Volunteers will continue removing animals from a shelter in Alabama that's now the focus of a police investigation.

The Decatur Daily (http://bit.ly/1ChnyqC ) reports 125 dogs and 49 cats were removed Friday from the Animal Rescue Shelter of Lawrence County.

The Moulton Police Department started investigating reports of animal cruelty at the site after a former worker showed photos and video of the facility to police and published them online. The property owner, Bobbie Taylor, said she did nothing wrong. She said many of the animals were ill before they arrived.

A spokeswoman for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Anita Edson, said volunteers will continue Saturday removing remaining animals from the site. The Lawrence County Commission has canceled its $80,000-a-year contract with Taylor.

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Information from: The Decatur Daily, http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/index.shtml