broad knowledge of felines, this gives them the ability to recognize even the slightest change in their behaviors. When medical care is warranted, staff take immediate action with the TWS veterinarian and seeks further outside services as needed.

Minnesota is very fortunate to be home to this sanctuary that provides the best home-for-life possible for formerly unwanted and abused big cats.

Role:  Volunteer