History of Cat Crazy Villagers:
Lee and Barbara Brockman arrived in The Villages in the Fall of 2012 with 3 Ragdoll cats who had played a major role in their lives. Their cats had been "celebrities" of sorts in their hometown of Charleston, SC, making public appearances which included being mascots for a local Country Clubs' swim team.
The abundance of Lifestyle Clubs here in The Villages gave them the idea to start a Club devoted to the Ragdoll breed. When it became clear that the majority of those interested in the Club were not Ragdoll owners, the Brockman's shifted course and opened the new Cat Crazy Villagers Club to owners of all breeds.
The Club officially began in January of 2016 and was dedicated to the health, education and welfare of cats and their owners. The first official meeting was held in February of that year with Bill Gottschalk from the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County being the Guest Speaker.
The initial areas of interest included TNR, Fostering and Cat Shows. As the Club evolved it was evident that it would be a "working" Club that had the ability to make a profound impact in the Cat Community of Central Florida. Currently it has a robust agenda which includes Fundraising, Community Outreach, Lost and Found Cats, Adoption/Rehoming, TNR, Member Outreach as well as a Social Committee. In three short years the Club has raised well over $10,000 for cat charities, reunited numerous lost cats with their owners, placed some 50 cats in forever homes and has collected over a ton of cat food for needy families.
Interested in joining:
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Click on the Opportunities link above to see where you might fit in CCV