The Nassau County Humane Society is taking in some of the 163 dogs that are being rescued from a massive breeding and hoarding situation in rural Georgia. It’s one of two scenes connected to the case, which totals close to 500 dogs in all.
GALLERY: German Shepherds rescued from hoarding/breeding situation in Georgia (Note: Some of the photos can be considered graphic)
The Candler County Sheriff’s Office says 163 dogs have been rescued from their location, three had to be humanely euthanized, and one escaped from a rescue group. A suspect has been arrested, and the investigation is still ongoing.
The Atlanta Humane Society says the German Shepherd dogs were found in “extremely neglectful conditions”. The Nassau County Humane Society says most of the dogs have not ever been in a home or on a leash.
Good morning from Candler County! Our Veterinarian and Animal Cruelty Unit Staff are still on-site caring for and...Posted by Atlanta Humane Society on Sunday, January 6, 2019
These specific animals will require veterinary care and behavioral assessment before being available for adoption. NCHS says they will provide updates on their Facebook page, as these animals become available for fosters and adoptions, but at this time, they’re not accepting applications.
If you want to help, NCHS is instead asking for donations, to assist their work in this rescue operation. They’ve taken in one batch of dogs so far, but plan to receive more in the coming weeks.
The organization is thanking the community for their overwhelming support so far. They’re also crediting other rescue organizations that are working together to take in these dogs.