COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A local pet rescue is trying to save hundreds of animals after a fire destroyed a north Georgia shelter.
Officials from Gordon County told Channel 2 Consumer Investigator Jim Strickland that an increase in unwanted pets has been made worse by the fire April 12.
"It was chaos," local rescue worker Gail Pearce said.
In the weeks since the fire, Pearce has been transporting dozens of animals to the Homeless Pets Foundation in Marietta, run by veterinarian Michael Good.
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"We've done about 200 to 250 since the fire. That's just a trickle effect. I took in 50 last week," Good said. "Dogs want two things in life. They want to be loved and they want to be remembered, and that's what I'm trying to do here."
One of Good's clients is a realtor who's turning her office into a pet adoption center for a day next month.
"They're very sweet dogs. Great temperaments, and there's a lot of people out there that would like them if they knew about them," said Janice Overbeck, of Keller Williams.
Overbeck's adoption event is August 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2249 Roswell Road in Marietta.
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