The Atlanta Humane Society assisted in the removal of approximately 40 dogs from a Banks County home.
The humane society assisted with the removal of the dogs at the request of the Georgia Department Agriculture.
The owner of the animals, who has not been charged or cited with any wrong-doing, lost his job several years ago and is no longer able to provide for the dogs.
The Atlanta Humane Society arrived at the county residence on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and was on the site for six to seven hours. A team of four people from the humane society and two from the department of agriculture removed the dogs. The dogs were transported from the property in the humane society’s new Hartz vehicle which can hold up to 100 dogs.
Some 23 dogs were taken to the Atlanta Humane Society and 14 were taken to the Gainesville Humane Society.
Banks County does not have an animal control department.
Outside laughing observer
08/21/09 at 07:06 PM
Just wondering,,,,,How was the dog owners property,,,, ZONED,,,,AFTER ALL THERE WAS ENOUGH DOGS TO CALL HIS PLACE A BUSINESS....and there was probably enough dog poop to call it a fertlizer factory....surely this place was not zoned residential....you know with all the howling going on and all the barking,,,,AH BANKS COUNTY my quest has been answered...