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Dogs rescued from overcrowded shelter now available for adoption
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Thirteen dogs taken from a Mississippi shelter earlier this year will be available for adoption beginning today at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia.

The dogs were taken from City of Clarksdale Animal Shelter in Clarksdale, Miss., after the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found more than 400 animals living in the shelter in a space designed for about 60.

Rick Aiken, president of the local humane society, said all of the dogs had health concerns, including some serious conditions that required treatment before adoption. Six of the dogs are recovering from heartworms, and the humane society will provide a free follow-up heartworm test for those dogs.

The adoption fee is $100, and the society is offering a three-month supply of heartworm medication and flea & tick preventative medication for those who adopt the rescued dogs.

The humane society at 845 W. Ridge Road in Gainesville is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, though it is closed this Sunday for Easter. For more information, call 770-532-6617.

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