Dogs rescued from breeder in Georgia, authorities say

Poodle and Pooch Rescue workers unloaded 22 dogs they say they took Wednesday morning to a backyard breeder in rural Georgia. They took half of them to East Orlando Animal Hospital.

“All in very poor condition,” said vet Dr Yaicha Peters, “very badly matted, covered in feces, significant dental disease, unfortunately many also have dental disease and heartworm.”

Dr. Peters treated small breed dogs. She says they are grooming them to adopt them.

“This is the best place for them right now. Let them know about their medical care, so they can find nice, loving homes where they can be loved and cared for.”

Poodle and Pooch Rescue says it reported the breeder to the Georgia Department of Agriculture. They say the 22 dogs are just some of the puppies the breeder had in horrendous conditions on her property and voluntarily released to them. They hope she decides to hand over the rest.

“Yeah, they weren’t in the right place for them,” Dr. Peters said.

Dr. Peters says it will be a few months before these dogs are ready for adoption. Poodle and Pooch Rescue says they are still accepting donations and fostering offers from dogs like these to help them and others find forever homes.

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