ASPCA to hold adoption event July 25-26 for animals taken from Lawrence County shelter

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The ASPCA's Animal Cruelty Disaster Response vehicle arrived pulled up Wednesday morning, so the team can help with the effort of removing more than 250 animals. (Photo: David Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals plans to hold a two-day adoption event to re-home hundreds of animals removed from the former Lawrence County Animal Shelter. This after a concerted effort to reunite any pets that may have been lost in the area.

The adoption event will be Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Dogs and cats of all sizes and breeds will be made available for adoption.

All adoption fees are waived for these animals. The ASPCA says it will ensure the adoptable animals will be spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated free of charge. The organization also plans to have anti-cruelty behavior and veterinary teams on site to answer questions about animals’ temperaments and medical histories. The overall goal is to make the best possible match with potential adopters.

The adoption event will take place at the temporary shelter set up by the ASPCA. It’s at 14934 Highway 20 in Hillsboro which is the 2nd warehouse for Hillsboro Gin & Feed Co.

“ASPCA responders have managed the sheltering, medical treatment and behavior enrichment of these animals removed from the overcrowded and unsanitary conditions at Lawrence County Animal Shelter for the past several weeks,” said Tim Rickey, vice president of the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response team. “Pet owners have had a chance to visit our temporary shelter to look for their lost pets, and we have reunited several animals with their owners. Now our top priority is to help all the remaining animals find good homes. We are hoping that not only the local community, but those as far as Birmingham and Nashville will come to the event and open their home to one of these many deserving animals.”

Potential adopters must take a government-issued photo ID card (driver’s license, passport, military ID, or non-driver ID), proof of address and pet transfer crate (if possible).