Anniston animal shelter accused of abuse

Anniston animal shelter accused of abuse

An Anniston no-kill animal shelter is under fire accused of animal abuse and misusing funds. And the allegations come from the director of another animal rescue group. Calvin Tucker, also known as ‘Black Noah’, says the League for Animal Welfare is no place for animals and he’s already taken all of the cats there and a few dogs to other shelters. Tucker is normally rescuing animals from the streets, but recently he’s turned his focus on the League for Animal Welfare in Anniston. He says he has pictures that show animals in cages filled with feces and food bowls filled with mold. Tucker says, “She’s taken a lot of animals off of the streets in Anniston. But, they’re not getting vetted. They’re not getting vetted. They’re just they’re living their lives in cages. The dogs are living in cages. They’re living in feces. A lot of them are heartworm positive. One just had to be euthanized.” Tucker recently took 20 cats and five dogs from the facility. Several of the cats are sick with contagious illnesses. The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is helping quarantine and vet those animals. We met the owner of the League for Animal Welfare. Heather Wilson says they’ve gone through some hard times, but she insists her animals are healthy and safe. Wilson says, “We haven’t had the funding. We went through a really rough patch during last year when we had a change in hands from our board members and we just didn’t have very many adoptions coming through and funding was not, you know, with the economy and things, we lost funding .” Wilson says right now they’re not taking any new animals until they find a home for the 25 dogs remaining there. But Tucker says the League needs to be shut down. “This is not a place for animals to go….I would go so far as to say they’re better off on the streets than that place, absolutely.”The Calhoun County district attorney says he has received a complaint of animal abuse and financial issues and he’s looking into them to see if any charges should be filed. The DA asks anyone with information about the League to call his office.

An Anniston no-kill animal shelter is under fire accused of animal abuse and misusing funds.

And the allegations come from the director of another animal rescue group. Calvin Tucker, also known as ‘Black Noah’, says the League for Animal Welfare is no place for animals and he’s already taken all of the cats there and a few dogs to other shelters.

Tucker is normally rescuing animals from the streets, but recently he’s turned his focus on the League for Animal Welfare in Anniston. He says he has pictures that show animals in cages filled with feces and food bowls filled with mold. Tucker says, “She’s taken a lot of animals off of the streets in Anniston. But, they’re not getting vetted. They’re not getting vetted. They’re just they’re living their lives in cages. The dogs are living in cages. They’re living in feces. A lot of them are heartworm positive. One just had to be euthanized.”

Tucker recently took 20 cats and five dogs from the facility. Several of the cats are sick with contagious illnesses. The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is helping quarantine and vet those animals.

We met the owner of the League for Animal Welfare. Heather Wilson says they’ve gone through some hard times, but she insists her animals are healthy and safe. Wilson says, “We haven’t had the funding. We went through a really rough patch during last year when we had a change in hands from our board members and we just didn’t have very many adoptions coming through and funding was not, you know, with the economy and things, we lost funding .”

Wilson says right now they’re not taking any new animals until they find a home for the 25 dogs remaining there. But Tucker says the League needs to be shut down. “This is not a place for animals to go….I would go so far as to say they’re better off on the streets than that place, absolutely.”

The Calhoun County district attorney says he has received a complaint of animal abuse and financial issues and he’s looking into them to see if any charges should be filed. The DA asks anyone with information about the League to call his office.

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