On the morning of February 28th Houston County Sheriff deputies and the United States Humane Society raided Dirty Sally's Pet Pals. It's an animal rescue shelter in Gordan. Authorities seized 197 dogs and 31 cats from the property that were living in deplorable conditions. The owner of the rescue shelter, Pam Andrews was charged with animal cruelty.
Today Andrews appeared before a Judge Derek Peterson . He ordered Andrews to leave the dog rescuing business. She can only have two animals on her property at a time. Prosecutor Patrick Amason says the judge was fair in his ruling.
"I admire the judge for giving them a condition where they can't get involved in this kind of business again, because they will essentially try and do this again, and these animals don't deserve this. They don't deserve to live in these conditions, don't deserve not to have enough to eat ," said Amason.
Judge Peterson said Andrews had good intentions, but didn't have the financial backing to care for all the animals on her property.
"That in itself is reckless when you know you can't do something and you continue to do it any way. You know it's a substantial risk to those dogs , but you continue to do it any way knowing you don't have the financial ability to do it," said Amason.
But supporters of Andrew,like Jane Ammon say Andrews did nothing wrong, it was the deputies and Humane Society who crossed the line.
" I really feel like this was an act of revenge out of someone in the community, who wanted to get some scores even, Ammon.
Ammon says Dirty Sally's Pet Pals shelter looks like any other animal shelter in town.
"There are very old dogs out there with allergies. There's dogs with hip problems, but every shelter dog have those problems," said Ammon.