These are some of the dogs rescued from a house in Troup County. (Credit: Atlanta Humane Society)

Dozens of animals rescued from Georgia house; 2 charged

Two people were charged in Troup County this week after about two dozen dogs as well as cats and ferrets were found living in a house without power and with a “strong” odor of feces, police said.

The animals were found in a house in Hogansville, according to a police report. Troup County animal control officers also were on the scene Tuesday.

Officers said the house containing the animals had an extension cord coming from a nearby residence, which is illegal.

A resident of the other house, Jonathan Tyler Gaddy, told police that five of the dogs in the house without power belonged to him, and that the other dogs belonged to his mother, Tina Louise Daniel.

The animals were “living in conditions below a normal standard of care,” the report said.

Daniel, 42, was charged with 19 counts of animal care violations, and Gaddy, 20, was charged with five counts of animal care violations and theft of services, police said.

The Atlanta Humane Society brought in some of the dogs for foster care and adoption, spokeswoman Christina Hill said.

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