50+ animals rescued in St. Clair County hoarding case

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PELL CITY, Ala (WIAT) — Over 50 dogs were rescued in a St. Clair County hoarding/animal cruelty case.

Now, the Pell City Animal Control Center says they are over capacity after taking full custody of the chihuahua and dachshund puppies.

Workers at the ACC say 39 dogs were brought in the first day. 4 were found inside a freezer. They also say a number of the animals were found dead.

The 50+ dogs they brought in have varying levels of health.

CBS 42 met some of the rescues Wednesday.

The ACC says the dogs are undergoing health evaluations before they can be placed for adoption.

We’re told depending on the individual health, some dogs will be available for adoption. Others will be sent to rescue shelters for further treatment needs.

The ACC says it could be Friday, to sometime next week, before any of the dogs can be adopted. 

Since the center is filled to capacity, they are asking for donations and care items.

Donations of canned food, pee pads, cleaning items, small beds, towels and blankets are being accepted at the center. You can also order from Chewy or Amazon and ship it to the center at 1071 Airport Rd. Pell City, AL 35128.

Money donations can be made to the Friends of the Pell City Animal Control Center account at Metro Bank in Pell City, the Pell City Animal Hospital, and the Logan Martin Vet Clinic.

The ACC says once health evaluations are complete, the dogs that are available for adoption will be posted to their Facebook page. 

You can call the shelter at 205-814-1567 for more information.

CBS 42 reached out to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office for more details on the hoarding/cruelty case.

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