Multiple animal rescue groups came together to rescue over 700 dogs from deplorable conditions at Atlanta puppy mill.
Rescue teams were horrified at the cages upon cages of matted dogs covered in feces. The sight, smell and condition of the dogs broke their hearts. Many of the dogs had untreated injuries and needed immediate medical care.
Releash Atlanta, Atlanta Humane Society and USA Rescue Team were among the groups that worked for four days straight to rescue all the dogs. Atlanta Humane Society posted on Facebook asking their followers for donations to help care for the rescued dogs.
They posted, “These dogs have been living in crates their whole lives- one tiny crate stacked on top of another. They’re matted, covered in feces and have never been held or walked.”
“And thank you to USA Rescue Team for working tirelessly on site and to Humane Society of Valdosta Lowndes County for bringing these animals to Atlanta,” they added.
The Humane Society of Valdosta Lowndes County (HSVLC) took 250 of the rescued dogs and set up a staging area to start caring for the innocent pups. “Many of the dogs were coated in feces, had extremely overgrown nails and damaged teeth. They have never known a quiet life of love outside of a cramped cage,” said the shelter.
USA Rescue Team organized the rescue and coordinated all the rescue groups. No photos were allowed of the actual puppy mill according to the rescue. The countless volunteers helped transports, care and love on the rescued dogs.
‘We would also like to thank the volunteers that were at our building through the night who spent hours cutting out matted fur, giving baths, and loving these poor dogs. They were shockingly trusting and calm as if to say “thank you for saving me. I know you are here to help.” Please say a prayer for those pups as they set out to find a new life and for every person involved in this, for it was truly a team effort involving many people and many rescue organizations,’ posted HSVLC.
The dogs are receiving all necessary medical care and experiencing a warm bed for the first time. Soon they will be put up for adoption and experience how great life can be outside of a cage. Thank you to everyone involved in the rescue.
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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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