Saturday, February 28, 2009

Whole Kitten Caboodle

I just found out about this a-mazing organization called Caboodle Ranch. If I had the time or the money, it's the kind of sanctuary I would want to build. The ranch runs completely on donations. Here's some info:

In Florida, one man has carved out 30-acres to provide a home to nearly 500 unwanted felines, who travel from far and wide to settle into their elaborate sanctuary, Caboodle Ranch. The founder of the ranch fronts all of the facility's costs out of his own pocket.

LEE, Fla. -- Security is tight at the Caboodle Ranch, where the entrance is guarded by 500 strong. Yet, the formidable presence melts into purrs as guests enter the 30-acre cat sanctuary in Madison County, 50 miles from the state capital of Tallahassee.

The man behind it all is Craig Grant, the founder of Caboodle Ranch. But for a retired contractor who had an aversion to felines, Grant's golden years have taken an unusual twist.

It was Grant's commitment to his children that fostered a new life destiny. No longer able to care for his cat, Pepper, Grant's son asked him to permanently care for the pet. Having spent his entire life raising his three kids, Grant couldn't say no. more>>

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