Create a fundraiser to support our 650+ rescued Animals!
You can choose to support The Wild Animal Sanctuary through our Into the Wild Running Festival 3 ways:
When creating a fundraising page, you are able to name the page, tell your story, and add a picture to make it your own. You then share your page with family and friends through social media, where they can donate and post comments. It is a fun and easy way to reach your goal and share with others why you are running- for the Animals!
*Please note, if you'd like to make a donation and have it go toward your fundraiser, this needs to be done after you create your page, not during registration!*
Check your Junk/Spam folder in your emails if you do not see an activation email once you create your fundraising page.
Fundraising is not mandatory, but any and all donations go directly to the Animals! We thank you for helping us maintain their health and happiness.
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Established in 1980, The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a state and federally licensed sanctuary and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our 789-acre public access facility is located outside of Keenesburg, Colorado, 30 miles northeast of Denver. We also operate a closed access Refuge in southeastern Colorado, with another 9,684 acres of beautiful forested canyon lands. The Wild Animal Sanctuary currently cares for more than 650 rescued exotic animals and is the largest carnivore sanctuary in the World!
Thank you for helping The Wild Animal Sanctuary continue our mission of rescuing captive-bred large carnivores from situations of abuse and neglect, providing them with large-acreage habitats, and educating the public of the Captive Wildlife Crisis. Your support is the reason we are able to provide this life-saving service. For that, we are incredibly grateful. Here's to another wonderful Into the Wild run to help these majestic Animals!
-The Wild Animal Sanctuary Staff
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) is an international animal welfare organization that rescues and cares for large carnivores who were abused, abandoned, illegally kept, or victims of other inhumane situations. Since these animals were born in captivity and raised by humans, they often carry brutal reminders of their past life such as broken teeth and missing claws, so they can never be returned to the wild. We provide lifelong care and large-acreage habitats on our 10,473 acres of land where they can enjoy life as close to “wild” as possible. The Wild Animal Sanctuary is currently home to over 650+ animals including Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Tigers, African Lions, Wolves, Mountain Lions, Bobcats, Lynx, Foxes and others.
Thousands of visitors yearly are educated about the Captive Wildlife Crisis, the plight of approximately 30,000 large carnivores living outside the zoo system in the United States. These animals are forced to live in places like roadside attractions, petting zoos, magic acts, shopping malls and even in backyards, basements and garages. Like guns, drugs, and contraband, law enforcement agencies continually confiscate wild animals from illegal situations that include breeding compounds, failed facilities, and private owners throughout the United States.
Our motto is “Saving one animal may not change the world… but surely, for that one animal, the world will change forever!”
The Wild Animal Sanctuary
2999 County Road 53
Keenesburg, CO 80643
Regular Visiting Hours
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM to Sunset