AL Shelter Volunteers Charged with Animal Cruelty
January 27, 2013
Two young women in AL, described as volunteers at the Walker Co pound, have been arrested and charged with 23 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty each. The charges stem from a report made to police by one of the volunteers’ family members, with whom she lived. The family member told police there were dozens of live dogs at his home, all brought there from the pound by the volunteer, and approximately 50 dead dogs in trash bags on an adjacent property. Authorities seized 23 dogs from the home and killed 7 of them due to their medical conditions. The women have not been charged in connection with the dead dogs and are currently jailed on a $6900 bond each.
There are two additional news clips on the story here.
I tried searching online to find what, if any, connection exists between the current Walker Co pound and the now defunct Walker Co HS but was unable to find any information.
(Thanks Clarice for these links.)