|Published:||Mar 06, 2011 4:21 AM EST|
|Updated:||Mar 06, 2011 1:57 AM EST|
NAPLES, Fla.- Over three dozen dogs and cats are now finding refuge at the Naples Humane Society, after being confiscating during a massive animal cruelty sting in Alabama this week.
The Humane Society of the United States removed a total of 198 dogs and 31 cats from a Houston County, Alabama compound on Monday. The owner of the property claimed she was running an animal refuge shelter.
The majority of the animals were extremely malnourished, and suffering from multiple health conditions. Most of the dogs were chained to trees and kept locked behind chicken-wire fences. The owner is under investigation, and will likely face animal cruelty charges.
But on Saturday, the dozens of dogs and cats were given a second shot at life. The Humane Society of the United States dispersed the pets to approved animal shelters across the nation. One lucky bunch landed right here in Southwest Florida, at the Naples Humane Society.
Vet techs and volunteers took in 14 dogs and 23 cats on Saturday night. They were immediately evaluated and treated for various medical conditions.
After being nursed back to health, coordinators at the Naples Humane Society vow to land each and every one of the animals in a permanent, happy home.
NHS will open doors for adoption on Sunday from 11-5pm. Not all of the animals from the Alabama compound will be ready for adoption, but staff will be on site to assist and talk about the animals taken in.