A Baby Shower “Thank You”

Sunday, February 26th, 2012 4 COMMENTS

Cubs in Water

Cubs with WaterWe would like to thank everyone who made our Baby Shower weekend a success! A huge number of people from all over Cub with Toilet PaperJacksonville came out to see the cubs and all our other residents. Under the TentThank you for Silent Auctionnot only Three Cubsspending your Cub waterweekend with us, but for the wonderful donated supplies and the kinds words spoken of our volunteers!

We also need to thank all the wonderful businesses throughout Jacksonville that helped with our raffle and silent auction items (see below for a listing of winners & links to the businesses) and all the media outlets that helped promote the event and make it what it became.

And, last but not least, we need to thank all of our volunteers that worked tirelessly leading up to the shower and throughout the weekend to make sure everything was ready for the event!

For those that missed the Baby Shower, it was two fun-filled days of visiting all our residents, including the cubs! The cubs got their own “surprises” during the day when they got to play in a “pool” of water and “open” cardboard boxes in their play area. Under the big tent up front, we had raffle and silent auction items, pink lemonade, cotton candy, cupcakes, and cookies for sale.

We hope that every person that came to the Ranch was able to leave with a better understanding of tigers, leopards, cougars, lions, and the other types of animals we house at the Sanctuary. We have plenty of more events throughout 2012, so come back out and visit us! Stay updated with us through our website, facebook, and twitter.

The Baby Naming Contest for our five baby tiger cubs will be continuing through Sunday, March 18. For a $10 donation, you can submit a name for one of our babies! You may submit your name(s) when you come by the Ranch for a public event or through our website. If your name is chosen, you will recceive a plate with a cub’s paw print on it along with the name you chose along with a keepsake 8×10 photograph of the cub. Names will be announced the weekend of March 24.

Thank you again to everyone who came out to celebrate with us and the volunteers and businesses that made the event possible!

– Lauren

Silent Auction Winners
Wine Basket from Green Man Gourmet – Hank S.
2 Hour Massage from Cool Blue Massage – Jaguar Julie
Tiger Picture – Billy B.
1 Hour Massage from Massage Envy – Jaguar Julie
4 Rounds of Golf at Marsh Landing Country Club – Ben C.
Cat Print – Jaguar Julie
Jacksonville Jazz Poster – Jaguar Julie
Catty Shack Mug from Doing Dishes – Claire G.
2 Night Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Oceanfront – Lisa S.
“T” Art Print – Jaguar Julie
$100 Capital Grill Gift Card – Matt M.
“Real-Life Calvin & Hobbs” Print – Jaguar Julie
“He-Man” Print – Chad W.
Catty Shack Platter from Doing Dishes – Kathy G.

Raffle Winners
$25 Mossfire Grill Gift Card – Erin M.
$25 Chamblins Bookmine Gift Card – Ray H.
$25 O’Brothers Pub & Restaurant Gift Card – Allie H.
“Wookie the Chew” book by local artist (3 copies) – Charles T., Chad W., & Erin
Family 4-Pack Tickets to Catty Shack Ranch Night Feeding – Christina P.
Necklace Set – Megan T.
Poe’s Tavern Gift Card – Kristi M.
Ocean Nails Gift Card – Lohman
Wine Warehouse Gift Card – Lohman
$30 Beauty Paradise Gift Card (3 gift cards) – Kristi M., Kay J., & Charlene A.


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It is my pleasure to do everything I can to help the big cats have a clean and safe environment, provide a learning experience and pleasant place to visit for our guests. I can hardly wait to hear the names of the new cubs!

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