October 31, 2015: Louisville, GA. — Deputies paid a visit to the owner. They discovered an emaciated American Bulldog and an underweight Chihuahua-Dachshund mix maintained in an outdoor kennel on the property.
FACTS Jefferson coordinated with the Sheriff’s Office to bring these two dogs into rescue. They were impounded this morning and taken to Burke County Animal Hospital for assessment. The vet determined the condition of both dogs appears to be exclusively from human neglect.
They have been named Gus and Purdy and they are currently being maintained in a FACTS Jefferson foster home pending criminal prosecution.
Jefferson County has no animal control or facility to house animals. As such, the Sheriff’s Office works closely with FACTS Jefferson to provide an alternative to euthanasia for animals seized in connection with criminal charges.
The case of Gus and Purdy is pending but FACTS Jefferson hopes the two dogs will be officially transferred to us so that we can find adoptive homes.
FACTS Jefferson would like to thank Sheriff Gary Hutchins and all of his men and women, many of whom are active FACTS Jefferson volunteers.
Please consider making a donation to support our work. You may do so via Paypal or by check [made payable to FACTS Jefferson c/o Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue, mailed to PO Box 66, Midville, GA 30441].
If you would like to donate food for Gus, please deliver it to the Sheriff’s Office in Louisville [ask for Mrs. Bonnie Smith]. We request food donations be Pedigree Large Breed so that Gus’s foster dad can maintain a consistent diet for Gus as he heals.