More than 200 animals adopted at ASPCA’s event in Lawrence County

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HILLSBORO, Ala. – After weeks of receiving specialized care from veterinarians and workers, more than 200 animals were adopted to new owners July 25 and 26 in Lawrence County.

The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) organized the event, and said people came from all over the state of Alabama and as far as Tennessee and Georgia to adopt cats and dogs.

More than 300 dogs and cats were seized from the Lawrence County Animal Shelter in June, which was housed in the home of former director Bobbie Taylor.  She has since been charged with animal cruelty and animal abuse.

Taylor filed a motion on Friday trying to stop the adoption event from taking place. A judge denied the motion but set a hearing for July 31.

Read more of WHNT’s coverage of the situation with the Lawrence County Animal Shelter.