- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) - The air conditioning went out at the wrong time at a jail and an animal shelter in northwest Alabama.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton tells the TimesDaily (https://bit.ly/1LiRVyC ) the air conditioning went out Monday at the county jail as part of a scheduled replacement.

The heat index is above 100 degrees, and Singleton says prisoners aren’t happy. He says some got a little rowdy because of the lack of cooling.

The air conditioning also is out at the animal shelter in neighboring Colbert County.

Director Judie Nichols says the shelter has more than 200 dogs and cats and volunteers are trying to find foster homes for animals. But it’s tough during the summer when people are traveling.

Nichols says donated fans are stand-alone air conditioners are helping inside the shelter.


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