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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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Wild Cats Have Safe Haven With Caring People

I have visited this sanctuary for cougars, leopards, tigers, and other cats twice and each time I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
charliefaust11
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Shelton, Washington
Feeding Tour

Great tour with excellent tour guides Robyn and Jolee (forgive me if I spelled that wrong). Very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ryan J
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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 1 week ago

I have visited this sanctuary for cougars, leopards, tigers, and other cats twice and each time I was impressed with the caretakers, all volunteers, who know the cats, have knowledge of them, and care for them in a loving way. Most of these animals can't...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour with excellent tour guides Robyn and Jolee (forgive me if I spelled that wrong). Very educational and got to see the cats up close during feeding time. Had high expectation for my daughter, as she is a cat lover, and it exceeded those.More

1  Thank Ryan J
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TabbiSuri, Directors/Founders at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive feedback Ryan! Jolie and Robyn are tops at what they do. We are very grateful to have them & visitors like yourself who help the 57 resident wild cats lead a better life out here at WFAC. Please come again...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

The sanctuary itself has Amazing cats with easily accessed trails for visitors. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and you can tell they really love what they do. The gift shop is lovely, I really look forward to booking one of the special evening and dinner...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We made a trip out of going to see the dinner with cats visit and I’m really glad we did. On the way home we talked about how we a) felt we got our money’s worth. There’s several enclosures and cats to see. All with...More

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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you for visiting and helping the cats! We appreciate your kind remarks. Please visit again!

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Really interesting tour of the many cats sheltered at this advocacy center. It is entirely volunteer-led and they offer sanctuary for many older big cats that had lived previously horrible lives in tiny cages. You can tell all of the volunteers really love and care...More

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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you Victoria for your honest feedback. The cats will always be #1 here at the Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington. In turn, the 57 resident wild cat habitats are expanded to be as spacious as the budget will allow. Thank you for helping...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We live locally and whenever we have friends and family visit, we try to bring them here to see the “Cats”. The landscaping was being updated which makes for a lot of beautiful plants and flowers, which is a nice bonus. The cats are amazing...More

Thank Rosebud5197
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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words! Thank you also for helping the cats live a better life - our #1 priority!

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

The sanctuary is in a beautiful location and there is a nice drive out to it. There are so many different species of cats here to see and learn about. The guide was very informative and all of the volunteers clearly love the animals they...More

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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you Joanne for your fun and educational response to your visit. The trails have been upgraded recently and are now wheel chair accessible. Please visit the cats soon again, the foliage/flowers inside and outside habitats will be incredible this year!

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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

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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words! The team of volunteers out here at the cat's sanctuary are incredible! They are the ones who make it all happen. 1006 high quality volunteer hours donated last month! Please come out again and thank you for helping the...More

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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
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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Mary, thank you for the kind words. We appreciate your feedback. The directions have been fixed on the website. GPS can be unreliable due to the faint signal or lack of it in areas around the island depending on your carrier. The cats are always...More

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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
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TabbiSuri, Director at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for the kind words. Please come again to see what you have contibuted towards. The volunteers never slowed down through the winter! Many more improvements! Thanks again

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michelle g
6 August 2018|
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Response from TabbiSuri | Property representative |
Michelle, please send an e-mail to our website. We can get you scheduled to volunteer from there. Thank you for helping the cats out here at WFAC....We look forward to meeting you!
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deweypatnode
29 July 2017|
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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
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