HAYDEN, Ala. (AP) - Officials have rescued more than 100 dogs
from a Hayden home where they were being kept in cramped and dirty
conditions without protection from freezing temperatures.
Scotlund Haisley tells the Huntsville Times in a Friday story
that he's relieved to know the dogs are starting out 2010 "on the
road to becoming cherished family members."
Haisley is senior director of Emergency Services for the
national Humane Society.
The property owner had rescued the dogs and attempted to adopt
them out, but became overwhelmed and did not have the proper
resources to care for the canines.
The Humane Society is removing the animals and housing them at
an emergency shelter set up in a vacant part of the Greater
Birmingham Humane Society.
Information from: The Huntsville Times,
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