ASPCA Pet Adoption event this weekend for 250 animals in need of homes

Published: Jul. 24, 2015 at 5:30 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2015 at 5:42 PM CDT
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LAWRENCE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - It's your chance to help animals that were seized during an animal abuse investigation in Lawrence County comes this weekend.

More than 250 animals need good homes. With help from the ASPCA, the dogs and cats at the ASPCA's emergency shelter at the Hillsboro Gin Company have come a long way in the last three-and-a-half weeks.

MORE: Nearly 300 animals found at Lawrence Co. shelter

ASPCA officials said Friday that many of the dogs and cats were sick and scared when they took custody of them. But with medical care bolstered by love and attention given by the responders, most of the 225 dogs and 30 cats are now adoptable.

"We have a very excitable population of pets here," said SPCA Field Investigator Tim Rickey. "They're ready to go home, and hopefully the community will come out and support this. It's a great group of animals. We have all different types of breeds, sizes, dispositions. I think there's something here for everybody."

The ASPCA will provide specialists to give people information about each animal and work to find the best fit for their home.

"We have dozens of adoption counselors, veterinarians, animal behaviorists that will be here working one-on-one with all of the families that come in to really just help them make the perfect match for their family," Rickey said.

The Pet Adoption Event happens at the Hillsboro Gin Company at 14934 Alabama Highway 20, Hillsboro, Alabama. It will be held Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a..m. until 6 p.m. each day. Bring a government issued photo I.D. and a pet crate to the event.

MORE: Animals up for adoption after rescue from Lawrence Co. shelter

The ASPCA is waiving adoption fees, and they will also pay for your animal to be spayed or neutered, and to install an identification microchip.

UPDATE: Former shelter director Bobbie Taylor has asked a judge to halt this adoption drive, but a representative with the ASPCA says that they have not been served with any paperwork and the drive is scheduled to go on as planned.

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