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02/28/2012

Caboodle Ranch: Cute sanctuary is more like a nightmare  »

I wrote about the Caboodle Ranch before because it looked like a wonderful place. Thanks to Peta, I now know differently; Caboodle Ranch is really another sad hoarding situation. You can see in the video below that many cats were found in just shocking condition. Don’t watch the video if you are scared, it’s pretty sad.


[Can’t see the video? Watch it on Vegansaurus.com]

The cats are being seized and Caboodle’s owner is facing criminal charges for animal cruelty.

From Peta:

PETA’s video shows that [founder and operator Craig] Grant denied cats effective veterinary care for rampant upper-respiratory infections, sometimes with fatal consequences. PETA’s investigator routinely brought to Grant’s attention the suffering of individual cats at the facility, but requests and offers to rush even dying cats for emergency medical attention were often dismissed. Grant left Lilly, whose iris protruded through a ruptured cornea, to deteriorate for four months. She lost vision in the eye and became critically ill. Lilly died, without veterinary care, on January 31.

PETA’s investigation found that Grant allowed cats who were sick with fatal, contagious illnesses to roam freely and come into contact with cats not known to be ill; that cats were easily able to escape the facility’s perimeter fence; that Grant roughly rubbed cats’ faces with Clorox wipes to “clean” them; that Grant intentionally hid cats who were in obvious need of medical care that he was not providing; that cats had gnats and other insects swarming around them and were forced to endure disgusting living areas covered with vomit, trash, and waste and infested with roaches and maggots; and that Grant allowed cats to breed. In addition, cats’ remains were left to rot on the facility’s grounds—PETA’s investigator found bones in the woods on Grant’s property.

What a sad state of affairs. I guess the owner should have spent less time building mini churches and more time actually caring for the cats.

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