On February 26 the ASPCA, acting at the request of Madison County (Florida) Animal Control and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, began removing cats from a 30-acre non-profit cat sanctuary known as Caboodle Ranch. Facing their largest rescue of cats from one location at a time the ASPCA called upon partner organizations for trained volunteers to aid with the transfer and care of these animals. Good Mews honored to have 5 volunteers spend a week in Florida aiding in this tremendous effort. For the time being, these cats are evidence in a criminal investigation but we hope to bring some to Good Mews when we can and show them a lot of proper loving!
Here are several links for you with additional information – read some local local coverage of our response, see pictures from the PetSmart Charities Relief Waggin’ and follow future developments on the ASPCA blog.
We thank our Good Mews volunteers who were able give their time, energy and hearts to this massive undertaking. They put in long hours and a lot of hard work and were able to help because they had received disaster training specific to animals by attending a Noah’s Wish animals in disaster training session last year. There will be additional training sessions this year and we’ll provide information about those sessions as the date draws nearer.