74 dogs, puppies seized in Jackson County

 

JEFFERSON, Ga. — Jackson County Animal Control officers and inspectors from the state Department of Agriculture say they seized 74 dogs and puppies from an unlicensed breeding operation between Jefferson and Commerce in northeast Georgia.

Jackson County public development director Gina Mitsdarffer says animal control officers went to a home on Friday after receiving a tip and found rows of kennels in storage buildings, inside a home and outdoors.

Officer say the kennels were filled with nursing and pregnant miniature dogs.

Mitsdarffer says she won't identify the owner until charges are filed.

She says inspectors did not find any injured or dead animals.

Authorities hope they can offer the older dogs for adoption by the end of the week.

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