Woman finds dog, believes former animal shelter director lied

Published: Jul. 14, 2015 at 9:54 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2015 at 10:06 PM CDT
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LAWRENCE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Charges are pending against former Lawrence County Animal Shelter Director Bobbie Taylor.

As Moulton police and the ASPCA investigate claims of animal abuse and neglect, claims from pet owners against Taylor are growing.

Seven pets have been found by their families at the ASPCA's emergency shelter. Sarah Todd found her dog there.

She said when she first went to Taylor, she was denied the chance to look for the pup. Several other people have made similar claims.

Little Boy is Todd's dog. Since late April, he had been a missing dog. Then, on Saturday, Todd found him at the ASPCA's emergency shelter.

"Just to think for the past, you know, a little over two months, there he is locked up in a cage," Todd said. "And to see him run carefree? I love it. I love it," Todd said.

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Todd said she and her friend went to the Lawrence County Animal Shelter three times, and each time, Bobbie Taylor told them her dog wasn't there.

"That's what she would say, is that's there's not a dog that fits that description. Look at him. You can go down the street right here and I could find you three dogs that look like him," Todd said.

Todd said she believes Little Boy was there when Taylor denied he was, and he certainly was there when the ASPCA seized animals from the property.

If you think your lost pet may be at the ASPCA's emergency shelter, you need to go there as soon as possible. The deadline is Friday at 6. It is at the Hillsboro Gin Company on Alabama Highway 20. They will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day through Friday.

People are asked to bring good printed-out pictures of their pet. You can also answer questions about your lost pet by clicking here.

Taking the the advice of her attorney, Taylor said she is not commenting on the allegations against her right now.

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