Caboodle Ranch Case Continues: Owner Seeks Permit to Upgrade SanctuaryPublished April 2, 2012
Caboodle Ranch owner Craig Grant will not rest quietly.
A decision in the case revolving around Caboodle Ranch, which made headlines last month for what was an apparent case of animal hoarding and the ensuing animal cruelty associated with it, has been delayed due to a new request from Grant. According to the Florida Times Union, Grant is requesting a permit to upgrade the Caboodle Ranch facilities before he asks for the return of the nearly 700 cats that were seized from his care.
Grant’s plan is to improve his facilities, and in turn strengthen his case, a case that will seek to show he and Caboodle Ranch are adequately suited to care for the cats he has taken in. When the case does get to court, the onus will be on the ASPCA to prove that, in opposite fashion, Grant is not able to care for the animals he wants returned to him.
While the hearing on whether or not Grant’s cats could be returned to him was delayed, his arraignment on charges of cruelty to animals was still set for tomorrow.
Since Caboodle Ranch made headlines last month, the issue has been a divisive one among animal lovers. On one side of the aisle, there are people who believe that the Caboodle Ranch case is a clear-cut case of animal cruelty. On the other side, animal lovers empathize with Grant, and believe he is wrongly accused of animal cruelty.
What are your thoughts on the Caboodle Ranch case? Do you think that, if Grant is able to improve his facilities, his cats should be returned to him? Share your thoughts in a comment.