Two of the dogs rescued from property in Candler County, Georgia

165 German Shepherds Rescued


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Thanks to the Charles and Virginia Bagley Humane Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, all gifts received by September 30, 2019 - up to $250,000 total - will be matched!


On Thursday, January 3, the Atlanta Humane Society’s Animal Cruelty Unit responded to a neglect case involving approximately 165 German Shepherd Dogs on a property in Metter, GA. After carefully assessing the scene alongside the Candler County Sheriff’s Department, over 150 dogs ranging in age and health status were found living in extremely neglectful conditions.

The owner of the property was arrested is facing animal cruelty charges. The Atlanta Humane Society team is back on site and will be moving the most medically in-need animals back to our Alpharetta and West Midtown locations. With your support, these German Shepherds are able to receive the love, veterinary care, and new families they deserve. Please, your donation is needed now.

To make a gift by mail, send your check made out to Atlanta Humane Society to 981 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. To make a gift by phone call (404) 974.2895.

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