MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Memphians really showed their support for Memphis Animal Services after a desperate call for help after an animal cruelty raid.
MAS went into crisis mode last week after 40 dogs were rescued in an animal cruelty case.
Over the weekend, the shelter was flooded with donations. Mail carriers delivered three truck-loads of donated supplies. Cars were also lined up outside the building with people eager to help out.
Reps say a total of 174 pets were either adopted, rescued, or fostered.
Meanwhile, the woman accused of having those 40 dogs living in horrific conditions appeared before a judge for the first time Monday.
Investigators say Bonnie Maher-Hazel had the dogs living in their own feces several inches thick. The dogs were in kennels in the house and garage with no air conditioning or ventilation. She faces felony charges.