Registration for Fall Roar N’ Snore Now Open!

Sunday, October 18th, 2015 0 COMMENTS


Have you ever wanted to sleep under the stars with lions, tigers, and cougars? Now’s your chance! Join us November 21-22 for our bi-annual Roar N’ Snore Camp-out fundraiser. Due to the limited number of campsites available, you must pre-register.

Dates: Saturday, November 21 @ 3:00 PM – Sunday, November 22 @ 11:00 AM

Adults (ages 12 & up): $105 Each;
Children (ages 3-11): $50 Each

What’s Included:
12′ x 12′ Campsite Near Our Animals
Dinner on Saturday night
Night Feeding Tour (limited ONLY to Roar N’ Snore participants)
Bonfire and S’mores
Breakfast on Sunday morning

Your Campsite:
You will receive a map of our campgrounds via email within 48 hours. This email is separate from your PDF tickets. After receiving the map, please respond to with your top three choices for campsites. Sites will be given out according to response date.



  1. How do I register? Registration is available by clicking the orange button above.
  2. I’m having problems registering online. What do I do? Email
  3. What happens if the event is cancelled? We do not cancel events except for extreme conditions (ie: hurricanes) OR if we do not have enough campsites reserved. If Catty Shack cancels the event, everyone will receive FULL refund, including their deposits.
  4. Is there a limit to how many people can be on a campsite? Currently, no. However, please be aware of the number within your party and if you will all be able to sleep comfortably.
  5. I’m vegetarian – do you have a dinner option for me? Yes! Please make sure to mark your meal preference during check-out for each of your campers. We will have a meat option and a vegetarian option.
  6. Can I bring my own snacks? Yes. However, DO NOT bring any alcohol. This is a family friendly event. All coolers are subject to inspection.
  7. Do you have a bathroom? We have portolets available on site.
  8. Is there an alternate payment method instead of paying online? Yes. Please e-mail for more information.

Camping Rules

This is a family-friendly event. Your cooperation will help us keep it a FUN FAMILY experience. The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary reserves the right to REMOVE any guest(s) without refund of any admission fees who do not follow these rules and/or endanger any animal and/or other guests with their actions.

  1. Tent Camping only. No motor homes, no pull campers, no fifth wheels allowed.
  2. No Smoking, No Alcohol, No Illegal Drugs, No Fireworks, and No Firearms are allowed on the grounds.
  3. No individual fires allowed. Service dogs are permitted.
  4. No pets allowed.
  5. No radios, No TV, and No loud music allowed.
  6. No swearing or obscene language or behavior.
  7. No individual grilling / no individual BBQ allowed.
  8. Be respectful of your fellow camper’s privacy.
  9. Be respectful of our sanctuary – please deposit garbage in the garbage receptacles and plastic bottles and cans in recycling receptacles.
  10. In order to ensure the safety of our guests and our animal residents, the general public entrance gates will be locked at 8:00 PM as well as our internal sanctuary gates. Once inside the sanctuary, you will not be allowed to go back to your parked cars until Sunday morning or unless escorted by a volunteer.
  11. Be respectful of the volunteers of The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. They are here to insure everyone and our residents are safe and everyone has a good time.
  12. All children MUST be under adult supervision at all times, no running, taunting or teasing the animals.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Mojo BBQ

We Welcome a New Resident! You Can Help Name Him!

Friday, October 16th, 2015 0 COMMENTS

white nosed coatimundi
Catty Shack Ranch has a new resident! He is a white-nosed coatimundi that had been a private pet. He was born in early June and has grown a lot since arriving at the Ranch at 8 weeks old.

When he first arrived, we kept him in isolation to protect him and all our other animals. He received vaccinations and vet check-ups just like a puppy or kitten. Now that he is bigger, he lives in the enclosure near Khala Hala and BJ, the leopards. He’ll be neutered when he’s about 6 months old. Ultimately, he may be introduced to Callie, our other coatimundi, to see if they can live together.

He loves to climb and explore his new home, burrowing in his blankets and hunting for delicious insects. He eats raw meat, veggies and lots of fruit. He enjoys cookies and marshmallows as treats, of course.

We’re holding a contest to name our cute new arrival! The fee to submit a name is $10 per name. The winner will receive a photo of the baby coati and a Family VIP Pass for 4 to the Ranch. Best of all, the winner will have bragging rights – how many people have had the honor of naming a coatimundi?!

Come meet our new baby!

Help us name him!

Here’s how it works: Each name suggestion is $5.00. All proceeds go back to our residents at the ranch (for habitats, toys, food, etc.). You may submit as many names as you would like until December 15. After December 15, our Board of Directors and volunteers will meet to decide the final name. As soon as it is agreed upon, we will announce his new name!

Good luck!

**The contest has ended. Please stay tuned for the announcement of the winning name submission!


Good News for Topaz!

Saturday, October 10th, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Topaz, barely awake.

Topaz, our beloved Golden Tabby tiger has good news to share. She visited SEVO (Southeast Veterinary Oncology and Internal Medicine) Clinic in Orange Park for a 6 month checkup following her radiation treatments earlier in 2015. Great News! She remains in complete remission from her lymphoma!

While there is no cure for lymphoma, her condition is managed by monthly chemotherapy doses. Earlier this year, she received radiation treatments on her foot, where the cancer had manifested itself. She also had surgery to remove damaged tissue and to amputate a damaged toe by Affiliated Veterinary Services. She healed beautifully and walks, once again, with a normal gait!

Come visit Topaz and her best friend, Binky. They have moved to the back of the Ranch next to our royal lion couple, Tal and Nyra.

Once again, thank you to all our friends at SEVO, AVS, and in the local veterinary community for all your care for our animals. We (and the animals) so appreciate your help!

If you would like to help donate to Topaz’s treatment, you can donate online.

You can also adopt Topaz online!

Thank you for everyone’s support! #TeamTopaz

Boo! Catty Shack’s Haunted Forest is Near!

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Scary Halloween actor in the Haunted Forest
Get your costumes ready – it is almost Haunted Forest time! This will be our 10th Annual Haunted Forest and promises to be bigger, scarier and more exciting than ever!

Haunted Forest Dates and Times:
Friday, October 9th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 10th from 3:00 to 9:00 PM
Sunday, October 11th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Friday, October 16th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 17th from 3:00 to 9:00 PM

Admission Fees:
Children 2 years and under – Free
Children 3 – 11 years – $5.00
Adults (12 years and older) – $10.00

Featuring: Haunted Forest Trail * Kids’ Crafts & Games * Candy for the Kids * Surprises! * AND, of course, Our Animals!

Come in Costume! Enjoy the Fun! Visit our Animals!

Spoiler Alert: Colby, Monterey and Brie (tigers) are looking for extra-large cheese costumes.

Please Note: Our usual Friday and Saturday night feeding events will NOT take place during Haunted Forest weekends.

**The Florida Department of Transportation encourage travelers to use the 511 Traveler Information System before hitting the road to stay up-to-date on crashes, congestion, and construction along the route to the Haunted Forest. The 511 system provides information on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads, and other major metropolitan roadways.

For real-time traffic updates, travelers can call 511 toll free, visit, download the free 511 mobile app on Apple App Store or Google Play, or follow FL511 on Twitter.

October Birthdays and Anniversaries

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Topaz, head shot.

We have only one October celebrant. Topaz, our Golden Tabby tiger celebrates her birthday on October 1. Our beloved diva is 16 years old and will enjoy her special birthday cake made of ground meat and evaporated milk. All birthdays and anniversaries are special days and this event is ever so sweet given Topaz’s current status as in remission from lymphoma.

You can adopt Topaz online!

There are no residents with October arrival anniversaries. Stay tuned for November and December as we have many birthdays and anniversaries to celebrate.

Happy Birthday Topaz!

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