MOULTON, Ala. — An astounding 250 dogs were pulled out of the Lawrence County Animal Shelter after being victims of neglectful conditions on Saturday. A volunteer at the shelter tipped authorities off after witnessing the horrendous conditions that the animals were living in. From being covered in filth to being malnourished and having untreated wounds, the woman knew that she had to do something.
The Moulton Police Department, who were first on the site, reached out to the ASPCA for their help. The ASPCA arrived at the scene with their Medical Animal Surgical Hospital, which is a custom-built, mobile animal hospital that ensured the animals were treated on-site. The ASPCA also received custody of all the animals from the shelter.
Among the animals rescued were both cats and dogs of all sorts of breeds, ages and sizes. Some of the animals were being kept in a larger space where they had to fight for food, water and shelter, while others were being kept in tiny, wire cages. All animals will now require medical attention and socialization.
ASPCA experts are currently gathering crucial information and evidence to ensure that the court grants the best possible outcome to the animals. Once looked over by medical staff, all of the animals will be transported to a temporary shelter while they try to re-home them permanently.
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