The Polk County Police Department are investigating “ the worst cruelty to animal cases” they have ever seen. According to the department’s Facebook page, police officers and animal control personnel are helping 60 to 70 starving dogs found living behind a home on Cash Town Road in Aragon – 50 miles from Atlanta.
Police Chief Kenny Dodd stated the dogs, which appeared to be bulldogs or mixed breeds, were malnourished and some had been injured. As he walked through the expansive property, he continued to find chained dogs. Most of the dogs had no shelter, food or water. The fire department pulled onto the property to make sure all the dogs were provided with water until they could be removed from the property.
“These dogs are not vicious,” Chief Dodd stated. “I have petted everyone of them myself. This breaks your heart.”
On Tuesday, the dogs were being removed from the property. Officers and animal control stayed at the property all night to guard the animals and keep them safe. There have not been any details provided about the owner of the dogs, however sources report an arrest has been made.
“I wanted the public to see how these dogs were being treated,” said the chief. He hopes homes can be found for all the dogs.
These dogs are in serious need of angels. The following was posted earlier:
Polk County, GA Animal Adoption and Recovery Shelter.UPDATE as of 10:30pm we just received word that we will be taking on 65 dogs! Our shelter will not hold even half of that! I need RESCUES ONLY at 569 Cash town rd Aragon Ga at 12p. Please do not come early as the police will still be working. We will need you to bring a GA RESCUE LICENSE and A letter from the license holder saying an amount of dogs that you can take under their license! Please message me with questions or amounts you can take we need them out immediately!”
Anyone who would like to donate food for the dogs, please contact Polk County Animal Control at 770-749-8908. Thank you to everyone who brought food to the scene last night. You kindness is very much appreciated. Please share this story and help all of these victims find safe homes.
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(Photos of 70 starving dogs courtesy of Polk County Police Department)
Check out the video. How could anyone be so cruel?