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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A South Georgia man is charged with nine felony counts of animal cruelty after investigators made a horrendous discovery in his backyard.
Five dogs were found in a pen filled with feces and four dead dogs.
Officials say the scene in a cage behind this trailer in Dawson was sickening.
"The animals we found dead, other dogs were in the pen living with the dead animals," said Martha Ann Coe, Terrell Co. Code Enforcement Dir.
Acting on a tip they found four dead dogs were in the cage, five were alive, including some puppies.
"Four dead animals were removed from one pen, and we have five more that were alive that were removed they were in such bad shape they will have to be euthanized," said Lt. Gene Shattles, Dawson Police Department.
Donald Tumor is accused of failing to care for the animals.
"The feces within the pen was approximately a foot deep you could not even get the doors on the kennels open because of the feces," said Coe.
"One female dog that was in the pen she was 3/4 decayed and the puppies were still in form but they were deceased for a while," said Shattles.
The pet owner said he had the adult dogs here for two to four years.
Code enforcement can't believe this went on for so long without being reported.
"When I asked him why it was like this he stated very calmly he had not been able to get outside for the past few days because of the rain," said Coe.
"I asked him several times why he didn't remove the animals or call for help and he said he just forgot about them," said Shattles.
In addition to the nine dogs removed one dog and another a puppy were still on the property, hard to catch because they would hide under the house, and were very aggressive.
The Lee county Health Department assisted with the case.
They advised the city to put lime in the area where the dead dogs and feces were found to help kill the bacteria.