The latest twist and turn in this case has resulted in a temporary court order of 9th August 2012. I don’t have the full history of this court proceedings but the current and latest order is pretty clear.
At clause one the court makes an order (an injunction in effect) forbidding Caboodle Ranch from encouraging its followers to contact the court to petition or put pressure on the court to make a decision on the matter of a bond (and perhaps on other matters too). In fact the court orders Caboodle Ranch to actively discourage its followers from such action by making a post on their Facebook page(s).
It appears that Caboodle Ranch on its website and Facebook pages have been encouraging third parties (to the proceedings – people not concerned with the action) to make contact withe court to help fight their cause.
This has displeased the judge! Not surprising. It indicates how Craig Grant tends to ignore the law.
The order was made after an application and a three way telephone conference – judge, applicant and respondent. It seems the judge made the application himself having been informed of what was going on.
The other clauses of the order include orders that:
- ASPCA only place cats with individual people not another shelter without a further court order.
- ***A person who has an association with Caboodle Ranch (CR) or who has opinions in favour of CR cannot be refused adoption of a cat or cats by ASPCA solely on the grounds that they are or were connected or associated with CR and/or hold those opinions.*** This is an important order and is a reference I think to what I posted on this page and the subsequent comments. It seems that Elise Perkins petitioned the court informally (or the court has taken note of her intentions) and this is the result. Perkins does not want anyone who supports CR to be able to adopt a cat that was formerly at CR. “To CR fans wanting to adopt cats. You are out of luck…”
- People who have voiced opinions in favour of CR and who are adjudged by ASPCA to be unable to provide inadequate care and so are not allowed by ASPCA to adopt a cat can have a hearing at court on the matter and the cats concerned should be reserved for them. Phew…! This is complicated. The maximum number of cats that can be reserved is 3.
The above orders are the main ones. You can see the entire order (take a drink first!) below: