More than 50 dogs rescued from Purple Hearted Puppies in Summerdale are ready for adoption and will be at Lulu’s in Gulf Shores on Saturday, looking for new families, Baldwin County Humane Society officials said Tuesday.
The adoption event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Deneen Balistere, Humane Society dog adoption coordinator, said.
“We have all the dogs that are healthy enough to go,” Balistere said. “We anticipate between 50 and 55 dogs will be there. We do have some dogs that are heartworm positive and we had to wait until they were healthy enough before we could start treating for heartworms and when you treat for heartworms, it’s not really good for the hearts to get excited and move around too much.”
The dogs are among 109 animals seized when authorities found the facility on Baldwin County 36 on Jan. 26. Most of the dogs and cats found at the site and at the home of one of the owners were malnourished and more than 40 had died, according to reports at the time.