Man facing animal cruelty charges to appear in court Wednesday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A Birmingham man charged with several counts of animal cruelty is scheduled to appear in front of a judge Wednesday morning.

Scott Kirkland faces five counts of animal cruelty and one count of operating a business without a license.  The charges came after the sheriff’s office searched the Birmingham Animal Adoption and Rescue Center, also known as B.A.A.R.C.

Fourteen animals were taken from the facility.

Kirkland’s hearing is set for 9 a.m.

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