BVSPCA rescues 16 german shepherds involved in 165-dog cruelty case in Georgia

Brandywine Valley SPCA Rescues 16 German Shepherds Involved in 165-dog Cruelty Case in Georgia

The BVSPCA pulled 16 German Shepherd Dogs yesterday from a property in Metter, GA. On Thursday, January 3, the Atlanta Humane Society’s Animal Cruelty Unit responded to a neglect case involving approximately 165 German Shepherd Dogs on the property.  The dogs, ranging in age and health status, were found living in extremely neglectful conditions. The property owner faces cruelty charges.

Our friends at the Atlanta Humane Society reached out to us to assist, and yesterday our team traveled to the Candler County property and removed 16 dogs.  The dogs arrived at our West Chester Campus early this morning. They have a busy day ahead, with medical exams, baths, and individual evaluations for the most appropriate next steps to assist in their recovery and placement with forever families.

“One look at the photos of the scene, and we knew right away we had to help,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA CEO. “Not only do we have experience with large intakes, our growing behavior program makes us uniquely qualified to assist in this case.”

These 16 dogs have known nothing but each other – no love, no affection, no family, not even suitable housing.  We expect them to need medical treatment and, in some cases, behavioral assistance to prepare for adoption.  Donate now to help these dogs who suffered for so long prepare for forever families.


About the Brandywine Valley SPCA

Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA is the first open admission no-kill shelter in Pennsylvania and Delaware. In 2018, the BVSPCA cared for more than 14,000 stray, owner-surrendered, wayward owned, and abused and neglected animals while achieving a 95% live release rate. The BVSPCA provides animal protective services for Chester County and much of Delaware County in Pennsylvania, and it holds a five-year contract with the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare to provide state-wide animal services for dogs. Animals are placed through three adoption centers: the West Chester Campus, the New Castle Campus, the Georgetown Campus. In addition, the BVSPCA provides families with safety net and low-cost veterinary services at its three clinic locations: the Malvern Animal Health Center, the New Castle Animal Health Center, and the Georgetown Animal Health Center. The BVSPCA also operates the Animal Rescue Center (ARC), a facility dedicated to helping animals with additional needs prior to being ready for adoption, such as cruelty cases, disaster victims, and infants.

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