Wednesday, July 14, 2010

74 dogs, puppies seized in Jackson County, Ga.

Jackson County Animal Control officers and inspectors from the state Department of Agriculture said they seized 74 dogs and puppies from an unlicensed breeding operation between Jefferson and Commerce in northeast Georgia.

Jackson County public development director Gina Mitsdarffer said animal control officers went to a home on Friday after receiving a tip and found rows of kennels in storage buildings, inside a home and outdoors.

Officer said the kennels were filled with nursing and pregnant miniature dogs.

Mitsdarffer said she won't identify the owner until charges are filed.

She said inspectors did not find any injured or dead animals.."

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