The Atlanta Humane Society is trying to find new homes for more than 165 German shepherds rescued from a Candler County property where they were found neglected and living in filthy conditions, according to Channel 2 Action News.
The nonprofit’s workers brought several of the dogs to its campuses in Midtown and Alpharetta on Saturday after authorities removed them from the property.
The news station reports that the property owner faces animal cruelty charges. The county sheriff’s department could not be immediately reached.
Jessica Rock, the Atlanta Humane Society’s director of legal advocacy, said that all of the animals are being assessed and given medical exams.
"The dogs on this property are living in extremely unsanitary conditions and are in desperate need of help,” she said.