Dozens of dogs rescued in animal hoarding case in Murray County

Authorities say dozens of dogs were rescued from a home in Chatsworth Wednesday. (Image: WTVC)

UPDATE: The Atlanta Humane Society posted about this case on their Facebook page on Thursday:

Of the animals, the post says, "Many of them will need extensive medical treatment and specialized care."

Depend on us to keep you posted.


MURRAY COUNTY, Ga. (WTVC) - An investigation is underway into an animal hoarding case in Chatsworth, Georgia.

Deputies tell reporter Hannah Lawrence that this case involves 70 dogs, while volunteers said there were nearly 80.

Some of the dogs were kept outside, and some were kept inside with cages.

This is at a home at 1734 Old Federal Road North in Chatsworth.

Local animal control and the Atlanta Humane Society arrived to help get the dogs out.

Our crew on the scene says you can hear dozens of dogs barking on the property.

Deputies say charges in this case will depend on what the vet says when all the dogs are checked out. Deputies have not yet identified the property's owner.

Crews began to remove the dogs a little after noon.

There aren't any charges in this case so far.

Deputies say any charges that could come will be based on what vets say once all the dogs are checked out.

The Atlanta Humane Society took the dogs rescued back to Atlanta.

This is a developing story, and we have a crew on the scene getting more details. Depend on us to keep you posted.

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