April Enrichments: Watermelons!

Monday, April 14th, 2014 1 COMMENTS

WatermelonsThroughout April, we will give our residents watermelons as a special enrichment activity. The love to play and destroy the melons! But we need your help – even more watermelons are needed to make sure every resident has their own melon to play with.

We received 10 watermelon donations this past weekend (thank you to everyone who brought one out while visiting!) We still need about 40 more watermelons. If you plan on visiting us during April, please consider bringing a watermelon with you! Our animals will appreciate it.

Help Our Enrichment Team!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 0 COMMENTS

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Here’s your chance to help our enrichment team! If you plan on visiting the ranch this week (for a Thursday Daytime Tour, Saturday Night Feeding, or Sunday Daytime Tour) bring a watermelon!

Our enrichment team will give out watermelons to some of our residents on Sunday, April 13 (which is also a great day to come visit)! If you are interested in watching the watermelon toss, plan on arriving close to our 1 PM start time…this will allow you enough time to receive a full tour before the watermelons are given out.

Our enrichment team plans and coordinates new and exciting “toys,” experiences, and other enrichments for all our animals every month. Watermelons are just one of the fun things our animals get to play with…we also give them pumpkins, blood popsicles, Christmas trees, boxes with treats, birthday “cakes,” and much more.

Vote for us during One Spark!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Vote for us during One Spark, the World’s Crowdfunding Festival right here in Jacksonville. All you have to do is show up to the festival and vote for us (search for “Fur-Ever Home Fund” or project number 20050) and you’ll help us win $10,000! We’ll also be competing for 3.25 million dollars in capital investments, $310,000 in crowdfunds and direct contributions from voters.

Click here to learn more about One Spark & to register to be a voter.

All monies raised through this event will go towards our “Fur-Ever Home Fund!” This fund will help with the purchase of our new property and facilities so we can expand and continue rescuing endangered big cats.

Show your support of our project with these images for Facebook and other social sites (click the image to open the full-size version, then right-click to save):

 

 
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Roar N’ Snore – Only 9 Campsites Left

Saturday, March 29th, 2014 0 COMMENTS

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Click here for more info & to purchase tickets.

Our Roar N’ Snore Camp-out is one of our most anticipated events of the year. Don’t miss out…there’s only 9 campsites left! This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to sleep near big cats under the stars.

Admission:
Adults – $75
Children (3-11) – $35

Dates:
Saturday, April 26 @ 3:00 PM –
Sunday, April 27 @ 11:00 AM

Camp-Out Admission Price Includes:

  • A campsite in our field near the lions and tigers (bring your own camping equipment)
  • A private night feeding of our residents for only Roar N’ Snore guests
  • Dinner for our guests
  • An all-night bonfire with s’mores
  • Breakfast for our guests

Catty Shack Featured in Arbus Magazine

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Arbus Magazine recently featured Catty Shack Ranch, along with 9 other organizations/projects, in an article about the One Spark Festival. Now in its second year, One Spark is an event located in downtown Jacksonville from April 9-13. Creators from all around the world will showcase their projects and compete for $310,000 in crowdfunds and cash awards, 3.25 million dollars in capital investments, and direct contributions from attendees. The public can attend for free!

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wrote a wonderful article on the festival and featured ten creator projects in their March/April Edition. Arbus exists as an arts and business magazine while promoting arts education in the community. In 2002 they received the North Florida Cultural Council’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Click here to read the March/April edition! (The One Spark article begins on page 52.)

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At One Spark, Catty Shack will showcase our project “Fur-Ever Home Fund,” which will help with the cost of purchasing our new land and facilities. Click here for more information! We’ll be located on Main Street Park. We’ll need everyone to come out and vote for us (click here to register to be a voter).

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