350 dogs found on Ga. property

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 3:00 PM
Last updated 8:04 PM
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CUMMING, Ga. — Authorities in Cherokee County say more than 350 dogs were found living in squalid conditions on a property near Cumming.

Cherokee County Marshal’s Office spokeswoman Alexa Huston tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 357 dogs were being kept in unsanitary conditions and were being housed in cages. Huston says urine, feces and dog food that had fallen through the cages’ grates were underneath most of the cages.

Hutson says the dogs were found during a compliance check, and have been taken to the Cherokee County animal shelter. It’s unclear if any arrests have been made in the case.

Animal shelter director Susan Garcia says the facility was able to accept the dogs because of the number of recent adoptions and the animals aren’t adoptable yet.

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jimmymac 07/16/14 - 04:24 pm

The authorities should shut down all animal mills and arrest the owners.

sassylassie 07/16/14 - 07:51 pm
DISGUSTING. There should

DISGUSTING. There should absolutely be charges if they were kept this way. It is called HOARDING and thank goodness the Cherokee County Animal Shelter has the room for these poor creatures. I hope they have enough staff on hand to help them. Sounds like Cherokee County folks are animal lovers based on their upswing in adoptions recently which resulted in the extra space. Perhaps our Richmond County Animal Services director should see what Cherokee is doing correctly and learn from it? Now if we could reach out and lend a hand.....I'm sure the folks in Cherokee would appreciate it!

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