“Friends of the Cats” Business Spotlight: Waffle House

Friday, June 13th, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Roar N' Snore

Waffle House

Waffle House

Jessica Rettig, Human Resource Specialist
(p) (904)613-2029

Courtney Self, Regional People Director
(phone) (904)718-2292

(website) http://www.wafflehouse.com

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Spring Roar N’ Snore. It was a great turnout and everyone had a fun time visiting with the lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, and all the other residents! Since most of our animals are mainly nocturnal, they loved having company over to show off and roar all night!

We want to send out a special thank you to the Waffle House for providing delicious breakfast for everyone. Special thanks to Jessica Rettig and Courtney Self for going the extra mile to make breakfast great. After staying up all night, our guests enjoyed the much-needed coffee during breakfast. Everyone finished their stay at the Ranch with a hot breakfast “feast” and left full and happy.

Started in 1955, Waffle House’s motto is “We are not in the food business…we are in the people business.” They certainly lived up to their motto!

Even though the Ranch may be the most unique dining opportunity you’ll have in a long time, Waffle Houses strive to provide a unique and comfortable dining experience with their Waffle House jukebox, enthusiastic associates, and 24/7 hours of operation. Next time you see the yellow sign, stop in for a delicious meal!

GlobalGiving Fund – Help Us Raise $5,000

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 2 COMMENTS

SproutCatty Shack was recently accepted into the GlobalGiving four-week challenge! By raising at least $5,000 through at least 40 donors in a four-week period, Catty Shack will be offered a long-term member spot on their website. GlobalGiving is a 501(c)3 non-profit that gives potential donors the opportunity to find social entrepreneurs and non-profits that are raising money to improve their community.

Our total goal is to raise $20,000 – which is enough provide a three-month supply of food and supplements for our residents. You can choose to make a one-time donation or a monthly donation through GlobalGiving. And if you’re thinking about making a monthly donation, an anonymous donor is matching new monthly recurring donations made through GlobalGiving!

Here’s what your donation can do:

  • $10 – Buy one 10-quart stainless steel pan
  • $25 - Provide one-month supply of joint supplements
  • $50 – Buy one big cat feeder toy
  • $75 – Provide three-month supply of calcium supplement
  • $150 – Provide three-month supple of multi-mineral supplement
  • $200 – Provide food for two days
  • $500 – Provide medication for quarterly deworming
  • $3,000 – Provide food for one month


Family Donates 19 Bowling Balls!

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 1 COMMENTS

Bowling Balls

Over the Memorial Day weekend, we had the pleasure to see some returning guests visiting from Connecticut! The Lynch family visited us last year during a conference excursion and decided they wanted to do something to help our residents. As a service project for their daughters, they asked people to donate their old bowling balls. They were extremely successful! Last weekend the family brought 19 bowling balls with them to the Ranch! The photo above  shows the girls with their bowling balls and our volunteer, Kurt.

See below for a blurb on how they explained their service project:

“Around this time last year, the kids and I had our first visit to this very special spot, thanks to the Significant Other Track of JS Conf.  While there, I noticed that the tigers had bowling balls to play with.  I asked Kurt if they ever needed more, as Rog and I both bowl in the ESPN league and the alley owner had just told us that people dump old balls in his dumpster. Kurt explained that if a ball cracks they can’t use it anymore because a claw could get stuck.  So, yes, they could always use more. Tonight, Kurt confirmed they were running low on bowling balls, so this came at a good time. The girls are thrilled they did something for the tigers they first met last year.  :)  Totally worth driving 20 hours with a trunk full of bowling balls!”


Thank you so much, Lynch Family! We loved seeing you again this year and our cats love the bowling balls!



Freddy’s Birthday Celebration Today!

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 0 COMMENTS


Come wish Freddy (pictured above) a very happy birthday today! Gates open at 1:00 PM and tours will leave the front tent every 30 minutes. We’ll be open rain or shine…so bring some shoes you don’t mind getting muddy if it’s been raining! Around 2:30 PM Freddy will receive his birthday present and “cake!” Adult tickets are $10 and child (ages 3-11) tickets are $5 (babies, 2 and under, are always free).

See you today!

Thursday, May 29 – Daytime Tours
Freddy’s Birthday Celebration

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Last Admittance at 3:15 PM
Freddy’s Celebration: 2:30 PM
Adults – $10
Children (3-11) – Free
Babies (2 & Under) – Free

Memorial Day Tours

Monday, May 26th, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Memorial Day is observed in many different ways, but traditionally it is a time for a gathering of friends and family. Why not add to your tradition by visiting Catty Shack Ranch!

Monday, May 26
Daytime Tours

– 1:00 – 4:00 PM (last admittance at 3:15 PM)
– Adults: $10, Children (ages 3-11): $5, Babies (2 & Under): Free

Remember, show your military ID and get $2.00 off your admission!

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