It's been almost two years since we took you to the Caboodle Ranch in Madison County. At that time, Craig Grant had about 500 cats.
Since our story, his ranch has grown and so to have donations to keep him up and running, so tonight we thought we'd check back in with Grant to see how things are going on the ranch.
"Welcome back to Caboodle Ranch, come on in," said Craig Grant.
Even after all these months, Craig Grant is still giving 9 lives to all to his cats.
Since we last visited the Caboodle Ranch, Craig has been hit with food poisoning, bitten by a cat, seen his bank account dwindle down, and now, he's dealing with the heat. But through it all, one thing has remained the same, and that's Craig's dedication to his cats.
"You're not going to get a day off, you have to do what you have to do. The cats are counting on me."
These days, on paper at least, the Caboodle Ranch is flush with 660 cats. Craig is still working 14 hours a day and funding the ranch solely on donations. His main focus now is health. Some of the cats picked up gardia and ear mites, so a good portion of the money from the ranch goes to health care. Each feline is given flea treatment and then banded---making sure they are treated for any type of bug that should come their way.
"I've worked with the cats, devoting time to their health. They're looking good."
Feeding time is still a sight to see. The cats charge at the food like piranhas, thousands of dollars of wet food go into these feedings and sometimes the cats get so excited about the food they don't see what's in front of them.
But what's in front of Grant is a lifetime of dedication to his cats. The heat is brutal-- the work is long and Grant says he's a little bit crazy, but he's come this far and has no plans of turning his back on his four legged friends.
"I'm devoting the rest of my life to these cats. It's unbelievable you can devote the amount of time I do to these cats."
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