Animal shelter calls for help as sheriff’s office prepares to seize dozens of dogs
LAUDERDALE CO., Ala. (WAFF) - Florence Lauderdale Animal Services is calling for help as the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office prepares to seize dozens of dogs from a property in the Center Star area.
Investigator Matt Burbank with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office said deputies served a search warrant at the property Thursday after receiving several tips about neglected dogs. He said there are 45 adult dogs and 24 puppies on the property. One was removed Thursday and taken to a veterinarian. All the others will be seized Friday morning.
Florence/Lauderdale Animal Services shared a post on Facebook Thursday evening asking for the community to move 40 dogs from its shelter in the next 24 hours because of the situation.
Chapel King, a volunteer who works with Florence/Lauderdale Animal Services, said the shelter is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and fostering is free.
“We are desperate,” King said.
Investigator Burbank said the dogs still on the Center Star property were given food and water provided by Animal Services.
As of Friday afternoon, all of the dogs are not on the property. Investigator Burbanks says all of the puppies are gone but there are still nearly 40 adult dogs on the property.
He added charges could be brought forth, but the investigation is still ongoing.
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