from CANDLER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
We have completed the scene investigation into animal cruelty on Donnell Road. The investigation is ongoing. We expect more charges on Powell.
Here are the details on the dogs that were discovered on scene.
167 Total dogs discovered. 163 rescued. 3 had to be humanely euthanized. 1 escaped from one of the rescue groups.
We sincerely thank everyone who contributed to this effort!!
Atlanta Humane was an organization that stepped in to assist See below:
On Thursday, January 3, the Atlanta Humane Society’s Animal Cruelty Unit responded to a neglect case involving approximately 165 German Shepherd Dogs on a property in Metter, GA. After carefully assessing the scene alongside the Candler County Sheriff’s Department, over 150 dogs ranging in age and health status were found living in extremely neglectful conditions.
The owner of the property was arrested is facing animal cruelty charges. The Atlanta Humane Society team is back on site today and will be moving the most medically in-need animals back to our Alpharetta and West Midtown locations later today.
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.”
All of the animals will be assessed and given a basic medical exam on-site, and we are working tirelessly to find safe and appropriate placement for all of the dogs.
We can notify you the next time a we have a German Shepherd that is available for adoption. Visit our Pet Alert page.