County: No Plans to Euthanize S.H.A.C.K. Dogs

County: No Plans to Euthanize S.H.A.C.K. Dogs

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MOBILE, Alabama - A county spokesperson says animals taken in from the S.H.A.C.K. Animal Rescue Shelter will not be put down. At least not yet.

"There is no deadline to euthanize dogs on Monday.  We have 8 dogs that are adoptable to the public.," said Nancy Johnson in a statement. "There are another 9 that have behavioral problems, according to ARF and we are hoping rescue groups can work with them."

Rumors circulated over the weekend that the county would have to euthanize the 17 dogs in their possession by the end of the day Monday if they couldn't get them adopted. Johnson says that is not planned but the situation could change.

"We will assess the situation going forward.  Ultimately, if there is no one willing to adopt them, they will be put down," said Johnson.

More than 50 dogs and 10 cats were deemed adoptable earlier last week after being held for more than 5 months. The animals were seized from The S.H.A.C.K. in August after concerns about their living conditions.

Most of the animals were taken in by the Animal Rescue Foundation, except the 17 that remain at the county shelter.


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