Beary Cozy Dens - updated housing needed for bears

T&D's Cats of the World  is a really special place.

Tucked away in Penns Creek, Pennsylvania, T&D's is home to a large variety of mammals and parrots and is one of the only exotic wildlife rescue organizations in Pennsylvania. T&D's is privately owned and operated by the Mattive family.  


This is my seventh year volunteering at T&D's and I feel very lucky to be in the presence of the animals that call T&D's home and to be able to help in a very small way.  I have seen first hand how hard the Mattive family works to provide a safe, comfortable, and enriching home to the animals in their care.

Late this summer and early fall T&D's plans to replace five of their bear dens.  Each new den will cost $2500.  Five new dens for the bears are needed at this time costing $12,500.   


 T & D's receives animals in need from private individuals, government agencies, zoos, and other refuge organizations.  They provide a permanent home for these animals and open each summer to share their beauty.

T&D’s is fully licensed by the state and federal governments to house and exhibit wildlife.  T&D’s is not funded by the government. The care of the animals is made possible in part by private contributions. T&D’s does not breed, buy, or sell exotic wildlife.   


Please help me help T&D's by providing financial support to assist in deferring the cost of these important upgrades so these mammals have "Beary Cozy Dens" these upcoming cooler seasons.  

No amount is too small, please consider donating to this fundraiser, even if it's $5 or $1 - it all helps. 

On behalf of the bears, thank you!



  • Ruth Godfrey 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Ellen Wagner 
    • $25 
    • 10 mos
  • Corey Arnott 
    • $300 
    • 10 mos
  • Debbie McLaughlin 
    • $30 
    • 10 mos
  • Laura Holtkamp  
    • $25 
    • 10 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Louise Higgins 
Penns Creek, PA
Terrance Mattive 
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