South Alabama group rescues dogs from Georgia puppy mill

Photo source: Flori - Bama Chihuahua Rescue

Eleven dogs were rescued from a puppy mill in north Georgia back in April. A local rescue group plans to take them in and nurse them to health.

According to authorities, it was one of the state's largest puppy mills. Officers found dogs with matted hair living in mud and feces inside of plastic tubs, reports WXIA in Atlanta.

Habersham County, Georgia animal control officers rescued hundreds of animals that were living in deplorable conditions.

Flori-bama Chihuahua Rescue took in 11 dogs and hope to take in more, according to Dawn Gray, an employee of the organization.

"They came in not knowing human touch. One had to have emergency surgery to have a large tumor removed," Gray said.

Pilots and Paws flew the animals from Georgia to Florida at no charge to the rescue group.

Grey told Channel 3 News the rescued animals are yorkies, chihuahuas and bishons. All the animals were under 18 pounds, however one animal weighed only two pounds.

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