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SUNDAY RECORD YOUR GUIDE TO PUBLIC RECORDS AND VITAL STATISTICS IN CALHOUN COUNTY BANKRUPTCIES
DEATHS Joesph “Joey” Roger Allen, Oxford Gerald Ashley, Alexandria Robert Jones Bedwell, Montgomery Joseph Benjamin, Talladega Jimmie Ruth Brown Bonner, Anniston Willie Brown, Anniston Bobby Ray Buchanan, Piedmont Mary Lou Hughes Bullington, Alexandria Billy Paul Chamblee, Piedmont Mary Lynn Edge Chestnut, Gadsden Clayton Cooley Christian, Piedmont Adrian J. “Pete” Cotney, Lineville Mrs. S.L. Davis, Anniston Qualton “Theron” Douthitt, Georgia Margaret Hardy, Roanoke Wayne “Boots” Heard, Roanoke Bobby Hicks, Centre Myrtle Horn, Ashland Marnie J. Jackson, Anniston Ruby T. Johnson, Oxford Jimmy Snow Lackey, Munford Doris Kemp Laney, Roanoke Leslie Clarke Longshore Jr.,
Birmingham Rev. Garry Maddox, Goshen Ethel Toney Mitchell, Mississippi Hattie Jewell Mitchell, Roanoke Mary “Doris” Webb Moore, Anniston Harold L. Morgan, Anniston Lonnie Ogle, Auburn, Ind. Colleen Ellen Ray, Centre Neal Reaves, Heflin William “Bill” “Birddawg” Sells II, Oxford James Roland Stamps, Anniston Leamuel Suttle, Talladega Mary Lee Symmes, Weaver Carrie Mae Threatt, Anniston Mary “Jackie” Tidwell, Roanoke Bettie Turner, Talladega Lucy Turner, Talladega Linda Vernon, Anniston Anthony Julian Vickers, Oxford Josie Mae Wade, Anniston Howard West, Eastaboga Rosena A. Wilkerson, Alexandria Elizabeth Dodson Williams, Heflin Mary Elizabeth Anderson Worsham, Birmingham
RATE OF BANKRUPTCIES 1515
A Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows the debtor to retain certain exempt property, but the debtor’s remaining property is gathered and sold by a trustee from which creditors will receive payment. It may also be used by businesses which wish to terminate their business. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy enables debtors, through court supervision and protection, to propose and carry out a repayment plan under which creditors are paid, in full or in part, in installments over a three-year period. During that time, debtors are prohibited from starting or continuing collection efforts. The following bankruptcies declared by Calhoun County residents were recorded by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Alabama last week:
Chapter 7 • Alexander L. Henderson, Airport Road, Oxford • Beatrice Kirby, Lockwood Court, Anniston • Joshua P. Hughes, Wert Glen Drive, Alexandria • Jerry Lee Bowman, Avalon Lane, Anniston • Edward Kopp III and Winnonna Kopp, Cloverdale Road, Anniston • Clinton F. McJenkin, Oxford • Christi Wilson, Charles Avenue, Anniston • Danny Groce and Janice Groce, Bishop Truss Road, Lincoln
• Pamela Miller, Autumn Trail, Anniston • Brandon Moore, Haslam Street, Piedmont • Angela Bishop, White Plains Road, Anniston • William Ray Pruitt, C Street, Jacksonville
WILLS PROBATED • Nelson E. Rupard • Mary Ruth Sexton Jr. • Dorothea M. Wil• Kathleen Terry liamson
52 weeks ago
• Tommy Charles Smith of Anniston to Randi Nicole Brown of Anniston • Fred Alfred Maddox of Oxford to Danzill Glo Hall of Habra, Calif. • Timothy Michael Brooks of Anniston to Julia Harley Jones of Wellington • Jonathon Cody Hollingsworth of Ragland to Brittany Nicole Hale of Ragland • Kerry Patrick McIntosh of Anniston to Erin Tiffany Howard of Anniston • Jamey Morris Luallen of Eastaboga to Heidi Laine Craig of Eastaboga • Russell Charles Quick of Oxford to Tina
Brooke Daugherty of Oxford • Benjamin Eugene Engle of Knoxville, Tenn., to Sara Amanda Broom of Anniston • Matthew Ross Wilkinson of Oxford to Nance Leighanne Clevenger of Foley • Richard Lynn Smith of Anniston to Letitia Diane Edwards of Anniston • Joseph Carl Darrell Willut of Gadsden to Meghin Denise Ray of Gadsden • Brad Kyle Hall of Anniston to Christy Michelle McCulley of Anniston • Samuel Ralph Bell of Piedmont to Frances Joy Lowman of Piedmont
Here is the livestock market report for the Tuesday sale. Receipts for this week 1045 compared to 941 last week. Receipts a year ago 883.
Bulls and steers (Medium and Large No. 1 and No. 2): 200-300 lbs. 175.00 to 240.00; 300-400 lbs. 170.00 to 215.00; 400-500 lbs. 146.00 to 180.00; 500-600 lbs. 131.00 to 165.00; 600700 lbs. 108.00 to 142.50. Heifers (Medium and Large No. 1 and No. 2): 200-300 lbs. Too Few; 300-400 lbs. 149.00 to 175.00; 400-500 lbs. 132.00 to 165.00; 500600 lbs. 128.00 to 137.50; 600-700 lbs. 121.00 to 130.00.
Cows: Breakers 73.50 to 78.00; Boners 80.00 to 83.50; Lean 65.00 to 72.00. DIVORCES Bulls: Normal Dressing 54-58% 95.00 to 98.00; High • Melvin Todd Walk- son er and Tanya Reaves • Robin Susan Roden Dressing >58% 100.00 to 104.00. Walker and Ryan Mitchell • Jeffery Shane Baker Roden and Elizabeth Kay INCORPORATIONS • Shannon Rae CanBaker • Warren Nunnelly non and Derek Alan • YTY LLC • Angus Property Holdings and Andrea Rae Wil- Cannon LLC • Oxford N & L Plaza LLC FORECLOSURES • Absolute Environmental • Leroy Ray and Dorothy J. Ray, a parcel of land Plumbing LLC • Doctors Med Care of in section 5, township 12, range 10. • Kathryn McKenzie and George H. McKenzie, Jacksonville PC • Countyline Body Shop LLC Meadowbrook subdivision, block 3, lot 15. • Singulair LLC • Rhonda R. Hill, Peaceful Valley Farms, lot 1. • Timothy D. Wood, a parcel of land near 927 • Scarewood LLC • Blender LLC West 22nd Street, Anniston. • Phillip E. Turley and Rita S. Turley, North Anniston Realty Co., block 2, lots 5-7. • Gary M. Allen and Sandra Shonkwiler, a parThe Anniston Star cel of land in section 11, township 13, range 10. • James Phipps and Ursula Phipps, Anniston Land Co., block 541-F, lot 10. Catch up on the latest stats, scores and games.
Check out the digital edition at www.AnnistonStar.com ARRESTS
The people listed in this arrest report, whose names and charges are obtained from public records, are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Anniston The following felony arrests were reported by the Anniston Police Department (addresses not provided) during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. • Muhammad Sabree, 28: first-degree possession of marijuana. • Nicholas Brant Cummings, 34: possession
of a controlled substance. • Timothy Michael Embry, 41: two counts of possession of a controlled substance. • Heather Leigh Brinson, 30: possession of a controlled substance. • Jessica Dawn Foster, 23: possession of a controlled substance. • Mariah Adrienna Chase, 22: possession of a controlled substance. • Scottie Lenn Ingram, 52: two counts possession of a controlled substance. • Marques Deontae Young, 23: first-degree possession of a forged instrument. • James Daniel Hickman, 24: first-degree theft. • Tyler Scott Story, 25: second-degree pos-
session of a forged instrument.
Calhoun County The following felony arrests were reported by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. • Marquis Vonteiz Carter, 26, of Anniston: two counts unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. • Dontrez Deon Pearson, 21, of Oxford: three counts of bond revocation. • Billy Gene Storey, 48, of Anniston: domestic
The following felony arrests were reported by the Oxford Police Department during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. • James Henry Lunceford, 31: theft, illegal possession of a credit/debit card. • Tyler Scott Story, 25: burglary. • Patrick Brian Cosby, 43, third-degree escape. • Dakota Shane Kays, 23: terrorist threat. • Jessica Emily Thompson, 29: second-degree theft of property.
BLOTTER Crimes are listed by location. Anonymous tips may be called in to Crime Stoppers at 256-238-1414. A reward of up to $1,000 may be given.
The following property crimes were reported to the Anniston Police Department during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday.
Burglaries • Residence, 3600 block of Railroad Avenue: television. • Residence, North Avenue: firearm, television, game consoles, DVDs, jewelry. • Residence, 600 block of Goodwin Avenue: sheetrock.
Thefts • Department store, 5500 block of McClellan Boulevard: used car batteries. • Unknown location, 3000 block of U.S. 431: cash. • Public building, 400 block of East 10th Street: cell phone. • Department store, 3200 block of McClellan Boulevard: television. • Unknown location, 5500 block of McClellan Boulevard: cash, purse, wallet, checkbooks, credit cards, personal I.D. • Department store, 1400 block of Golden Springs Road: cash. • Residence, 400 block of South Corning Street: firearms. • Commercial location, 400 block of Care Drive: tablet computer with
cover. • Residence, 1500 block of Woodstock Avenue: automatic transmission. • Public building, Longhorn Lane: DVDs, television. • Unknown location, 300 block of West 15th Street: air conditioning unit.
The following property crimes were reported to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday.
The following property crimes were reported to the Oxford Police Department during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday.
• Unspecified location, 900 block • Residence, Alexandria-Jack- of Barry Street: roofing tiles, chain sonville Highway, Alexandria: cur- link fence items, padlock. tains, coins. • Dillard’s department store, 700 Auto-related thefts Quintard Drive: jewelry. Thefts • Parking lot, 1500 block of Hillyer • Residence, 100 block of Sundale Robinson Parkway: 2008 Pontiac • School, School Drive, Weaver: Drive: firearm. tablet computer with cover. Grand Prix. • Residence, 800 block of Taylors • Residence, 300 block of West I.D. theft Chapel Road: firearm, guitar. 42nd Street: CD player. Auto-related thefts • Service station, 1500 block of • Residence, Elaine Street, Alexandria: Social Security number. • Residence, 2700 block of ColdQuintard Avenue: cell phone. water Road: 1994 Ford Mustang. Oxford (Recovered 09-19-2013) Calhoun County
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS Here are food service establishments recently inspected by the Calhoun County Health Department, along with scores. A score of 100 indicates the inspector found no deficiencies. Potentially hazardous deficiencies (four- or five-point demerit items) are noted. These must be corrected immediately and inspectors say they are often corrected while the inspection is underway. Restaurants earning below 70 must raise their scores within seven days or face closure.
• Yume Japanese & Asian Cuisine, 301 Colonial Drive, Oxford • Krystal Kwik, 5600 McClellan Blvd., Anniston — 94. — 93, personnel should eat/drink in designated areas only. • Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, 171 Colonial Drive, Oxford — 96. NO MAJOR DEMERITS • Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center — 99. • Baja California Grill, 1555 Pelham Road, Jacksonville — 95. • Oxford Chevron, 1200 Alabama 21, S., Oxford — 97. • Big B Grocery, 3400 Choccolocco Road, Anniston — 97. • Pak-A-Sak (Deli), 9875 U.S. 78, E., Anniston — 100. • Church’s Chicken, 2129 Quintard Ave., Anniston — 97. • Peerless Grille & Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston — 96. • Covalli’s Italian Kitchen, 1101 S. Quintard Ave., Anniston • Piedmont Head Start — 98. — 98. • Raceway, 805 N. Main St., Piedmont — 93. 4-OR 5-POINT DEMERITS • First Baptist Church Preschool, Jacksonville — 98. • Ruby Tuesday, 712 S. Quintard Ave., Anniston — 99. • Max Orient, 700 Quintard Drive, Oxford — 95, potentially • Frontera Grill, 1750 E. Hamric Drive, Oxford — 100. • Solid Rock Café, 105 N. Center Ave., Piedmont — 96. hazardous food did not meet temperature requirements • IHOP, 1904 U.S. 78, Oxford — 94. • Sonic Drive In, 730 Noble St., Anniston — 97. during cold holding. • Jacksonville Christian Child Development Center — 98. • Subway, 402 Pelham Road, Jacksonville — 99. • No. 1 China Buffet, 5624 McClellan Blvd., Anniston — 92, • Jacksonville High School Cafeteria — 100. • Subway, 1625 Pelham Road, S., Jacksonville — 98. presence of insects. • Kitty Stone Elementary School Cafeteria — 100. • Wee Kare Day Care, Piedmont — 99.
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• Margaret Rachel Landers to Lenny Eugene Landers and Tina B. Landers, J.D. Hunter subdivision, block 1, lot 6, $10. • Dorothy H. Coleman to Denny C. Broadwell and Shirley P. Broadwell, Holly Hill subdivision, 1st addition, block 3, lot 11, $10. • Fannie Mae to SunTrust Mortgage Inc., a parcel of land in section 20, township 14, range 9, $10. • James E. Cooley to Julie Ann Cooley, Ardsley Park, block 4, lots 9 and 10. • Joseph A. Zicarelli to Medport LLC, Anniston City Land Co., block 20, lot 12, $10. • Dalton Roney to Katie Sparks, a parcel of land in section 16, township 16, range 7, $1. • Lavaughn Eugene Cram-Estate and Antonia Cram-Estate to Brandon K. Morgan, Oakridge Estates, 1st addition, block D, lot 2, $10. • Flora Hepfl and Michael Pryor to Homer Cecil Layton Jr. and Barbara E. Layton, Sunset Heights, Cynthia Crescent addition, block 4, lot 4, $10. • Gary Abbott to Hubbard Holdings LLC, a parcel of land neat 506 Main Street, Oxford, $10. • Gary Abbott to Hubbard Holdings LLC, Camp’s Map of Oxford, block 1, lot 4, $1. • James W. Vasquez and Alicia D. Vasquez to Brandae Leigh Powers, Woodchase subdivision, 2nd addition, block G, lot 2, $124,000. • Calhoun County Missionary Baptist Assoc. to Carl Brimer, Kathy Brimer and Heather Brimer, Clearview subdivision, Saks addition, block 3, lot 4, $27,000. • Farmers & Merchants Bank to Donald A. Cine and Terri P. Cine, Wildwood subdivision, lot 1, $10. • Leon Martin to James E. King Sr., a parcel of land in section 33, township 14, range 9, $10. • Kennith L. James to Cal Burr, a parcel of land in section 33, township 14, range 8, $1. • Allison L. Martin and Jeffrey Martin to Allison L. Martin, Hillcrest Acres, lot 68, $10. • Charlene Sanford Hughes to Raplh E. Bishop, Whites Gap Estates, 3rd addition, block E, lot 4, $10. • Regions Bank to Dora F. Mattox and Kenneth M. Young, Profile Mill Village, block 6, lot 9, $27,000.
• J. Wayne Jackson Jr. and Natasha Waldrop Jackson to Jerry Wayne Jackson and Natasha Waldrop Jackson, Eagles Landing subdivision, 4th addition, lot 98, $0. • David W. Woodall and Virginia W. Jones to David W. Woodall and Sandra F. Woodall, a parcel of land in section 8, township 15, range 8, $10. • Tiffany Henry to Edith Diane McBride, Northside Defense Homes subdivision, block 8, lot 5, $10. • CitiMortgage Inc. to Martin Worthington and Mechele Worthington, a parcel of land in section 35, township 13, range 7, $17,000. • Bank of America to Housing & Urban Development, a parcel of land in section 30, township 14, range 9, $1. • EverBank to Housing & Urban Development, Lakewood Estates, 4th addition, block 1, lot 4, $1. • Veterans Affairs to Kelly Investments LLC, Canterbury subdivision, lot 19, $35,000. • Naomi Orr Morris-Estate to Geraldine Orr Palmore, Frank Morris subdivision, block 18, lot 1, $10. • NationStar Mortgage to Housing & Urban Development, Hidden Valley subdivision, lots 25 and 26. • Fannie Mae to Greg Mathews and Judy Mathews, a parcel of land in section 5, township 15, range 8. • GE Capital Franchise Finance Corp. to ARC CAFEUSA001 LLC, a parcel of land in section 29, township 16, range 8, $3,221,647. • Cordelia Louisa Gray-Estate to James Lipscomb, Jacksonville Mining & Manufacturing Co., block 342, lots 13 and 14, $10. • Jayda Myles to Billy M. Bennett, Roosevelt Heights, block 2, lot 4, $100. • Hazel Creek Properties Inc. to Charles Douglas Thomas, Camp’s Map of Oxford, block 37, lots 32 and 33, $10. • Brett F. Peterson and Alysia Savage Peterson to Michael Dobbs, a parcel of land in section 20, township 13, range 8, $49,000. • Brad’s Bar-B-Que Inc. and James C. Bradford Jr. to Donny Williams and Frankie Williams, Garrett Place, lots 27-30, $10. • Maxine K. Sutley-Estate to Larry G. Pope and Dana H. Pope, a parcel
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Incentive to fix To nearly every facet of the animal advocacy community, the solution is obvious: to reduce pet overpopulation, stop contributing to pet overpopulation. There is less consensus on the best way to go about that, but two issues seem always at the heart of the conversation — spay and neuter laws and backyard breeding. “The bottom line is spay and neutering,” says CCACC advisory board chairwoman Janet Odom, who estimates the number of animals entering the shelter each month to be between 300-400, “and there are places where it is way more than that.” The advisory board, which was formed in January 2012, recently had two recommendations, both directed at increasing adoptions, approved by the Calhoun County Commission. Now Odom says she is ready for the board to start discussing options for a long-term solution to overpopulation, namely in the form of mandatory spay and neuter legislation. “SAVE has done a tremendous job,” said Odom of the county’s low-cost spay and neuter program. “But there are people out there who simply are not going to do this until they’re made to do it.” President of SAVE, Millie Harris, also stresses the singular importance of widespread sterilization, but she does not believe a mandatory spay and neuter law is the answer, saying it has a tendency to overload shelters with mass surrenders from owners who can’t, or won’t, comply. “People are so sorry they will surrender their pet knowing it will be killed rather than pay for the surgery,” she said. Not to mention, “not one has withstood a court challenge.” Instead, Harris supports a statewide differential licensing mandate for all pet owners. It’s a policy, she says, that has proved successful at curbing pet populations in other areas of the country by offering owners a financial incentive to fix pets. “If they choose not to spay and neuter, the license is going to cost more.” According to Mindy Gilbert, director of the Alabama chapter of the Humane Society of the United States, a well-established licensing law can be a vital resource for identifying lost and stolen pets, not to mention its potential as a revenue stream for pet-related programs like, as Harris suggested, a fund to subsidize the cost of spay and neuter for low-income pet owners. “Many of these homeless animals come from families that can’t afford to get their pets fixed,” Harris explained. To that end, SAVE works with low-income fami-
of land in section 4, township 14, range 8, $10. • Freddie Mac to Ronnie Cofield, Anniston Land Co., block 541, lot 18, $S15,250. • Housing & Urban Development to Ronald James, J.O. McCullars subdivision, block 10, lots 2 and 3, $15,501. • Kimberly Gibson, Theresa Mentes and Lisa Lang to Richard Cheatwood and Sumalee Cheatwood, a parcel of land in section 34, township 15, range 7, $73,060. • Suanne F. McCullars to Donna M. Roberts and Suanne F. McCullars, Indian Oaks Estates, section 2, lot 23, $10. • Mary Martha Jones to Shasta Renee Jones, a parcel of land in section 32, township 16, range 7. • Green Tree Servicing LLC to Jason R. Rowland and Pamela S. Bonds, Seven Springs Estates, 1st addition, block B, lot 19, $25,000. • J. Thomas Holland and Colleen Thomas to Billy Frank Kiser Jr. and Denise Moon Kiser, Pleasant Harbor, 1st addition, lot 34, $80,000. • Philip Webster and Christian Webster to Douglas Munroe, Pipeworks subdivision, block 5, lot 6, $10,000. • Garry L. Green-Estate to Alice Jane Green, a parcel of land in sections 18/20, township 13, range 8, $10. • Jeanecce Myers to Joel C. Brackett, Legacy Hills, 1st addition, lot 83, $10. • Fred White to Dorothy Moore, a parcel of land in section 30, township 15, range 8, $10. • Oxford Commercial Development Authority to Holmes Properties LLC, Oxford Retail Center, lot 3, $10. • Avans 2006 Revocable Family Trust to Joshua A. Williams, Woodhaven subdivision, 1st addition, block 1, lot 7, $10. • Stephen Hugh Newell to Herman Hugh Chitwood Jr., Royal Oaks subdivision, lot 63, $10. • NobleBank & Trust to Mandy C. Floyd, Briarwood Estates, lots 27 and 28, $10. • Consolidated Publishing Co. Inc. to Debra S. Honer, a parcel of land in section 9, township 16, range 8, $10. • Lawrence G. Medley to Bonnie S. Medley, Anniston Homestead &
Fruitgrowers Assoc., lot 3003, $10. • TBC Homes LLC to Howard F. Swanson and Kay Swanson, Cider Ridge subdivision, phase 1 reassessment, block WH, lot 10, $225,700. • MidFirst Bank to Housing & Urban Development, Sun Valley subdivision, 1st addition, lot 15, $1. • Holly R. Glass to Barbara Ann Kimberly and Kenneth Ray Smith, a parcel of land in section 34, township 13, range 8, $5,000. • TTBCA5 AL LLC to Miller Development Co., Greenleaf Center, lot 3, $880,000. • Durga LLC to Singulair LLC, Quintard Land Co., block 122, lots 3 and 4; Saks subdivision, block 122, lots 11-20, $10. • Trenton J. Arnold and Courtney S. Arnold to Corey E. Reid and Amie L. Reid, Weaver City, block 3, lots 26-29, $10. • George W. Strott to James William Harrington and Brooklyn Christine Taylor, Ferncrest Estates, block B, lot 1, $10. • Jonathon Taylor Vaughn to Johnny W. Vaughn, a parcel of land in section 18, township 15, range 8, $23,928. • Janet Renee Kirkland to Willie C. Taylor Jr., a parcel of land located in block 7 of J.D. Elder subdivision, $83,000. • 98% Construction LLC to Richard J. Pesnell and Wendy J. Pesnell, Greystone Place, lot 52, $10. • Erica A. Free and Kala K. Free to John Corke, Corning subdivision, Fortune addition, block B, lots 19 and 20, $S10. • Marie Louise Brown-Estate to Thomas E. Griffin and Gertrude L. Griffin, Jacksonville Mining & Manufacturing Co., block 81, lots 4-7 and 23-25, $10. • Fannie Mae to AR Seven LLC, Anniston Land Co., block 533, lot 16, $13,850. • Cheaha Bank to Abbott Properties LLC, a parcel of land in section 19, township 16, range 9, $10. • Judy James to Ronald W. James, Cotton Creek subdivision, phase 2, lot 53, $10. • Jonathan Tompkins and Lori Tompkins to Judy James, Cotton Creek subdivision, phase 2, lot 53, $10. • Matthew W. Martin and Brandy L. Martin to Matthew W. Martin
and Brandy L. Martin, a parcel of land in section 30, township 15, range 8, $10. • David M. Dawson, Thomas W. Harmon and Michael D. Askew to Thomas W. Harmon and Michael D. Askew, Albert T. Harris subdivision, block B, lot 3, $10. • D&H Enterprises LLC to Do It All Investments LLC, Anniston City Land Co., block 194, lot 2, $10. • Wallace B. Purdy and Linda K. Purdy to Mahomed Y. Salame, a parcel of land in section 32, township 16, range 7, $10. • Peggy A. Moore-Estate to Lynda Moore, Anniston Land Co., block 317, lots 9 and 10; E.L. Curlee’s subdivision, block 317, lot 8; E.L. Curlee’s subdivision, block 318, lot 8, $10. • Paula Krznaric to David James Foster, Shady Glen Estates, lot 25, $1. • Justin Steve Moore to William D. Mason Jr., Grandview subdivision, 2nd addition, block 3, lot 1, $10. • Rebecca Darlene Allbritton to Dennis Michael Allbritton, a parcel of land in section 23, township 14, range 7. • Ervine Romine Jr. to Hyo C. Andrews, West Anniston Land Improvement Co., block 5, lots 8-11, $10. • Chad Elder to Chad Elder and Debora Elder, a parcel of land in section 36, township 16, range 7, $10. • Bank of New York Mellon to Towana H. Roper and Whitney A. Roper, a parcel of land in section 25, township 16, range 6, $21,900. • Housing & Urban Development to EH Pooled Investments LP, a parcel of land in section 34, township 16, range 7, $34,500. • Pu-Sen Yeh and Chun-Chih C. Yeh to Helen Keys, Ferncrest Estates, block B, lot 8, $10. • Mack Fair and Janice Fair to Mack Fair, Janice Fair and Jeremy Fair Calvert, a parcel of land in section 26, township 14, range 8, $10. • Dustin K. Trammell and Lacey L. Trammell to Kyle Brent Trammell and Phyllis Rena Trammell, W.L. Love subdivision, block A, lots 2-7, $10. • Harvey E. Watkins, Mattie L. Watkins and Ellen F. Feazell to Christina Hamilton, J.D. Elder subdivision, lot 17, $100.
dering pets and dropping off dogs in an effort to crack down on serial dumpers. For instance, at the end of the year the shelter always seems to get an influx of puppies, “the puppies that didn’t get bought as Christmas presents,” Odom explained. This serial breeding is one of the factors that contributes to SAVE’s assertion that 5 percent of the population is responsible for 85 percent of homeless pets. “Something needs to be done,” said Harris, suggesting punitive consequences for repeat offenders and stressing again the importance of adoption. “There’s nothing wrong with loving Labradors, with loving Labradoodles, with loving any breed. I’ve just seen so much suffering that it’s hard for me to support breeding.” After years spent finding homes for discarded dogs, Wippler is of the same mind as Harris, if not the same mouth. “I’m not good at keeping quiet when I see something wrong,” she said. “And right now, when we’re dumping 500 dogs Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star a month in shelters, all breeders are bad Lisa Wippler and her rescue dog Recon look over the names and adoption dates breeders.” of former shelter dogs rescued and rehomed by Semper Fi Rescue. Of course, as Wippler points out, Labradoodles and purebred dogs are in as lies and twice a month, SAVE volunteers that emphasizes owner education includ- much danger of finding themselves looktransport Calhoun County pets from ing surrender intervention programs and ing out from a shelter cage as any mixed Pickette’s Pet Supply in Anniston to the breed. Just count the number of pedilow-cost spay and neuter options like Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic to be fixed. greed dogs running around her “mutt SAVE. But passing legislation is always There is currently a law on the books an uphill battle, especially without wide- rescue,” she says. in Anniston, and in Jacksonville, that Or take her own dog, Recon, who was spread community support. requires a license for all pet owners. In purchased from a breeder in Oklahoma “When you have a commissioner getAnniston, the annually renewed license by a couple looking for a travel companting 10 calls a day about a pothole and costs $5 — spayed and neutered pets are one call a day about spay and neuter laws, ion. On their way through Alabama, the free. But the number of owners complynothing’s going to change,” says Wippler. couple came to the conclusion they would ing with the law is “such a small percentnot be able to train their dapple-coated License to breed age it’s ridiculous,” says Animal Control dachshund to use the puppy pads and so Officer Bea Vedovato. made a pit stop at the Anniston Animal Of course, not all litters are the acciVedovato has been with the Anniston dental result of an opened fence or broken Shelter where Otto Von Essen III was Police Department for three years. It leash. Despite the 4 million pets estimat- dropped off along with his registration wasn’t long after joining the force before papers and bill of sale. And there he sat ed by HSUS to be killed in shelters each the San Diego native brought her work until Wippler found him and brought him year, there is still money to be made off a home with home with her — in the form home. fresh, new batch of puppies. of a golden mutt named Charlie. The name was the first thing to go. “To me, a breeder is someone with The dog was no more than 5 weeks Otto became Recon, which should lay to licensing, vet certification,” said Odom. old when she found him and a littermate rest any lingering doubts — this time he’s “Do I agree with it? No, but I don’t know shivering in the snow near the cemetery right where he belongs, with his former that anything can be done about that.” on Noble Street. Three years later, Charlie Marine mom keeping the new recruits in However, Alabama currently has no is now like the police department’s unof- such requirements, no breeder regulaline at Semper Fi Rescue. Recon has found ficial mascot, she says. “And neutered a home. It’s a promise Wippler makes to tion of any kind in place, which means — of course.” every shelter dog she pulls. high-volume puppy mills operate free Little good can come of a licensing “I feel like I’m saying to them, ‘Hey, of inspection and backyard breeders requirement that goes unenforced, but everything is going to be OK now, forevpop up without certification. And here it as Harris pointed out, Vedovato and her means that a momma pit bull can be kept er.’” partner, the city’s lone animal control Assistant Features Editor Brooke Carbo: chained up outside behind a trailer with officers, have their hands full investi256-235-3581. On Twitter @star_features. a spray-painted sign for pit puppies just gating reports of abuse and neglect and blocks away from the county shelter. *** rounding up the estimated 700 strays the “Vet techs are licensed,” Odom To find out more about Semper Fi Respair bring in each year. points out. “You have to have a license cue and the dogs available for adoption, That’s why Harris wants to see a state- to fix someone’s hair.” But no license is visit semperfirescue.com or facebook. wide licensing law implemented, like required to keep a dog for profit and no com/semperfirescuefan. those in New Hampshire and California, certification is necessary to care for a For more information on reducing which are easier to comply with and easi- pregnant animal and ensure her litter is the population of unwanted shelter pets, er to enforce. healthy and ready for adoption. visit SAVE online at alsave.org , and visit According to Gilbert, Alabama is slowAccording to Odom, the CCACC has CCACC online at calhouncounty.org/ ly starting to follow a nationwide trend started to keep a log of the people surren- animal.