165 neglected German Shepherds rescued in central Georgia

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By: CBS46 Atlanta
January 7, 2019

CANDLER COUNTY, Ga. (CBS) -- More than 150 dogs ranging in age and health status have been rescued after being found living in extremely neglectful conditions in Metter, Georgia.

The Atlanta Humane Society’s Animal Cruelty Unit responded on January 3 to a neglect case involving approximately 165 German Shepherds. The owner of the property was arrested and is facing animal cruelty charges.

The Atlanta Humane Society moved the most medically in-need animals back to the Alpharetta and West Midtown locations on Friday.

“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," said Jessica Rock, Director of Legal Advocacy and Law Enforcement Support at the Atlanta Humane Society.

All of the animals are being assessed and given a basic medical exam on-site.

Sunday morning, the Atlanta Humane Society said 120 of the dogs had been placed with them or other rescue groups and they are working to place the remaining 40 dogs.

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