Where Our Dogs Come From
In association with Cherokee Humane Society and through a network of amazing volunteers, we rescue dogs (adults and puppies) from county animal control facilities throughout the state of Georgia.
Once the animals are in our care, we provide veterinary care, spay and neuter procedures, vaccinations, and loving foster homes.
It's a tremendous undertaking and we can't do it alone. Currently, thousands of dogs are euthanized each year throughout the state of Georgia because of neglect, abandonment, and overpopulation.
If you're interested in how you can help, learn more about how to become a foster or a volunteer.
This year, puppies and dogs were rescued from the unlikeliest of places:
- 2 from a swamp
- 6 from a hoarder
- 1 from the woods
- 5 from the streets
- 2 from a drain pipe
- 3 from the train tracks
- 8 from a backyard breeder
- 1 from a wild pack of dogs
And of course, hundreds more came from high-kill shelters and animal control centers and owner surrenders.
We had many dogs come to us heartworm-positive. We treated and rehabilitated them all before finding them their forever homes.
Twice we went out into the community to locate and then rescue two dog families living in horrendous outdoor environments.
Two rescue groups and four shelters benefited from our sponsorship of a truck load of donated food and treats.
Four hoarding cases and numerous mange cases came through our doors, all of which were treated with love and care.
Two animals were reclaimed when their owners were unable to care for them any longer, and we paid for surgery for two dogs whose owners could not afford to do so.
We cared for numerous neglect cases and two abuse cases – pulling from shelters or convincing owners to surrender to us for the good of the dog.
We helped countless dogs in our community whose families needed assistance with medical care, rehoming, emergency food supplies, and a multitude of other issues that had created unstable living conditions for the animals. We stopped counting these cases after number 42.
We also joined the rescue efforts of local and state-wide organizations to help with three different large-scale hoarding cases.
Six of our rescues this year came from neglect situations.
We undertook several missions to track down dogs living in the streets and in the woods to rescue and rehabilitate them.