Humane society assists in rescue of 250 animals - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Humane society assists in rescue of 250 animals

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Dog rescued from Lawrence County Animal Shelter (Source: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Dog rescued from Lawrence County Animal Shelter (Source: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
(Source: ASPCA) (Source: ASPCA)
(Source: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) (Source: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Two people from Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County traveled to Moulton, Alabama this week to help with the rescue more than 250 animals that were found to be living in deplorable conditions.

The animals, which include dogs and cats, were found at the Lawrence County Animal Shelter. Many of them were emaciated and appeared to be suffering from untreated wounds and medical problems like parvo virus and distemper. Some animals were being kept in small, wire crates and crowded enclosures were they had to fight for space.

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A volunteer at the animal shelter documented animal abuse and mistreatment and reported it to the police department, who then contacted ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Lawrence County cut ties with the animal shelter after learning of the conditions.

Veterinarians are trying to nurse the animals back to health while investigators continue to build a case against the leaders of the animal shelter.

Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County sent John Morgret, a criminal investigator and emergency services coordinator, and Megan Toeller, a vet clinic team leader, to help with the rescue at the request of ASPCA.

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