Confiscated Shack animals available for adoption


More than 50 dogs and 10 cats confiscated last August from The Shack Animal Rescue in Semmes because of poor conditions have been released by the courts for adoption after a months-long legal process involving the former owner.

The Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) has been holding the majority of the animals for the Mobile County Animal Shelter in hopes that they could be adopted out eventually.  The animals were taken from The Shack owner Robbie Fitzgerald after many of the animals were found to be lacking adequate care and were suffering various medical conditions.

Michelle Turner of ARF and Mobile County Animal Shelter employees have nursed the animals back to good health and are encouraging residents to help get the animals into permanent homes. Under terms of the Mobile County District Court order today, Fitzgerald has forfeited all claims to the animals and will face an upcoming hearing on restitution costs.

Anyone wishing to see the animals is asked to visit ARF’s shelter at 6140 Rangeline Road in Theodore or you may visit the website at

“ARF provided a safe and healthy environment for these animals, while giving us the room to house the continuing influx of strays that come into our shelter,” said Mobile County General Services Director Donna Jones.

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