DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Two dogs that attacked and killed 29 cats at an Alabama shelter have been euthanized.

Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish told WTVY-TV the dogs were put down last week. Parrish says the owner of the dogs, Kenneth Hamilton, agreed to give the animals to the city after initially refusing. Animal control officers picked up the dogs after they were found wandering the neighborhood.

Shelter Director Bill Banks said the dogs killed the cats after forcing their way out of a pen, pushing hard on a galvanized bar and knocking it out of a clamp. About 30 cats that survived were taken to a no-kill shelter in Ohio.

The outlet says money has been appropriated for preliminary plans for a new shelter but no funds have been allocated for construction.

———

Information from: WTVY-TV, http://www.wtvynews4.com/

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.