The Caboodle Ranch, located in Lee, Florida, was a self-proclaimed animal sanctuary; however, overcrowding and unsanitary conditions meant that the hundreds of animals residing there were not receiving proper care—many were suffering from illness or un-managed pain. After investigating the premises, a Florida court ordered the cats to be handed over to the ASPCA, who has since managed all the sheltering and care. The court also stripped Caboodle Ranch of all right, title, or interest in the animals seized from the facility, and prohibited them from possessing other animals.
All of the rescued cats and kittens have received veterinary care, have been spayed or neutered, and have been microchipped. Volunteers have spent many months socializing the animals and providing them with behavioral enrichment care. According to avolunteer who was involved in the initial rescue, the Caboodle Ranch cats are among the friendliest, most well-adjusted cats she has ever worked with.
Last weekend, nearly 300 cats and kittens rescued from Caboodle Ranch found new homes. There are many more though looking for their loving forever families. Learn more about the Caboodle Ranch case, and find out how you can bring home one of these loving felines by visiting the ASPCA’s website.