By Associated Press - Saturday, July 25, 2015

MOULTON, Ala. (AP) - A judge has rejected a request by a former animal shelter director to halt an adoption event after she was accused of keeping animals in substandard conditions.

The Decatur Daily reports ( ) 82-year-old Bobbie Taylor, former director of the Lawrence County Animal Rescue Shelter, filed a lawsuit Friday against the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The organization removed animals from the shelter after investigators said they found dead dogs and unsanitary conditions. Taylor was charged with animal cruelty but argued the animals being taken were her personal property and demanded that they be returned.

Taylor’s suit also asked the judge to invalidate an agreement she signed allowing the ASPCA to remove the animals.

ASPCA Spokeswoman Anita Edson says the adoption event will proceed as planned.


Information from: The Decatur Daily,

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