CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - Dozens of dogs rescued from a suspected puppy mill got new homes Saturday.
Crowds of people lined up outside the Cherokee County Animal Shelter for the “Happily-Ever-After-Celebration.”
The shelter took in 357 dogs in July and by late Saturday afternoon more than 130 of them had been adopted.
A small white Maltese was the first to be adopted.
Shelter Director Susan Garcia said several people starting lining up around 6 p.m. Friday to adopt the dogs.
The shelter usually closes at 5 p.m., but it stayed open Saturday until every person who registered got a chance to adopt.
The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday and will reopen Tuesday. The remaining dogs will be adopted through the regular process.
The dogs were seized from a kennel last month.
The kennel's owners, Guerry and Joy Wise, were each charged with 366 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals, according to the sheriff's office.
More than 100 rescued puppies adopted Saturday
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