Purdue Alumni Volunteer Group

Monday, September 3rd, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Purdue Group
Purdue Group 2
Near the end of August, Eddie Bajek and some Purdue Alumni came out to assist us in some much-needed (and pretty dirty!) jobs around the ranch. These great guys helped with landscaping around the ranch (including planting trees and weed eating) and helped pack meat for all the resident. If you haven’t ever packed pounds upon pounds of meat for the big cats – you’ll never know what a messy job that can be! So, here’s an extra-special “thank you” for all the heavy-lifting and messy jobs you all did!

Do you have a group that is interested in a special work day at the ranch? Make sure to contact us!

E-Newsletter Archive: August

Saturday, September 1st, 2012 0 COMMENTS

ValeriaCheck out last month’s e-newsletter! It includes a resident spotlight, an event spotlight, conservation news, and more!

August Newsletter (featuring Valeria)

If you want to be the first to know about monthly events, specials, and more, make sure to sign up for our newsletter list. We’ll sometimes send out specials and coupons for upcoming events!

We even have our “Birthday Club” – all you have to do is share your birthday month with us and you’ll automatically be sent a birthday gift for your special day. It’s optional – but, hey, who doesn’t want another birthday gift?

You can sign up for our e-mail list in the form on the right-side of this page or through the form below. After signing up, you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail that you must click-through to approve joining our list before you’ll start receiving emails.

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“Friends of the Cats” Business Spotlight: Fleming Signs and Graphics

Saturday, August 25th, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Fleming Signs

Fleming Signs and Graphics
4182 County Road 218
Middleburg, FL 32068
Phone: 904-214-3265

Dave and Zette Fleming at Fleming Graphics have been a tremendous help to the Catty Shack Ranch! Throughout the years, Fleming Graphics has produced hundreds of signs that have been proudly put on display throughout our property. This team has been constantly supportive of us and our goal to give “forever homes” to our residents…and we couldn’t do it without them!

Most recently, you have probably seen the wonderful signs they made when we rehomed our five baby tigers. The approximately 3’x8′ sign displayed a feisty Cayenne and invited guests to “Come See Our Babies.”

Not only does Fleming Graphics create our huge, eye-catching banners, but they also create the smaller signs that you can find throughout the ranch. While heading back to see our residents. stop at our “Adoption Board,” where you’ll find all the signs Dave has made for our wonderful animal sponsors. What Fleming Graphics does for us seems to have no limits! We are so thankful for Dave and Zette and everything they do for us.


When visiting Catty Shack, we hope you get a moment to take a look at our “Friends of the Cats” board, highlighting all the businesses that have helped Catty Shack by donating time, services, and/or materials. Please help us in thanking them by using their services whenever applicable. If you have a business and are interested in becoming a “Friend of the Cats” or a corporate sponsor, please contact us.

Volunteer of the Month – August

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Every month, the Catty Shack Board of Directors decide on a Volunteer of the Month to give an extra special “thank you” to. Every one of our volunteers is special to us and we are thankful for all of them – without our volunteers, Catty Shack would not be where are today! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, check out our volunteer page.

The following is a spotlight on this month’s “Volunteer of the Month”. Enjoy!


WynneName: Wynne

When did you start volunteering at Catty Shack? February 15, 2012

How did you start volunteering at Catty Shack? I had read about Catty Shack and brought some visiting family members out in January 2011. At that time I was very recently retired and still too exhausted to want to do anything. I had said I wanted to volunteer after I retired but just wasn’t ready then. A year later, I visited on the first day the cubs were out in public and I was hooked. I attended the next volunteer meeting and started volunteering two weeks later, right after I finished the half-marathon.

What has been your favorite moment(s) at Catty Shack so far? Picking a single favorite moment is just not possible. I love all the animals but must confess that the tigers are my favorites. Being able to work in such close proximity to these amazing animals just makes everything right with my world. I have always considered myself a “cat” woman and this experience has just added an unbelievable dimension to that part of me.


Thanks, Wynne, for everything you do at Catty Shack!

Another Target Work Day!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Yulee Target
Yulee Target WorkingWow! We are so lucky to have such giving companies and groups of Yulee Target Work Day volunteers in the Jacksonville area. Back in July, we had a great group of people from the Yulee Target help us with a variety of tasks at the ranch! (We also had a volunteer group from the Target on San Jose come and help us on a previous date.)

This great group from Yulee helped us weed our flower beds and paint the cubs’ enclosure. They even (kind of) made friends with Tal…he let them trim the trees around his enclosure!

Thank you, Cari Piatt and the Yulee Target group, for everything you did!

If you have a volunteer group that think could help the Catty Shack Ranch on a volunteer day,  just contact us!

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