Nine dogs rescued from an animal cruelty case in Pickens County will soon be available for adoptions after getting some needed medical treatment.
Earlier this week, the Humane Society of Forsyth County took in nine dogs believed to be either Yorkshire Terrier or Maltese breeds. The Humane Society is looking for support from the public for the medical expenses, including “extensive dental work.”
The dogs were removed from a Lumpkin County home and were “confined in a tiny place without adequate cleaning nor did they have access to clean water or fresh food,” according to a release from the Humane Society.
They were given medical treatments and baths once rescued. Dogs living in filth for an extended time can mean the “scent permeates their skin, and it will take several baths just to get them deodorized.”
In addition to the dental work, the dogs will also need to undergo complete medical exams, vaccinations and be spayed or neutered.
The dogs are not currently available for adoption but will be once they are cleared.
The previous owner of the dogs has been charged with animal cruelty.
To make donations or for other information, go to ForsythPets.org.