News Release: Associated Press
July 16, 2014
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities in Cherokee County say more than 350 dogs were found living in squalid conditions on a property near Cumming.
Cherokee County Marshal's Office spokeswoman Alexa Huston tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/1mUZ6kj) 357 dogs were being kept in unsanitary conditions and were being housed in cages. Huston says urine, feces and dog food that had fallen through the cages' grates were underneath most of the cages.
Hutson says the dogs were found during a compliance check, and have been taken to the Cherokee County animal shelter. It's unclear if any arrests have been made in the case.
Animal shelter director Susan Garcia says the facility was able to accept the dogs because of the number of recent adoptions and the animals aren't adoptable yet.