‘BBQ, Blues & Big Cats’ Supports Panther Ridge

(Front row) Lisa Dauphinais and Emily Gutermann; and (back row) Audrey Loya, Katie Buckley-Jones and Kylie McGinnis.

The “BBQ, Blues & Big Cats” fundraiser was held Saturday, June 8 at the Panther Ridge Conservation Center in Loxahatchee Groves. Panther Ridge provides lifelong care for exotic felines that have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Guests enjoyed a live blues band, barbecue and libations. Funds are being raised for pools to keep cats cool and add enrichment to their lives. More shade trees and landscaping are also planned. Arrangements can be made to tour the five-acre facility that is home to 19 big cats. For more info., call (561) 795-8914 or visit www.pantherridge.org.