• 165 neglected German Shepherds rescued from central Georgia property

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    More than 165 German Shepherds, neglected and living in filthy conditions in central Georgia, are now in need of new homes.

    The Atlanta Humane Society shared with Channel 2 Action News video of the dogs found on a Candler County property Thursday.

    AHS workers went to care for the dogs Friday and brought several of the animals to their campuses in Midtown Atlanta and Alpharetta Saturday.  


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    Candler County Sheriff deputies arrested the property owner on animal cruelty charges.

    "The dogs on this property are living in extremely unsanitary conditions and are in desperate need of help. Our team is working closely with Candler County Sheriff’s Department to provide the support and care needed to ensure the best outcome for these dogs," said Jessica Rock, director of legal advocacy and law enforcement support at the Atlanta Humane Society.

    The humane society said that all the animals are being assessed and given medical exams onsite. 

    Volunteers from Canine Pet Rescue are caravanning to south Georgia to pick up as many of the dogs as they can taken on Sunday. 

    The organization is asking for the public's help to feed and care for the dogs. 

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