The Colbert County Sheriff's Department and Animal Control acted on a tip stating small dogs were being left outdoors in the very frigid weather.
When authorities arrived, they found two tiny dead dogs frozen to wire cages. Other dogs were covered in frost and stuck to the wire of the cages.
The dogs general health seemed to be satisfactory, and authorities allege the owner had become overwhelmed with dogs and was no longer able to effectively care for all of them.
At this time, the dogs are all being examined by veterinarians and are expected to be available for adoption at the beginning of next week. The following message was posted on the organization's Facebook on Thursday morning for anyone interested in helping:
"We will have ages, descriptions, etc. on the dogs closer to time for adoption. Until then, please browse our adoptable dog album for our current dogs... they may not all be Yorkies or Poms, but they are wonderful dogs with so much love to give."
At least 25 of the dogs are pregnant. The County does not have the facilities to care for newborn puppies. At this time, nonprofit rescues interested in helping are encouraged to contact the Colbert County Animal Control at (256)-381-4073.
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