Updated 4/10/2013
One man’s idea to save cats’lives created a cat sanctuaryin Florida.
In 2003, Craig Grant founded Caboodle Ranch, which was to became the largestfree-range cat sanctuary in the world. His suc...
“Where cats weren’ttreated like animals!”
They walked by hisside and followedhim down the path.               Tommy
In the beginning, Craig visited shelters and took healthy cats back to the ranch before theywould be euthanized. As the wo...
AFTER                      2007          Have you noticed a kitty cat ?BEFORE                             2003
In 2011
2004 – 2005                      Before there was a fence, Craig needed to                                 keep predators ...
The Caboodlesfollowed Craigwhen working onimprovements, likethis path in 2008.
2012 - This was the front entry.
2010       2004
This office trailer was the   2009original admissionbuilding. In 2010, it wasreplaced with Barn1 andthe trailer was moveda...
The next slides will show many projects that Caboodle             2009Ranch had to complete. Perhaps it will help you to s...
April 2010                                     October 2009                                                       2011A fe...
2010                          The bottom of the fence was reinforced2nd and 3rd lines added                          and l...
A daily walk around the perimeter of the ranch was made to ensure thatall the cats were all well.     Some feral cats like...
2011                                                       Craig  TommyBeauty         Taking Caboodles for a walk was a da...
A pond on the property was filled to protect the cats from a very common, tinyparasite, called Giardia, which can infect t...
Happy and content
Greyson                   CrackersNoble                                            Snoop  Bob                           Bl...
Mr. Brewster (2006 – 2012), he was given to Craigbecause of his asthma. He got steroid shots fromDr. Lewis and it kept his...
Big Eyes was probably 8 years oldwhen he came to the ranch and wasone of the original cats of theCaboodle. He was 16 when ...
Frankie had 3legs, died 2010.                   In the sunny                   days outside                   and in rainy...
Craig requiredthat all cats bespayed, neutered, and have up-to-date shot recordsbefore he wouldallow them to beplaced at t...
This picture was taken in 2012.Emergency rescue of a pregnant cat.She had four babies that were thrivingat the time of the...
Bear was the Ranch protector. One time, he saved a                       cat from being attacked by a dog that came to the...
2010         FIV building was donated by Don from Texas, in memory of his wife             Delores. A plaque was attached ...
Caboodle Ranch was their HOME
2011       Hand sanitizer station
In mild weather, newcomers stayed in holding kennels for 2-4 weeks,until they got used to their new environment. In the wi...
2004       2010          Caboodles           shelters2010
2010              Plenty of              shelter:                 little              houses,                 tree        ...
Ginger Bread Lane
20092010Little Ginger Bread houses weredonated by a volunteer and herhusband from North Carolina.      2010
2010
Once a day, Caboodles got their                       favorite wet food, “Friskies.”            2009                      ...
Caboodles were provided with veterinarian careby Dr. John Lewis, Madison County Veterinarian
February 2012 (5 days before the raid)124 cats were being micro chipped and given 5 different treatments by Dr.Lewis, incl...
Craig had color coded collars toindicate when the cats needtheir next Revolution treatment,to indicate who needed boosters...
2007 - 2009
Great Pyrenees dogs are very protective so Craig bought Bear andLouie to protect the cats.
Bear and Louie
2012       Meatball
Meatball is one of the       2003                                          2012 Caboodle Ranch original cats at the Cabood...
Murphy                                                               loves his                                            ...
Craig and a volunteer are changing the sand in one of the six 12ft x12ftlitter boxes. They were scooped twice a day.
Six dry food feeders were available throughout the ranch 24/7. These newcovered and raised feed stations were donated by S...
2011       Thank you, FreeKibble.com for the biggest dry       food donation and delivery of Ellen DeGeneres       brand c...
Donation ….. Thank you!Before the ranch got a waterproofedcontainer, the food was stored off theground and covered from ra...
Inside thecontainer, thefood andsupplies werenicely stocked.
The longest rides taken fordonated food and supplieswere to Atlanta, Georgia.
Waterproofed container, the food                               storage, was by the entrance of                            ...
2011We miss the trees but this had to be done to prevent fire hazard and to make surethat in case of a fire, a fire engine...
After the dead trees were removed, new ones (two dozen of oak sapling) wereplanted so they could provide nice shade for th...
Days before the Raid                       March 2012 after the raid
A second gate was added in 2011 to       the original gate. Concrete was added       to the bottom of the fence to prevent...
This building, with its own enclosure,    2011was donated by John from New York,for his father’s 20 cats. They were allsei...
This is the originalsick ward building.The entry wasdoubled to preventany sick kitties fromgetting out andhealthy cats get...
This is the inside of the sick ward. This housedkitties that needed time to heal from illness or awound and could not be o...
2004 shed            2012 renovated
This is Barn1 that replaced the oldoffice trailer.
Inside of the Barn1                                                  2nd floor   January 2012                             ...
2010                                                     20112012Barn2, with two stories, was built in 2010. This gave us ...
Winter 2011 Aerial photos (trees were already removed)                                   ZOOM                             ...
Caboodle Ranch was featured in Reader’s Digest, National Enquirer, National Geographic,all local newspapers, Madison Voice...
2010              Animal Planet crew with John Fulton, host of Must Love CatsThis is thesound boomoperator.               ...
Ann MacMullan,senior producer of theshow Must Love Cats                         John Fulton and Jamie Willoughby,         ...
The Must Love Cats episode with Caboodle Ranch did not aired as originally planned inMarch 2011, but few weeks later inste...
2011   Comedy Channel “Colbert Report” crew
Caboodle Ranch made itinto the Guinness World   Records Book 2012
June 26, 2012  This is a letter from a German  producer thatvisited the Ranch   in December       2011.
Pierre is a French reporter that came to visit Caboodle Ranch tomake a small documentary in 2011. You can find it on You T...
Caboodle Ranchwas visited byKristina Wilson,professionalphotographer fromfashion magazinecalled Kinki.You can see their pi...
Caboodle Ranch became    an inspiration.
Tommy is the main reason that Craig loves cats, and because ofhim the idea of a cat ranch “where cats would not be treated...
Tommy had been very sick in January, 2012. Craig took him to an emergency vet clinic in Gainesville, FL,where he stayed fo...
2012Craig Grant and Rob Grant         (2006)
2008Craig’s granddaughter Hanainherited his love foranimals.                 2010                                         ...
2009                         2011Hana loves grandpa Craig, Caboodles and everyoneunconditionally without any judgment. Sor...
Caboodle Ranch had un unexpected  visit / inspection on March 16, 2011. Here is a copy of the report by Jamie     Willough...
2012 article from Madison’s newspaperCaboodle Ranch was impacted by a new EAH ordinance, which required many improvements ...
Craig Grant still has not received any of his personal cats back,as it was previously requested by Madison County Judge Gr...
Date of                                   Expense                                                                    Item ...
Charges by ASPCA insurred           2/1/2012 through 7/2/2012           Caboodle Ranch was raided on 2/27/2012       Expen...
This picture of Fluffbag made it through the internet in February                           2012 when the ASPCA and PeTA a...
This is how Caboodle Ranch andCraig Grant were introduced to you over the internet in February 2012  by the ASPCA and by t...
These pictures are not CaboodleCats, but a result of the ASPCA andPeTA’s version of helping animals.                      ...
PeTA has an ad looking for untrained 21 year olds to                             become agents.To take a few pictures and ...
While Craig worked to achieve a wonderful catsanctuary, a few people, without any experience startingand developing a sanc...
“ Picture is worth more then    a thousand words. ”
To Craig, running Caboodle Ranch wasn’t just a job, it was acommitment, but he couldn’t have done it without his friends a...
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progresscan be judged by the way its animals are treated.“              ~ Mahatma...
We are awaiting the trial date (now in June 2013) and we believe in Craig’s innocence. He has been     continuously looked...
In memory of the three legged cat calledMs Plume, who was to be the first one tolose her chance to live, while in the care...
“MANY THANKS TO ALL THAT BELIEVE INCABOODLE RANCH AND ITS VISION OF SAVINGANIMALS AND GIVING THEM A CHANCE TO LIVE.IT IS I...
“Not-For-Profit Organizations shouldhelp other Not-For-Profit Organizations with similar goals to achieve stability    and...
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In February 2012, one man's dream was shattered by lies of a few, that couldn't bare his life style and dedication to animals. As of today, April 10, 2013, Craig Grant is still not charged with any animal cruelty charges that the ASPCA came up with and the same ASPCA did not returned any of Craig's personal cats back, per judges order from August 2012. See more in our presentation and help us support Craig by sharring his story.

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    Under the Deferred Prosecution Agreement, Grant agrees to work regularly, not change residence without notification, pay a total of $1,790 in charges and fees, continue with counseling and medications as prescribed and provide periodic progress reports to a county administrator.

    If Grant satisfies those requirements for two years and doesn't exceed the maximum number of pets allowed by Madison County authorities, he will not face trial on the charges.
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  • i had a friend donate $5000 for him to accept a few community cats....he was in vegas before she returned to her home,,,,,when she heard the horrors shortly afterward (the cottages are a front) she went to get the cats back....not a good ending....maybe he does not know how sick he is???
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  • As of today, April 10, 2013, Craig Grant IS STILL NOT charged with any animal cruelty charges that the ASPCA came up with !!!!
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  • ASPCA did not return any of Craig's personal cats back, PER THE JUDGES ORDER from August 2012. See more in our presentation and help us support Craig by sharring his story.
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  • Craig Grant was NOT charged with ANY animal cruelty charges !!!!
    So since 'judges DONT lie' Then I guess thats why he was found innocent of ALL charges !!!
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  1. 1. Updated 4/10/2013
  2. 2. One man’s idea to save cats’lives created a cat sanctuaryin Florida.
  3. 3. In 2003, Craig Grant founded Caboodle Ranch, which was to became the largestfree-range cat sanctuary in the world. His success angered a few people, andtheir insecurities and deceptive actions finally closed the ranch in 2012.
  4. 4. “Where cats weren’ttreated like animals!”
  5. 5. They walked by hisside and followedhim down the path. Tommy
  6. 6. In the beginning, Craig visited shelters and took healthy cats back to the ranch before theywould be euthanized. As the word spread many people ask Craig to save their cats becausethey were moving or losing their homes. Craig could never say no. Madison County Judge,Greg Parker said: “Craig has a heart of a servant.” (May 29, 2012 during hearing) Caboodle Ranch was their 9th life! 2007
  7. 7. AFTER 2007 Have you noticed a kitty cat ?BEFORE 2003
  8. 8. In 2011
  9. 9. 2004 – 2005 Before there was a fence, Craig needed to keep predators away. A forest ranger recommended loud noises and bright lights, so Craig installed 4 boom boxes and large spot lights. It worked. Craig used to commute between Jacksonville and Live Oak daily, a two hour ride each way. One day, Caboodle Ranch became his home too.
  10. 10. The Caboodlesfollowed Craigwhen working onimprovements, likethis path in 2008.
  11. 11. 2012 - This was the front entry.
  12. 12. 2010 2004
  13. 13. This office trailer was the 2009original admissionbuilding. In 2010, it wasreplaced with Barn1 andthe trailer was movedaside to be demolished. Itwas locked and windowswere nailed down so nocats could get in, untilLauren volunteered andchanged the fate of theranch and of them all. 2010
  14. 14. The next slides will show many projects that Caboodle 2009Ranch had to complete. Perhaps it will help you to see thatCraig Grant was no hoarder but had a clear vision of a wayto safe animals and give them a second chance. Some coyotes became accustomed to safety noises and light, so Caboodle Ranch installed a fence to keep the coyotes out.
  15. 15. April 2010 October 2009 2011A fence was installed to enclose 8 of the 30acres of the Caboodle Ranch properties.As donations allowed, Caboodle Ranchintended to expand in the future.
  16. 16. 2010 The bottom of the fence was reinforced2nd and 3rd lines added and low voltage wire was put on the top, completely harmless to cats. 2011 2012
  17. 17. A daily walk around the perimeter of the ranch was made to ensure thatall the cats were all well. Some feral cats liked to hide at the back of the ranch and food had to be delivered to them. 2011
  18. 18. 2011 Craig TommyBeauty Taking Caboodles for a walk was a daily routine that Craig looked forward to. It was his reward after a long day of duties and chores. He normally worked between 13-15 hours a day, and up to 17 hours a day in 2011, because of the requirements of the new EAH permit. He allowed himself to withdraw a $1,000 month salary. It means he made close to $2.50 an hour, no benefits, no retirement fund, no paid vacation, no weekends off, no paid overtime, no incentive other than meeting people, helping them and their pets. He was happier than most of us.
  19. 19. A pond on the property was filled to protect the cats from a very common, tinyparasite, called Giardia, which can infect the animals. Several circulatingwater stations were installed in 2009.Mario
  20. 20. Happy and content
  21. 21. Greyson CrackersNoble Snoop Bob Blue Eyes Howie Clingon Lady Bug Coco DolphSqueaak Timmy
  22. 22. Mr. Brewster (2006 – 2012), he was given to Craigbecause of his asthma. He got steroid shots fromDr. Lewis and it kept his asthma under control.
  23. 23. Big Eyes was probably 8 years oldwhen he came to the ranch and wasone of the original cats of theCaboodle. He was 16 when hepassed away. (2003 – 2011)
  24. 24. Frankie had 3legs, died 2010. In the sunny days outside and in rainy or winter days huddled up indoors.
  25. 25. Craig requiredthat all cats bespayed, neutered, and have up-to-date shot recordsbefore he wouldallow them to beplaced at theranch.Sometimespregnant catswere dumpedoutside thefence. Anybabies born atthe ranch wereneutered as soonas possible, aswas the mom.
  26. 26. This picture was taken in 2012.Emergency rescue of a pregnant cat.She had four babies that were thrivingat the time of the raid.
  27. 27. Bear was the Ranch protector. One time, he saved a cat from being attacked by a dog that came to the ranch, by jumping on his back and biting him. Bear was 16 when he died of old age. (2009) This is Van Gogh, hisThis is Mario, his ears had to befront legs were removed due toshorter and he cancer. At first onelooked funny and then the other.because when (nick name Pit bull)he walked hisbutt was uphigh. Caboodle Ranch had NO DISCRIMINATION policy and everybody was welcomed.
  28. 28. 2010 FIV building was donated by Don from Texas, in memory of his wife Delores. A plaque was attached by the entrance of this building.Caboodle Ranch wasone of the very fewsanctuaries that Don and familyoffered to take inLeukemia and HIV catsfor the rest of theirlives. This is one of thereasons why Craig wastargeted by PeTA.
  29. 29. Caboodle Ranch was their HOME
  30. 30. 2011 Hand sanitizer station
  31. 31. In mild weather, newcomers stayed in holding kennels for 2-4 weeks,until they got used to their new environment. In the winter they werehoused in the barns.
  32. 32. 2004 2010 Caboodles shelters2010
  33. 33. 2010 Plenty of shelter: little houses, tree houses, straw beds.2009
  34. 34. Ginger Bread Lane
  35. 35. 20092010Little Ginger Bread houses weredonated by a volunteer and herhusband from North Carolina. 2010
  36. 36. 2010
  37. 37. Once a day, Caboodles got their favorite wet food, “Friskies.” 2009 2010Donation… Thank you!
  38. 38. Caboodles were provided with veterinarian careby Dr. John Lewis, Madison County Veterinarian
  39. 39. February 2012 (5 days before the raid)124 cats were being micro chipped and given 5 different treatments by Dr.Lewis, including distemper, 4 in1 combo FVRCP, FeLV, rabies and Revolutiontreatment which covers all parasites, heartworm and ear mites. The micro chippingwas to identify each cat. Florida State Law requires only a rabies shot, Craig wentbeyond that to ensure Caboodles health. The rest of the Caboodles were scheduledfor the above treatments every Wednesday by Dr. Lewis until all cats were done.The deadline to complete the treatments was March 21.
  40. 40. Craig had color coded collars toindicate when the cats needtheir next Revolution treatment,to indicate who needed boostershots or to be fixed.
  41. 41. 2007 - 2009
  42. 42. Great Pyrenees dogs are very protective so Craig bought Bear andLouie to protect the cats.
  43. 43. Bear and Louie
  44. 44. 2012 Meatball
  45. 45. Meatball is one of the 2003 2012 Caboodle Ranch original cats at the Caboodle Ranch. 2004 2005 2006 2012 2007Meatball was never mean, always a sweetheart, but the ASPCAmarked him as a feral cat. Per their guidelines, feral cats areunadoptable. Here he is, still caged 3 months after the raid. Not surewhere he is now.
  46. 46. Murphy loves his tummy rubbed.Murphy’s original owner Carol brought him to the ranch in2006. He survived the February 2012 raid and now liveswith Rob and his family. He is a healthy, happy, strong cat.
  47. 47. Craig and a volunteer are changing the sand in one of the six 12ft x12ftlitter boxes. They were scooped twice a day.
  48. 48. Six dry food feeders were available throughout the ranch 24/7. These newcovered and raised feed stations were donated by Steve.
  49. 49. 2011 Thank you, FreeKibble.com for the biggest dry food donation and delivery of Ellen DeGeneres brand cat food called Halo. It was the biggest donation in the history of Free Kibbles.
  50. 50. Donation ….. Thank you!Before the ranch got a waterproofedcontainer, the food was stored off theground and covered from rain.
  51. 51. Inside thecontainer, thefood andsupplies werenicely stocked.
  52. 52. The longest rides taken fordonated food and supplieswere to Atlanta, Georgia.
  53. 53. Waterproofed container, the food storage, was by the entrance of the Caboodle Ranch.This picture was taken at the beginning of 2012. After Craig cleared theland of dead trees, winter grass was sown for the cats.
  54. 54. 2011We miss the trees but this had to be done to prevent fire hazard and to make surethat in case of a fire, a fire engine could drive through. The Fire Marshall approved.
  55. 55. After the dead trees were removed, new ones (two dozen of oak sapling) wereplanted so they could provide nice shade for the caboodles. 2012 FEBRUARY
  56. 56. Days before the Raid March 2012 after the raid
  57. 57. A second gate was added in 2011 to the original gate. Concrete was added to the bottom of the fence to prevent any animals digging under the fence and electric wire was strung to the top to prevent any animals climbing over.2011 2012
  58. 58. This building, with its own enclosure, 2011was donated by John from New York,for his father’s 20 cats. They were allseized by the ASPCA.
  59. 59. This is the originalsick ward building.The entry wasdoubled to preventany sick kitties fromgetting out andhealthy cats gettingin. Double fencingin the enclosureprevent nose tonose contact. 2011
  60. 60. This is the inside of the sick ward. This housedkitties that needed time to heal from illness or awound and could not be out with the rest of theCaboodles. They were all previously seen by Dr.Lewis and brought back to Caboodle for recovery.For easier clean up, walls and floors were paintedwith non-porous paint in 2011.
  61. 61. 2004 shed 2012 renovated
  62. 62. This is Barn1 that replaced the oldoffice trailer.
  63. 63. Inside of the Barn1 2nd floor January 2012 Caboodles used to welcome you everywhere, roaming free, like at home. Except the newcomers that had to stay in cages for 2-4 weeks. Before After Floors and any bare wood had to be sealed, painted latex gloss finish, preventing urine from soaking the plywood.
  64. 64. 2010 20112012Barn2, with two stories, was built in 2010. This gave us much more indoorspace for Caboodles.
  65. 65. Winter 2011 Aerial photos (trees were already removed) ZOOM ZOOM Barn1 Barn2Fenced in 8 acres of Caboodle Ranch. “This is the cats home, it all belongs to the cats,” Craig used to say.Not many of you know that Craig is a veteran also, but never used any of the services for veterans offered bythe government. He never was unemployed or used food stamps. He was always a hard worker, making aliving the old fashioned way….. by working! Usually he was the one giving a job to another! (even beforeCaboodle Ranch time)
  66. 66. Caboodle Ranch was featured in Reader’s Digest, National Enquirer, National Geographic,all local newspapers, Madison Voice, Tallahassee magazine, Senior Advocates magazine,German magazine Katzen. People have seen his You Tube videos in Belgium, Holland,Japan, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Australia and many more countries. Caboodle Ranch was aired on German TV stations (Galileo and Pro7), two Japanese TV stations (Fuji TV and Pokimato), in the USA on Discovery Channels - Animal Planet, and Comedy Channel, and on two radio shows in Cincinnati and Chicago.
  67. 67. 2010 Animal Planet crew with John Fulton, host of Must Love CatsThis is thesound boomoperator. Dr. LewisThis mancarried extrabatteries andmoved thecords aroundso the cameraman wouldnot trip onthem.
  68. 68. Ann MacMullan,senior producer of theshow Must Love Cats John Fulton and Jamie Willoughby, Director of Madison County’s Animal Control Department This is Ann’s husband. They work together a lot.
  69. 69. The Must Love Cats episode with Caboodle Ranch did not aired as originally planned inMarch 2011, but few weeks later instead. Our segment was replaced with kleptokitty atthat time, due to several issues raised about Caboodle, we were told by John Tomlin, Co-Executive Producer. At that time, a group of four people kept spreading slanderous anddefamatory emails, trying to hurt us any way possible.
  70. 70. 2011 Comedy Channel “Colbert Report” crew
  71. 71. Caboodle Ranch made itinto the Guinness World Records Book 2012
  72. 72. June 26, 2012 This is a letter from a German producer thatvisited the Ranch in December 2011.
  73. 73. Pierre is a French reporter that came to visit Caboodle Ranch tomake a small documentary in 2011. You can find it on You Tube.
  74. 74. Caboodle Ranchwas visited byKristina Wilson,professionalphotographer fromfashion magazinecalled Kinki.You can see their pictures athttp://issuu.com/kinkimag/docs/kinkimag-11-37/83We saw them and they arevery nice.  This white princess is Beauty, one of CaboodlesWe had many visitors just stopping by to see us. finest.Some travelled all the way from Canada,Germany, France, Switzerland, Japan.These pictures of Rob Grant with Caboodleswere made by a couple that came to visitCaboodle Ranch. Thank you! 2011
  75. 75. Caboodle Ranch became an inspiration.
  76. 76. Tommy is the main reason that Craig loves cats, and because ofhim the idea of a cat ranch “where cats would not be treated likeanimals” was born. Tommy and Craig’s son Rob have the samebirthday January 11. Coincidence?
  77. 77. Tommy had been very sick in January, 2012. Craig took him to an emergency vet clinic in Gainesville, FL,where he stayed for several days. Tommy had two blood workups, and had to be hand fed by Craig severaltimes a day. The clinic bill was almost $5,000. The ASPCA took Tommy away from his beloved Papa, andcruelly used the recovering cat’s picture in a plea for donations, implying that Tommy’s condition was due to“abuse” from the man who loved him. That was despicable. The ASPCA would not let Craig visit his pets, untilthey were ordered to by the judge. Finally three months after the raid, Craig was allowed in the shelter, but wastold he could not touch any cat. He found Tommy, and they bumped heads through the cage walls. Locked in Jacksonville in a “shut down animal shelter “ that was used to held Caboodles’ cats. Here you can still clearly seeOn August 9th, 2012, Madison County Judge Greg Parker ordered the that he had his legs shaved for blood work.ASPCA to make any attempt to return Craig’s personal cats to him. But thishas not happened. The truth and honesty means a lot to us. 2012
  78. 78. 2012Craig Grant and Rob Grant (2006)
  79. 79. 2008Craig’s granddaughter Hanainherited his love foranimals. 2010 Micci was born at the Ranch2011 Murphy joined the Grants family in March 2012 after Craig found him roaming through the Ranch, days after the raid. March 2012
  80. 80. 2009 2011Hana loves grandpa Craig, Caboodles and everyoneunconditionally without any judgment. Sort of like animalsdo. She doesn’t understand yet, why people choose to helpsome and not others. She is aware how hard grandpaworked and what he was doing to help the cats. 2012
  81. 81. Caboodle Ranch had un unexpected visit / inspection on March 16, 2011. Here is a copy of the report by Jamie Willoughby. Same Jamie, whocontacted ASPCA later on in December. Same Jamie that was trying to gain more time for Caboodle Ranch to comply with the new AEH permit, see next slide.
  82. 82. 2012 article from Madison’s newspaperCaboodle Ranch was impacted by a new EAH ordinance, which required many improvements to obtain a permit to havemore than 30 cats on 2.5 acres. The county came up with the EAH permit in 2011, there was never any intention ofCaboodle Ranch being approved for the permit. The ranch had 38 pre-violations, such as unsecured trash cans,fence improvements, the bare wood on windowsill, floors, adding gravel where water pools, covering exposed waterlines, micro chipping animals and documenting progress. Within a week we were down to only 7 pre-violations.
  83. 83. Craig Grant still has not received any of his personal cats back,as it was previously requested by Madison County Judge GregParker. (twice!)To the ASPCA, Caboodle Ranch is just a case 01-2012-002, tous, it was a life style and saving animals, while other just talk,spread nice commercials and have an eight hours jobs andcollect donations but don’t help animals. Only move thembetween shelters and if those shelters are full, the animals arebeing euthanized later on. ASPCA owns only one shelter in NewYork.In next slide, we’d like to share some of the cost thatASPCA was charging Craig Grant with.To destroy something is easier than to get used to new solutions.
  84. 84. Date of Expense Item Reason Vendor Receipt Incurred 02/01/2012 Veterinary Care $ 1,035.64 Necropsy services Cornell UniversityThese ASPCA expense charges 02/13/2012 02/13/2012 DRT Technical Supplies DRT Personal Equipment $ $ 12,482.50 Feral cat dens 299.75 Waterproof shoe covers Tomahawk Live Trap ShuBeestarted on February 1, 2012, before 02/14/2012 DRT Personal Equipment $ 1,298.53 Tyvek Coveralls Uline 02/15/2012 Car rental $ 519.10 Rental car for Jacksonville, FL Enterprise 02/16/2012 Car rental $ 279.91 Rental car for Jacksonville, FL Enterprisethe February 27th raid on Caboodle 02/19/2012 02/20/2012 02/20/2012 Hotel DRT Technical Supplies DRT Technical Supplies $ $ $ 85.00 Hotel accommodations for responders 2/19 5,701.50 Cat traps 4,304.55 Freeman nets, cat gloves Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Tomahawk Live Trap ACESRanch and before Craig Grant was 02/20/2012 02/20/2012 Sheltering Supplies Printing $ $ 2,600.00 PPE 2,219.54 Animal Inventory forms Uline FedEx Officearrested on animal cruelty charges. 02/20/2012 Printing $ 2,219.54 ASPCA Forms Printed FedEx Office 02/20/2012 Sheltering Supplies $ 1,847.58 Plastic Clipboards Staples 02/20/2012 Sheltering Supplies $ 111.55 Translucent Spray Bottles UlineBEFORE EVEN PROVEN GUILTY. 02/20/2012 02/20/2012 Sheltering Supplies Travel Meals $ Cat collars and S hooks 123.58 Dinner for 8 responders Campbells Pet Supply Crowne Plaza Jacksonville 02/20/2012 Hotel $ 170.00 Hotel accommodations for responders 2/20 Crowne Plaza Jacksonville 02/20/2012 DRT Personal Equipment $ 98.40 Gloves Exam Latex XL (Invoice #AY96534) Butler Schein Animal Health 02/21/2012 Sheltering Supplies $ 2,038.23 Perch, go, hide boxes Our Pets CarpetCraig Grant and Caboodle Ranch has 02/21/2012 Hotel $ 595.00 Hotel accommodations for responders 2/21 Crowne Plaza Jacksonville 02/21/2012 Gas/Fuel $ 305.02 Gas for Adam Leaths truck Sunoco 02/21/2012 Gas/Fuel $ 125.00 Gas for Adam Leaths truck Sunoco Cleaner?won the case against the ASPCA’s 02/21/2012 02/22/2012 Travel Meals DRT Technical Supplies $ $ 40.23 Dinner for Dave DiBiase & Ehren M 2,702.40 Transfer cages Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Tomahawk Live Trapincurred expense fees in November 02/22/2012 Office Supplies $ 2,057.00 Office supplies for shelter Office Depot 02/22/2012 Sheltering Supplies $ 1,568.29 Sheltering Supplies Home Depot 02/22/2012 Sheltering Supplies $ 737.52 Sheltering Supplies/food for shelter Wal-Mart2012. 02/22/2012 02/22/2012 02/22/2012 Travel Meals Facility Costs Hotel $ $ $ 10.89 Ice for shelter 7.46 Carpet cleaner 850.00 Hotel accommodations for responders 2/22 Quick-Way Food Store Home Depot Crowne Plaza Jacksonville 02/22/2012 02/22/2012 Sheltering Supplies Hotel $ $ 283.92 Sheltering supplies 85.00 Missed charge for Gina Manke room 2/22 Wal-Mart Crowne Plaza Jacksonville HotelAt the same time, the judge in 02/22/2012 02/23/2012 Veterinary Care Veterinary Care $ $ 1,434.52 Veterinary Medical Supplies 35,262.16 Veterinary Medical Supplies Butler Schein Animal Health Butler Schein Animal Health Mischarges? 02/23/2012 Sheltering Supplies $ 1,727.09 Supplies for shelter Wal-MartMadison County confirmed that 02/23/2012 02/23/2012 Sheltering Supplies Travel Meals $ $ 97.29 Supplies for shelter 30.57 Dinner for 2 responders Home Depot Crowne Plaza JacksonvilleASPCA did not acted as the Agent of 02/23/2012 Hotel $ 935.00 Hotel accommodations for responders 2/23 Crowne Plaza Jacksonville 02/23/2012 Sheltering Supplies $ 1,146.50 Paper Food Trays WEBstaurant Store 02/23/2012 Sheltering Supplies $ 391.58 Office supplies for shelter Office Depotthe County, as it was previously stated 02/23/2012 02/23/2012 02/24/2012 Hotel Sheltering Supplies Sheltering Supplies $ $ $ 85.00 Missed charge for Gina Manke room 2/22 1,590.50 Paper food trays 901.75 Supplies for shelter Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Knight Marketing Home Depotin the civil suit against Craig back in 02/24/2012 02/24/2012 Sheltering Supplies Travel Meals $ $ 246.43 Supplies for shelter 62.53 Lunch for shelter staff Wal-Mart Wendys Plumber?May 2012 when they took all of the 02/24/2012 Travel Meals $ 24.51 Ice for shelter Shell 02/24/2012 Travel Meals $ 17.46 Dinner Crowne Plaza Jacksonville 02/24/2012 Travel Meals $ 7.27 Lunch WendysCaboodles away from him. The 02/24/2012 02/24/2012 Facility Costs Hotel $ $ 2,295.77 Drain cleaning and plumber service for shelter Roto-rooter 1,190.00 Hotel accommodations for responders 2/24 Crowne Plaza Jacksonvillejudge’s decision to return Craig’s 02/24/2012 Behavior $ 133.54 Behavior team supplies Pet Store 02/24/2012 Facility Costs $ 645.00 Air Conditioner repair Complete Air Systems, Inc 02/24/2012 Travel Meals $ 49.40 Dinner for two responders Crowne Plaza Jacksonvillepersonal cats is still unfulfilled, since 02/24/2012 Travel Meals $ 5.51 dinner, Crowne-plaza-Jacksonville Crowne Plaza Jacksonville 02/24/2012 02/25/2012 Travel Meals Travel Meals $ $ 2.68 dinner Crowne Plaza-Jacksonville 106.97 Lunch for shelter staff Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Subway Air ConditionerAugust 2012. The ASPCA is trying to 02/25/2012 02/26/2012 Hotel Sheltering Supplies $ $ 1,785.00 Hotel accommodations for responders 2/25 2,202.42 Supplies for shelter Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Lowes Repair?reverse judges order since than, and 02/26/2012 Sheltering Supplies $ 416.77 Supplies for shelter Lowes 02/26/2012 Sheltering Supplies $ 777.36 Supplies for shelter Wal-Mart 02/26/2012 Travel Meals $ 175.46 Lunch for shelter staff Papa Johnseven more after the November 02/26/2012 02/26/2012 02/26/2012 Printing Hotel Hotel $ $ $ 48.04 Copies of IAP 1,966.27 2/26 hotel accommodations, 23 rooms 1,700.00 Hotel accommodations for responders 2/26 FedEx Office Best Western Inn, Madison, FL Crowne Plaza Jacksonvilleoutcome. 02/26/2012 02/26/2012 Hotel Travel Meals $ $ 593.89 2/26 hotel accommodations, 11 rooms 261.46 Dinner for 10 responders Days Inn, Madison, FL Crowne Plaza Jacksonville 02/26/2012 Gas/Fuel $ 400.00 Fuel for fleat Jimmies Autoport
  85. 85. Charges by ASPCA insurred 2/1/2012 through 7/2/2012 Caboodle Ranch was raided on 2/27/2012 Expense Category CostAirfare $115,100.20Behavior $13,754.81 Craig never incurred anyCar rentalConsultant Fees $12,713.36 Craig never incurred any $201,898.00 Craig never incurred any As of 4/10/2013, Craig Grant isDRT Personal Equipment $43,134.62DRT Technical Supplies $25,190.95Facility Costs $40,899.71Gas/Fuel $3,616.76 Craig paid for volunteers to stay at local still not proven guilty of any Super 8, he treated himself to a hotel room only when he got sick, max couple days. ASPCS choice, the best hotels downtownHotelMileage, Cabs, Tolls/Parking $227,191.89 Jacksonville, vacation style. $13,832.04 animal cruelty,Office SuppliesPostage $5,132.24 $562.94 but his life, his life style andPrinting $7,984.41Sheltering Supplies $146,084.81Temp $117,197.46Transport $2,100.00 the lives of all Caboodles were Craig used to take volunteers to local buffet, $8 great food (includes drinks), special dinners took place in Texas Roadhouse inTravel MealsVehicle Expense $150,950.32 Lake City (1 hour from the ranch) $512.37 distorted.Veterinary Care $331,161.69Grand Total $1,459,018.58 Expenses incurred when people dont care where the money comes from. Craigs modest lifestyle, economy style
  86. 86. This picture of Fluffbag made it through the internet in February 2012 when the ASPCA and PeTA asked you to donate to save hundreds of cats from Caboodle Ranch. His previous owner, Sue B. from Orlando, FL, is a Caboodle Ranch supporter. Fluffbag had allergies and his eyes were watering all the time. The ASPCA wanted you to think that he was an abused cat.Pictures of wet cats from the internet were added just for the visual to show you that all wet cats look kind of sad.
  87. 87. This is how Caboodle Ranch andCraig Grant were introduced to you over the internet in February 2012 by the ASPCA and by the PeTA. This is a picture of Tommy. We tried to share Tommy’s story with you on previous slides. He was seriously ill and treated in January. Underwent several blood works and had to behand fed by Craig for several weeks. He was getting better when ASPCAtook Tommy away from Craig, calling him a hoarder. Craig was helping animals, giving them all 2nd chance to live, and not to be euthanized. The Ranch was a success story, built from nothing, little by little, slowly growing into what it was at the end.
  88. 88. These pictures are not CaboodleCats, but a result of the ASPCA andPeTA’s version of helping animals. Lauren asked to volunteer at the ranch, however she was a PeTA agent and her purpose for being there was to take as many revolting pictures and videos as possible. These pictures and video footage became the primary reason for the raid on the ranch and the animal cruelty charges against Craig Grant and Caboodle Ranch.
  89. 89. PeTA has an ad looking for untrained 21 year olds to become agents.To take a few pictures and to make a video footage could only take a few months. Perhaps making sure thatchronically ill cats would be found later on mixed in with the healthy ones is the purpose… staging it all. Craig noticedon several occasions, during Lauren’s volunteered time, that some sick cats were loose with the healthy ones. Hewondered how the sick cats got out of the ward by themselves. It was until he saw “Agent” Lauren release infectedcats from their restricted barn the day before the raid that he realized she was purposely letting them out. Craig trustedher and needed her help. Because of that trust, Craig’s dream was shattered.
  90. 90. While Craig worked to achieve a wonderful catsanctuary, a few people, without any experience startingand developing a sanctuary, decided to tear Craig’sdream down. Here are some of their comments. Anything written on the internet is public record.
  91. 91. “ Picture is worth more then a thousand words. ”
  92. 92. To Craig, running Caboodle Ranch wasn’t just a job, it was acommitment, but he couldn’t have done it without his friends and volunteers who believed in him and the purpose of the Ranch. Caboodle Ranch wants to thank all those who donated, the volunteers that came, helped, and wanted to make a change for the better in the lives of animals who needed a second chance.Special thanks to Nanette, Dale, Isabella, Stewart, Christine, Debbie, Patrick, Marilyn, Renéa, Norma, Faith, Nonnie, Irish, all followers on the Facebook, our lawyers David, Gary, Teresa and John and many others for their help and continued support.
  93. 93. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progresscan be judged by the way its animals are treated.“ ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~
  94. 94. We are awaiting the trial date (now in June 2013) and we believe in Craig’s innocence. He has been continuously looked down at as “Unworthy one” because of his believes and dedication towards the animal lives. His work and dedication speak for itself. Please visit our website or Facebook.Caboodle Ranch licenses Business License Active Trademark - Active Charitable Organization License Active All donations are still tax deductible.
  95. 95. In memory of the three legged cat calledMs Plume, who was to be the first one tolose her chance to live, while in the care of the ASPCA. She was perfect andhappy at the ranch, but her imperfections did not satisfy her new keepers. R.I.P., Ms Plume. Here is a story from her owner to share.
  96. 96. “MANY THANKS TO ALL THAT BELIEVE INCABOODLE RANCH AND ITS VISION OF SAVINGANIMALS AND GIVING THEM A CHANCE TO LIVE.IT IS IMPORTANT TO US BECAUSE WITHOUT YOUCABOODLE RANCH WOUDLN’T BE HERE ANDCRAIG CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOURCONTINUOUS SUPPORT. HOPING THAT ONE DAY,MAYBE SOON, HE WILL BE ABLE TO REOPEN ANDMAKE CABOODLE RANCH EVEN BETTER.”
  97. 97. “Not-For-Profit Organizations shouldhelp other Not-For-Profit Organizations with similar goals to achieve stability and improvements by working together, not against each other.”

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