President Of Busted Rescue Shelter Speaks Out

President Of Busted Rescue Shelter Speaks Out

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“It was an emotional day, the volunteers….sorry,” says Robbie Fitzgerald.

Robbie Fitzgerald, owner of The Shack, Safe Haven Animal Care Kennels, tears up remembering the events of Thursday, when 53 dogs and 10 cats were confiscated from the property after District Attorney Ashley Rich issued a search warrant. Mobile County animal shelter officials say the dogs were suffering from upper respiratory infections, ringworm and other injuries.

“Yes, in the facility, we bring in dogs that are sick. We have issues sometimes that come in with no hair, they come in with URI’s. What people aren’t asking for is to see our records and to see that these are being treated.”

Fitzgerald wanted to address another claim that some dogs were too sick to walk and had to be carried out of the facility into animal shelter trucks. She says that’s not the case.

“A few of the dogs we were carrying because we were loving on them, and few, they had been in those trucks before so they lock down on us and don’t want to be put in so we picked them up and carried them out.”

Fitzgerald and her crew say they clean the cages daily and were in the middle of cleaning when the animal shelter officials arrived.

“We’re not upset with the county for doing this, we just need to get through it.”

Fitzgerald has hired an attorney. She says she is willing to do whatever it takes to get these animals back.

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