IN THE MEDIA

WGNO News at 5
April 9, 2018

VIDEO

Summary: Dr. Catherine Wilbert and her team received 71K pounds of food from their partners at the American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

WDSU News at 5

April 9, 2018
 

VIDEO


Summary: Dr. Catherine Wilbert and her team received 71K pounds of food from their partners at the American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

The New Orleans Advocate

March 22-28, 2018     Author: Ted Lewis

Hunting for Easter activities on New Orleans' northshore? Here's what you need to know

Excerpt: For those who want to get out in the country, Angel’s Grove Ranch in Bush and Big Sky Ranch in Folsom are the sites of the Easter EGGstravaganza and the Easter Champagne Brunch and  Eggstravaganza on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Both events benefit animal causes, horse rescue at Angel’s Grove and pet adoption, plus spaying and neutering at Big Sky.

 

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WDSU Morning Show

March 31, 2018

 

VIDEO

 

Summary: Dr. Wilbert spoke about Big Sky’s annual Easter fundraiser.

WWL-TV Morning Show

March 26, 2018

 

VIDEO: Easter Champagne Brunch and Eggstravaganza

 

Summary: Dr. Wilbert and Chef Mike Gowland spoke about Big Sky’s annual Easter fundraiser during WWL’s cooking segment

FOX Morning Show

March 26, 2018

 

VIDEO

 

Summary: Sharon Schluter spoke about Big Sky’s annual Easter fundraiser.

New Orleans CityBusiness

March 8, 2018

 

STORY: Healthcare Heroes

 

Summary: Health Care Heroes honors health care professionals in the New Orleans area who have set the pace for the overall community.

Slidell Magazine

March 2018     Author: Donna Bush

 

SLIDESHOW: Big Sky Ranch (30-31)

 

Excerpt: “For the last four months, I’ve stared stories of heroic works of Louisiana people assisting with hurricane relief efforts. This month’s story highlights a group that assists in a different way…. Entering Big Sky Ranch and CATNIP Foundation was founded by Dr. Catherine Wilbert and Sharon Schluter in 2012.”

WAFB (CBS)

February 25, 2018

 

VIDEO

 

Excerpt: “The Big Sky Ranch Animal Shelter, based in Folsom, Louisiana, stopped by the LSU Vet Center on Sunday to spay and neuter 37 cats. Those cats are either stray, or the owners cannot afford the surgery. The group says this is important to help control the population and reduce the number of cats that have to be euthanized.”

Country Roads Magazine

February 2018     Author: Wendy Wilson Billiot

 

ARTICLE (PDF)

 

Excerpt: “Amidst turkey gobbles, rooster crows, and clucking hens, Dr. Catherine Wilbert and her partner, Sharon Schluter, can be found leading a tour, giving directions to volunteers, or receiving donations from generous patrons.  They seem to have endless amounts of time and energy for the folks who drop by looking to adopt a cat or for sick kittens in need of attention.”

FOX Morning Show

January 31, 2018

 

VIDEO

 

Summary: Dr. Catherine Wilbert brought Magnus on Fox’s morning show to discuss ways to minimize pet stress, especially during the Mardi Gras season.

New Orleans Advocate

January 24, 2018

 

ARTICLE: Five honored at Women’s Choice Awards

 

Excerpt: The Professional Women of St. Tammany presented its inaugural Women’s Choice Awards banquet at Tchefuncta Country Club, honoring five parish women who excel in their areas of expertise and who are contributors to our region’s present and future development.

WDSU Morning Show

January 12-13, 2017

 

Animal rescue ranch near Folsom gears up for frigid weekend (online article)

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Excerpt: “The temperature is expected to dip below 20 degrees. Staff and volunteers are gathering blankets and heaters and wrapping the animal shelters with plastic.”

WWL Morning Show

December 31, 2017

 

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Summary: Dr. Catherine Wilbert spoke to WWL’s anchor about its mission and about taking up volunteering as a New Year’s resolution.

WDSU Morning Show

December 31, 2017

 

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Summary: Dr. Catherine Wilbert spoke to WDSU’s anchor about its mission and about taking up volunteering as a New Year’s resolution.

FOX Morning Show

December 6, 2017

 

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Summary: Dr. Catherine Wilbert appeared on FOX’s Morning show to discuss the fundraiser and Big Sky’s mission.

Inside Northside

November December 2017     Author: Mimi Greenwood Knight

Cat Heaven

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Excerpt: “When I die, I want to come back as a cat and live at Big Sky Ranch in Folsom. Because those cats have got it goin’ on…. As I was lead around the ranch by long term employee, not only did I hear the circumstance that brought each cat there, but I learned their names, personality and endearing idiosyncrasies.”

Biz New Orleans

November 2017     Author: Pamela Marquis

Big Sky Ranch

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Excerpt: “The CATNIP Foundation has many innovative outreach programs, such as its Barn Cat Program, which identifies adoptable “working” cats for farms and the Seniors For Seniors program, which pairs senior cats with senior citizens living in assisted living or memory care centers.”

WGNO (ABC)

September 14, 2017, September 15, 2017

10PM, 6AM

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Excerpt: Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP Foundation is working to help animals find their forever home after Hurricane Harvey. They’re transporting more than a dozen animals to a shelter in Jackson Hole, WY where they’ll have a better chance of being rescued.

WVUE (FOX)

September 14, 2017

7AM, 8AM, 12PM, 4PM 9PM

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Excerpt: Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP Foundation is helping animal find their forever homes by transporting them to Jackson Hole, WY. These animals were rescued after Hurricane Harvey.

WWL-TV (CBS)

September 14, 2017

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Summary: Animals affects by Hurricane Harvey are being rescued by Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP Foundation and being transported to Jackson Hole, WY where they’ll have a better chance of being rescued. This is part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to help displaced animals after the storm.

WGNO ABC

September 14, 2017

St. Tammany shelter helps save displaced animals from Harvey

Excerpt: “These are just a handful of animals Big Sky Ranch in St. Tammany is helping find their forever homes. It’s something Dr. Catherine Wilbert has been working on since the storm hit.”

FOX8 WVUE

September 14, 2017

Cats and dogs living together … in Wyoming

 

Summary: Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP Foundation are helping transport cats and dogs that were displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Today they are moving them to Jackson Hole, WY where they can be adopted. Also featured below:

http://www.fox8live.com/story/36364926/cats-and-dogs-living-together-in-wyoming

http://www.ksla.com/story/36364926/cats-and-dogs-living-together-in-wyoming

http://www.kplctv.com/story/36364926/cats-and-dogs-living-together-in-wyoming

http://www.watchfox29.com/story/36364926/cats-and-dogs-living-together-in-wyoming

The New Orleans Advocate/St. Tammany Farmer

September 6, 2017 (9.12.17 Print)     Author: Andrew Canulette

Big Sky promotes education, compassion when it comes to stray animals

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Excerpt: “Not much has changed for Wilbert. She still rescues, rehabilitates, nurtures and loves cats of all stripes, but it’s on a much larger scale now. She and Sharon Schluter are founders of Big Sky Ranch which is located a few miles east of Folsom. It’s there, on 10 acres of land well hidden by walls of green trees, that they operate an animal haven that promotes a message of compassion but also of education when it comes to controlling the pet population.”

Times Picayune/NOLA.com 
September 6, 2017     Author: Ann Benoit
Folsom ranch pairs senior cats with senior adults in new program
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Excerpt: “Another unique feature of the Seniors for Seniors program encourages pet adoption by seniors where it might not otherwise be economically feasible. Because senior citizens are often on a restricted income and animals require annual medical care, Big Sky Ranch will provide routine annual vaccinations to senior cats adopted through their program. The owners will either return to the Big Sky ranch for annual treatment or in cases where the owner is not physically able to travel do to health or similar conditions, Big Sky Ranch will go to the cat to administer the annual vaccinations.”

Biz New Orleans 
August 6, 2017     Author: Leslie Snadowsky
Big Sky Ranch’s ‘Seniors For Seniors’ Program Catnip For The Soul

 

Excerpt: “Eagan may soon become the caregiver to a senior Calico, Tabby or Tortie, thanks to the Big Sky Ranch CATNIP Foundation’s “Seniors For Seniors” cat adoption program. The Northshore nonprofit just put its paws on a PetSmart Charities $10,750 grant that sweetened the kitty for the fledgling program designed to bring senior cats and senior citizens together forever.”

Location

Big Sky Ranch / CATNIP Foundation

15442 Jack Fork Road

Folsom, LA  70437

Contact

Telephone:  985-276-0270

Email: whatsup@bigskyranch.org

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