Halloween 2014: The Recap

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 0 COMMENTS

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DSC01723halloween14_68halloween14_68On the weekends of October 10th and 17th, Catty Shack Ranch had our 9th annual Haunted Forest. More than 2000 visitors came out to enjoy arts and crafts, our scary Haunted Forest, and of course the animals! All of our animals enjoyed seeing the costumes; it actually acts as a safe enrichment for them. Our visitors enjoyed the decorations, games, and the haunted trail which included scare actors and more than a few surprises!

Congratulations to Sherri R., who won the “Guess the Pumpkin’s Weight” game, and to Robin T., who won the “Guess the Number of Eyeballs” in the jar!

halloween14_14Special thanks to our Halloween Committee and to the volunteer groups who helped to make this event possible: HHF-FSCJ, UNF SAE (Sigma Alpha Epsilon), the 501st Legion (including Storm Troopers and Darth Vader), Girl Scout Troop 1103, and Letz-Face-It (who provided face painting)! It was a lot of work, but this was our best Halloween yet!

Click here to see more photos!

Whoa – We Just Hit 500 TripAdvisor Reviews!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Mushada

Way to show the love! We have over 500 TripAdvisor reviews…and it’s all thanks to you! By taking the time to write a review and spread the word about Catty Shack Ranch, you’ve helped us stay the #1 attraction in Jacksonville.

TripAdvisor is one of the biggest ways visitors get to know about the ranch – and it’s completely free! It has helped us reach local Jacksonville residents as well as individuals and families traveling to Florida for vacations and other special events.

If you haven’t written a review yet, take a look below, read some of the reviews, then click “Write a Review!” You can also friend us on Facebook, click “Traveler Reviews,” and write a review from there. Help us stay the #1 attraction in Jacksonville by sharing your experience (and photos!) with other potential visitors to Jacksonville.

 

Register for the Roar N’ Snore!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Terry

The November Roar N’ Snore registration is NOW OPEN! There are only 14 campsites left. Register today to ensure your spot for our most popular event of the year!

This one-of-a-kind event allows families and friends to camp outside next to our residents. Since our animals are mostly nocturnal, you’re sure to hear tons of roars, growls, and other noises all around you while you sleep (or just enjoy the bonfire!) This year’s Roar N’ Snore will be on Saturday, November 22 to Sunday, November 23. Adults are $75 each, children are $35 each. Tickets prices include:

  • Campsite near our animals (please bring your own camping equipment)
  • Dinner
  • Night feeding of the animals (reserved ONLY for Roar N’ Snore participants)
  • S’mores around the bonfire
  • Breakfast

Click here to register & learn more.

Final Days for Haunted Forest!

Friday, October 17th, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Halloween

More than 1,000 people had fun at our Haunted Forest last weekend! Were you able to join us? If not, don’t worry…we’re still open on Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18, for our final days of the Halloween Haunted Forest.

During your visit, children will enjoy crafts and games under our tent (included in your admission price!) and time to visit our residents…oh, and don’t forget to walk through the Haunted Forest! (Don’t worry – for the kids that are a bit too scared to visit the ghosts and ghouls in the Forest, it’s completely optional…and there’s plenty to do between visiting our residents and all the crafts to keep everyone busy!)

 

HAUNTED FOREST DAYS & TIMES:

Friday, October 17 – 5:00 – 9:00 PM, Last admittance at 8:15 PM

Saturday, October 18 – 1:00 – 9:00 PM, Last admittance at 8:15 PM

 

HAUNTED FOREST ADMISSION PRICES:

Adults – $10
Children (ages 3-11) – $5
Babies (ages 2 & under) – Free

Global Giving Bonus Day

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Khala Hala

Today is a Bonus Day through GlobalGiving.com! That means they will match 30% of all donations that are given through their site (October 15 only)! There is also $2,000 available in bonus prizes!

Bonus prizes will be given to the project that secures the most unique donors as well as the project that raises the most donation on October 15.

Every donation to the Ranch matters! Did you know that $25 can provide a 1-month supply of joint supplements for our cats? Or $200 can provide food for two days? No matter what you are able to give, you’re making a huge difference in the lives of all our animals.

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