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Nearly 700 Cats Removed From Animal Facility

At Caboodle Ranch in Florida the ASPCA says they removed many of the nearly 700 cats they found there in various states of poor health. It was reported the owner was arrested and charged with one count of felony animal cruelty and several other animal cruelty counts, with one count of scheming to defraud.

“This is a tragic situation. Caboodle Ranch was clearly overwhelmed with hundreds of cats in dire need of medical treatment, and the sanctuary had no adoption program or any spay/neuter efforts to effectively manage its current population,” said Tim Rickey, senior director of the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response team. ” (Source: Market Watch)

Most of the cats have been relocated to animal shelters at Jacksonville. The Caboodle Ranch blog says they were shocked by the police raid and did nothing wrong. They also say authorities reassured them they had done nothing wrong.

An opinion piece on Petside says it was a case of animal hoarding, though it isn’t clear exactly if the author had inside information. “In a way animal hoarders are guilty of being overly optimistic. They are blind to the worsening conditions in front of them because they perpetually look ahead. They only see the potential good that they are doing. In reality, they are putting themselves and the animals they continue to take in (as well as the animals they already have) in danger.” (Source:

The ranch’s owner denied the allegations and said video footage, which came from PETA, was not accurately representing the situation. (Source: Below is video footage uploaded by ASPCA.

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Dovenetel, RagesossAlvesgaspar Wiki Commons

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6:54PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

Such beautiful cats there. Thanks to all that made this rescue possible!! But 700 cats??? Gonna be tough to find homes for them all,i would think. Thank you

12:06PM PST on Nov 22, 2012

Blessings to all humans who rescue animals.

1:43PM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

omg the cats in the picture are beautiful, and wow to the 700 cats! I truly hope they can be relocated successfully

5:20AM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

thanks for sharing

4:48AM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

You people are amazing. Your heaven will be full of all the beautiful creatures you help and more.

7:13PM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

damn all the supposed "well-meaning" people involved in the travesty of "rescuing" all these cats. ASPCA and PETA people. God will have a special home for all of you one day too. Hopefully you all will enjoy it.

4:20PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

no kill shelters should be mandatory and the humane society is the way to go

9:06AM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

700 is a lot of cats, I'm glad they got rescued but keep thinking how can they relocate them all?

7:42PM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

For people that believe the ASPCA had the cats best interest at heart, think again!!! Please read below.

5:24PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

Ain't it the truth, Lydia! Many, many of these cats probably went directly to meet their maker, thanks to being "rescued." Just a horrible situation all around. It's simply heartbreaking that every cat is so unique, so beautiful, so lovable -- and yet you find 100, 200, 700 cats in places like worst sick and deprived, at best unable to enjoy life fully as they were intended to.

May anyone who lets his/her cat(s) have kittens be severely punished and ostracized by the community!!!!!!

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