An animal rescue shelter in Atlanta, Georgia, has saved over 60 dogs from a property belonging to an “overwhelmed” pet owner.

The Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) worked this month with Hancock Animal Friends and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the rescue mission. The same owner seized sixty-five dogs at a central Georgia property.

They have disclosed very little information about the owner. But, AHS described the situation as an “overwhelmed pet owner.”

An animal rescue shelter in Atlanta, Georgia, has saved over 60 dogs from a property belonging to an “overwhelmed” pet owner.

The Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) worked this month with Hancock Animal Friends and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the rescue mission.

Twenty-nine dogs and puppies

They will place twenty-nine dogs and puppies in the care of the AHS. Many will need medical and behavioral support, and society said the animals “desperately” needed the public’s help.

Images shared by the shelter show the dogs going into their care from the property with cages in the background. One dog appeared to have skin injuries on its face.

In Georgia, animal neglect classifies as animal cruelty if a pet owner fails to provide “. Adequate food, water, sanitary conditions, or ventilation consistent with what a reasonable person of ordinary knowledge would believe is the normal requirement. And feeding habit for such animal’s size, species, breed, age, and physical condition.”

Being found guilty of animal cruelty is a misdemeanor for the first offense. Which could result in up to one year in jail and a fine of $1,000. AHS has not confirmed whether legal action is set to take place.

Newsweek 

Newsweek has contacted the Atlanta Humane Society for further information and comment.

Stories of mass rescues are not as few and far between as many would expect or hope. Last month, an animal welfare organization rescued almost two dozen dogs in Massachusetts.

The MSPCA calls the owners of the 23 dogs. An animal welfare organization, after realizing they could no longer care for the animals themselves.

Nine of the dogs were kept in a shed at the property. All the dogs were a Yorkie-Chihuahua mix and ranged from one to 16 years old.

March also saw animal control in Williamson County, Texas. And seized 41 animals from a private residence involved in a “possible animal cruelty situation.”

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit impounded the 39 dogs and two cats with the owner’s help before transferring them to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. At the time of reporting, the case was under investigation.

With the shelter already complete, the animal stored in cages in the lobby until it adopted enough animals to create space.

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