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Donations pour in for Cherokee County Animal Shelter

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Donations are pouring into the Cherokee County Animal Shelter which is caring for more than 350 dogs seized from a puppy mill last week.

"Everyone that comes here, they just can't believe the community outpouring and the way they have embraced the whole situation," said shelter director Susan Garcia. "It's been wonderful."

Throughout the day Tuesday, volunteers unloaded hundreds of bags of dog food, bedding and toys for the puppies.

"I just think it's wonderful that everyone's donating because our cat is also sick right now, so you can only imagine what it's like for all the dogs and cats in here," said 10-year-old Emily Cabena, who was delivering donations with her mom.

County marshals seized the puppies at a property off Cumming Highway on July 15 after receiving a tip from a customer whose puppy died days after she purchased it.

The puppies are not up for adoption at this point until the case goes through the legal system. The owner is charged with neglect.

"A lot of them have parasites," said Dr. Michael Good, a veterinarian who examined the puppies again Monday night. "What we're seeing on a regular basis is severe periodontal disease, a lot of infections in the mouth and that's from the lack of oral care which we just assume."

Good said the puppies have good temperaments and are glad to have love and attention.

"That was the saddest part because they were deprived of that love," said Good. "It's in their nature to want to love and protect their family. There, they're just a number."

The shelter continues to accept financial donations and has a wish list of supplies it is in need of. To see that list, visit the Cherokee County Animal Shelter's website at www.cherokeega-animals.org.

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