LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Over several days in February, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals conducted their largest-ever cat seizure. Over 700 cats were rescued from Caboodle Ranch in Madison County, Florida.
For months the cats were housed in a temporary shelter in Jacksonville while they received medical care for numerous afflictions and illnesses. By mid-August the ASPCA was successful in finding homes for hundreds of the cats. However, more than 100 felines still need permanent placements.
Lee County Domestic Animal Services is reaching out to individuals and rescue organizations in our local community to assist the ASPCA in placing cats that are not suited to an indoor lifestyle, but would be ideal as Barn Buddies. LCDAS’s Barn Buddy Program matches feral and semi-feral cats that cannot acclimate to an indoor environment with individuals who own property where cats can live comfortably in a barn or in an outdoor environment on a farm or rural acreage.
Any organization or individual who is interested in helping with one or more of the cats, please call 239-533-9202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All cats rescued from Caboodle Ranch have been sterilized and received appropriate veterinary care through the ASPCA.
Read the original story about the seizure here.