Greene Co. rescues helping dogs pulled from “extreme neglect” on Georgia breeder’s property


ANIMAL RESCUE GROUPS ACROSS THE REGION ARE NOW CARING FOR HUNDREDS OF GERMAN SHEPHERDS- AFTER THEY WERE PULLED FROM A SUSPECTED “PUPPY MILL” IN CENTRAL GEORGIA. YOU’RE LOOKING AT VIDEO FROM THE ATLANTA HUMANE SOCIETY AS THOSE DOGS WERE PULLED FROM WHAT THEY CALL “EXTREMELY NEGLECTFUL” CONDITIONS. ASHLEY SHARP SPOKE TO LOCAL RESCUE GROUPS IN GREENE COUNTY WHO ARE WORKING TO NURSE SOME OF THESE DOGS BACK TO HEALTH AS THEY ARE BEING TRANSPORTED TO MARYLAND. SHE JOINS US LIVE FROM GREENEVILLE THIS MORNING- ASHLEY? AMY, GOOD MORNING. THIS IS A CASE OF BACKYARD BREEDING GONE HORRIBLY WRONG- SOME REPORTS INDICATE MORE THAN 400 GERMAN SHEPHERDS WERE DISCOVERED IN DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS ON A BREEDER’S PROPERTY IN MONTGOMERY AND CANDLER COUNTIES IN GEORGIA- RIGHT NOW 38 OF THOSE DOGS ARE RECOVERING RIGHT HERE IN GREENE COUNTY… STOPPING FOR A FEW WEEKS AS THEY MAKE THE TRIP UP NORTH TO ANOTHER RESCUE. KAT “YOU ALWAYS THINK THAT YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL AND YOU NEVER HAVE. YOU REALLY NEVER HAVE.” DOGS ON THE BRINK OF DEATH IN GEORGIA ARE NOW SAFE IN GREENE COUNTY TENNESSEE – FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES. NATS BARKING AFTER BEING PULLED FROM A PUPPY MILL STYLE OPERATION BEING RUN BY A LICENSED GEORGIA BREEDER- WHO HAS SINCE BEEN ARRESTED FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY. KAT “IT TURNS YOU INTO A PEOPLE HATER. THAT’S THE HARDEST THING OF RESCUE.” KATHERINE ROLLINS OWNS GREENE PETS FOSTER NETWORK- A LOCAL RESCUE HELPING TO REHABILITATE 38 OF THESE DOGS- NATS BARKING WHO WERE LEFT TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES. KAT “”THAT’S WHY WE’VE GOT SKIN AND BONES. THAT’S WHY WE’VE GOT MANGE. THERE’S BITE MARKS, THEY HAVE FOUGHT, THERE’S TORN EARS.” BUTT TO DEB “THEIR COATS ARE COATED WITH FECES AND MUD ALMOST LIKE CONCRETE. IT TAKES 30 MINUTES JUST TO KEEP WORKING THAT MUCK OFF OF THEM THAT’S HARDENED AND BEEN ON THEM FOR YEARS. SO IT SMELLS AWFUL” DEBORAH LEWELLEN WITH IMMINENT DANGER GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE IN GREENE COUNTY- DESCRIBING WHAT THEY SAW WHEN THE DOGS ARRIVED IN TOWN ON SUNDAY– DEB “IT’S HEART BREAKING AND GUT WRENCHING AND INFURIATING.” THESE TWO LOCAL GROUPS- HELPING THEIR SISTER RESCUE IN MARYLAND- MID ATLANTIC GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE- WHICH IS WHERE THESE 38 DOGS ARE HEADED. “TWO LADIES IN GEORGIA RENTED A TRUCK AND BORROWED CRATES AND BROUGHT THE DOGS UP HERE AND WE SPENT SUNDAY MORNING UNLOADING DOGS AND PUTTING THEM IN THEIR KENNELS AND TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT.” FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THE DOGS WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF LIKE THEY NEVER HAVE IN THEIR LIVES- ALL THE HELP GET THEM HEALTHY- SO THEY CAN CONTINUE ON THEIR JOURNEY UP NORTH– NATS BARKING AND HOPEFULLY ONE DAY FIND LOVING HOMES. “ALL WE CAN DO IS TRY TO RIGHT THE WRONGS. AND TRY TO FIX THE WOUNDED AND THOSE THAT ARE FORLORN AND IN DESPAIR AND THESE DOGS ARE ALL THAT AND MORE.” IF YOU WANT TO HELP THESE DOGS THERE ARE A FEW WAYS YOU CAN DO SO- WHILE THEY ARE HERE IN GREENE COUNTY YOU CAN DONATE FOOD TO THE RESCUES- FIND THAT INFORMATION AT GREENEPETS.ORG. FOR THEIR LONG-TERM CARE AND EXTENSIVE MEDICAL NEEDS YOU CAN DONATE MONEY TO MID ATLANTIC RESCUE- THEIR WEBSITE IS M-A-G-S-R . ORG. THOSE RESOURCES WILL BE LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE M-A-G-S-R . ORG. THOSE RESOURCES WILL BE LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE WJHL.COM AS WELL. LIVE IN GREENEVILLE ASHARP NC11 IN YOUR CORNER. PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED THE NATION LAST NIGHT FROM THE

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