Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Jay “Caveman” Cassidy grew up in a house full of pets. As a young man, he started breeding snakes and eventually opened his own business, Caveman Reptiles. He met URBANTARZAN nearly 20 years ago while rescuing a pit bull from abusive owners. They became close friends, united by their passion for rescuing at-risk animals, and eventually Caveman became URBANTARZAN’s right-hand man and resident reptile expert. Together they continue to rescue, capture and relocate dangerous and exotic animals.