About Fifty Dogs Removed From Bay Springs Caregiver

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities have removed dozens of dogs from a Bay Springs caregiver after concerns were raised about the animals' well-being.
Jasper County Sheriff Kenneth Cross said more than 40 dogs were seized and were in conditions ranging from dehydration to being underfed and having matted hair.
He said the woman who'd long raised the dogs had fallen ill, leaving the care-taking duties to her son, who Cross said has been cited for animal neglect.
Cross estimated another 30 dogs, deemed to be in good condition, were left at the site.
Allison Cardona, director of disaster response for the ASPCA, said the seized dogs were being held at a temporary shelter and eventually would be made available for adoption.


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  • by donna Location: collinsville on Oct 28, 2009 at 08:00 AM
    I happened to be there that day to let them keep my dogs. I was going on vacation. The people who picked up the dogs got the story mixed up with the dogs he rescued from another man. The other man is handicapped and his elderly mother is in the hospital. The Stockman man retrieved the starving dogs and asked the shelter for help. This is all a big mistake. He has made a couple of people angry that wanted to get back at him and this was in return blown all out of context. He had also requested for them to take his older dogs to find homes since that was there area of experitise. They complied. That is why the number of dogs taken was so high. The older dogs are is good condition but that was not reported. The total amount of dogs made the story look bad. Also, only one ticket was written not 43..I am appalled that a few people that want to get back at someone can go to such lengths to stir up trouble. But you had to be there to see it....Thank you
  • by Faye Location: Meridian on Oct 27, 2009 at 07:34 AM
    Where did these people get all of these dogs? Many dogs have disappeared from our neighborhood. Two of our's were registered, and one has a chip. Will they be scanned for a chip? How can we check on adopting?
  • by Jimmie Location: Meridian on Oct 26, 2009 at 04:18 PM
    I have a question. When you reported on the woman in Russell who neglected her horses which were removed from her care, you did not give her name. When you reported on the man in Jasper Co who neglecte his dogs you gave his name. Why the difference?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 at 02:47 PM
    Ed: One can donate time (ask them one time to look at their books & see how far you get) and money all day long but some of these "road side" shelters are nothing more than a situation of animal hoarding by someone who needs counseling and not enabling. "Board members" whose names were pulled out of a hat, just to appease the state, misappropriation of funds, animals living in filth, fed nothing more than bread day in & day out because the owners can't afford to feed themselves much less that many animals. And when the state does finally step in the owner is found living in squalor amongst starving & diseased animals & carcasses. For every legitimate animal shelter there is another one that is nothing more than an undiagnosed case of animal hoarding and to suggest otherwise only perpetuates the problem. These people have mental issues that need to be addressed and no animal deserves to be caught in the middle of it.
  • by Ed on Oct 26, 2009 at 12:56 PM
    hey Patrick and all the rest that have smart comments.. why dont you volunteer and help the animal rescue places or donate money... those in this do this because of the heart they have and will do without to help the animals in need. they do more on less money then most can live single and the expenses are high from transporting to vet bills... never mind being up before dawn to care for them clean the pens feed them 7 days a week no mater the weather or if they are sick or not. here is a start for any that wish to help http://www.eastmsanimalrescue.com/
  • by patty Location: mills on Oct 26, 2009 at 11:38 AM
    I would love to adopt one of these animals. That is so sad and I can provide them with love and a great home.
  • by Tammy on Oct 26, 2009 at 08:40 AM
    I am so glad to hear that things are getting done around , here on all these neglect cases. I guess everybody needs to do some cleaning up on their acts or there will be many others to do it for you.....
  • by Patrick Location: Dekalb on Oct 25, 2009 at 09:17 PM
    I guess sooner or later they'll get around to the almost 200 animals at Raven's Hope in Preston.
  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Oct 25, 2009 at 05:27 PM
    what kind of dogs r they???
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