More than 165 German shepherds found neglected and living in filthy conditions in central Georgia are now in need of new homes, officials say.
The Atlanta Humane Society shared with WSB-TV a video of the dogs found on a Candler County property Thursday.
AHS workers went to care for the shepherds Friday and brought several of the animals to their campuses in Midtown Atlanta and Alpharetta on Saturday.
Candler County Sheriff deputies arrested the property owner on animal cruelty charges.
"The dogs on this property are living in extremely unsanitary conditions and are in desperate need of help. Our team is working closely with Candler County Sheriff’s Department to provide the support and care needed to ensure the best outcome for these dogs," said Jessica Rock, director of legal advocacy and law enforcement support at the Atlanta Humane Society.
The humane society said all the animals are being assessed and given medical exams onsite.
Volunteers from Canine Pet Rescue are traveling by caravan to south Georgia to pick up as many of the dogs as they can Sunday.
The organization is asking for the public's help to feed and care for the dogs.
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