80 dogs rescued from overwhelmed pet owner in Milledgeville

ATLANTA — At least 80 dogs were rescued from a home in Milledgeville after a woman who regularly rescued strays became overwhelmed.

Officials with Hancock Animal Friends said the pet owner was “trying to do the right thing asking for help and instead got told no” by animal control.

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After several litters of puppies were born, she found herself unable to care for so many dogs.

Hancock Animal Friends worked with the ASPCA and the Atlanta Humane Society to rescue the dogs.

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“Lots of hard work and tears yesterday, but it got done,” officials said. “Dogs were rescued and this person is able to get their life back, knowing there are people out there who can and will help.”

The Atlanta Humane Society took in 29 of the dogs, many that needed extensive medical and behavioral care. It’s unclear where the other animals were taken, but officials with Hancock Animal Friends said all the dogs will be taken to shelters and get the medical attention they need.

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Atlanta Humane Society is asking for donations to help pay for the dogs’ care and said they will triple any gifts. You can donate HERE.