Judy Beerens from Panther Ridge Conservation spoke to the club. Panther Ridge is a non-profit conservation center in Wellington that provides a home, haven and hope for some of the world’s most majestic and endangered big cats. The Conservation provides a home to nearly two dozen such animals (as well as numerous barn cats and horses) — most of them rescued from threatening situations in which they had been abused, abandoned or neglected. Panther Ridge’s custom-built facilities are among the finest in the world, providing the cats with native-like habitats, protection from the elements, ample rule to roam, stimulation, and daily attention to their medical needs. For more information, please log onto: www.pantherridgecc.org.