Twenty-Five Dogs Euthanized After Seized from Hoarder

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On June 18, 2013, Georgia’s Worth County Health Department was anonymously tipped about a couple living in deplorable health conditions in a TyTy, Ga., home. When authorities arrived at the scene they discovered the home only had running water and septic but there was no electricity. The home had no other furnishings other than a mattress and a refrigerator. What’s worse, the couple also owned 30 dogs.

Best Friends Humane Society (BFHS) was called to rescue and treat the animals.

Photo Credit: WorthIt2U.net
Photo Credit: WorthIt2U.net
TyTy, Ga., dogs living in filth before being rescued. Photo Credit: WorthIt2U.net
TyTy, Ga., dogs living in filth before being rescued.
Photo Credit: WorthIt2U.net

 

Unfortunately, all 30 dogs suffered from mange, bacterial eye infections and other visible physical conditions that require immediate treatment. The pets had not been spayed, neutered or given any vaccines. Out of the 30 animals seized, only seven were male.

Animal Control Officer Sherri Hendley spoke with WorthIt2U.net and said the animals lived in floors covered with dirt, feces and urine.

The couple identified as Stanley and Mary Boone, were charged with 1st degree cruelty to animals.Twenty-five of the 30 dogs were adult canines that regrettably had to be put down due to their serious diseases and illnesses.

The remainder pets were puppies from two different litters and officials hope the little ones survive this ordeal.

 

4 thoughts on “Twenty-Five Dogs Euthanized After Seized from Hoarder”

  1. How the hell does something like this get this far out of hand before someone reports these bastards? I’d like to give these people the benefit of doubt, maybe they thought they were “rescuing” these poor dogs and things just got out of hand. But if that’s not the case, I say they need to be cut up and dumped in the ocean for shark bait! This is absolutely, totally un-freaking-called for!

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  2. how very sad that rescue didnt come earlier for these poor creatures who never got to experience the joys of being a dog with someone who truly loved them

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  3. I’m shocked that something wasn’t done sooner! 30 dogs living in one house, come on there had to of been a lot of barking and what not. The problem is people don’t do enough these days. A lot of people just keep to themselves and say its not any of my business. If one of those neighbors had contacted someone sooner more of the dogs could’ve been saved. I mean the article read that there was no electricity. No one noted that this house is constantly dark every night with all these dogs there. Please don’t tell me that no one heard barking. There were 2 separate litters of puppies. Puppies bark and sometimes they bark a lot like my little does. I feel like more could’ve been done to save these poor babies. Something just doesn’t add up with this story either. How did the couple survive living like this? All I know is I’m one very upset animal advocate!

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  4. I know these people they are slow minded. If you could meet them you would not be so hard on them. And no I’m not saying what they did is right at all. but a good idea is hard for them to come up with.

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