The Wildcat Sanctuary provides for the humane rescue and sheltering of unwanted, mistreated and privately owned wildcats. We do not buy, breed or sell animals. The Wildcat Sanctuary is committed to public education about the captive wildlife crisis; offering veterinary training opportunities; rehabilitation of injured, sick and orphaned native wildcats; and supporting legislative solutions to the public safety and humane issues created by private ownership of wild animals.
The Wildcat Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill sanctuary, committed to providing permanent homes for captive wildcats. We're funded by public contributions and receive no state or federal funding. We are the only accredited big cat sanctuary in the upper Midwest and are accredited by both American Sanctuary Association (ASA) and The Association of Sanctuaries (TAOS).
Why we are not open to the public:
Asking people to support an organization that is not open to the public is difficult, but the work we do requires this for many reasons. Most important is our strong-rooted belief that animals should not be used for commercial, entertainment or amusement purposes. We are not a zoo for people; we are a sanctuary for animals; a place of refuge where injured, abused or displaced animals are provided a lifetime of care.