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Caboodle Ranch is the cat’s meow

In Animal News on January 21, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Going against the cat lady stereotype, a Florida man built a city fit for 500 kitties. The 30-acre Caboodle Ranch in Lee boasts all the trappings of an actual city, including a police department, elementary school and Walmart.

Craig Grant once had an aversion to felines, but when his son moved away and left him with his cat, he grew to love the animal’s company and personality. It wasn’t long before he started taking in strays. He gave up his two-bedroom condo by the beach, quit his job, and spent $100,000 of his own money to build the sanctuary and take care of the cats. He offsets some of the ranch’s costs by selling merchandise on his website.

“I think I’m supposed to be doing this,” says Grant, “and it comes at a time in my life when I can give it 100 percent.”


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