About Us

1860 Starratt Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Note: Catty Shack is open on limited days. Click here to see our calendar.

Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. “Our mission is to provide a safe, loving, forever home for endangered big cats, and to educate the public about their plight in the wild and captivity”. Our primary focus is in the rescue of cats from serious situations. Once an animal is taken in at Catty Shack Ranch, they have a loving, forever home for life. We do not breed, sell, or trade any of our animals. Our current residents include tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, bobcats, arctic foxes, and coatimundis (the last two are “honorary cats”).

Florida law requires that all charities soliciting donations disclose their registration number and the percentage of your donation that goes to the cause and the amount that goes to the solicitor. Our registration number is CH-14355 and 100% of your donation goes to program services for the animals. We are a 501 c 3 charity as determined by the IRS Federal ID#59-3698971. Our 990s are available online at GuideStar.org with a complete breakdown of how your donations are spent.


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