Rescued cats available for adoption –

Extreme mass animal cruelty was discovered in Baldwin County, Alabama, on January 26, 2012, at Purple Hearted Puppies shelter in Summerdale and on January 27, 2012, at the Dueitt’s residence in Robertsdale.

The Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) has permanent legal custody of the 66 dogs and 56 cats who defied the odds and survived. BARC! has photographed and catalogued the 122 survivors who were rushed to local veterinary clinics for clear diagnosis and specific treatment plans.

Forty-one cats are now healthy enough for adoption; adoption fee is $55. Prospective pet parents are encouraged to go to PetSmart Eastern Shore Centre to meet the cats in their adoption towers, then fill out the online adoption application at .

An adoption event is set for Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PetSmart Eastern Shore Centre in Malbis. BARC! will have their adoptable dogs (none are from Purple Hearted Puppies) and more cats who were the survivors.

“This is a marathon – not a sprint – for the dogs’ recovery,” remarked Dr Stephanie Powe of Animal Wellness Center in Fairhope. “Although many of them are recovering well, some of the animals have more severe and lingering illnesses and won’t be healthy enough to adopt out at this time.”

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