Friday, May 07, 2010

New Home for Homeless Cats

Caboodle Ranch is a 100-acre cat sanctuary created by a certain Craig Grant, in 2003. This paradise for cats is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. It is now home to over 500 happy cats.

This huge natural shelter for homeless cats is composed of lots of little houses, a city hall, a church, a water mill, ponds…

A lot of hard work for Craig Grant, but he is very happy like that with his cat army!




















































































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18 comments :

Marie Jeanne said...

I would like to say i admire this guy. This is a little bit crazy, but lovely and thoughtful. Cat sanctuary FTW !

Anonymous said...

most amazing thing ever.. honestly.. i love you.. and i love cats

Anonymous said...

That guy loves his pussy!!!

Anonymous said...

Cats

Anonymous said...

I give him 6 months before a HSUS raid takes everything from him and gets him thrown in jail. Remember, no good deed goes unpunished.

Elissa said...

I just want to know if he spays and neuters these cats. There are an awful lot of repeating colors in those pictures. There would be plenty of folks willing to help with pay and neuter services.

Anonymous said...

Oh no i hope PETA or HSUS doesn't see this and come with their mobile units! If he does, I hope the people protecting our rights to have pets are out there to help him... oh and yes there are a lot of color repeats after all there are so few black cats, tabbies and yellows in our shelters.

Anonymous said...

This was an awesome series of photos. I know this is an enormous daily task as well as devotion to the cats. Fortunately there are selfless people who gladly do this for animals. However,what would make me give unqualified praise is knowing the cats are neutered/spayed and receive veterinary care. The love is wonderful,but responsiblity is utmost. God bless him and the cats.

Anonymous said...

I went to his website to learn more. He spays and neuters all the cats and keeps their shots up to date. He has regular visits to the vet with his cats. What an amazing man!

Anonymous said...

A little crazy to have 500 plus cats but at the same time what a great guy! The love he must have for cats is amazing. I love cats but not that much. A great idea.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but this just has "bad idea" written all over it. Sure the guy wants to shelter cats, but he just introduced a non-native animal to what I'm sure was a pretty wild piece of property. It's great he chose to shelter cats, but think of all the NATIVE insects, lizards, snakes, frogs,birds, and countless other victims to these cats.

"...but I bet cats only eat the cat food provided..." Don't be so naive everyone. A cat is a born hunter. 500 cats? I'm SURE many if not most have become feral to some extent. CATS ARE CARNIVOROUS. Don't think so? Present a cat a choice between kibble and any piece of meat. See what happens.

"...but he's providing a safe home for these unwanted pets!!!" Please. We can all see the cesspool these cats are using as a water bowl. And think of all the poop and urates these cats are releasing back into the environment. If PETA doesn't get him, I'm sure the EPA will.

This samaritan has good intentions, but perhaps he doesn't realize exactly what he is doing. I sincerely hope he is spaying and neutering these cats.

Anonymous said...

Photo 14 shows a cat with a Florida Gopher Tortoise, a federally protected species and a species of special concern in Florida. Feral Cats are a major predator for Gopher Tortoise eggs and nestlings.

This is a violation of state and possibly federal law. He's been reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Scarlet Colley said...

any other species of cat would not be allowed to roam as this but I do pray that each and everyone of them is spayed or neutered and this is a direct result of not having free spay and neuter clinics. Where should these cats go? We are the problem, not the cats.

Scarlet Colley said...

we are the problem not the cats free spay and neuter clinics is the only answer and we have destroyed more than this situation for our own homes. Hope each and everyone of the kitties are fixed. there use to be a nursery rhyme there was a man who had seven wives remember it?

Anonymous said...

What an amazing big heart this man has. Not only does he give unwanted animals shelter, he has given them a lovely home. God Bless him!

Julie said...

Wow. This man is my hero. I absolutely love cats and have always hoped that someone, somewhere was doing something like this. Bless his heart!

moving company said...

Wow..It is amazing. All the homes of rooms are very beautiful. It is looking very neat and clean. I have also two cats at my home. I called them by name "pussy" and "nanu". I love the cats very much.

Anonymous said...

WARNING about Caboodle Ranch (negative review). This place is not what it appears to be. The cats are suffering and dying by the hundreds, possibly thousands. I've been there and witnessed something similar to a death camp. The man is mentally ill and has turned into a hoarder. He's said publicly that he wants a thousand to three thousand cats. He told me at dinner he wanted all the cats in the world. When I told him he couldn't, he said he gets mad when people tell him that.

It is so sad. After two days there, I left in tears and distraught. As far as all cats being nuetered, that is one of hundreds of lies that Caboodle Ranch posts on their website. Myself and others have seen kittens and unaltered cats. They also claim that the cats receive their annual vaccinations and monthly flea control. All not true.

There is a facebook page that has evidence of neglect and cruelty -pictures, eyewitness accounts, expert reports, etc. www.facebook.com/caboodleranch.savethekitties and a You Tube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCE590Bg0pE

I was so naive to believe that Caboodle Ranch was Disney Land for cats. I should have followed my instincts when I read that one man was caring for several hundred cats alone primarily with spuratic help. But I was so mesmerized by the cute videos and photos. I hope others can learn for my mistake. BTW...I did not leave the rescue cat there after witnessing the horrors.

Yes, myself and others have complained and complained to authorities to do something but it seems as if they don't care. I can't make the authorities to do anything but I can at least try and stop as many cats as possible from going there.