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Rescued Worth Co. dogs need new homes

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Officials seized more than four dozens dogs in the last two weeks. The Best Friends Human Society in Worth County wants to find loving homes for these dogs saved from unfavorable conditions.

The dogs are in better living conditions now after two separate rescues by The Best Friends Humane Society of Worth County.

"We confiscated 36 dogs and this week we took in 13 and we're having them groomed and taken to the veterinarian," said Sherri Hendley, Shelter Director.

Best friends said they received tips about the dogs living in unsanitary conditions.

"none of them have been abused, just neglect," said Hendley.

Pumpkin is just one of the dogs that was impounded by the Best Friends Humane Society. She's been fixed up and now she ready for adoption.

"A lot of them from last week had bad teeth, over the years they had not received proper dental care and the teeth fallen out and a lot of them are on canned food," said Hendley.

Cathy Holt, the owner of the first 36 dogs that came into the shelter, is charged with 36 counts of cruelty to an animal.

"It was a this is my pet type of situation. They tried to care for too many at one time, just didn't have the resources to care for that many dogs," said Hendley.

Best Friends says it's their mission to save as many dogs as possible. "Put them in good homes, that will keep them healthy and provide veterinarian care for them," said Hendley.

Hendley says more dogs will be ready for adoption in the coming days.

No one has been charged in the case where the 13 dogs were seized Tuesday. That case is still under investigation.

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