Bradenton, Florida --Napier's Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary has relinquished custody of all animals to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
This action comes after amulti-agency raid back in February that ended inthe rescue of more than 300 animals -- mostly dogs, but also cats, horses and farm animals.
The sanctuary is owned by Sheree and Alan Napier and by giving up their custody of the animals, rescue groups can now spay and neuter the animals and put them up for adoption.
The only two animals they are not giving up are two horses that are in the custody of their daughter and are in good shape.
If anyone is interested in adopting the animals, they will be located at the following shelters:
- Canine Castaways
- Cat Depot
- Certified Pre-Owned Dogs
- Ewenity Farms Border Collie Rescue
- Gulf Shore Animal League
- Honor Animal Rescue
- Lakewood Ranch Humane Society
- Manatee County Animal Services
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Manatee animal sanctuary investigation continues
Manatee Co. calls for independent audit of Animal Services
Napier petitioned to forfeit custody of over 300 animals
The Fallout: Manatee Co. animal sanctuary declares bankruptcy