63 Animals Seized From Rescue Group

63 Animals Seized From Rescue Group

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53 dogs and 10 cats were confiscated from The Shack Animal Rescue in Semmes Thursday afternoon. The owner says she's done nothing wrong.

"We're not neglecting these dogs, they're all getting monthly treatments, they're all getting everything they need," said Robbie Fitzgerald.

The cages on the property are now empty, that's because the 63 animals are at the Mobile County Animal Shelter. Humane officials say they're not being taken care of. Some are dealing upper respiratory infections and ring worm, while others are suffering injuries.

"We have some other dogs that have dog bites that require some medical attention to be taken, there are several dogs that have medical issues that will be tended to," said Mobile County Humane Officer Carmelo Miranda.

Natasha Pollock lives next door to The Shack. She was at home this afternoon when she saw sheriff deputies and humane officials pull up. She says one of the dogs appeared to be in bad shape.

"The dog couldn't even walk on the leash as she let it out so she had to pick up the dog and carry it to the white truck," said Pollock.

Right now all these animals will remain at the shelter until they're checked out and can be put up for adoption. The investigation isn't over yet.

"We have had other calls there for animals that have passed away from other reasons and those things are still under investigation," said Miranda.

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