• More than 100 rescued puppies adopted Saturday


    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.

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