JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) – An unlicensed animal shelter called “Magnolia Furry Tails” is closing immediately after its founder passed away last week.
All of the dogs have been adopted, but 55 cats still need homes. The founder and owner of the backyard shelter, Corkey Watts, died. His family does not want to keep the shelter open.
Watts rescued all of the cats and dogs from the streets of Jefferson County. Now, all of the remaining animals need rescuing once again.
Beth Tucker has volunteered at the shelter for the past 11 years.
“I would like to know that they’ve gone to a good home, preferably an inside home,” Tucker said. “But we can’t be as choosy as we would like to be at this point. (Watts’) family might want to sell the property anytime.”
The cats have food and water for the time being, but money for anything else has run out. The cats have not been vaccinated, but they are spayed and neutered.
“They’re wonderful, they’re great animals,” Tucker said. “I think if more people had animals in their life, the world would be a better place.”
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