A call to put out a fire in South Fulton County revealed a possible hoarding situation after firefighters discovered nearly 100 dogs at the residence.
LifeLine Animal Project is calling on residents to foster dogs so they the shelter can free up some space for the pups. Initially it was reported that firefighters found 50 dogs. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, that number later increased to 85 dogs. Firefighters believe the owner was breeding the dogs illegally, the AJC reported.
Atlanta Loop left a message with Atlanta Fire Rescue seeking comment.
According to LifeLine, “After firefighters extinguished a fire at a home in South Fulton county tonight, LifeLine Animal Project’s Fulton County Animal Services Officers were called in to rescue 50 dogs from what appears to be a hoarding situation. The owner has surrendered the dogs, but the situation is still under investigation. The dogs are safe and will receive medical care and placement assessments over the next few days, and may go to rescue or be available for adoption based on those assessments.
“We desperately need temporary fosters for our medium and large dogs to make space for these 50 dogs! You can stop by our Fulton County Animal Services location between 11am – 7pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please bring a valid I.D.”