700 dogs were rescued from one of Georgia's largest breeding farms on Sunday. The owners contacted the Department of Agriculture for help because they were completely overwhelmed with the situation. A non-profit organization called Releash Atlanta said that it was "an extreme hoarding puppy mill case" and added that many of the dogs have medical issues and injuries.
The Atlanta Humane Society, who was ultimately responsible for removing the dogs from the property described the property and living conditions on their Facebook page, "This morning, our team is bringing some of the 700 dogs found living on a property in South Georgia into our care. 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. A representative for the Humane Society of Valdosta Lowndes County adds, "They have never known a quiet life of love outside of a cramped cage."
The pups were taken to various shelters in Georgia and neighboring states, where they are being "assessed, vetted, and rehabilitated" so they can be put up for adoption. There's no word on what charges the breeder will face.
Photos: Humane Society of Atlanta