BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. - A Georgia animal sanctuary needs help finding foster families and need donations after rescuing over 180 dogs from a single Butts County property.
Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary tells FOX 5 they rescued 181 Chihuahuas from a hoarding situation on Friday afternoon while working with local officials and law enforcement. Another 30 dogs already were taken in by local animal rescues.
"While officials say the dogs seemed well-nourished, they were infested with parasites and needed a whole team to collect and transport them back for medical care.
"This is one of the most deplorable cases of animal hoarding I have seen. The dogs were everywhere, literally coming out of kitchen cabinets and mattresses," said Noah's Ark founder and president Jama Hedgecoth. "I am grateful we have the staff, volunteers, and resources to give these animals a new life."
(Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary)
The dogs have been divided into smaller groups since the rescue to make it easier for the team at Noah's Ark to get them the medical treatment they need.
While Noah's Ark prepares the animals for adoption, they tell FOX 5 they need donations to help keep their work going. The team also needs foster environments to give the dogs human socialization before they can be adopted permanently.
The sanctuary says that they estimate that the dogs will be up for adoption in November.
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