- Ellen Eldridge The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
When firefighters tried to make their way into a house on fire Sunday morning, they found more than 50 dogs, officials said.
Now the homeowner, whose name has not been released, is facing animal cruelty charges, Channel 2 Action News reported.
The incident happened on Lori Lane, near Old National and Highway 138 in South Fulton County.
Deputy fire Chief Charles Stubbs told Channel 2 the dogs will be taken to the shelter for evaluation because the house was filled with animal feces and urine.
In addition to hoarding too many dogs, the owner was illegally breeding the dogs.
“It’s an ordinance violation in Fulton County because if you have more than four dogs, you’re supposed to have a special permit,” Stubbs said.
The owner of the dogs surrendered them to animal control.