Cubs’ Kitty Kabin Finished!

Friday, July 6th, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Cubs' Kitty Kabin Thanks to Community First Credit Union (we won a $1,000 grant from them), Tony, Richard, and all the other volunteers who worked hard to make this happen, our baby girls now have their Kitty Kabin built! It’s only been up a little over two weeks now, but the girls have already made it their own.

If you haven’t seen them recently, come visit Nikki, Jade, Cayenne, Misha, and Amara! They are out for public viewing at all our public events. Also, keep an ear out for our housewarming party later this month!

June E-Newsletter

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 0 COMMENTS

NokiaDidn’t get the chance to see our June newsletter? Here it is! It includes a resident spotlight, news on the cubs, an event spotlight, a little blurb about Florida law on exotic animals, and more!

June Newsletter (featuring Nokia)

Don’t forget to join our e-mail list! You’re missing fun resident facts, upcoming events, special offers, conservation news, and lots more – everything a Catty Shack fan needs to know! We’ll sometimes even 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?

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Volunteer of the Month – June

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Sorry, everyone – it’s a bit late this month, but here’s the most recent Volunteer of the Month!

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!


BillyName: Billy

Time Volunteered at Catty Shack: Just over one year now, and I’ve loved every minute of it.

How did you start volunteering at Catty Shack?  I first came to Catty Shack as a visitor, then signed up to volunteer shortly after. I’ve always had a passion for conservation, the environment and wildlife, especially big cats. I have an affinity for cats in general, so I wanted to contribute right away.

What has been your favorite moment(s) at Catty Shack so far? I enjoy all my time at Catty Shack, so choosing a favorite moment is difficult. I guess it’s the first time I saw our tiger cubs when they were a few weeks old. Not many people have seen five Siberian tiger cubs in person. It’s such a privilege. I also like seeing the looks of appreciation on visitors’ faces when they first walk in and see the animals.


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

Haskell Company Donates $500

Monday, June 18th, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Thank You!

Thank you to the Haskell Company, a business design and build firm based right here in Jacksonville, who recently raised $500 for the Catty Shack through their Denim Day on May 18! To get ready for their Denim Day, Haskell employees joined us for a night feeding to meet all the residents.

Thank you again to everyone at the Haskell Company for helping us!

If you are a part of a company that would be interested in fundraising or donating to Catty Shack, contact us!

Final Two Cub Names Announced

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 0 COMMENTS


After much deliberation, “yellow” and “orange” cubs have their forever names! These two girls are sisters and are growing up with our three other cubs – Jade, Cayenne, and Nikki. All five baby girls were re-homed on New Year’s Eve day and just turned 6 months old!

“Yellow” cub’s name is Amara. From Indian origin, the name means “eternal.”

“Orange” cub’s name is Misha, from Russian origin. The name means “like God.”

Again, we would like to thank everyone who participated in the naming contest. The proceeds from the contest have helped with the costs of raising five rambunctious cubs and building their new habitat (a new habitat costs about $10,000!) The girls are now out for public viewing during all tours, so make sure to check out our hours of operation, and come see the girls grow up.

Below, you can see a picture of the girls’ new Kitty Kabin.

Cubs' House

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