74 dogs, puppies seized in Jackson County

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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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fish2 07/14/10 - 09:34 am
Inspectors did not find any

Inspectors did not find any injured or dead animals, no mention if they were not taken care of. One dog can have 8-14 puppies per litter. 74 dogs---is that both grown and puppies? So the only thing I see here is no license.

BBSouth 07/14/10 - 11:57 am
Fish2 - small dogs do not

Fish2 - small dogs do not have litters of 8 to 14 puppies. If they don't have a license they are breaking the law. Having that many animals they are breeding animals because of greed. They deserve to be shut down.

Pastor Dan White
Pastor Dan White 07/14/10 - 01:10 pm
If you want to read about

If you want to read about what goes on in unlicensed puppy mills, read my true story published last November in the Chronicle about a Sheltie who we resecued from a puppy mill in St. Joseph, MO, via a rescue operation in Woodstock, GA. Our "Lady" still has problems and we have spent hundreds on her rehabilitation. Hurrah for the authorities in Jackson County! http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/07/rel_554782.shtml

CABoatright 07/15/10 - 07:00 am
Euthanize these so-called

Euthanize these so-called humans.

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