1946 County Road 53
Keenesburg, CO 80643
The Wild Animal Sanctuary rescues large carnivores throughout United States, the Americas, and many other countries around the world.
To rescue and care for Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves and many other large carnivores that have been abused, abandoned or illegally-kept and provide rehabilitation and large acreage habitats for the rescued animals to live in. We also educate the public about issues and solutions surrounding the Captive Wildlife Crisis.
FINANCIAL – To continue our ability to fund critical stateside and international rescues through positive relationships and cooperative ventures with local, state and federal agencies and foreign governments.
SERVICE DELIVERY – To maintain and improve our position as the industry leader providing natural habitats, premier rescue services and innovative public education.
OPERATIONAL PERFERMANCE IMPROVEMENT – Continue to invest in our fleet of rescue trucks, trailers, equipment and international IATA containers, as well as expand and improve our educational infrastructure and outreach.
RESEARCH – Continue to work within higher education cooperatives such as Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, as well as many other zoological associated Universities.
MARKETING AND PUBLIC REALATIONS – Continue to improve The Sanctuary’s role as an industry leader and pioneering institution while also broadening our brand recognition around the globe.
HUMAN RESOURCES – Continue to be the top animal sanctuary employer, while also providing hundreds of volunteers and interns the opportunity to become highly-trained within an incredibly-unique field.
Events and Opportunities
“INTO THE WILD” RUNNING FESTIVAL
This incredibly-unique running festival and expo is a two-day event that includes a multitude of running events incorporating the Sanctuary’s 720 acre facility and includes US Track & Field certified marathon courses that employ picturesque country roads winding throughout southern Weld County.
“SUMMER SAFARI” DINNERS
Intimate events held throughout the summer season where guests receive special one-on-one guided tours, fully-catered and exquisite dinners and special presentations about the Sanctuary’s incredible efforts to rescue hundreds of Lions, Tigers, Bears and other large carnivores from dangerous situations around the world.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary currently operates utilizing the services of more than 150 volunteers and interns. We offer thorough and highly-monitored training for each and every volunteer so they can achieve and perform at the same level as our professional team of animal care specialist. We also mentor and train all volunteers to participate in our public education arena, as well as providing public education presentations via our highly-active speaker’s bureau.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary’s giving opportunities are extensive and have a broad reach across subject matter and platforms. Facility-oriented projects are incredibly important giving opportunities, as they are direct investments toward the rehabilitation and life-long care of rescued animals.
Our “Wild Open Spaces” fund enables donors to contribute toward vital land purchases, which enable the Sanctuary to increase capacity, as well as the quality of care we can provide to all the majestic creatures we rescue. Matching grants are available to double contributions on a dollar for dollar basis.
Participation in our Habitat Building Program enables donors to be highly-involved with specific rescues and the overall care of the animals we rescue. By helping the Sanctuary create large acreage natural spaces, where rescued animals will live and roam freely in harmony with others of their own kind, donors are partnering with the Sanctuary to solidify a positive future for abused, threatened and endangered species.
Donating through our bronze Memorial Plaque Program located across all sections of our world-record setting “Mile Into The Wild” elevated walkway helps the Sanctuary to continue building additional sections of walkway and platforms that not only educate the public about the animals we rescue, but also protects the same from undue pressure thru the walkway’s pioneering and instinctually-rooted design.
Sponsoring our current building project of a 48,000 sq. ft. Welcome Center that will become the centerpiece for hundreds of thousands of yearly educational visitors, is the perfect naming opportunity for family legacies and corporate branding.
Giving Opportunities also include sponsorships of our signature events, including Summer Safari Dinners... our Into The Wild Running Festival and Expo... and our new traveling Educational Caravan.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary also participates in workplace giving programs through Community Shares of Colorado, the Combined City, State and Federal Employee Campaigns. We also have corporate matching programs, online peer-to-peer fundraising programs that can be event-related and/or standalone in nature. Estate planning and other lasting legacy programs are available, as well as personal one-on-one attention to donor goals and interests.
Dr. Ashley Malmlov