Atlanta Humane Society offers dogs rescued from Tennessee - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Atlanta Humane Society offers dogs rescued from Tennessee

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Humane Society will try to find homes for more than 150 dogs who were rescued last week from a Tennessee puppy mill.

The dogs were among more than 700 animals discovered living in terrible conditions at a breeding operation outside Nashville.

Many of the puppies are small purebreds, including Yorkshire, Boston and Manchester terriers and miniature Pinschers, poodles, Chihuahuas, Maltese, Shi Tzus, Pomeranians and Shar Peis, but they may need to be rehabilitated before adoption.

The dogs must have a veterinarian's health certificate to be moved across state lines, and those with bad temperaments will be euthanized or sent to sanctuaries.

The dogs can be adopted as early as Tuesday. Each will be spayed or neutered and will have a homing chip implanted.


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