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Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington

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3111 E Harstine Island Rd N, Shelton, WA 98584-9465
+1 360-427-4466
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Worthy sanctuary destination for cat lovers

I had never heard of this sanctuary, perhaps not surprising because it is a low-keyed organization... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Amazing place but hard to find

We did the adult tour, not the feeding tour. We plan to go back and do the feeding tour. It was a... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Mary H
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The Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington is a non-profit organization. It's mission is to provide safe haven/sanctuary for species of wild cats and their hybrids, education relating to wild cats, and conservation support. We also care for turtles/tortoises and various amphibians. Visiting the Center is by appointment only and pre-booked online via our website.
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3111 E Harstine Island Rd N, Shelton, WA 98584-9465
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I had never heard of this sanctuary, perhaps not surprising because it is a low-keyed organization and in operation for fewer than ten years. It is located in a remote location on an island in south Puget Sound. It is NOT a zoo, but a...More

Thank SweetGum
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We did the adult tour, not the feeding tour. We plan to go back and do the feeding tour. It was a wonderful experience. You are very close to the animals and can see them clearly, the tour guide was very knowledgable. We had trouble...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was well worth the visit. Visit in the afternoon when the cats are more visible. Go on a regular tour if you're with kids. If you're all over age 12, the feeding tour is amazing and worth it. This is a very special place,...More

Thank dublinmet
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A guided tour of a unique facility dedicated to caring for wild cats who cannot be returned to the wild. Some were pets that could no longer be cared for by the owner, others found abandoned too young to care for themselves. These cats are...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This sanctuary is exactly that: a beautiful place for these Felid friends to spend the rest of their days. The volunteer staff is very knowledgeable and will guide you down the paths through the habitats where these amazing animals reside in peace. Each cat has...More

Thank JoannB1967
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Lots of cats here, Bob Cats, Cougars, Leopards, Lions.... Each one has an interesting story. The grounds are well kept also.

Thank RipTideTrash
Reviewed 17 August 2017

If you are nowhere near Harstine Island, a day trip is definitely the way to go... there are great beaches to explore and some quaint (i.e small) towns to observe on your way. The drive from the Seattle area can be looonnng if done without...More

1  Thank Stacy S
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

If you're in the area, the felid center provides an excellent opportunity to visit, learn about the habits of wild cats, and see the cats up close. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Of those napping in the shade because of the hot afternoon, most cats...More

Thank SolanaSunshine
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Great place to see both large and small cats. The volunteers there do a good job of rehabilition and caring for the cats. See webpage.

Thank James D
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I visit a lot of cat rescues, and this was a very unique collection. Even though it was a rainy day, we were able to get close views of happy, active cats. My son had an unforgettable day with Hanna and Harley!

1  Thank Shannon C
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29 July 2017|
Response from mused78 |
You can view the different tours by following the "Book your visit" link. The basic family tour is $15 for kids, $20 for adults. They have a few themed tours that show different aspects of the facility and their work... More