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Hotline, email set up for owners of rescued cats

Nearly 700 neglected, diseased cats found living in filth at ranch

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has established a hotline and email system regarding the rescue of nearly 700 cats from Caboodle Ranch in Madison County last month.

The animals are considered evidence in an open investigation, and the cats have not been signed over to the ASPCA.

People who have relinquished their pets to Caboodle Ranch who would like to leave information about their pets can do so by calling the hotline at 866-816-4804 or by emailing infoFIR@aspca.org.

IMAGES: Cats found suffering, dead at north Florida ranch

The Madison County Sheriff's Office said the disposition hearing to determine the custody of the cats is scheduled for March 28.

The three truckloads of cats found living in filthy, crowded conditions at what was supposed to be a cat sanctuary were being temporarily sheltered in Jacksonville until some of them were healthy enough for adoption.