is is happening again– people disposing of their large dogs and horses in Alabama. This has happened in the past during other recessions. I live on a county road and my father-in-law always called it “dog alley”. Every so often, sometimes in the night, a person would dump off a dog and keep on rolling. The animal, often dirty, scared, starving, flea-bitten or mangy would be running around the neighborhood. At least we now have an animal cruelty law and the owner can be charged with it. About 2 weeks ago, 2 skinny horses were found wandering in Limestone County by the police. Nobody knew who they belonged to. They were put in a local rodeo grounds until a home could be found for them. More and more this happens. It has to do with the tremendous cost of feeding a large animal. When a family can no longer feed the people in the household, guess who gets kicked out to the woods? Old Trigger or Duke!