September 10, 2020. This sweet boy is underweight and living his life tethered to a tree in Jefferson County. The Louisville Police Department responded to a call after it was reported a young man was attempted to force this dog to engage in a fight with another dog – but to no avail. FACTS is seeking to connect this good boy with an area rescue – as the guardian of the young man wishes to surrender the dog. Please contact us if you can help. Thank you!
SEPTEMBER 2020 CASE SUPPORT
On September 3, 2020, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an animal cruelty call and found one dog deceased and six dogs surviving deplorable conditions. FACTS Jefferson is assisting with support of the six dogs so that authorities can pursue criminal charges against those responsible for the care of these animals.
We are raising funds for the costs of care, which are charges that will be assessed to the Sheriff’s Office and hopefully recovered via restitution on any sentence obtained against the criminally responsible.
In a county without animal services, the Sheriff’s Office gets billed for the considerable costs of animal care and boarding. The Sheriff’s Office has a limited budget and its ability to enforce animal cruelty laws depends upon public support to cover these costs of care. Although restitution may eventually be ordered, a criminal defendant may have years to pay. In many instances, defendants never pay – opting instead for court sanctions. Because of this reality, FACTS fund raises so that future calls for animal cruelty crimes can be adequately addressed.
Please consider donating to the costs of care of these six survivors.
WHO WE ARE
FACTS (Felony Animal Cruelty Team Support) is a team of volunteers who support the needs of animals seized by law enforcement in connection with animal cruelty investigations in Jefferson County, Georgia.
FACTS volunteers foster, fund raise, transport, and educate.
When the Sheriff’s Office or a City Police Department find animal cruelty with survivors, FACTS supports those animals from the crime scene to a forever home.
This is done through a network of local foster homes, fundraising efforts to provide for medical care of these animals, and ultimately, location of adoptive homes for these animals upon resolution of the criminal charge.
In the prosecution of animal cruelty cases, these animals are evidence. As such, it is important for the prosecutor to have continuing access to the animal until the charge is resolved. Ideally, the prosecution will be able to show the judge and jury the condition the animal was in — as abused — and the condition the animal is in today — as nurtured and loved.
Animal Law Source. Professionals and the public can access current information related to animals which will enhance an effective community response to animal related issues in Georgia.
Jefferson County Government. Find phones numbers and addresses for all county departments.
Thomson-McDuffie Animal Hospital
1011 Cobbham Road,
Thomson, GA 30824
Ogeechee Veterinary Associates
1076 GA-24, Louisville, GA 30434
Sandersville Veterinary Clinic
507 Industrial Dr, Sandersville, GA 31082
Swainsboro Animal Hospital
423 E Main St, Swainsboro, Georgia 30401
Wester Veterinary Clinic
905 White Oak Rd, Thomson, GA 30824
Burke County Animal Hospital
132 S Liberty St, Waynesboro, GA 30830
LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS
Dogwood Park Animal Clinic
6100 Columbia Rd, Grovetown, GA 30813
Heartsong Spay Neuter Clinic
421 S Belair Rd #5, Martinez, GA 30907