Over 150 German shepherds have been rescued from “neglectful conditions” in Metter, Georgia. According to the Atlanta Humane Society, on January 3, the Atlanta Humane Society’s Animal Cruelty Unit responded to a neglect case involving approximately 165 German Shepherd Dogs who were found “in extremely unsanitary conditions” on the property – the dogs’ owner has been arrested on animal cruelty charges.
The dogs who were found to be the most medically in-need are being taken to the animal welfare agency’s Alpharetta and West Midtown locations.
A statement about the conditions
Jessica Rock, Director of Legal Advocacy and Law Enforcement Support at the Atlanta Humane Society says, “the dogs on this property are living in extremely unsanitary conditions and are in desperate need of help. Our team is working closely with Candler County Sheriff’s Department to provide the support and care needed to ensure the best outcome for these dogs.”
The dogs seized from the property will be assessed and given a basic medical exam – the shelter will be working to find “safe and appropriate placement” for all of the dogs.
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(Images via Atlanta Humane Society)
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