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Each donation helps our animals live the most fulfilling lives possible and helps us continue making improvements to our facilities for the betterment of the Sanctuary.

To help us online instantly, click the button above and select how much you’d like to donate. It's easy and makes a big impact!

If your organization is registered with Benevity, you can also donate directly from their website (this link takes you to the login page, where you can search for Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary).

Without support from caring animal lovers like you, we would not be able to feed and care for our dozens of rescued animals. As you can imagine, caring for wildlife is very expensive, especially when many live at YWS because of irreversible injuries. Your donations ensure that our animals have the best possible care for years to come. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so all donations are tax-deductible and every dollar matters.

Your gift goes to...

Caring for non-releasable wildlife

There are over 35 wild residents at the sanctuary, and you contribution helps us provide the highest quality of care for every resident; from food, medicine, vet care, and enrichment programs.

Improving facilities

We have been operating for 30 straight years. We are constantly striving to expand and make improvements to existing habitats. Your donations go towards new habitats, better guest facilities, educational signage, and overall improvements to get us closer to our goal of Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accreditation.


Education is the cornerstone of our mission, and our goal is to spread a message of education and conservation. We provide educational signage, tours, wildlife encounters, and outreach programs to visitors of all ages. We are especially proud to work with local schools across five surrounding counties. Your support helps us continue these programs.



We are currently asking for donations of foods high in nutritional fat to help one of our black bears gain the pounds he needs before winter. Due to Buster’s age and size, he isn’t getting the fatty foods he needs through his normal diet and extra peanuts and peanut butter. We are asking for: Peanuts, peanut butter, avocados, macadamia nuts, pine nuts, pecans, walnuts, and frozen salmon that is less than a year old.

Otto environmental wish list

Otto Environmental sells products for animal care professionals. These include enrichment items that are durable and safe for black bears, to raptors, to raccoons.