Fundraiser Event – Furballs & Popcorn, Oct. 22, 2023

Purradise Ranch and H.A.R.T. (Homeless Animals Rescue Team) are working together to put on the cat-pun event of the season: FURBALLS & POPCORN!

The festivities will be unique, combining a silent auction, door prizes and raffle giveaways with the film PURRmiere of “Adventures in Purradise,” now a full-length movie.

We’re excited to announce that “Adventures” was also selected to appear in the Old Towne Film Festival on Sept. 30 in Orange, CA.

Held at the beautiful Pollack Cinemas in Tempe, AZ, we’re encouraging everyone to add a bit of cat wear to make for some festive feline fun!

Seating is limited and will sell out, so please get your tickets early. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the red carpet.  Thank mew!

Our sanctuary has been in operation for 12 years now, a delightful though sometimes challenging dream come true.

Time stops for no one, including us. my mom Roz sadly passed away in 2021 at the age of 96. MEOW! But she enjoyed her golden years among her favorite friends – the kitties of Purradise Ranch.

As retirement creeps its way in, Felix and I have decided to bring our sanctuary activities to a close. The kitties will stay with us through their “retirement,” of course, and our nonprofit status will remain active. However, we will no longer be taking in any new cats.

Thank mew to everyone who has donated and supported Purradise Ranch over the years. It’s been an Incredible Journey (yep, there’s a movie by that name, too.)


“Catfight at the O’Kay Corral” will be airing for the first time on the big screen, as part of the NYC Cat Film Festival.

We were even mentioned in The NY Times. In an article by Laurel Graeber. “Satire is very much a theme of the cat festival, in which films like Nevada Caldwell’s “Feline Noir” and Priscilla Dean’s “Catfight at the O’Kay Corral” parody old Hollywood cliches.”

This 100-minute compilation of 21 short films (there were 72 submissions) will begin airing in multiple cities across the U.S. and Canada, starting on Oct. 16 – Global Cat Day.

I’m working to get the film into an indie theater here in Phoenix. Paws are crossed. In the meantime, “Catfight” is debuting as our next episode of Adventures in Purradise, airing on our YouTube channel November 1st.

Maybe one of our furry friends will win an ACATemy Award!


April 8 was the deadline to enter your video of high-fiving your cat sponsored by Greater Good Charities. Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Pawsitive Initiative is really helping bashful shelter cats to overcome their fears and become more adoptable.

So, I entered the contest, too.  Okay, I’ll admit it, I cheated a bit. I edited two cats high-fouring it since cats only have four toes.

But it’s all in fun for a grrrreat cause!

The cats of Purradise Ranch will keep you informed of what’s happening at the sanctuary & other important stuff in the cat world.

They’ll take you behind the scenes to meet some of the kitties who live there. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live in a cat sanctuary, now you can find out from them directly.

Blue, a beautiful Russian Blue, will conduct InterMEWS of a few inhabitants as they tell it like it is, in a most unusual manner.

Enjoy our unique PURResentation!

We are proud and honored to announce that “Catfight at the O’Kay Corral,” one of our Adventures in Purradise episodes, was chosen to be included in the prestigious 4th Annual NY Cat Film Festival™ on November 7 in New York City. Meowzah!

This 100-minute compilation of feline documentaries, films, animated works and video shorts will initially air at an indie theater in NY. Then, the film travels to various theaters around the country for an entire year.

According to Tracie Hotchner, Founder and Director of the Festival, “in every location where the Cat Film Festival™ travels, an animal welfare organization in the community will be the beneficiary of a portion of every ticket. These non-profit organizations will be honored as part of the festivities at every theater and will have the opportunity for education and outreach about volunteering, adoption and fostering.”

Tracie indicated that if the film does air in Phoenix, Purradise Ranch will most likely be that non-profit recipient. That means we would receive a portion of the ticket sales proceeds.

How amazing is this?!

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