We Need Your Daily Vote! Help Us Win!

Saturday, June 18th, 2016 0 COMMENTS


Catty Shack Ranch has again been nominated to participate in Pet Paradise’s “Life is Short, Make a Splash” giving back campaign!

First prize is $10,000. Second and third place award are also available. Last year, through your support, we won a special prize of $1,000.00. We’d love to claim first prize this year!

To help us win, we need your daily vote between now and July 31. Encourage all your friends to vote for us every day too! Only 1 vote is allowed per person per day. Votes are cast on Pet Paradise’s Facebook page.

Here’s the link to the voting page:


Please help our animals win – vote today and every day (through July 31)! Sprout (the tiger) knows you can make a bigger splash than she does in her pool!

Vote! Vote! Vote! Splash! Splash! Splash!

June Birthdays and Arrival Anniversaries!

Monday, June 6th, 2016 0 COMMENTS

June Bdays and Anniversaries

Catty Shack Ranch has several birthdays and arrival anniversaries to celebrate in June. Two White and Khala Hala, the black spotted leopard girls turn 12 years old on June 16. Their parents are BJ and Skywalker. They enjoy entertaining visitors and volunteers, happily rumbling and showing off their beautiful spotted tummies. Their flirtatious antics remind many people of similar behaviors of their own beloved house cats.

Czarina, one of our tigers will also turn 12 on June 27.  Her name means “princess” in Russian and she knows she is true royalty. She would love to have her own staff of volunteers to cater to her every whim. She was born at the Ranch and her mother is Nokia.

Cody, our mischievous coatimundi, celebrates his 1st birthday in June (date unknown). We recently moved him in with Callie, our other coatimundi and there is never a dull moment in her life now. Imagine what fun he’d have with a (human) birthday cake with all its icing!

June 12th marks the 14th anniversary of the arrival at Catty Shack Ranch for four of our residents – Nyra, BJ, Skywalker and Binky. It was a major undertaking to be able to offer these four special cats the safe, loving, forever home they deserve. Nyra is our regal lioness, frequently basking in the sun on her hammock. BJ and Skywalker, the black spotted leopards survey all of “Tiger Row” from their elevated perches. Binky is our … Binky (no additional description required!), a well-loved, amusing tiger. He always makes everyone smile.

These honorees will all feast on special meat cakes to celebrate these happy events.  Along with all the residents, they receive loving care every day of their lives.

Happy Birthday Two White, Khala Hala, Czarina and Cody! Happy Anniversary Nyra, BJ, Skywalker and Binky! We love you!

Wednesday Night Feedings Continue!

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 0 COMMENTS


Catty Shack Ranch is excited to announce that we will continue to host alternating Wednesday night feeding events! The April dates are April 6 and April 20.

The crowds are a little smaller (for now) and this is the perfect opportunity for midweek out-of-town visitors to watch our cats make 600 pounds of meat disappear quickly.

The gates open at 6:00pm with the feeding beginning at 7:30pm. Last admission is at 7:15pm. We encourage you to arrive before 6:30pm to benefit from an educational tour and introduction to our residents and to have time to enjoy the animals and be in place before the feeding frenzy begins. Admission is $15.00 for visitors ages 12 and over, $10.00 for kids ages 3 through 11, 2 years and under admitted for free.

Note that the Wednesday events are NOT every week.  Please consult our website www.cattyshack.org or Facebook page for exact dates.

The cats are hungry! Come watch them eat!

In Loving Memory of Apache

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 4 COMMENTS


On Thursday February 25, we said goodbye to Apache, one of our beloved cougars. He was almost 18 years old, having been born in July, 1998 and he had enjoyed life at Catty Shack Ranch since 2010. He relished the special attention loving volunteers gave to him. Many of us spent extra time with him, talking to him and enjoying his deep purring response. As with many wild animals, although he was aging and slowing down, he enjoyed life and ate well up to the very end and died peacefully in his sleep.

Apache had the most beautiful expressive eyes. Visitors and volunteers were captivated by his handsome face. He was a wise and calm presence in our cougar area.

Apache, you’re now free to rest in peace. Close those big beautiful eyes and know that you are dearly loved and very much missed, special boy.


Your Volunteers

January Anniversaries

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Brie, female Siberian tiger

We love to celebrate the birthdays and arrival anniversaries of all the animals who reside with us at Catty Shack Ranch.  Our records do not indicate that we have any January birthday honorees.

We have many January arrival anniversaries to celebrate!  We’ll never forget January 15, 2013 when six tigers arrived in sunny Florida from 5 degree weather in Wisconsin.  The 3 “Cheeseheads”, Colby, Brie and Monterey were 6 weeks old and weighed only 9 to 11 pounds.  The youngsters, the “Fluffies”, Star, Sprout and Runty sported thick, luxurious fur coats (and a layer of body fat!) suitable for keeping them warm in cold weather.  What changes we’ve watched as they all have grown and thrived in our loving care!Tal, male African lion

Long Tail and No Tail, two of the cougars, arrived on January 19, 2001.  They enjoy sunning themselves on their platforms and watching over their cougar and horse pasture neighbors.

On January 29, 2008, Tal the lion arrived.  He reigns majestically over the back area of the Ranch, taking care of his beloved lady, Nyra.

Come visit the Ranch and celebrate all these animals’ anniversaries.  We love you Colby, Brie, Monterey, Star, Sprout, Runty, Long Tail, No Tail and Tal

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