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Our summer “mini” open house fundraisers will be held on Saturdays from June through September (exact dates not yet determined).

Each open house will be for a maximum of eight guests and will be held from noon until 4 pm. A conducted tour of the compound, gourmet lunch, and cheetah run are included in the day's activities. The cost of a ticket is $175 per person (adults only).

Bandhu showing tour guests his fishing skills
Bandhu showing tour guests his fishing skills

As we have done in previous years, we will have a raffle and a “Cheetah Challenge”. The raffle winner will pick one of three items for the prize. The Cheetah Challenge will be a “combined event”, with the times being collected from the runs at each of the mini open houses. The fastest time overall will determine the winner.

Themba running in the 2016 Open House Cheetah Challenge
Themba running in the 2016 Open House Cheetah Challenge

We will sell raffle tickets and Cheetah Challenge squares at each event. We will announce the raffle and Cheetah Challenge winners after the last open house. If you cannot attend one of the mini open houses, you can still purchase raffle tickets or Cheetah Challenge squares by email or phone.

We so very much appreciate the support you have provided us through the years. Your donations not only enable us to give our cats the best possible care, but also help us contribute financially to our in-situ conservation partners, whose incomes have been dramatically reduced due to the pandemic.

To attend one of our mini open houses, or to donate if you are unable to attend, please contact us by email at wildcat@wildcatfund.org or by calling us at 707-874-3176.

We hope to see everyone at one of this year's “mini” open houses!

Baruti is looking forward to seeing you!
Baruti is looking forward to seeing you!


For over 23 years we have been bringing our ambassador cats to fundraising events for wild cat conservation. Organizations that have benefited from the presence of these ambassadors include the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Cheetah Conservation Botswana, the Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation, the Snow Leopard Conservancy and Cheetah Outreach. Please read the NEWSPAPER ARTICLE about WCE&CF's participation in the Small Cat Conservation Alliance fundraiser.

Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund recently said the following:

"The Dicelys have been providing ambassador cheetahs at my fundraising events in the Western United States for the past 14 years. These ambassador cats have helped raise several hundred thousand dollars that have been donated for cheetah conservation. These ambassador cheetahs are of vital importance to the continued success of educating the public about the survival of an endangered species. Seeing a live cheetah has a larger impact on an audience than seeing a video on a flat screen. Through my presentation, with the aid of an ambassador cheetah, the audience begins to fully understand the plight of this animal in the wild."

Photos from some of our Wild Cat Conservation Events
Rob and Kgosi with Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund   Rob Dicely and Kgosi with Rebecca Klein, founder of Cheetah Conservation Botswana   Rob and Barbara with Dr. Rod Jackson and Darla Hillard, founders of the Snow Leopard Conservancy