Caboodle Chaos

by Michael

Craig Grant

Craig Grant

Craig Grant Unhealthy rescued Caboodle cat in a cage

What is going to happen to the 600-700 cats rescued from this discredited rescue centre? How many times must a cat be rescued before being euthanised? PETA has or had a reputation for advocating that the euthanasia of unwanted cats is the most humane thing to do. Have they changed their tune or are these poor cats going from Caboodle Hell to PETA heaven - literally?

It seems, however, that although PETA is involved the cats have been removed by ASPCA (American society for the prevention of cruelty to animals). Craig Grant is banned from returning to Caboodle Ranch although he is out on bail. In a $200,000 operation, the ASPCA have taken the cats to Jaksonville where a large number of volunteers are checking them out and making plans to rehome them. A number of the cats are microchipped providing details of the former owner. Apparently Grant retains ownership of these cats at present but I presume that the former owners will be contacted.

Some of the comments left on Elisa's major article, Caboodle Ranch Cat Heaven or Hell, were upsetting and I am sure some of the people who commented have now gone back to Caboodle to find their cats and recover them because that might be the only way of ensuring that the cats will truly be rescued.

People are saying that the cats at Caboodle are finally free from the diabolical clutches of Craig Grant. They say that it was a death camp where cats died a slow diseased death. Have these cats gone to better places? Perhaps the only better place is heaven, as PETA advocates?

It seems that Craig Grant is in denial about what he has created. "Denial" applies to a lot of people who think they are doing the right thing in relation to cats - American vets who declaw come quickly to mind. And what about no kill shelters who kill.

Craig Grant did actually operate a no-kill shelter. That was the intention but he ended up killing a number of cats through neglect (what is the percentage - do we know?). ASPCA say that a large percentage of the recovered cats are ill.

Craig is still requesting donations on this page (at 2nd March 2012) despite a charge of "scheming to defraud" and despite having no cats to look after. In his defence I think he is a cat hoarder turned failed cat rescuer. He just lost the plot. It would seem to be all but impossible to try and do what he tried to do, provide a home for unwanted cats because there are too many of them, especially when you fail to spay and neuter the cats. Grant failed to spay and neuter the cats. I don't what percentage where unneutered but the Caboodle cats were breeding. How silly can it get?

What are the regulations governing the setting up and running of an animal shelter? Are there any? There must be some regulations but clearly they are too lax. I guess Americans don't like being told what to do by government.

However, isn't one of the problems a lack of suitable regulation over people in cat welfare? The same, incidentally could be said about the keeping of large wildcats: tiger and lions in the USA. A lack of regulation in that area of the cat world has led to serious problems too: Was the release of dozens of exotic animals a freak event?

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Mar 06, 2012
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Blame? NEW
by: Cat lady

Some of the blame needs to go to the people who dumped un-spayed un-neutered cats on him.
They'll be weeping and wailing now but it's the poor cats suffered not them!


Mar 06, 2012
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bad place NEW
by: Kathy W

I couldnt believe this guy did not spay or nueter these poor cats. It must have been terribly noisy in there when the females were in heat. And the poor males were probaly howling also. This truly was a cat hell. Its amazing how somethings that start out for good can sometimes turn bad. His intentions probaly were good to begin with. Very sad story.


Mar 04, 2012
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600 dumped NEW
by: Edward

Its right people shouldnt dump their cats I don't think 600 of them had a good excuse to do that
Ed


Mar 02, 2012
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Tragic but true, those poor cats ! NEW
by: Anonymous

Incensed/sickened upon reading about Caboodle Ranch, good intentions don't mean good actions, results do!
Grant had the intentions but it got out of control,
a vet to make sure cats are spayed/neuter to limit more unwanted kitties also to keep check on contagious health problems.Why not ?
So many cats suffering/suffered due to severe NEGLECT and DENIAL on Craig's part, he became an animal hoarder oblibious to the basic needs of these animals.
He should've had asked for help with so many animals (600+)not taking take of them on his own, a severe mental illness.
I hope & wish the best for our rescued purry friends.
keenpetite


Mar 02, 2012
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Very upsetting, those poor cats ! NEW
by: Ruth

What is so very upsetting is not only that cats were suffering but why so many cats were there, why do so many people relinquish them and did they not check on the state of the place before they left them there?
Some with microchips so they must have been part of a family who cared enough to have that done, at some point.
Cats are family and even if the going gets tough you don't abandon your family to a stranger and leave them to an unknown fate.


Mar 02, 2012
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Sadness in General NEW
by: Anonymous

The ASPCA and PETA are two of the biggest animal killing organisations out there. They are doing this now right before the bill to prevent animal abuse in Florida - Dexters Law i think its called, ...and they will use their power to prevent anything humane from being passed. They want control of everything so they can keep getting donations in the millions and by killing the animals that come their way they dont have to spend the money on looking after them. (Read about the law in New York about to be passed 'the quick kill' bill i think its called)...They have time and money to launch year long investigations into people who are falling apart, all the while not forcibly helping them or the cats, so they can make their public raid. Yuk. What horror this whole affair is. I cant sleep at night thinking about it. This mans money and donations stopped coming some time ago because he was obviously stepping on somebodys toes. So he went to ruin and total compromise. Now the ASPCA and PETA look great in the public eye though dont they. They will get more money I guess and they will pass their bill which means no kill shelters wont be able to pull animals from death row.... etc etc etc. I am just blabbing now, its terrifying. Poor cats. Corrupt place. The USA makes me weep everyday, from backwards gun slinging cops and laws, to corrupt organisations who look like the good guys, and a generally uninformed/poorly educated population of people who dont research anything and just listen to big daddy say whats best for them ....and stupid evil cat killing kids and seniors. I feel so sorry for animal lovers who live there. Life is just plain hard for you to cope with if you care out there. Elisa, you are a remarkably strong woman. That you manage to strive forward surrounded by such horror is a testament to the power of the human spirit. Thank you! I am sorry, I read and read everyday about cats, and I have reached an all time low with the situation in the USA, in my mind, and I cry about it at night. All those millions of sweet cats out there with so much against them. I dont mean to be rude. Sorry. Marc in Switz



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