Walker County animal shelter shut down for unhealthy conditions

Melissa Crabtree/CBS42
Melissa Crabtree/CBS42

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1372462094&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4121559&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1372462094 type=script]SUMITON, Ala. (WIAT) — A Walker County animal shelter has been shut down because of unsafe and filthy conditions, according to rescue volunteers.

Shelter workers admitted they are overwhelmed.

About 140 cats and dogs have been removed from Nonnie’s Angels Animal Rescue Shelter had no air conditioning.

Temperatures at the shelter were estimated to be in the 90s inside the facility.

Many of the cats have been diagnosed with upper respiratory infections and ear mites.

Workers say they just couldn’t keep up with the county’s pet overpopulation.

The Sumiton Police Department says a criminal investigation is underway.


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