A house fire in Fulton County, Georgia, on Sunday morning led firefighters to a shocking discovery. According to WSB-TV News, more than 50 dogs and puppies were found inside of a residence on Lori Lane.
Officials determined that the dozens of dogs had been living in conditions which have been described as “deplorable.” The house and surrounding property was strewn with feces and urine. Animal control officials were called out to the home to remove the mixed breed dogs from the property.
The homeowner, who is accused of hoarding and illegally breeding the dogs, is facing animal cruelty charges, reported the Atlanta Journal Constitution. On Sunday, LifeLine Animal Project issued a plea for help for the dogs who have been taken into the shelter:
The owner has surrendered the dogs, but the situation is still under investigation. The dogs are safe and will receive medical care and placement assessments over the next few days, and may go to rescue or be available for adoption based on those assessments.
We desperately need temporary fosters for our medium and large dogs to make space for these 50 dogs! You can stop by our Fulton County Animal Services location between 11 am – 7 pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
(Image via LifeLine Animal Project)
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