700 dogs found in ‘horrific conditions' at Georgia home

As many as 700 dogs were found living in “horrific conditions” at a South Georgia breeder’s home.
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As many as 700 dogs were found living in “horrific conditions” at a South Georgia breeder’s home.

As many as 700 dogs were found living in "horrific conditions" at a South Georgia breeder's home.

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The nonprofit organization USA Rescue Team worked with the Humane Society in Valdosta to find and transport the animals. Officials said they found the dogs living in 3-by-4 foot crates on the property.

“They were living outside in homemade sheds, and the crates were stacked on top of each other,” Atlanta Humane Society spokeswoman Christina Hill said. “So when they went to the bathroom, it would drip down onto the other dogs.”

Details about where the dogs were found, how long the dogs had been kept there and the owner of the property were not immediately released.

Many of the 10 dogs transported to the Atlanta Humane Society had matted fur covered with feces when they arrived Sunday morning, Hill said. Several have dental diseases.

“They’ve received their vet checks, and now they’ve been put in cages to decompress and adjust to their new situation,” Hill said.

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The shelter’s medical team is looking at the dogs to determine what kind of attention they need. After their medical plans are complete, the dogs will be put up for adoption.

"Each dog is being put on an individual medical plan ... so each of them will be up for adoption as soon as he or she is ready," Hill said.