Mental evaluation for Savannah owner of 71 dogs

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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Dog owner Daniel Golden will be required to undergo a mental health evaluation as part of a resolution to his keeping 71 dogs in his house.

Chatham County Recorder’s Court Judge Tammy Stokes also ordered Golden, 43, to remove all personal items from the house by week’s end and said he must return to court next week.

Meanwhile, Stokes ordered property overseer James Butler to cease and desist any further rentals or occupancy at 318 E. 33rd St. until he has corrected property maintenance requirements violated by the animals being in the home.

Golden was charged with animal neglect after police found the animals at the home on Jan. 26. All the dogs were taken to the police animal shelter. Evidence at a hearing today showed there was no indication that the animals were malnourished or underweight but there was no evidence of veterinary attention.

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