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Ways To Help

The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organization and does not receive government support or special funding.  100% of the support that we receive is given by someone like you who cares.

Hosting the public for educational purposes is a very expensive proposition.  Bathrooms, parking lots, walkways, check-in Associates, liability insurance and countless other items associated with being open for visitation cost millions of dollars - so the entrance fees we collect go directly toward offsetting these expenses.

Most people are under the impression that zoos and other facilities derive their income from these fees, but that simply isn't true.  In most cases, less than 50% of their annual budget comes from entrance fees and profits that may (or may not) be derived from gift shop, snack bar, restaurant or other sales.

Although the educational value of being open to the public is very high, it does take precious resources away from the animals if people do not choose to donate on an ongoing basis.

There are many ways to truly help the animals…so we hope one or more of the items listed below is attractive to you!

Make A Donation

By donating to The Wild Animal Sanctuary, you can help support our important work and make a real difference in the lives of the animals we rescue and rehabilitate. Your donation will help us continue our efforts to provide these animals with large acreages of natural habitats to live in for the rest of their lives. Your support today can help us help more animals in need, giving them the chance for a new life full of comfort and safety. Join us in our mission to change their lives forever – donate now and make a positive impact today!

Adopt An Animal

The enduring plea of “Can I call you my ‘Mom’?” from Babe the pig in the movie of the same name touched our hearts and highlighted the desire of animals to find a loving family. At our sanctuaries, we have over 750 rescued animals who are all hoping to find a caring and compassionate family that will meet their needs. By adopting one of these animals, you can provide them with a forever home where they will be loved and cared for. Your support will not only change the life of the animal you adopt but also help us continue our important work of rescuing and rehabilitating animals. So, don’t wait – virtually adopt today and give one of our deserving animals a chance to be a part of your family!

Pledge Your Support

Pledging your support is one of the simplest and most effective ways to help the animals. By making a commitment to consistent contributions on an ongoing basis, you can ensure that our animals receive the necessities, such as food, and veterinary care every month. We offer four convenient options – monthly, quarterly, annually, or a custom frequency that works for you -, making it easy for you to pledge your support and help us make a difference in the lives of these deserving animals. Your pledge can have a tremendous impact, providing our animals with the care and resources they need to live happy and healthy lives. So, make a pledge today and help us continue our important work!

Give Stock, IRA Gifts, DAF Grants, and Crypto

We now offer a convenient smart giving options through FreeWill! Explore non-cash giving like stocks, IRA gifts, Donor-Advised Fund grants, and cryptocurrency — all of which have tax benefits. Learn more with this donation platform, and when you’re ready, you can make your gift in under 10 minutes!

Planned Giving

Research has shown that giving to charitable organizations can have a positive impact on our well-being, leaving us with feelings of goodness and a sense of fulfillment from helping others. Generosity has also been linked to improved physical health and increased happiness. By supporting our sanctuaries, you can not only make a difference in the lives of the animals we rescue and care for, but also recognize someone special or endorse our efforts in providing a safe and comfortable environment for these deserving animals. We’ve partnered with FreeWill so that you can create your will, name a guardian for your pets, and even create your The Wild Animal Sanctuary legacy — 100% cost-free. In just 20 minutes, you can gain peace of mind in knowing your loved ones are protected.  Follow the links below to learn more about the various giving opportunities available to support our important work. Your contribution can make a real difference in the lives of our animals and help us continue our mission.

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Make a Legacy Gift through FreeWill

A legacy gift in your will or trust, known as a bequest, costs nothing today and will sustain the mission of The Wildlife Animal Sanctuary for generations to come. This online estate planning tool from our partner, FreeWill, can help you create your will for free and easily include a legacy gift in 20 minutes.

Learn more and get started

Make a Plan for All Your Assets

Did you know you may have additional assets not covered in your will or trust? If you have an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, or any additional accounts, these are called “non-probate assets,” and they need to be planned for separately.


Using this online tool, you can log all of your assets, name The Wildlife Animal Sanctuary as a beneficiary, and receive printable instructions on how to set each one up with your broker.


Learn more and plan your beneficiaries

Notify The Wildlife Animal Sanctuary of a Legacy Gift

Have you included a gift in your will or trust to The Wildlife Animal Sanctuary? Please fill out this form so we can thank you for your lasting commitment and ensure our records are up-to-date.

Get started here

Become A Founding Member

Play an important part in these historical expansions of The Wild Animal Sanctuary with its new Wild Animal Refuge and Wild Horse Refuge! Become a Founding Member by acquiring one acre of wonderful adobe for these rescued animals, allowing them to live truly wild and free for the rest of their lives!  Founding Members have several benefits, including a special Founding Member Land Certificate to acknowledge their contribution, invitations to special events, and regular email updates on the progress and rescued animals! Inspire your friends and family to become involved and support the Refuges which can help to further its mission and impact.

Become A Habitat Creator

We are committed to providing safe and comfortable habitats for our rehabilitated animals, which involves significant material and labor to construct electric fencing around their living areas, ranging in size from 20-300 acres. In addition, we strive to bestow the animals with access to essential resources such as water troughs, underground dens, shade structures, and enrichment materials to promote their physical and mental well-being. We believe that providing natural habitats for these deserving animals is crucial in our ongoing efforts to rescue and rehabilitate them. This is a noble and vital undertaking for our organization, and we can only continue to do so with the help of others.


At The Wild Animal Sanctuary, we operate differently from traditional zoos, which means we do not have a large paid staff or a large team of personnel to handle every task. Instead, we rely on a smaller number of dedicated staff and a much larger team of passionate volunteers to care for our animals and maintain our facility. Our volunteers are an essential part of our team, and they help us in various ways, from feeding and cleaning to construction and administrative tasks. By signing up as a volunteer, you can make a real difference in the animals’ lives and help us continue our important work. Whether you have experience working with animals or not, we have a role for you. Join us today and become a part of our dedicated team of volunteers!

Summer Safari Dinners

This event promises to be an unforgettable extravaganza that will not only raise critical funds to support our animals but also provide an evening of enlightening information. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy delicious food, great company, and inspiring presentations that will showcase our important work and the difference that your support makes. By attending one of our annual “Summer Safari Dinners”, you can have a fantastic time while also contributing to the welfare of our rescued animals. So, mark your calendar and get ready to have a truly exceptional evening with the passionate sanctuary staff and some of our beautiful, rescued lions.

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