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Kristy Grant

This is Kristy Grant. Yes, I have 176 cats. I have a State Licensed Animal Sanctuary, Cat Tail Corner, Inc. on my 10 acres. Some of these cats were abused or abandoned. Some had previous owners who passed away or moved into assisted living facilities. If I had not taken these cats they would have been euthanized or living on the streets starving and reproducing. All of my cats are vaccinated, spayed or neutered and very well taken care of. They are not caged, but are free to come and go from the house and roam the 10 acres. I have spent over $25,000 on fencing to keep them contained on the property. The Volusia County Council ruled against me because they do not recognize "sanctuary" in their ordinances. I was singled out and their ruling was unfair. I plan to appeal their decision. I refuse to get rid of my cats. I will move. I need an attorney outside of Volusia County, Florida to help me fight this. Kristy Grant, Pierson, FL meow

BLACK BEAR

SHE IS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH. SHE HAS NOT SPENT $25,000,00 ON HER FENCE. SHE SPENT THE MONEY ON REPAIRING HER HOUSE BECAUSE THE CATS DESTROYED IT. SHE SPENT MONEY ON PAYING OFF A LIEN TO KEEP HER HOME FROM GOING INTO FORCLOSURE. A LIEN PUT ON HER HOUSE BY THE BUILDER BECAUSE SHE REFUSED TO PAY HIM. THE CATS KILL NATIVE WILDLIFE. THEY CAN NOT BE CONTAINED. UNFAIR??? SHE IS VIOLATING STATE AND COUNTY LAWS. THE STATE DOES NOT LICENSE SANCTUARIES NOR THE COUNTY. SHE IS WRONG!!
WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE NEXT DOOR TO THIS?
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO BUY A HOME NEXT DOOR TO THIS? SHE CAN NOT CONTAIN THE CATS.
WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE NEXT DOOR TO A 10 ACRE LITTER BOX OR A PET CEMETARY.

Jessica Martin

What I find both immature and amusing is the fact that "Black Bear" could not use their real name. I don't care if I know you or not, (and I might--we live in a very close knit community)I am mature enough to use my name and defend my position. It's extremely unprofessional to write in caps, as well. It seems you are one of Kristy Grant's neighbors, and if so, that narrows down alot of people in our area. And if you're not in the vicinity, why does it bother you, "Black Bear", so much? It seems there's no way to satiate those on your side of the fence. If these cats were found, feral and getting into your garbage, impregnating your cats, or threatening the wildlife, you'd be angry. Now that someone decided to take the initiative to control some of the cat population in the Barberville area, she is criticized and ridiculed for rescuing, vaccinating, and spaying these cats to prevent those very problems. I'd take great enjoyment in hearing a reply from you sometime, as I know the preceding posts are rather dated. I'm sure Kristy would, too. I'd like to know what you're plan is to care for all the feral cats in our surrounding towns in addition to the 170 she's rescued so far.

Oh, and Black Bear...using your real name, please? :)

Jill

Based on the appearances of the shown cats and the house, these animals are in good condition, and the home is well cared for. The story would be different if the animals were breeding, diseased, feces were piling up, etc. cases that you see all too much. This woman is trying to do the right thing which is not the case with individuals who adopt pets but are either too lazy or cheap or do not have the funds to have an animal in the first place. Do not blame her for the failings of others in this regard. That aside, it seems that a compromise can be met whereby the animals are enclosed in a smaller area such as you might see at a nature preserve, with some kind of durable screening that would protect the wildlife and contain the cats. There are landscaping companies that would be able to help in terms of making the enclosure private. This is a clear no brainer. The people that are harassing this woman must not have a true knowledge of the overall cat and dog overpopulation crisis in this country. Zeroing in on a person who is not housing diseased animals in unsanitary conditions completely misses the mark. Your energies would be better spent donating to spay neuter programs for which your donations go exclusively to that effort and are tax deductable.

steve

I have always had cats but have never had one that could fly or walk on a power line like a bird or squirl!

Lots in Costa Rica

170 cats in one home!? I can´t belive it!!!

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Homeowner Kristy Grant has been taking care of the cats at her 10-acre home in Pierson.

Shawn Tymchak

If you can do it, power to ya!

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