According to police, roughly 900 to 2,000 animal hoarding instances occur each year. Without assistance from animal rescuers and the authorities, the animals in such situations languish in filthy conditions and without enough food or water.
Following animal cruelty allegations, the sheriff’s department of Walker County, Alabama, granted two individuals many opportunities to establish better living circumstances for their dozens of animals. Instead, officers were eventually forced to remove the animals from the property.
The sheriff’s department requested assistance from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS), an animal shelter. Even though GBHS has the largest shelter hospital in Alabama, the number of animals on the grounds was too great for them.
When the shelter employees arrived, they discovered numerous dogs tied up in the freezing weather, living outside enclosures. More than 40 canines resided in tiny residences without access to food, clean water, or fresh air.
Fortunately, the shelter has a crew trained to provide emergency care to animals during disasters or criminal circumstances. They gave the detained canines immunizations and meds on the site.
Stephanie Salvage, the shelter’s marketing director, stated that the canines had already received medicated baths, dewormings, and behavioral assessments. They are also feeding the rescue dogs special diets. In addition, GBHS approached the BISSELL Pet Foundation, an animal welfare group, and other organizations for additional resources and volunteers.
According to Allison Black Cornelius, the CEO of GHBS, they could keep several canines at their shelter. Unfortunately, they only have adequate space for 100 rescue dogs. As a result, their primary purpose is to place these pets in permanent homes. BISSELL Pet Foundation will assist with the relocation of additional canines to other animal shelters, including Atlanta Humane, Humane Society of Tulsa, and Belleville Area Humane Society.
The guys involved have been apprehended and charged with animal cruelty on many counts. Fortunately, their horrible deeds were reported.
Salvage added that anybody who feels an animal is living in terrible circumstances or in danger should report it to the local shelter or authorities. Organizations like theirs guarantee that humans and animals have the most meaningful possible lives.
Credits to Greater Birmingham Humane Society