Meet some of the cuddly cats and dogs up for adoption this weekend at Lawrence County’s temporary shelter

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – Following a drive to reunite pets from the Lawrence County Animal Shelter with their rightful owners, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is planning adoption events for the hundreds of remaining animals.

These events will be taking place at the ASPCA’s temporary shelter on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26. Hundreds of animals, including dogs and cats of all breeds and ages, will be made available for adoption to the public.

Come out Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the temporary shelter located at 14934 Highway 20, Hillsboro, Ala. 35643. The ASPCA says to turn into the driveway at Hillsboro Gin & Feed Co., then proceed left and back toward Warehouse 2 to find the shelter.

If you want to adopt, bet sure to bring a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license, passport, military ID, or non-driver ID), proof of address, and a pet transfer crate.

All adoptions fees will be waived. The ASPCA will ensure that adoptable animals will be spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated free of charge. Additionally, members of the ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Behavior and Veterinary teams will be on site to help answer questions about animals’ temperaments and medical histories in order to make the best possible match with potential adopters.

In June, more than 300 animals were seized from the Lawrence County Animal Shelter, which was located at director Bobbie Taylor’s home.  Taylor surrendered last week on 17 counts of animal cruelty.

Read WHNT’s extensive coverage of this case.

The ASPCA had this to say about the five adorable pets you see in the photos:

  1. Lucy (ID# ALA1000)
    Lucy is a very friendly pit bull mix who was discovered by ASPCA responders with her litter of five puppies at the Lawrence County Animal Shelter. Unfortunately, the puppies didn’t survive as veterinary experts confirmed their cause of death to parvovirus, a highly contagious viral disease, which could have been prevented by vaccinations. Luckily, Lucy survived and she is now looking for a loving home.
  2. Emma (ID# ALA1015)
    Emma is a sassy senior who was discovered with skin infections and an ingrown collar. She was in so much pain from her collar wound that she would yelp as veterinary experts treated. Emma has since recovered from her medical issues, and she is now a jovial dog who loves to be in the company of others.
  3. Ashley (ID# ALBH18)
    Ashley is a sweet 12-week-old pointer mix who almost died of distemper, a contagious virus that affects a dog’s respiratory, gastrointestinal and central nervous systems. After receiving much-needed treatment and vaccines at the ASPCA’s medical unit, Ashley’s overall health improved and she has recently joined the other dogs at the temporary shelter. She is shy at first, but is looking for an individual or family to give her a good home.
  4. Fiji (ID# ALC0051)
    Fiji is a grey, domestic short haired cat who veterinary experts thought was blind due to a severe eye infection. With medical treatment and care, Fiji’s vision improved greatly, and the curious kitten has quickly come out of her shell.
  5. Della (ID# ALBH21)
    Della is a senior dog who is blind, but that doesn’t hold her back. She is a very sweet and fond of being petted and handled. The ASPCA is planning to take Della to a specialist to see if she will be able to regain some of her vision.
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