Puppy Farm Update: Animal Shelter Says Dogs Likely Available for Adoption Next Week


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TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – More than 120 dogs rescued from a puppy farm along Highway 72 are still being cared for at the Colbert County Animal Shelter.

Workers say the dogs are being checked by veterinarians, and could be available for adoption by next week.

The shelter posted a note on its Facebook page, saying it is overwhelmed with inquiries about the dogs, and urged people who are interested to monitor the page for updates.

The shelter says its biggest need is to find homes for the pets it already had in the shelter before the Yorkies and Pomeranians came in this week.  If you can help by adopting or fostering one of these pets, please drop by the shelter, which is located at 5010 Missouri Street in Tuscumbia.

Meanwhile, investigators returned to the home on Highway 72 where the dogs were found earlier this week.  They executed a search warrant Thursday morning and found four more dogs – two alive, and two dead.  The suspect admitted she had taken a number of dogs out of state, but refused to say where.

Investigators also found moonshine on the property.  The woman was taken into custody to be held, pending charges on Friday.

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