Volunteer of the Month – March

Monday, March 5th, 2012 5 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!


VoM - RichardName: Richard
Time Volunteered at Catty Shack: I have been volunteering at the Ranch for 9 months; I started last June (2011) after my first visit to the Ranch.
How did you start volunteering at Catty Shack? Being a life long fan of the Detroit Tigers (baseball team) and Detroit Lions (football) we always went to the Detroit Zoo to see the lions and tigers, so when I saw the tigers and lions at the Ranch, I knew I had to volunteer to help these wonderful animals, I just wish I had known about the place sooner.
What has been your favorite moment(s) at Catty Shack so far? My favorite moments at the Ranch are when I helped build the 1st Kitty Kabin and worked with Tony on building the cats their platforms (Lucky and the new Bobcats).


Thanks, Richard, for everything you do for Catty Shack!

Tickets Fore Charity: A Family-Friendly Golf Event

Thursday, March 1st, 2012 0 COMMENTS
TPC Sawgrass

TPC Sawgrass

Date: October 15 – 21, 2012
Where: TPC Sawgrass
Online Order Form: Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open
Downloadable Order Form: Download Now

Do you like golf? If so, this is a great family-friendly event that you won’t want to miss! The event, the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open presented by Planters, features the “future stars of the PGA tour” for seven straight days. And the best part of this golf event is that 100% of ticket sales will go to the charity of your choice! Click on one of the links above to buy your tickets online or to download and print the order form.

Tickets are only $25 in advance and children (18 and under) are free. When buying your tickets online or through the printable order form, please make sure to specify The Catty Shack Wildlife Sanctuary as your charity of choice and help us raise funds for our animals!

Tickets Fore CharityWinn-Dixie Open

A Baby Shower “Thank You”

Sunday, February 26th, 2012 2 COMMENTS

Cubs in Water

Cubs with WaterWe would like to thank everyone who made our Baby Shower weekend a success! A huge number of people from all over Cub with Toilet PaperJacksonville came out to see the cubs and all our other residents. Under the TentThank you for Silent Auctionnot only Three Cubsspending your Cub waterweekend with us, but for the wonderful donated supplies and the kinds words spoken of our volunteers!

We also need to thank all the wonderful businesses throughout Jacksonville that helped with our raffle and silent auction items (see below for a listing of winners & links to the businesses) and all the media outlets that helped promote the event and make it what it became.

And, last but not least, we need to thank all of our volunteers that worked tirelessly leading up to the shower and throughout the weekend to make sure everything was ready for the event!

For those that missed the Baby Shower, it was two fun-filled days of visiting all our residents, including the cubs! The cubs got their own “surprises” during the day when they got to play in a “pool” of water and “open” cardboard boxes in their play area. Under the big tent up front, we had raffle and silent auction items, pink lemonade, cotton candy, cupcakes, and cookies for sale.

We hope that every person that came to the Ranch was able to leave with a better understanding of tigers, leopards, cougars, lions, and the other types of animals we house at the Sanctuary. We have plenty of more events throughout 2012, so come back out and visit us! Stay updated with us through our website, facebook, and twitter.

The Baby Naming Contest for our five baby tiger cubs will be continuing through Sunday, March 18. For a $10 donation, you can submit a name for one of our babies! You may submit your name(s) when you come by the Ranch for a public event or through our website. If your name is chosen, you will recceive a plate with a cub’s paw print on it along with the name you chose along with a keepsake 8×10 photograph of the cub. Names will be announced the weekend of March 24.

Thank you again to everyone who came out to celebrate with us and the volunteers and businesses that made the event possible!

– Lauren

Silent Auction Winners
Wine Basket from Green Man Gourmet – Hank S.
2 Hour Massage from Cool Blue Massage – Jaguar Julie
Tiger Picture – Billy B.
1 Hour Massage from Massage Envy – Jaguar Julie
4 Rounds of Golf at Marsh Landing Country Club – Ben C.
Cat Print – Jaguar Julie
Jacksonville Jazz Poster – Jaguar Julie
Catty Shack Mug from Doing Dishes – Claire G.
2 Night Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Oceanfront – Lisa S.
“T” Art Print – Jaguar Julie
$100 Capital Grill Gift Card – Matt M.
“Real-Life Calvin & Hobbs” Print – Jaguar Julie
“He-Man” Print – Chad W.
Catty Shack Platter from Doing Dishes - Kathy G.

Raffle Winners
$25 Mossfire Grill Gift Card – Erin M.
$25 Chamblins Bookmine Gift Card – Ray H.
$25 O’Brothers Pub & Restaurant Gift Card – Allie H.
“Wookie the Chew” book by local artist (3 copies) – Charles T., Chad W., & Erin
Family 4-Pack Tickets to Catty Shack Ranch Night Feeding – Christina P.
Necklace Set – Megan T.
Poe’s Tavern Gift Card – Kristi M.
Ocean Nails Gift Card – Lohman
Wine Warehouse Gift Card - Lohman
$30 Beauty Paradise Gift Card (3 gift cards) – Kristi M., Kay J., & Charlene A.

Day 1 of Baby Shower

Sunday, February 19th, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Wow, what a great day for the Baby Shower! Saturday, February 18th, went extremely well; people all around Jacksonville came out to visit. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us. The cubs had a great time in their play area out back and all the other animals LOVED seeing you all!

Remember, we still have one more day for the Baby Shower: Sunday, February 19th. Cost for admittance is $10/adults, $5/kids (3-11)…you’ll get to see ALL our animals, plus the cubs will be out from 2-4 PM. And on top of all that, we will have some delicious treats for sale, a silent auction, and a raffle going on! Some great local businesses donated gift cards and items to make the auction and raffle possible, so make sure to stop by the tables and check them out.

For more information on the Baby Shower, check out the “events” page.

Our Baby Tiger Naming Contest is still going on as well. You may submit name suggestions for our cubs through Sunday, March 18th, for a $10 donation per name. If your name is chosen for one of the cubs, you will receive a plate with the cub’s paw print and name along with an 8×10 photograph of the cub!

I’ll leave this post with a couple of images from Saturday. I hope to see you all out at the Ranch Sunday (er…later today!)

– Lauren


Food Table Silent AuctionTablesPeople!People Around Cubs


Catty Shack Featured in the News

Friday, February 17th, 2012 0 COMMENTS

tiger cubsWith our recent rescues, Catty Shack has been making the rounds on the local news stations to let everyone know how they can help these wonderful cubs in their new home! We hope you got to see some of our babies on the television and in the newspaper, but if you didn’t, check out the following links:

News4Jax Video, January 17, 2012

Jacksonville.com News Article & Video, January 18, 2012

Fox30 WAWS News Article, January 23, 2012

Jacksonville.com Pictures, February 04, 2012

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